Wisconsin-Milwaukee tops Wisconsin-Green Bay 71-51

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MILWAUKEE (AP)—James Eayrs’ double-double led Wisconsin-Milwaukee to a seesaw 71-51 victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay on Saturday.

Eayrs had 15 points and a game-high 13 rebounds for the Panthers (10-7, 2-3 Horizon League), while Ricky Franklin scored 14 and Jerard Ajami 12.

Bryquis Perine’s 15 points led the Phoenix (11-6, 4-2), and Troy Cotton had 14.

The Panthers outscored the Phoenix by only five points from the field but converted 17 of 26 free throws to just 2 of 6 by Green Bay.

The Panthers led early 17-4 before the Phoenix struck back with a 17-4 spurt that tied the game at 21.

Milwaukee responded with a 22-7 push that included an 8-0 start to the second half, forging ahead 43-28. Green Bay came back with a 15-4 run, cutting it to 47-43 on Perine’s basket with 11:54 left.

However, Milwaukee closed the game with a run of 24-8.

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 Top Performers
 Wis. Green Bay
Bryquis Perine Bryquis Perine
7-17,  15 Pts
6 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Wis. Milwaukee
James Eayrs James Eayrs
4-12,  15 Pts
13 Rebs, 1 Assists

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