Center Alec Brown scored a game-high 20 points as Horizon League-leading Green Bay extended its home winning streak to 11 straight with an 81-70 victory over Illinois-Chicago on Wednesday at Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis. Guard Keifer Sykes added 18 points and 10 rebounds while guard Carrington Love had 13 points as the Phoenix (19-4, 9-1) improved to 14-1 since Dec. 14. Forward Jordan Harks collected 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Flames (5-19, 0-10), who have dropped 13 straight and haven't won since a 94-76 decision over Wagner on Nov. 27. Guard Pat Birt scored 16 points and guard Marc Brown had 11. Green Bay led 33-27 with 2:19 left in the first half following a jumper from Brown, who closed the half with 10 points. Flames forward Ahman Fells' dunk and a 3-pointer by Birt trimmed the deficit to 33-32. But Sykes and forward Greg Mays each hit free throws in the final minute to restore Green Bay's lead, 35-32, heading into the break. The Flames tied the game at 50-50 on Birt's 3-pointer, but the Phoenix replied with seven straight points to take the lead for good at 57-50. Green Bay outscored Illinois-Chicago 14-8 in the final 3:51 to secure the win. Green Bay hosts Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Saturday while Illinois-Chicago is idle until Feb. 13 at Cleveland State.
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