The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay men’s basketball team has struggled away from the Kress Center this season, but it got a much-needed victory at Illinois-Chicago in a regular-season finale on Saturday. The Phoenix earned a series split with a 69-59 win over the Flames in a game played at Credit Union 1 Arena in Chicago, giving it some momentum heading into the Horizon League tournament this week. More importantly, it also secured a first-round home game by earning the No.
Amari Davis had 20 points as Green Bay defeated Illinois-Chicago 69-59 on Saturday night. Emmanuel Ansong had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Green Bay (8-16, 8-12 Horizon League), which snapped its five-game road losing streak. PJ Pipes added 18 points.
The Associated Press Green Bay (7-16, 7-12) vs. Illinois-Chicago (9-11, 6-9) Credit Union 1 Arena, Chicago; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Green Bay seeks revenge on Illinois-Chicago after dropping the first matchup in Chicago. The teams last played each other on Feb. 19, when the Flames shot 44.8 percent from the field while limiting Green Bay to just 37.1 percent en route to a 61-58 victory.