Men's Basketball

Men Drop 62-55 Decision at Green Bay
Release: Tuesday 02/01/2014 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

The Wright State men's basketball team led by five early in the second half, only to see Green Bay take control with an 11-0 run as the Phoenix went on to a 62-55 Horizon League win at the Resch Center Saturday night.

Green Bay scored the first five points of the game before WSU tied the game at 10 on a Tavares Sledge layup with 10:34 remaining in the first half.  The Phoenix pushed the advantage back up to eight at the 1:28 mark before threes from Matt Vest and JT Yoho made it 29-27 at the break.

Green Bay shot 41 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes compared to 38 percent for the Raiders, but Wright State hit four of eight three-pointers while the Phoenix was just one of 10.

The WSU run stretched to 13-0 as the Raiders scored the first seven points of the second half, capped off by a Reggie Arceneaux three, to go up 34-29. 

Green Bay, though, answered right back with five straight to tie the game and the two teams were tied twice more before the Phoenix went on its decisive 11-0 run to go up 50-39 with 8:07 to play.

Wright State closed to within four at 57-53 on a Vest three at the 2:39 mark, but would get no closer.

Green Bay shot 46 percent for the game and hit 11 of 15 free throws compared to 38 percent shooting for the Raiders, who were just five of nine from the stripe.

Yoho led WSU with 15 points and eight rebounds off the bench while Arceneaux had eight points and six assists.

Greg Mays paced Green Bay (18-4, 8-1 Horizon) with 22 points while Keifer Sykes added 18.

Wright State (13-12, 5-5 Horizon) hosts Youngstown State Wednesday at 7:00.

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