Green Bay beats Northern Kentucky 85-78
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) Jordan Fouse scored 14 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had four steals and four blocks to lead Green Bay over Northern Kentucky 85-78 on Thursday night.
Carrington Love scored 18 points and Kenneth Lowe added 12 for the Phoenix (14-9, 6-4 Horizon), which shot 48 percent. Kerem Kanter and Turner Botz scored 11 apiece off the bench.
Trailing 37-32 at halftime, Northern Kentucky tied it at 47 on Jalen Billups' free throw amid a 10-3 run, but Green Bay stayed ahead with a 15-3 run in which Botz hit two 3-pointers and led 69-54 with 8:04 left.
Northern Kentucky closed to within 82-78 on Deontae Cole's 3 with 51 seconds left, but got no closer. Fouse and Botz combined for three free throws in the final 26 seconds to ice it.
Billups scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Norse (8-14, 4-7). Lavone Holland II scored 15 and made seven assists.