The Illinois-Chicago Flames traveled to Wisconsin to face the Green Bay Phoenix on Thursday night and lost 71-68 despite leading with less than two minutes left in the game. After trailing for the entire first half, a 13-1 run early in the second half got the Flames up 39-37.
After trading leads a few times, UIC managed to take a 66-63 lead with 2:12 remaining in the game thanks to back-to-back three-pointers by Daniel Barnes and Matt Bush, but they couldn't stop Green Bay down the stretch as the Phoenix went on a 8-2 run to pull off the victory.
Green Bay was led by sophomore center Alec Brown, who came up with 17 points and seven rebounds. The team also got double-digit scoring from three bench players, Brennan Cougill, Terry Johnson and Kam Cerroni. Illinois-Chicago got strong numbers from its backcourt, with Barnes putting up 17 points and seven rebounds while Gary Talton added 14 points, four assists and three rebounds.