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Riley sparks Evansville past Green Bay 80-75

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) K.J. Riley sank 12 of 14 free throws, scoring 24 points and grabbing seven rebounds, to help Evansville hold off Green Bay 80-75 on Saturday.

Marty Hill added 12 points for the Purple Aces (6-6), who snapped a two-game skid.

Kameron Hankerson scored 12 of his team-high 18 points in the first half to guide the Phoenix (6-7) to a 37-35 halftime lead. Neither team led by more than four points in the opening half.

Evan Kuhlman buried two 3-pointers in the first 59 seconds of the second half to put Evansville on top 41-37. The Purple Aces stayed in front until JayQuan McCloud hit a 3-pointer to pull the Phoenix even at 74-all with 2:23 remaining to play. Riley answered with two free throws to regain the lead for Evansville and he added a layup after Sandy Cohen III made 1 of 2 free throws for Green Bay for a 78-75 lead with 21 seconds left. Noah Frederking hit two foul shots with six seconds to go to seal it.

Evansville has won 6 of 8 games all-time against Green Bay.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 2 John Hall made layup, assist by Dainius Chatkevicius 7:52
  Defensive rebound by John Hall 7:57
  Kam Hankerson missed layup 7:59
+ 2 Dainius Chatkevicius made layup 8:16
  Defensive rebound by Dainius Chatkevicius 8:38
  Tank Hemphill missed free throw 8:38
  Shooting foul on Dainius Chatkevicius 8:38
+ 2 Tank Hemphill made layup 8:38
  Defensive rebound by Tank Hemphill 8:41
  Marty Hill missed jump shot 8:43
  Defensive rebound by Marty Hill 9:04
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Green Bay 6-7 373875
home team logo Evansville 6-6 354580
Team Stats
away team logo Green Bay 6-7 81.0 PPG 39.7 RPG 14.8 APG
home team logo Evansville 6-6 69.8 PPG 36.7 RPG 12.3 APG
Key Players
1
S. Cohen III 17.5 PPG 6.3 RPG 4.6 APG 47.1 FG%
33
K. Riley 13.6 PPG 5.0 RPG 3.0 APG 42.5 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB