Phoenix drop fifth straight at IUPUI, 67-61

The Phoenix (7-13, 2-5 HL) fell 67-61 to the Jaguars (6-11, 3-3 HL) at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum, playing its fifth game in 10 days and facing IUPUI for the second time already during that stretch.

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Green Bay men’s basketball team will look forward to returning home to the Resch Center next week, after dropping its fifth-straight game in Horizon League play and fourth-straight game on the road on Friday night at IUPUI.

The Phoenix (7-13, 2-5 HL) fell 67-61 to the Jaguars (6-11, 3-3 HL) on Friday.

Green Bay lost to IUPUI 67-63 on Jan. 2 and it was a familiar story again on Friday night with a similar 67-61 score.

The 61 points scored are the fewest the team has scored in any Horizon League game this season, while the cold-shooting continued from 3-point range, with GB finishing just 4-for-16 from beyond the arc. After hitting 11 3s against both Detroit Mercy and Oakland to open league play, the Phoenix has shot just 25 percent since, going 28-for-112 in the five games since and went 5-for-33 in the two meetings against IUPUI.

Kameraon Hankerson netted 16 points in the defeat, going 6-for-12 from the field and grabbing six rebounds, while Manny Patterson scored a career-high 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds in just 19 minutes.

Senior Khalil Small had his 20-game streak of scoring in double-figures snapped in the loss, finishing with just seven points on a cold 3-for-12 shooting night. David Jesperson also finished in double-figures with 10 points, knocking down two of his team’s four 3-point makes.

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