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Phoenix eliminated from Horizon League tournament with semifinal loss.

The Phoenix led throughout much of the game but Northern Kentucky took control late to win 80-69.
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Posted at 11:02 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 00:02:36-04

INDIANAPOLIS (WGBA) -- UW-Green Bay's NCAA Tournament hopes are gone after an 80-69 loss to Northern Kentucky in the Horizon League semifinals Monday night.

The Phoenix led for more than half of the game, but cooled off late as NKU went on a 14-4 run midway through the second half to take control.

Senior guard Jayquon McCloud led the Phoenix with 16 points. Amari Davis chipped in 14 and also broke Tony Bennett's freshman scoring record in the process.

The Phoenix finish the season at 17-16 overall and are still eligible for a non-NCAA postseason tournament.

The Norse will face No. 4 seed Illinois-Chicago in the tournament championship on Tuesday. The Flames upset No. 1 Wright State Monday.

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