Green Bay 66, Youngstown St. 58

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Ryan Tillema scored 14 points to lead a balanced Wisconsin-Green Bay attack in a 66-58 victory Saturday over Youngstown State.

The Phoenix went on a 17-2 run straddling the first and second half to pull away.

Mike Schachtner contributed 11 points and nine rebounds, and Rahmon Fletcher also finished with 11 points for the Phoenix (11-8, 5-4 Horizon League) as Green Bay beat the Penguins for the ninth time in the last 10 meetings.

Freshman Vytas Sulskis led Youngstown State (7-13, 3-7) with 19 points and six rebounds. Byron Davis scored 16 points and Jack Liles added 12 off the bench.

Youngstown State led by as many as nine in the first half, but Green Bay cut the deficit to 33-31 with a 7-0 spurt that was capped by Uriel Segura's running 3-pointer at the buzzer.

The game was tight throughout, but the Phoenix never relinquished the lead after a Tevah Morris free throw at the 18:32 mark of the second half put Green Bay ahead 36-35.

The Penguins trimmed the lead to 62-58 with 42 seconds left, but Fletcher and Terry Evans combined to hit eight straight free throws in the final 1:17.

It was the second straight come-from-behind victory for Green Bay after the Phoenix also rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat Cleveland State. Before the last two games Green Bay was 0-7 when trailing at the half.

The Penguins, who came in as the league's worst free throw shooting team, were 12-for-12 from the line in the first half and made 16-of-17 attempts overall.

But the stellar free shooting wasn't enough as Youngstown State shot 38 percent from the field and turned the ball over 17 times.