Wgreenbay 34 26 60
Ysu 45 32 77
Date of game: 2/28/2012

Recap: Youngstown St vs. Green Bay

Youngstown, OH (Sports Network) - Damian Eargle led all five starters in double figures as he dropped in 17 points for Youngstown State, the Penguins defeating Green Bay by a score of 77-60 in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament at the Beeghly Center.

Also scoring in double figures for the sixth-seeded Penguins (16-14) were Dushawn Brooks with 16 points, Kendrick Perry 15, Ashen Ward 14 points and Blake Allen 11 as the team advanced in the 33rd annual tourney.

The seventh-seeded Phoenix (15-15) were paced by Alec Brown who tallied a game-high 20 points and also pulled down nine rebounds in the setback.

Not only did YSU shoot an even 50.0 percent from the floor in the first half, the team also connected on 8-of-12 behind the three-point line in the frame in order to take a 45-34 lead at the break.

In the second half the Penguins dipped all the way down to only 2-of-11 shooting beyond the arc, but the defense held the visitors to just nine made field goals in the period, allowing Youngstown to cruise to the 17-point win.

Green Bay was guilty of 17 turnovers on the night.

With the victory the Penguins are now set to face off against third-seeded Detroit in the second round on Friday after the Titans defeated Loyola- Chicago, 80-71.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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