January 10, 2004

Butler Bested By Wisconsin-Green Bay 60-50

Jan 10, 2004

Box Score

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Mike King scored his 1,000th career point and Wisconsin-Green Bay used an 11-0 run midway through the second half to break open a tight game in a 60-50 victory over Butler Saturday night.

Green Bay (11-4, 5-0 Horizon League) won its ninth consecutive game.

The key 11-0 spurt included three straight trips in which the Phoenix hit 3-pointers, two of them by Matt Rohde and one by Javier Mendiburu.

Butler (4-9, 0-4), losing its fifth straight, started off the game on a 10-2 run and led throughout the first half.

However, Green Bay closed the first half on a 6-0 run to tie the score at 24-24 and opened the second half on another 6-0 run to take the lead for good.

King's 1000th point came on a free throw at the 2:28 mark of the second half.

Rohde led the Phoenix with 16 points - 14 in the second half - while Mendiburu added a career-high 13, Kevin Hughes 11 and King 11.

Butler was led by Mike Monserez with 14 points, while Jeff James added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs.

Green Bay completed a two-game season sweep of Butler, which had not been swept by a conference team since the 1997-98 season when Detroit beat the Bulldogs twice.