Jan 10, 2004
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.
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.