Phoenix men close to clinching Horizon title after showdown win vs CSU

The Phoenix’s men’s basketball team ran its record to 21-5 overall and 11-2 in the Horizon League with a 68-54 defeat of second-place Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon in Ohio. With only three conference games remaining and a two-game lead in the standings, Green Bay likely needs only one more win (depending on the tie-breakers and how the final week plays out) to clinch the right to host the Horizon semifinals at the Resch Center. The home game at 7 p.m. this Thursday (Feb. 20) vs. Valparaiso could be the one to bring homecourt advantage for the tournament and inside track on the program’s first NCAA Tournament bid since 1996. Latest on Green Bay men’s basketball.