Posted February 28, 2012 on AP on Fox
Damian Eargle had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead balanced Youngstown State past Green Bay 77-60 in the first round of the Horizon League tournament Tuesday night. The sixth-seeded Penguins (16-14) will play third-seeded Detroit in the second round Friday night at Valparaiso, Ind. Dushawn Brooks scored 16 points, Kendrick Perry 15, Ashen Ward 14 and Blake Allen 11 for Youngstown State, which has won four of five. Allen also had game highs of seven assists and three steals. Alec Brown scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the seventh-seeded Phoenix (15-15), whose five-game winning streak ended. The Penguins made 10 of 23 3-pointers, led by four from Brooks. They also forced 17 turnovers while committing only seven. Youngstown State never trailed, leading 12-2 and then 45-34 at intermission before expanding the advantage to 19 points late in the game. The teams split the regular-season series.
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