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Wis.-Green Bay 96, NE Illinois 54

November 23, 1997

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) _ B.J. LaRue had 16 points and Jerry Carstensen added 15 for Wisconsin-Green Bay in a 96-54 victory over Northeastern Illinois Saturday night.

The Phoenix (3-0) hit 5-of-5 from 3-point range in the first half to put the game away early. Northeastern (0-3) had trouble holding onto the ball, committing 14 turnovers in the first half.

Green Bay improved to 7-1 in the series with Northeastern, whose athletic teams will be ceasing competition next year.

The Golden Eagles dug themselves an early hole with six team fouls and 3 turnovers in the first 4 minutes of the game. They had 14 turnovers in the first half.

Green Bay took a 33-9 lead with the help of a pair of Ryan Borowitz 3-pointers.

Green Bay, shooting 64 percent from the field, built a 55-23 halftime lead.

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