GREEN BAY, WI--- Thursday night was the Tae Williams show in Green Bay, as we should see Williams reach his career high in both points and rebounds in the 76-65 win over the Phoenix, which was the Vikings' 5th win in a row. CSU is now tied for 1st place in the Horizon League with Youngstown State.
With this win and a win Saturday night, the Vikings could share the Horizon League championship for the 3rd year in a row. But, if IUPUI manages a win Saturday, the Vikes would be sole winners of the HL. Things looked a bit dicey in the first half, after the 4 minute mark, Green Bay led the entire first half, dominating CSU in almost all phases of the game, even holding the Vikes to a whopping 0 3 pointers in the first half, but stopping Tae Williams was something Green Bay couldn't do. Williams finished the first half with 14 points, but he wasn't even close to being done. Hill would also change the narrative on the goose egg in the 3 point column. Green Bay shot 50% from 3 point range, was 7-7 from the free throw line, and spent 16 minutes and 6 seconds with the lead, all in the first half.
The second half seen CSU's complete takeover, once Tae Williams made the score 50-49 with 13:01 left in the 2nd half, they lead the entire way. Some things on the stat sheet that stood out for CSU included shooting 55% from the field, 50% from behind the arc, and leading by as many as 16 points. Tae Williams would go on a TEAR finishing the game with his career high in points and rebounds. Williams finished with 30 points, 14 rebounds, shot 14-20 from the field, and was a perfect 2-2 from the free throw line, all those stats lead the game. Williams would be joined by 3 other Vikings in double figures. Tristan Enaruna scored 14 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and was also 2-2 from the free throw line. Drew Lowder scored 12 points and lead the game with 3 steals. Yahel Hill would score 11 points, and lead the game in 3 point shooting making 3 of his 5 attempts.
The Vikings will take the 2 hour ride to Milwaukee to play for either a share of the HL championship, or the out-right championship if IUPUI wins Saturday night. The big game will air on The Big One, Newsradio WTAM 1100 AM, 106.9 FM, the free iHeartRadio app, or HERE with covering starting at 7:30 pm.