For the second time in three nights, a big run ended upset hopes for the Green Bay Phoenix on the road as they fell 104-83 Sunday to the Michigan State Spartans. Things looked good for the Phoenix as they shot well from the field and held a 24-20 lead eight minutes into the first half. The Spartans flipped the offensive switch and clamped down on defense, ending the half on a 44-11 run. The Phoenix had no answer for the Spartans' Nick Ward, who scored the majority of his 28 points in the first half en route to a 12-13 night from the field. Sandy Cohen lead the Phoenix with 22 points and five assists. The Phoenix close their nonconference schedule with a game against Evansville Saturday with an opportunity to finish the first half of their season with a record over .500.