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Phoenix women fall in title game to Wright State

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The Green Bay women’s basketball team held a 10-point lead early in the second half, but an 11-0 run by Wright State gave the visitors a lead they would not relinquish as they took home the Horizon League Tournament title (and the automatic NCAA bid) with an 88-69 win on Sunday afternoon at the Kress Events Center. The Phoenix got double-doubles from freshman Mehryn Kraker (19 points, 12 rebounds) and senior Breannah Ranger (16, 10), but it wasn’t enough to overcome sensational games by Wright State guards Tay’ler Mingo (31 points) and Horizon League Player of the Year Kim Demmings (26). See more.

Team awaits WNIT assignment
The 64-team field for the Women’s National Invitation Tournament will be announced between 10 and 11 p.m. CST Monday (March 17), and the Phoenix women (22-9) are guaranteed a berth in the field as the highest-ranking Horizon League team not to make the NCAAs. All information will be disseminated via the website www.womensnit.com a few hours after the NCAA bracket is announced. First-round games will be played Wednesday through Friday of this week at campus sites.

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