Tag: NCAA tournament

Women’s season ends with NCAA loss to unbeaten Princeton, 80-70

UW-Green Bay (28-5) gave undefeated Princeton (31-0) all it could handle on Saturday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, taking a 35-34 lead into halftime. However, the nation’s best three-point shooting team knocked down 9-of-16 from long range and dominated the glass in posting an 80-70 win over the Phoenix. Sophomore Mehryn Kraker […]

Meanwhile, Phoenix women claim runnerup spot in NCAA tourney (academics)

The fourth annual Inside Higher Ed academic bracket for the National Collegiate Athletic Association women’s basketball tournament has the UW-Green Bay women going all the way to the finals vs. DePaul. The publication puts a twist on the on-court competition by judging each game on academic performance as measured by the NCAA’s team-by-team classroom performance […]

Mrs. Obama will be rooting for Princeton

We came across this factoid in reading some of the national coverage on the Princeton/UWGB matchup. It seems Michelle Obama is a Princeton rooter — her niece is freshman forward Leslie Robinson — and sometimes gives locker room motivational speeches. And hosts White House visits. The First Lady, a Princeton grad, and the First Daughters […]

Informal sendoff planned for Phoenix women


The UW-Green Bay women’s basketball program will be welcoming the public and media to the Kress Center Thursday (March 19) to help send the team off in style, as the Phoenix departs for the airport to board a charter flight bound for Washington D.C. and the 2015 NCAA Tournament. The bus will be departing the […]

Reminder: Phoenix Bookstore has Phoenix March Madness gear

The Phoenix Bookstore is open today, Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during spring break for all your March Madness shopping needs. They tell us that “limited-edition official NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament t-shirts and remaining clearance items are some of the great things available at your campus store.”

ESPN analyst thinks Tigers, Phoenix are victims of big-school bias


ESPN.com’s very capable women’s college basketball writer, Graham Hays, sees dark motives in the NCAA tournament selection committee’s seeding decisions: It’s all about maintaining the Power 5 conference monopoly. As evidence he points to matching two of the very best “mid majors,” — Princeton and a certain team well known to people here at UW-Green […]

Women’s NCAA Tournament shirts are in


The Phoenix Bookstore informs us the NCAA Women’s Basketball t-shirts are here! They’re available at the store in the University Union, online at www.THEphoenixbookstore.com, and at Monday night’s selection-show watch party at the Kress. To take a look at a sample, go to the bookstore Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/THEphoenixbookstore. Selection-show party at the Kress
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Tournament selection shows: men’s Sunday, women’s Monday

Despite a disappointing title loss on Valpo’s home floor Tuesday night, there is perhaps a very faint glimmer of hope the Phoenix men (24-8) will hear their name called during the NCAA Tournament Selection Show at 5 p.m. CDT Sunday (March 15) on CBS. Saturday’s computer rankings had Coach Brian Wardle’s basketball team at an […]

Phoenix need to beat top seed Valpo on home floor


Seeking its first berth in the NCAA Tournament since 1996, the second-seeded Phoenix men (24-7) will play for the Horizon League tournament title at top-seeded Valparaiso (27-5) on Tuesday at 6 p.m. CDT. Green Bay advanced with a 70-56 victory over UIC on Saturday in the semifinals as Keifer Sykes scored 23 of his game-high […]