Go Green! Phoenix women prepare for post-season
It’s one game at a time, but the UW-Green Bay women’s basketball team is primed for post-season play. The Phoenix carries a 26-3 overall record, and the undisputed Horizon League regular season championship title into this week’s Horizon League Tournament.
After finishing the conference season a perfect 18-0 and just two spots out of the Associated Press Top 25 poll, the Phoenix women should have a good shot at national tournament play whether or not they secure the Horizon League tournament championship this weekend, and with it, the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
Here are a few fun facts put together by Green Bay’s sports information office:
- The Phoenix is one of just four teams in the nation to go unbeaten in league play this year.
- The Phoenix is the first Horizon League team to post an 18-0 regular-season record.
- The Phoenix remains No. 1 in the nation in scoring defense (51.1 ppg) for the fourth straight week, and leads the nation in turnover margin.
- Head Coach Matt Bollant received his second consecutive Coach of the Year honor. The Phoenix is 52-9 in his two seasons, and 35-1 against Horizon League opponents.
- The Phoenix has advanced to the NCAA Tournament eight times in the past 11 years, and nine times in the program’s short but storied history at the D-1 level (since 1988).
- Green Bay’s home attendance averaged 2,417 — 1,500 fans more on game day than any other team in the league.
- UW-Green Bay is 724-297 all-time; 486-172 D-I; and 206-30 all-time in league play.
- The program boasts 32 consecutive winning seasons and 11 straight conference titles.