NIT tipoff is 7 pm for Phoenix men

Coach Brian Wardle’s fifth-seeded Green Bay (24-8) opens the 2015 National Invitation Tournament (NIT) on Wednesday (March 18) at 7 p.m., playing at fourth-seeded Illinois State (21-12) in a game to be cablecast live nationally by ESPNU (and carried on local radio WNFL-AM 1440.) Both teams advanced to the championship games of their respective conferences, with Green Bay falling in the Horizon League title game and the Redbirds losing to Northern Iowa in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. The Phoenix is making its fourth appearance all-time and its second-consecutive appearance in the NIT.

Gathering place for ‘watch party’ is Hagemeister Park

The marketing folks with Green Bay Athletics are inviting fans of the Phoenix men to gather tonight (Wednesday, March 18) at Hagemeister Park restaurant and sports bar in downtown Green Bay to view the Phoenix/Redbirds NIT game. For details.

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