The UW men’s basketball team’s non-conference schedule was announced recently and the Badgers’ only “true” road game is, you guessed it, in Green Bay. The Phoenix will host the Badgers on Dec. 9 at the Resch Center. It’ll be the series’ first game in Green Bay since Nov. 30, 2002, which was also the first regular-season game at the Resch Center. The visit is the sixth game in a 10-year contract between the schools, which has the Badgers coming to Green Bay only once more, in the 2013-14 season. UW owns a 15-0 record against the Phoenix, with all but two of those games played in Madison. Read more.
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The last time the UW men’s basketball team came to Green Bay, the Badgers defeated the Phoenix 69-52. Wisconsin, then the No. 25 team in the country, led by six at the half (32-26). The Phoenix kept it close, down by only seven points with 3 minutes remaining. The crowd of 9,705 was the largest ever for a Green Bay home game. It was also the first home game for then-new Phoenix head coach Tod Kowalczyk.