GREEN BAY (NBC26) — “Adversity doesn’t build character. It reveals it,” said UW-Green Bay alumnus Wayne Walker ’98 (Business Administration), Assessment and Academic Coaching manager at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. “So it’s not what happens to you, but how you react to what’s happening to you, and I would share that with anyone.”Walker shares that message almost every day. The Antigua native spent the first half of his life in the Carribbean, where almost everyone looked just like him.
The Green Bay men’s basketball team secured its fourth-straight win at home on Saturday, defeating Purdue Fort Wayne, 87-72, behind four double-digit scorers which included career highs from Japannah Kellogg III and Lucas Stieber. Emmanuel Ansong led Green Bay with 18 points as the Phoenix snapped Purdue Fort Wayne’s four-game winning streak on Friday night at the Kress Center, 77-59. Green Bay improves to 4-11 on the season and 4-7 in Horizon League play, while the visiting ‘Dons fall to 6-6 on the year and 5-6 in conference action. GB heads to Cleveland State next weekend for matchups with the Vikings on Friday, Saturday at the Wolstein Center. Tip-off of both games will be at 6 p.m. and streamed live on ESPN3.
The Phoenix women had their first loss of the new year at Cleveland State, but managed to split games with the Vikings. The loss ended a seven-game winning streak. Green Bay is 7-3 in Horizon League play, and 8-5 overall. The team returns home this weekend to face defending regular-season and tournament champion, IUPUI.
Also, a long-awaited volleyball season has begun. See more at the Green Bay Athletics website.
Congratulations to the Green Bay men’s and women’s basketball programs for consecutive victories this weekend. See more at the athletics website.
The Green Bay men’s basketball team notched its first win under Coach Will Ryan on Saturday against Youngstown State. The 79-69 win included a career-high performance from PJ Pipes. YSU was slated to finish second in the Horizon League’s preseason poll, and it was the first loss the Penguins suffered at home this season.
Green Bay regained the lead with 3:33 to play when Lucas Stieber (Green Bay Southwest), nephew of GB Hall-of-Famer only Bennett, was able to save a ball which seemed destined for the sidelines and find an open Pipes for triple. Pipes fifth three-pointer of the game gave the Phoenix a 66-65 lead.
Green Bay returns home this weekend to face Oakland at the Kress Center, taking the hardwood against the Golden Grizzlies on Friday, Jan. 8 and Saturday, Jan.9 with both games scheduled for a 4 p.m. tip. For the latest and most up-to-date information on Green Bay Athletics and Green Bay Men’s Basketball, please visit GreenBayPhoenix.com.
Green Bay women win two straight
The Green Bay women’s basketball program is righting the ship with two straight wins over Oakland University. The Phoenix appeared to return to form with the return of Hailey Oskey, who poured in a career high 24 points on the best shooting game of her career in the 92-61 win. Oskey rejoined the team after battling early-season injuries. The Phoenix held off Oakland in overtime on Jan. 1.
Green Bay hosts Detroit Mercy Friday, Jan. 8 and Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Kress Center. No fans are allowed. Both games are at 11 a.m.
Green Bay basketball teams will be busy in the weeks ahead. See the full schedule and follow the teams at GreenBayPhoenix.com.
GB Women’s Basketball vs Milwaukee – Saturday, Dec. 12, 1 p.m.
GB Women’s Basketball vs Milwaukee – Sunday, Dec. 13, 1 p.m.
GB Men’s Basketball vs Milwaukee – Saturday, Dec. 19, 4 p.m.
GB Men’s Basketball vs Milwaukee – Sunday, Dec. 20, 4 p.m.
Head coach Will Ryan and the Green Bay Phoenix are set for a matchup with in-state rival #4 Wisconsin on Tuesday night at the Kohl Center. The game will air on the Big Ten Network with tip-off slated for 4 p.m.
at Wisconsin // December 1, 2020
Kohl Center // Tipoff at 4PM
Watch Live on the Big Ten Network
See game notes at the Green Bay men’s basketball website.
ATTENDANCE UPDATE: NO fans will be allowed in the Kress Center for ALL home games through at least Dec. 31, 2020. The Horizon League will reevaluate future games at a later date and there is no further information at this time. For questions regarding season tickets, fans should contact Joey Daniels at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 920-465-2498.
HOW TO WATCH LIVE ONLINE: All GB home games will be streamed live on either ESPN3 or ESPN+ throughout the season and those live video links can be found men’s basketball schedule page and women’s basketball schedule page when they become available. They may not be listed until a few hours before the game in some cases.
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“Everybody has got to be ready at any given moment, especially when we play the back-to-backs in the Horizon League. You don’t want to run your top five, seven guys into the ground playing back-to-backs. It’s fair game for everyone,” said UWGB Men’s Basketball coach Will Ryan. Source: UWGB men’s basketball ‘ready for anything’ to start season, Green Bay Press Gazette
After earning Horizon League Freshman of the Year honors and shattering the single-season record for all-time freshman of the week awards (10), Green Bay’s Amari Davis has landed himself a spot on the coveted preseason first-team all-league.
Davis, who enters the 2020-21 season as a true sophomore, was the first player in program history to collect the honor of Horizon League Freshman of the Year. He also earned an all-league third team nod after averaging 15.9 PPG and 4.0 RPG.
The Trotwood, Ohio, native appeared in all 33 games for the Phoenix while starting 27 and broke the program’s all-time freshman scoring record, passing Tony Bennett and finishing with 524 points on the season. The stellar campaign placed him in the top 10 in league scoring while he finished second in the conference in field-goal percentage, shooting 51.4%.
First-year head coach Will Ryan‘s team was picked to finish eighth, while Wright State was favored to repeat as conference champions for the third-consecutive season. Newcomers Robert Morris and Purdue Fort Wayne are slotted to finish fourth and 11th, respectively.
The Horizon League announced its 2020-21 men’s and women’s basketball conference schedules this week and the Green Bay women’s team tips off the conference season with two games against UW-Milwaukee on Dec. 12 and 13. The men’s league season will tip off Dec. 19 and 20, when Green Bay hosts the Panthers before heading to Wright State the following weekend. The uncharacteristic back-to-back scheduling is to limit exposure to COVID-19. The Phoenix will have to play without fans, at least through 2020.