Green Bay women’s basketball head coach Kevin Borseth announced the team’s schedule for the 2017-18 season, which features 18 Horizon League games and 11 non-conference games. The Phoenix opens the regular season at the Kress Center with the Southern Conference champs, Chattanooga, on Nov. 11 and will begin Horizon League play in Dayton, OH on December 25 against Wright State. The exhibition season begins against UW-Whitewater on Oct. 26 and Michigan Tech on Nov. 2. For more go to greenbayphoenix.com.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette highlighted the difficult Horizon League schedule facing the Green Bay men’s basketball team this season in a story on September 6, 2017. “I don’t know any coach in America that would probably have to play seven conference games in (16) days,” UW-Green Bay coach, Linc Darner, said.
UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller has been elected by the Horizon League Board to the position of Board Chair for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years. Chancellor Miller assumes his duties on July 1, 2017. The Board of Directors, consisting of the chief executive officer at each member institution, is responsible for the control, direction and leadership of the League. The Board has final authority for all League matters and acts as a single body empowered to manage the business and affairs of the League.
The Green Bay women’s basketball team will learn its draw for the 2017 NCAA Tournament on Monday evening, March 13. The Phoenix (27-5) welcomes fans to join in on the action at 6 p.m. when they gather at the Kress Events Center for a Selection Show Watch Party. See more at www.greenbayphoenix.com.
The Green Bay women’s basketball team (27-5) is dancing again. The top-seeded Phoenix held off Detroit Mercy, 64-52, to earn its third consecutive Horizon League Tournament title and trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Phoenix has won 19-straight regular season conference championships and earned an automatic bid to its 17th NCAA Tournament. Watch greenbayphoenix.com for all the news on the game, the pairings party and the hoopla that comes with March Mania.
Junior Jessica Lindstrom had 15 points and 12 rebounds as top-seeded Green Bay defeated No. 5 UW-Milwaukee, 66-59, to advance to the championship game of the 2017 Horizon League tournament today (Tuesday) at 11:00 a.m. The Phoenix plays Detroit Mercy for the automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. Green Bay (26-5) heads to the Horizon League title game for the seventh straight year, having advanced to the NCAA tournament in five of the last six seasons. Sophomore Jen Wellnitz equaled her career-high with 15 points and added seven rebounds, six assists and a number of key steals in the Green Bay semifinal victory. The game is televised on ESPN3. Read more at www.greenbayphoenix.com.
The third-seeded Green Bay men’s basketball team fell short of a comeback after finding itself down 17 points with 3:53 to play against the UIC Flames in quarterfinals of the Little Caesars’ Horizon League Championship on Sunday. The Flames managed to hang on to the 79-70 win. The Green Bay Press-Gazette had game coverage.
Green Bay senior golfers Gene Kiela III (Plymouth, Wis.), and Sammi Grunder (Pardeeville, Wis.), were recently named to the Horizon League Second-Team. Kiela claimed the top finish by a Green Bay golfer in all four tournaments this spring, finishing in the top five in each one. Grunder claimed a Horizon League Golfer of the Week award after earning medalist honors in a dual match at Valparaiso. More at greenbayphoenix.com.
Phoenix fans were on the edge of their seats in the Kress Events Center when the Green Bay women finally overcame Northern Kentucky for a double-overtime victory in the semi-final of the Horizon League tournament. After trailing by as many as 16 points in the first half— its largest deficit this season — the top-seeded Phoenix outscored No. 5-seeded Northern Kentucky by 11 points over the final 20 minutes, and junior Mehryn Kraker poured in 27 of her career-high 32 points in the second half to propel the Phoenix past the Norse in double-overtime of the 2016 Horizon League Tournament semifinal, 80-78. A day later, the Phoenix cruised to a win over UW-Milwaukee for the Horizon League Championship and the chance to dance in the NCAA Tournament. The heart-jarring game made for great photos.
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– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication
There will be a brief Welcome Back Celebration for the Green Bay men’s basketball team today (March 9). Estimated time of arrival from Detroit is 4:50 p.m. at the Kress Events Center main entrance (facing the Mauthe Center). Please join campus and community for this celebration and the start of Phoenix Fever.