July 7, 2015

Green Bay names Linc Darner to replace Wardle

Green Bay Phoenix logo 2Linc Darner has been named the seventh head coach in Green Bay men’s basketball program history.  Darner is a 13-year head coaching veteran with 292 wins and a career winning percentage of over .700.  Darner led Florida Southern to the 2015 NCAA Division II National Championship.

Darner will officially be introduced at a news conference on Wednesday morning at 10am during a press conference on campus.

In nine seasons at Florida Southern, Darner compiled a record of 218-72.  The Moccasins advanced to the NCAA Tournament in eight consecutive seasons (2008-15) and won six Sunshine State Conference regular season and tournament titles. [Read more…]

Sykes, Carlino fall short in NCAA competition

Keifer Sykes

Keifer Sykes

Green Bay Phoenix senior guard Keifer Sykes drew high grades in the opening round of the NCAA Slam Dunk competition at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Thursday night, then moved past the semifinals.

The shortest player in the competition now had the attention of the judges as he faced Delta State’s LaQuavius Cotton in the final round.

But Sykes missed all four of his dunk attempts in the final round to finish second in the Dunk Competition.

Matt Carlino

Marquette’s Matt Carlino wasn’t happy when the PA Announcer forgot to announce him along with the other 3-point participants.  Carlino went on to score just 13 points in the opening round, falling to Butler’s Alex Barlow, and making a quick exit from the three-point competition.

Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos won the mens competition but then bowed out when Portland’s Cassandra Brown (women’s champion) pulled out a 22-21 victory in a man vs. women battle of the champions.

Sykes named AP honorable mention

Keifer Sykes

Keifer Sykes

Green Bay Phoenix senior point guard Keifer Sykes was named an honorable mention selection for the Associated Press 2014-15 All-America Team.  Sykes joins Tony Bennett as the only players in program history to earn the distinction in two seasons.

It’s the second time Sykes has received All-America honorable mention honors.

During his career in Green Bay, Sykes scored 2,096 points and added 526 assists, 467 rebounds and 155 steals.  He ranks second on Green Bay’s all-time scoring list.

On Thursday, Sykes will compete in the State Farm College Slam Dunk Championship in Indianapolis at 6 p.m. CST.  The dunk contest will be televised live nationally by ESPN.


Sykes shoots for 2,000 points tonight (AUDIO)

Keifer Sykes

Keifer Sykes

Green Bay senior guard Keifer Sykes shoots for 2,000 career points tonight when the Phoenix face Illinois-Chicago in Horizon League action.

Sykes is one of four seniors on the Green Bay roster that hail from the Windy City (Greg Mays, Alfonzo McKinnie and Josh Humphrey the others) and will be playing their final collegiate game in their hometown.

Sykes stands at 1,981 points for his career, 19 away from 2,000.  He scored 19 points in the first meeting, a 78-55 Green Bay victory at the Resch Center on Jan. 20. [Read more…]

Mays scores career high 34 in Green Bay victory (AUDIO)

Greg Mays

Greg Mays

Senior forward Greg Mays had a career high 34 points, 26 of the 34 by halftime to lead the Green Bay Phoenix to a
96-76 Horizon League victory over visiting Detroit (12-17, 5-9 HL) at the Resch Center.

Mays hit 8-of-12 field goal attempts and 10-of-12 at the free throw line in the opening 20 minutes, scoring 11-straight points during a 16-3 run to turn a 31-31 tie into a 47-34 lead at the half.  He tied the Resch Center record for points in a half. [Read more…]