November 25, 2015

Green Bay Phoenix earn first win of the season

Green Bay Phoenix logo 2After a slow start, the Green Bay men’s basketball team dialed up the defensive pressure in the second half and went on to beat the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 94-74 at the Resch Center.  The win gives first-year head coach Linc Darner his first career Division 1 victory at Green Bay.

Senior guard Carrington Love scored 22 points and added a career-high tying five steals to lead the Phoenix, who shot 57% from the field in the second half to pull away for the win.

Green Bay junior guard Tevin Findlay added a career high 15-points in 17 minutes, going four for five from the field and three-for-three from three-point range.

Green Bay shot just 35% in the first half and trailed by one at halftime.

The Phoenix (1-3) will return to the Resch Center on Tuesday night against undefeated Akron (3-0).


Green Bay Phoenix fall to 0-2

Green Bay Phoenix logo 2Junior forward Kenneth Lowe scored a career high 23 points and pulled down nine rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Green Bay Phoenix from falling to 0-2, dropping a 103-90 decision to East Tennessee State early this morning.

The matchup was part of the annual 24 hour season tip-off marathon aired on ESPN2.

The Phoenix gave up 100 points in a game for the first time since 2004. [Read more…]

Green Bay loses Luke in exhibition game

Ashley Luke suffers season ending knee injury against Minnesota-Duluth

Ashley Luke suffers season ending knee injury against Minnesota-Duluth

The Green Bay Phoenix women’s basketball team suffered a big loss before their season even started.

Senior forward Ashley Luke, who transferred from Western Illinois, will miss the season after suffering an A-C-L tear in an exhibition against Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday.

The Oak Creek native originally committed to Green Bay and redshirted her first season back in 2011-12.  She then transferred to Western Illinois, where she became a top player in the Summit League.

Luke captured conference player of the year honors last season as a junior, averaging 19.7 points and 11.4 rebounds a game.

Luke could still apply for a medical hardship waiver and be granted one more season, but Green Bay doesn’t have an available scholarship for next season.  If Luke plays, she may have to do it as a walk-on and at her own expense.

AUDIO: Kevin Borseth on losing Ashley Luke :18



La Crosse Central’s King commits to Badgers

Kobe King - Photo Courtesy of

Kobe King – Photo Courtesy of

La Crosse Central 6’3 guard Kobe King gave the University of Wisconsin an oral commitment for Bo Ryan’s 2017 recruiting class on Wednesday.

As a sophomore last season, King averaged 15.8 points and 6.3 rebounds a game.  He passed on scholarship offers from Marquette, Iowa State, Drake, UW-Green Bay and Northern Iowa.

It’s uncertain whether or not Bo Ryan or associate head coach Greg Gard will be around in 2017 but Ritchie Davis, who runs the Wisconsin Playground Warriors told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Kobe and his mother are very comfortable with where things are with the program.


Wisconsin starts Big Ten hoops slate at home

Kohl Center Court

Kohl Center Court

The Big Ten released it’s 2015-16 men’s basketball schedule on Thursday.  It has the Wisconsin Badgers playing three of their first four games at the Kohl Center.

Wisconsin opens league play Dec. 29th against Purdue, a team that finished third in the Big Ten last season at 12-6.

Rutgers visits the Kohl Center on January 2.  The Scarlet Knights gave the Badgers one of their two league losses a year ago but finished 2-16 in the Big Ten.

Wisconsin then travels to Indiana to face the Hoosiers in January 5.  The two teams will play in Madison on January 26.

Then Maryland comes to Madison on January 9.  The Terrapins are expected to be the favorites to win the Big Ten Conference this season. [Read more…]