The NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament opened up this weekend with a pair of state schools in the draw; 12th seeded Green Bay upset 5th Virginia 69-67 while 7th seeded Wisconsin was upset by 10th seeded Vermont 64-55.
Green Bay led by as many as 16-points in the second half but went the final 12:17 without a field goal allowing Virginia to fight back. The free throw line is where the Phoenix saved themselves shooting 94% on the game. Hortonville native Celeste Hoewisch had 23-points to lead the way.
Green Bay will take on 4th seeded Iowa State on the Cyclone’s home floor in Ames, Iowa Tuesday night. Tip-off is slated for 8:30. Green Bay (28-4) is the lowest seed still alive in the women’s draw.
Wisconsin trailed by 8-points at halftime before using a 12-0 run to take a four-point lead early in the 2nd half. In the end, the were to much en route to the win. Alyssa Karel had 13-points to lead Wisconsin. The Badger’s season ends with a 21-11 mark.