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.

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