The Men’s Horizon League Basketball tournament opens tonight with three games.
In Green Bay, the Phoenix have already beaten Milwaukee twice this season. They’ll host the Panthers at the Resch Center. The Phoenix (16-14, 9-5 HL) beat the Panthers (8-23, 3-13) in their last meeting, 78-61 in Green Bay just 8-days ago.
The last time Green Bay reached the championship game of its conference tournament was in 1998 when the Phoenix fell to Butler at the Brown County Arena.
The Panthers finished last in the Horizon League this season, the first time that’s happened since the 1997-98 season. They’ve won at least one game in the conference tournament for the last four years.
In the other opening round games, Illinois-Chicago faces Cleveland State and Youngstown State takes on Loyola.