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Green Bay Phoenix
Green Bay Phoenix
School Name: University of Wisconsin–Green Bay
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Arena: Resch Center
Capacity: 10,000
Conference: Horizon League
Head coach: Brian Wardle

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (also known as UW-Green Bay, UWGB or GB) is a public university located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA. It is part of the University of Wisconsin System. The school's athletic program is known as the Green Bay Phoenix.

UW–Green Bay was founded in 1965 and originally had an environmental emphasis, but now offers a wide array of degrees. It is unusual among Wisconsin's public universities in that it does not have a football team, due to advice from Vince Lombardi citing high costs and the fact that the city already hosted the Green Bay Packers.

Men's Basketball[]

Notable Alumni[]

  • Tony Bennett - former NBA basketball player and current men's head basketball coach at the University of Virginia.
  • Logan Vander Velden - former NBA basketball player.
  • Dick Bennett - former head basketball coach at Green Bay and Washington State; father of Tony Bennett.


The Green Bay men's basketball teams' began in the 1969-70 school year where they competed at the NAIA level before it moved to NCAA Division 2 in 1973. In 1982, it moved to NCAA Division 1 where it competed in the Summit League. Since 1994, Green Bay Men's Basketball has been competing in the Horizon League.

NCAA tournament results[]

The Phoenix have appeared in ten NCAA Tournaments.

Year Result
1974 Regional (Div. II)
1976 Regional (Div. II)
1977 Regional (Div. II)
1978 National Runner-ups (Div. II)
1979 National Runner-ups (Div. II)
1981 Final Four (Div. II)
1991 1st Round
1994 Second Round
1995 1st Round
1996 1st Round

Other Tournament Results[]

The Phoenix have appeared in two NIT Tournaments and two CBI Tournaments.

Year Result
1990 NIT Second Round
1992 NIT First Round
2009 CBI First Round
2010 CBI Quarterfinals

Women's Basketball[]

UW-Green Bay is a NCAA Division I school. They are a member of the Horizon League. The UW-Green Bay women's basketball team has won or tied for the Horizon League regular-season championship nine times, including the last eight years. They have been to the NCAA tournament eight times, as well, including four of the last five years. Their lone win in the NCAA Tournament came in 2003, when they were seeded #8 and defeated the University of Washington from the Pacific Ten Conference in the first round. They also received their first national ranking in 2003, when they were ranked as high as #16 in both the Associated Press poll and the Coaches' Poll. In 2005, they also received a national ranking and a bid to the NCAA Tournament, but were knocked out in the first round by University of Maryland, College Park. They have also made two appearances in the Women's NIT (National Invitational Tournament), most recently in 2006, where they lost to Iowa State University in overtime in a first round game.

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