Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball

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Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball
2017–18 Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team
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University University of Wisconsin–Green Bay
Head coach Linc Darner (3rd season)
Conference Horizon League
Location Green Bay, Wisconsin
Arena Resch Center
(Capacity: 9,729)
Nickname Phoenix
Colors Green and White[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away


NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1994
NCAA Tournament appearances
1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2016
Conference tournament champions
1991, 1994 (Summit)
1995, 2016 (Horizon)
Conference regular season champions
1992, 1994 (Summit)
1996, 2014 (Horizon)

The Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball team is a NCAA Division I college basketball team competing in the Horizon League for the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. The head coach for the Green Bay Phoenix is Linc Darner.

History[edit]

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 Association of Mid-Continent Universities (now the Summit League). Since 1994, Green Bay has been competing in the Horizon League (formerly the Midwestern Collegiate Conference). The Phoenix saw success in the early to mid 1990s, making their first NCAA appearance in 1991 and their first second round appearance in 1994. In recent years, the team made another first round appearance in 2016.

Division I seasons[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
1981-82 Dave Buss 14-13 Independent - -
1982-83 Dick Lien 9-19 Mid-Continent Conference 8th -
1983-84 Dick Lien 9-19 Mid-Continent Conference 6th -
1984-85 Dick Lien 4-24 Mid-Continent Conference 8th -
1985-86 Dick Bennett 5-23 Mid-Continent Conference 7th -
1986-87 Dick Bennett 15-14 Mid-Continent Conference 4th -
1987-88 Dick Bennett 18-9 Mid-Continent Conference 3rd -
1988-89 Dick Bennett 14-14 Mid-Continent Conference 4th -
1989-90 Dick Bennett 24-8 Mid-Continent Conference 2nd NIT Second Round
1990-91 Dick Bennett 24-7 Mid-Continent Conference 2nd NCAA First Round
1991-92 Dick Bennett 25-5 Mid-Continent Conference 1st NIT First Round
1992-93 Dick Bennett 13-14 Mid-Continent Conference 4th -
1993-94 Dick Bennett 27-7 Mid-Continent Conference 1st NCAA Second Round
1994-95 Dick Bennett 22-8 Midwestern City Conference 2nd NCAA First Round
1995-96 Mike Heideman 25-4 Midwestern City Conference 1st NCAA First Round
1996-97 Mike Heideman 14-14 Midwestern City Conference 4th -
1997-98 Mike Heideman 17-12 Midwestern City Conference 4th -
1998-99 Mike Heideman 20-11 Midwestern City Conference 3rd -
1999-00 Mike Heideman 14-16 Midwestern City Conference 4th -
2000-01 Mike Heideman 11-17 Midwestern City Conference 7th -
2001-02 Mike Heideman 9-21 Horizon League 8th -
2002-03 Tod Kowalczyk 10-20 Horizon League 6th -
2003-04 Tod Kowalczyk 17-11 Horizon League 3rd -
2004-05 Tod Kowalczyk 17-11 Horizon League 2nd -
2005-06 Tod Kowalczyk 15-16 Horizon League 3rd -
2006-07 Tod Kowalczyk 18-15 Horizon League 3rd -
2007-08 Tod Kowalczyk 15-15 Horizon League 4th -
2008-09 Tod Kowalczyk 22-11 Horizon League 2nd CBI First Round
2009-10 Tod Kowalczyk 22-13 Horizon League 3rd CBI Second Round
2010-11 Brian Wardle 14-18 Horizon League 7th -
2011-12 Brian Wardle 15-15 Horizon League 6th -
2012-13 Brian Wardle 18-16 Horizon League 3rd CIT First Round
2013-14 Brian Wardle 24-7 Horizon League 1st NIT First Round
2014-15 Brian Wardle 24-9 Horizon League 2nd NIT First Round
2015-16 Linc Darner 23-12 Horizon League 4th NCAA First Round
2016-17 Linc Darner 18-14 Horizon League 3rd CBI First Round
2017-18 Linc Darner 13-20 Horizon League 7th -

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Division I tournament results[edit]

The Phoenix have appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament five times. Their combined record is 1–5. Their highest seed was #8 in 1996.

Year Seed Round Opponent Results
1991 #12 First Round #5 Michigan State L 58–60
1994 #12 First Round
Second Round
#5 California
#4 Syracuse
W 61–57
L 59–64
1995 #14 First Round #3 Purdue L 48–49
1996 #8 First Round #9 Virginia Tech L 49–61
2016 #14 First Round #3 Texas A&M L 65–92

NCAA Division II tournament results[edit]

The Phoenix have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament six times. Their combined record is 13–8.

Year Round Opponent Result
1974 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
St. Joseph's (IL)
Evansville
L 54–70
L 75–87
1976 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Minnesota State–Mankato
North Dakota
W 72–67 2OT
L 61–65
1977 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Nebraska–Omaha
North Dakota
W 89–63
L 43–45
1978 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship Game
South Dakota State
Augustana
Lincoln (MO)
Eastern Illinois
Cheyney
W 80–57
W 72–60
W 63–61
W 58–43
L 40–47
1979 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship Game
North Dakota
Northern Iowa
Puget Sound
Cheyney
North Alabama
W 63–48
W 56–50
W 65–53
W 46–45
L 50–64
1981 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place Game
North Dakota State
North Dakota
North Alabama
Mount St. Mary's
Cal Poly
W 82–76
W 72–60
W 65–39
L 60–76
L 61–62 2OT

NAIA tournament results[edit]

The Phoenix have appeared in the NAIA Tournament one time. Their record is 2–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
1973 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Dallas Baptist
South Carolina State
Slippery Rock
W 77–66
W 72–55
L 58–60

NIT results[edit]

The Phoenix have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) four times. Their combined record is 1–4.

Year Round Opponent Result
1990 First Round
Second Round
Southern Illinois
Saint Louis
W 73–60
L 54–58
1992 First Round Manhattan L 65–67
2014 First Round Belmont L 65–80
2015 First Round Illinois State L 56–69

CBI results[edit]

The Phoenix have appeared in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) three times. Their combined record is 1–3.

Year Round Opponent Result
2009 First Round Vermont L 72–76
2010 First Round
Quarterfinals
Akron
Saint Louis
W 70–67
L 62–68 2OT
2017 First Round UMKC L 82–92

CIT results[edit]

The Phoenix have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) one time. Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2013 First Round Bradley L 69–75

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