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Fans of the Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball program

Green Bay Phoenix Basketball History

 

Postseason




NCAA Tournament Appearances






1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2016







NIT Appearances 





1990, 1992, 2014, 2015









Conference Championships

 

Mid Continent Conference (1982-1994)



Regular Season Champions


1992, 1994



Conference Tournament Champions


1991, 1994

 

Horizon League 

(1994-present)



Regular Season Champions


1996, 2014


Conference Tournament Champions


1995, 2016




NCAA Tournament results

Friday, March 15, 1991

McKale Center, Tuscon, AZ

12) GREEN BAY...........58

5)   MICHIGAN STATE...60

Thursday, March 17, 1994

Dee Events Center, Ogden, Utah

12) GREEN BAY...61

5)  CALIFORNIA...57

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, March 19, 1994

Dee Events Center, Ogden, Utah  

12) GREEN BAY.....59

4) SYRACUSE........64

 

Friday, March 17, 1995

Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas

14) GREEN BAY.....48

3)   PURDUE...........49

 

Thursday, March 14, 1996

Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas

8) GREEN BAY..........48

9) VIRGINIA TECH......61

 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 

14) GREEN BAY...........65

3) TEXAS A&M.............92

 

Green Bay players in the NBA

There have been six former Green Bay Phoenix basketball players that have either played or been drafted by NBA teams.  They are:




Tom Anderson


Drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 10th round of the 1978 NBA Draft



Ron Ripley


Drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the 4th round of the 1979 NBA Draft



Tony Bennett


Drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2nd round of the 1992 NBA Draft.



Logan Vander Velden

Undrafted, played the 1995-1996 season with the Los Angeles Clippers.



Jeff Nordgaard


Drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2nd round of the 1996 NBA Draft.



Alec Brown


Drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the 2nd round of the 2014 NBA Draft.


Tony Bennett talks Green Bay Basketball

Former Phoenix guard Tony Bennett is the greatest player in the history of Green Bay Phoenix basketball.  

He still is the leading scorer in program history with 2,285 points, as well as the all-time assist leader with 601 career assists.  

Bennett, who was a two-time Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Year, also still holds the NCAA record for career three point field goal percentage with 49.7%.  

As a senior he won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, which is given to the best senior player in the country under six feet tall.  

The Phoenix compiled a 87-34 record during his playing days in Green Bay, including an NCAA tournament appearance and two NIT bids.  

He was selected 35th overall in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets where be played 3 seasons before sustaining a career ending injury.  

Bennett is currently the Head Coach of the Virginia Cavaliers and sat down with Andrew Gavin and gave this interview offering a trip down memory lane of some of his fondest memories of playing in Green Bay.  

Virginia played against the Phoenix at the Resch Center in a non-conference game during the 2013-2014 season.