It appears that the Green Bay Phoenix will get another game on national TV.
The Horizon League and ESPN have apparently selected the Green Bay vs Northern Kentucky game on January 31st over the Oakland at Detroit Mercy contest to get the coveted 8:00 PM Central time Friday night slot on ESPNU according to ESPN.com. The league originally had that Friday listed as one of two “wildcard” dates where the league and ESPN would chose the exact game 21 days prior to the game. Oakland and Detroit Mercy will air on ESPN3.
The Phoenix game against UIC on January 3rd was passed over on the other scheduled “wildcard” date with the league and ESPN choosing to show Wright State’s 96-69 blowout victory over Oakland instead.
The game against Northern Kentucky will take place at the 4,000 seat Kress Center on the UW-Green Bay campus due to a scheduling conflict at the Resch Center. It will be the fourth time this season the Phoenix play on national television, appearing twice on the Big Ten Network (Purdue and Wisconsin) and once on FS2 (Xavier).
The Horizon League Tournament semifinals and championship game will also air on national TV with the semifinals airing on ESPNU and ESPN2 and the championship game broadcast on ESPN.
Green Bay knocked off Northern Kentucky, 73-59, at BB&T Arena back on December 30th ending a 5-game losing streak to the Norse.
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