News and Notes

With the CIT cancelled, Green Bay’s season is over

With the sports world grinding to a halt across the globe due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Green Bay Phoenix men’s basketball season is officially over.

The Phoenix were most likely going to be playing in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) again this season, a tournament in which they reached the championship game last season before losing at Marshall in the title game.

Green Bay (17-16) had its season come to a close on Monday night in Indianapolis in the Horizon League Tournament semifinals losing 80-68 to eventual champion Northern Kentucky. The Phoenix fell in the semifinals for the second season in a row and are now just 4-12 all time in Horizon League Tournament semifinal games.

The Phoenix finish the season with an identical record to last year before their CIT run in which they won 4 games before losing at Marshall to eventually finish 21-17 a season ago. Last year’s CIT run also provided a boost to Green Bay’s final NET ranking which was in the 220s prior to the run but ended up finishing in the top 200 at #190.

The Phoenix final NET ranking this year is #221 which is only the fourth time since 1987 that Green Bay has finished worse than 200 in the final NET or RPI rankings. In 2018 the Phoenix had their worst ever RPI/NET finish when they ended the season ranked #303 out of 351 teams.

 

 

Photo via Kyle Craven / @KyleCraven_NR

 

 

 

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