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blade12
I know I read a comment like this but can't find what thread it is in.

Not a single one of the top 50 senior girls bball players in WI is going to be attending UW to play bball.

That is sad. Whatever happened to recruiting your own back yard?

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onpackerland
blade12 wrote:
I know I read a comment like this but can't find what thread it is in.

Not a single one of the top 50 senior girls bball players in WI is going to be attending UW to play bball.

That is sad. Whatever happened to recruiting your own back yard?


It was a comment in this article.

But back to the topic on this thread (and also a much brighter one), UWGB just won their first round game of the Gulf Coast Showcase over Georgia Tech 71-50. GT, who is often an NCAA tournament team, entered the game 4 spots ahead of GB in the Jeff Sagarin/CBN Women's College Basketball Rankings (GT - #30, UWGB - #34). Georgia Tech cut the Phoenix's lead to 38-35 early in the second half, but UWGB responded with a 23-5 run over the next 9:54 to put the game away. Mehryn Kraker led nine Phoenix scorers with 20 points.
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UWGB knocks off another power conference team today with a 63-57 win over ASU. Off to the Gulf coast showcase championship game, most likely against UCONN

Which will be airing on ESPN3 at 7:30CT tonight (right after the Packers game [] )
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UWGB knocks off another power conference team today with a 63-57 win over ASU. Off to the Gulf coast showcase championship game, most likely against UCONN
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UCONN 39
UWGB 28
Halftime

UWGB had it tied at 26 all, but really came unraveled on a few offensive possessions, either with bad turnovers or stagnant ball movement. Still a good showing so far for the Phoenix.
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Man, Geno really doesn't like it when the opposing team is down by 25 and still trying and diving after balls. Wow. UWGB is doing the best they can but man, does UCONN have size.
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iwishiwasaballer
iwishiwasaballer wrote:
iwishiwasaballer wrote:
Took this line of quotes from the DSHA's Arike Ogunbowale thread on the High School Girls discussion board and wanted to highlight the bolded part here with UWGB's win today.

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wiscopetty wrote:
Can anyone shed some light on why the Wisconsin women's team struggles so much? I don't follow it too closely, but it seems to be one of the least successful programs at UW annually. They never seem to be able to pull in many of the top players in Wisconsin and are consistently outperformed by programs like UWGB. Just seems weird to me.


IMO the coaching staff feels that the majority of Wisconsin kids can't play in the Big Ten so they don't recruit in the state very hard. Thus they recruit out of state kids but cannot land any difference makers.

What I don't understand is they are not winning with kids from out of state so what would it hurt to recruit your own state. I couldn't get any worse that is for sure.

Also UWGB has proven you can beat Big Ten schools with Wisconsin kids. See the resent run they went on against Big Ten schools when Bollant was there.

The whole situation that happens there is just mind boggling. I think Barry approaches it with a mindset of if you win a couple games and stay out of the news I am good with that, just don't be too bad. Well Barry the program is not in a very good place right now.


UWGB bounced back from a Overtime 64-68 loss to Vanderbilt on Monday to beat Purdue today 81-78 in double OT at Purdue. Purdue was ranked #24. Kaili Lukan led the Phoenix with 20 points while Mehryn Kraker and Sam Terry both added 16. It was noteworthy that the Boilermakers had won 19 straight home openers and their last opening-game loss at Mackey Arena was 72-52 to Vanderbilt in November 1994.



UWGB takes on Wisconsin tonight at 7PM Central. The game will be streamed on ESPN3 for those interested.

Edit: Here's the ESPN 3 link - http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player/_/id/2187714/size/condensed/

At half the Phoenix and Badgers are tied at 22 despite UWGB shooting 0-10 from 3 pt range. The Phoenix have been able to cause 11 Badger turnovers.
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iwishiwasaballer
iwishiwasaballer wrote:
iwishiwasaballer wrote:
iwishiwasaballer wrote:
Took this line of quotes from the DSHA's Arike Ogunbowale thread on the High School Girls discussion board and wanted to highlight the bolded part here with UWGB's win today.

die4it wrote:
wiscopetty wrote:
Can anyone shed some light on why the Wisconsin women's team struggles so much? I don't follow it too closely, but it seems to be one of the least successful programs at UW annually. They never seem to be able to pull in many of the top players in Wisconsin and are consistently outperformed by programs like UWGB. Just seems weird to me.


IMO the coaching staff feels that the majority of Wisconsin kids can't play in the Big Ten so they don't recruit in the state very hard. Thus they recruit out of state kids but cannot land any difference makers.

What I don't understand is they are not winning with kids from out of state so what would it hurt to recruit your own state. I couldn't get any worse that is for sure.

Also UWGB has proven you can beat Big Ten schools with Wisconsin kids. See the resent run they went on against Big Ten schools when Bollant was there.

The whole situation that happens there is just mind boggling. I think Barry approaches it with a mindset of if you win a couple games and stay out of the news I am good with that, just don't be too bad. Well Barry the program is not in a very good place right now.


UWGB bounced back from a Overtime 64-68 loss to Vanderbilt on Monday to beat Purdue today 81-78 in double OT at Purdue. Purdue was ranked #24. Kaili Lukan led the Phoenix with 20 points while Mehryn Kraker and Sam Terry both added 16. It was noteworthy that the Boilermakers had won 19 straight home openers and their last opening-game loss at Mackey Arena was 72-52 to Vanderbilt in November 1994.



UWGB takes on Wisconsin tonight at 7PM Central. The game will be streamed on ESPN3 for those interested.

Edit: Here's the ESPN 3 link - http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player/_/id/2187714/size/condensed/


At half the Phoenix and Badgers are tied at 22 despite UWGB shooting 0-10 from 3 pt range. The Phoenix have been able to cause 11 Badger turnovers.


The Phoenix move to 2-0 on the year over Big 10 teams with a 53-43 win over the Badgers. The Phoenix shot an abysmal 1-19 from 3 but caused 25 turnovers. (The Badgers also didn't shoot much better from 3 as they were 3-21 and only caused 11 Phoenix turnovers.)
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iwishiwasaballer wrote:
iwishiwasaballer wrote:
iwishiwasaballer wrote:
UWGB takes on Wisconsin tonight at 7PM Central. The game will be streamed on ESPN3 for those interested.

Edit: Here's the ESPN 3 link - http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player/_/id/2187714/size/condensed/

At half the Phoenix and Badgers are tied at 22 despite UWGB shooting 0-10 from 3 pt range. The Phoenix have been able to cause 11 Badger turnovers.

The Phoenix move to 2-0 on the year over Big 10 teams with a 53-43 win over the Badgers. The Phoenix shot an abysmal 1-19 from 3 but caused 25 turnovers. (The Badgers also didn't shoot much better from 3 as they were 3-21 and only caused 11 Phoenix turnovers.)
Not sure how the Badger coaching staff can justify continuing to recruit girls from out-of-state (esp. MN, IA, IL), when year-after-year, they get their asses handed to them by a bunch of Wisconsin girls on a mid-major team, 125 miles up the road ..... [huh]
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iwishiwasaballer
iwishiwasaballer wrote:
Took this line of quotes from the DSHA's Arike Ogunbowale thread on the High School Girls discussion board and wanted to highlight the bolded part here with UWGB's win today.

die4it wrote:
wiscopetty wrote:
Can anyone shed some light on why the Wisconsin women's team struggles so much? I don't follow it too closely, but it seems to be one of the least successful programs at UW annually. They never seem to be able to pull in many of the top players in Wisconsin and are consistently outperformed by programs like UWGB. Just seems weird to me.


IMO the coaching staff feels that the majority of Wisconsin kids can't play in the Big Ten so they don't recruit in the state very hard. Thus they recruit out of state kids but cannot land any difference makers.

What I don't understand is they are not winning with kids from out of state so what would it hurt to recruit your own state. I couldn't get any worse that is for sure.

Also UWGB has proven you can beat Big Ten schools with Wisconsin kids. See the resent run they went on against Big Ten schools when Bollant was there.

The whole situation that happens there is just mind boggling. I think Barry approaches it with a mindset of if you win a couple games and stay out of the news I am good with that, just don't be too bad. Well Barry the program is not in a very good place right now.


UWGB bounced back from a Overtime 64-68 loss to Vanderbilt on Monday to beat Purdue today 81-78 in double OT at Purdue. Purdue was ranked #24. Kaili Lukan led the Phoenix with 20 points while Mehryn Kraker and Sam Terry both added 16. It was noteworthy that the Boilermakers had won 19 straight home openers and their last opening-game loss at Mackey Arena was 72-52 to Vanderbilt in November 1994.



UWGB takes on Wisconsin tonight at 7PM Central. The game will be streamed on ESPN3 for those interested.

Edit: Here's the ESPN 3 link - http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player/_/id/2187714/size/condensed/
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The [h]UW-Green Bay Women have moved into the top-25[/h] of the Associated Press (media) poll.

Complete AP Rankings:
http://espn.go.com/womens-college-basketball/rankings/_/poll/1/week/7/seasontype/2

Womens Coaches Poll:
http://espn.go.com/womens-college-basketball/rankings/_/poll/2/week/7/seasontype/2
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ckumpula
Since I can't find a UW Women's thread on here (I wonder why?) I'll post this comment on the UWGB discussion.

I read in today's paper that Vanderbilt just handed Mississippi State (18-1) its first loss of the year. Why is that important? Only because Heather Bowe and Rebekah Dahlman led Vandy with 17 points apiece. Wisconsin fans may remember that Lisa Stone had offered Bowe a scholarship when Bowe was at EC Regis, but when Stone was dismissed and Kelsey was hired Kelsey pulled the offer. She wanted to extend yet another offer out-of-state because there obviously isn't any talent here.

I seem to recall about 30+ years ago the Badgers hired a mens' coach who immediately remarked that he couldn't see any D-1 talent in Wisconsin. I don't believe he was around very long and I think the same will be true of Kelsey if she continues with her "national" recruiting policy.

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ckumpula wrote:
Since I can't find a UW Women's thread on here (I wonder why?) I'll post this comment on the UWGB discussion.

I read in today's paper that Vanderbilt just handed Mississippi State (18-1) its first loss of the year. Why is that important? Only because Heather Bowe and Rebekah Dahlman led Vandy with 17 points apiece. Wisconsin fans may remember that Lisa Stone had offered Bowe a scholarship when Bowe was at EC Regis, but when Stone was dismissed and Kelsey was hired Kelsey pulled the offer. She wanted to extend yet another offer out-of-state because there obviously isn't any talent here.

I seem to recall about 30+ years ago the Badgers hired a mens' coach who immediately remarked that he couldn't see any D-1 talent in Wisconsin. I don't believe he was around very long and I think the same will be true of Kelsey if she continues with her "national" recruiting policy.

I've posed this recruiting question before and it's been answered reasonably well. Kelsey seems to be on borrowed time at UW. Seems pretty obvious to look at state prospects given how well UWGB performs year in and year out with mostly in-state talent.
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