Green Bay men open basketball season at Northern Illinois

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay men's basketball coach Linc Darner looks down the bench during a game Jan. 10, 2017, at the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon. (WLUK/Doug Ritchay)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The Green Bay men's basketball schedule has been released for the upcoming season and the Phoenix will open its campaign by playing at Northern Illinois (Nov. 14) and the Phoenix will tip off Horizon League play at home on Dec. 28 with Detroit Mercy visiting the Resch Center.

For the first time in program history, Green Bay will host a Horizon League contest at the Kress Center. The Phoenix will host Illinois Chicago on Feb. 16, for an 8 p.m. tip with the game to be televised nationally on the ESPN Family of Networks.

The unofficial start to the season begins on Oct. 30, with the Phoenix hosting Ripon its only exhibition game of the year at the Resch Center.

The Phoenix will then take part in the 2017 Hoops in the Heartland benefitting Men Against Breast Cancer, playing three home games and one road game. The team will host Lakeland College on Nov. 17, its first official home game of the year, before traveling to Mississippi State on Nov. 20. Green Bay then returns home for a pair of games against Florida A&M (Nov. 24) and Stetson (Nov. 27).

The final nonconference game of the season will come on Dec. 23 when Green Bay makes its trip to Madison to take on Wisconsin.

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