Green Bay women to open season at home

Jessica Lindstrom and the Green Bay women's basketball team will open the season at home against Chattanooga on Nov. 11. (File photo)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The Green Bay women's basketball schedule was released Thursday and among the highlights are a home contest against Marquette, a road game at Wisconsin and a trip to paradise for the Cancun Challenge, where the Phoenix will meet Mississippi State, which ended Connecticut's 111-game winning streak last season in the Final Four.

“We always try to compete with the best teams in the country and this schedule offers us the opportunity to do just that,” coach Kevin Borseth said. “We will be playing against five NCAA Tournament teams from last season, some of which we will be welcoming to the Kress Center. It is going to be very demanding and we have to make sure we are at our best every time we take the floor.”

The Phoenix will also host two exhibition games before opening the regular season. Green Bay will play UW-Whitewater on Oct. 26 and against Michigan Tech on Nov. 2.

Green Bay opens the 2017-18 regular season at the Kress Center with the Southern Conference Champions, Chattanooga, on Nov. 11. The Phoenix will then play at Madison on Nov. 15 to face in-state rival Wisconsin to avenge last year’s one-point defeat.

Green Bay will welcome former Green Bay Southwest star Nathisha Hiedeman and Big East Tournament champion Marquette to the Kress Center on Dec. 2.

2017-18 Women's Basketball Schedule:

Oct. 26 UW-Whitewater (Exhibition)

Nov. 2 Michigan Tech (Exhibition)

Nov. 11 Chattanooga

Nov. 15 at Wisconsin

Nov. 18 South Dakota State

Nov. 23- 25 Cancun Challenge

Dec. 2 Marquette

Dec. 6 at Dayton

Dec. 10 at Loyola

Dec. 16 Bradley

Dec. 20 at Northwestern

Dec. 28 at Wright State

Dec. 30 at Northern Kentucky

Jan. 6 Milwaukee

Jan. 11 Youngstown State

Jan. 13 Cleveland State

Jan. 15 at IUPUI

Jan. 18 at Detroit Mercy

Jan. 20 at Oakland

Jan. 26 UIC

Jan. 28 IUPUI

Feb. 1 Northern Kentucky

Feb. 3 Wright State

Feb. 10 at Milwaukee

Feb. 15 at Cleveland State

Feb. 17 at Youngstown State

Feb. 19 at UIC

Feb. 23 Oakland

Feb. 25 Detroit Mercy

Mar. 2-6 Motor City Madness (at Detroit)

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