UWGB shocks No. 20 Badgers in overtimeWisconsin Sports
- The Wisconsin men’s basketball team was upset at UW-Green Bay last night, 88-to-84 in overtime marking the first time ever UWGB has beaten UW-Madison in men's basketball.
GREEN BAY - The Wisconsin men’s basketball team was upset at U-W Green Bay last night, 88-to-84 in overtime.
The Phoenix extended their winning streak to five games, and beat Wisconsin for the first time in 16 tries. Green Bay missed a chance to win at the end of regulation, when junior guard Bryquis Perine missed a shot and Seth Evans made a put-back after the buzzer.
The Phoenix never trailed in the OT, and Evans made two free throws with 33 seconds left to seal the victory. Perine had 22 points for Green Bay, which improved to 9-and-2.
Trevon Hughes scored 27 for the Badgers, who fell to 6-2. Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said his team did not execute well on both ends of the floor. The Badgers won the rebounding battle, but they committed 18 turnovers.
Green Bay’s Rahmon Fletcher hurt a knee near the end of regulation and never returned.
Phoenix coach Tod Kowalczyk said his players showed more maturity than in past games against Wisconsin – when they thought they should be playing for the Badgers and had something to prove, and the strategy back-fired on them. Kowalczyk called the win a great step for his program.
Green Bay’s next game is on Sunday at Oakland of Michigan. Wisconsin hosts Marquette on Saturday.