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National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament (NCAA)

GREEN BAY (29-3)
No. 1 seed in HL tournament
HL tournament champions
Own 21-game winning streak
In postseason for 12th straight year

@ LSU (18-10) -- Sunday, March 22 -- 7 p.m. ET
Pete Maravich Assembly Center -- Baton Rouge, La.


Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT)

BUTLER (19-11)
No. 2 seed in HL tournament
First postseason appearance since 1998
Best League record since 1997-98
One win from 20 in back-to-back seasons

@ Duquesne (20-11) -- Thursday, March 19 -- 7 p.m. ET
A.J. Palumbo Center -- Pittsburgh, Pa.



First-round games (March 9)
#8 Detroit 72, #9 Loyola 67
#7 Milwaukee 70, #10 Youngstown State 49

Quarterfinal games (March 11)
#1 Green Bay 60, #8 Detroit 46
#5 Wright State 64, #4 Valparaiso 59
#7 Milwaukee 53, #2 Butler 52
#3 Cleveland State 80, #6 UIC 60

Semifinal games (March 13)
#7 Milwaukee 63, #3 Cleveland State 57
#1 Green Bay 67, #5 Wright State 36

Championship game (March 15)
#1 Green Bay 65, #7 Milwaukee 41


Speedway All-Tournament Team
Kati Harty, Green Bay (MVP)
Lavesa Glover, Green Bay
Traci Edwards, Milwaukee
Rachel Porath, Green Bay
Ashley Imperiale, Milwaukee



  • Green Bay has tied a Horizon League record with 29 victories in a season. The Phoenix posted 29 wins during the 2006-07 campaign.

  • Green Bay has won nine of 12 Horizon League Tourney title games.

  • Green Bay has clinched at least a share of the Horizon League's regular-season title in each of the past 11 seasons. That ranks as the nation's longest active streak.

  • In 2008-09, Green Bay became the first team in Horizon League history to go 18-0 in conference action.

  • Green Bay has guaranteed itself a 32nd consecutive winning season. The Phoenix has not dipped below the .500 mark since the 1976-77 campaign. That ranks as the nation's third longest active streak.

  • Green Bay ranks eighth among all NCAA Division I women's basketball programs for winning percentage over the past five seasons (2003-04 to 2007-08).

  • Green Bay has won at least 20 contests in 10 straight seasons, and has received a postseason berth each year since 1998.

  • Green Bay has allowed just 50.2 points per contest this season. That figure currently ranks fourth in NCAA Division I Women's Basketball history for fewest points allowed in a single season.

  • In the most-recent NCAA statistics, Green Bay led the nation in scoring defense (50.2) and turnover margin (7.16). The Phoenix also ranked fifth in steals (12.3), sixth in three-point percentage (38.2) and eighth in field-goal percentage (45.8).

  • Green Bay's current 21-game winning streak ties for second in the nation.

  • Green Bay received 30 votes in the most-recent Associated Press poll, and 26 votes in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll.

  • Green Bay has two wins over BCS Conference opponents this season - 63-61 at Miami, Fla. (11/16/08) and 68-56 at Marquette (12/20/08)

  • Green Bay has collected three Horizon League Player of the Week awards this year -- senior Rachel Porath (Nov. 27 / Feb. 9) and sophomore Kayla Tetschlag (Feb. 23).


    POSTSEASON NOTES -- BUTLER BULLDOGS (19-11 overall, 14-4 HL)

  • Butler's 2009 WNIT appearance marks its first postseason berth since 1998. The Bulldogs fell to Green Bay in the Horizon League title game that season.

  • Butler defeated Bowling Green in the opening round of the 1998 WNIT, but fell to LSU in the tournament's second round.

  • Butler is just one win shy of 20 for the second straight season. The Bulldogs have not recorded back-to-back 20-win campaigns since 1994-95 and 1995-96.

  • At 14-4, Butler enjoyed its best League record since 1997-98. The 14 wins also tie BU's 1992-93 squad for the most in school history.

  • Butler's bench has outscored its opponents' reserves by 303 points (710 to 407) for an average of 10.1 more points per game (23.7 to 13.6). BU's bench has outscored its opponents in all but four games this season.

  • The Bulldogs are in the Horizon League's top three in 10 different conference-only statistical categories -- scoring offense, scoring defense, scoring margin, rebounds and blocked shots.

  • Junior Susan Lester needs just 29 points to join the 1,000-point club. She would become the 20th player in school history to accomplish that feat.

  • Butler has collected three Horizon League Player of the Week awards this season -- senior Lade Akande (Dec. 8) and junior Susan Lester (Jan. 26 / Feb. 16).
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