Phoenix Heads Down Yellow Brick Road to Wichita

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
         
Release: March 18, 2011
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Kayla Tetschlag and Hannah Quilling made ruby red slippers for each team member to wear down the yellow brick road to Kansas

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The No. 13/11 Green Bay (32-1) women's basketball team loaded the buses shortly before 9 a.m. Friday and departed the Kress Events Center en route to the NCAA Tournament for the third-consecutive season. As the fifth seed, the Phoenix will face 12th-seeded UALR (23-7) in the first round of the tournament on Sunday at 4:20 p.m. on ESPN2.

Expectations are high and excitement surrounds the Phoenix who has had its best season in program history. But before Green Bay could continue its record-breaking journey down the yellow brick road to Kansas, the players needed a pair of ruby red slippers - and they got just that.

Junior Hannah Quilling (Eau Claire, Wis.) and senior Kayla Tetschlag (Sheboygan, Wis.) creatively made each member of the team its own pair of ruby red slippers for the trip to Kansas for what is hoping to be a magical journey.

Click "play" below to hear from head coach Matt Bollant and Kayla Tetschlag on their excitement heading to the NCAA Tournament.

For more information on the NCAA Tournament and for exclusive content on the Phoenix throughout the postseason, please visit GreenBayPhoenix.com's NCAA Tournament Central presented by Taco Bell.

 

SCHEDULE
Saturday , October 29
Women's Basketball 
vs. UW-Oshkosh (Exhibition)
12:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 
Thursday , November 03
Women's Basketball 
vs. Northern Michigan (Exhibition)
7:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 
Friday , November 11
Women's Basketball 
vs. ELON
7:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 
Sunday , November 13
Women's Basketball 
vs. TBA
TBA
KRESS CENTER
 
Wednesday, November 16
Women's Basketball 
at TBD
TBA
TBD
 
Sunday , November 20
Women's Basketball 
at TBD
TBA
TBD
 
Tuesday , November 22
Women's Basketball 
at Belmont
6:00 PM
Nashville, Tenn.
 
Friday , November 25
Women's Basketball 
at Chattanooga
2:00 PM
Chattanooga, Tenn.
 
Wednesday, November 30
Women's Basketball 
at Bradley
7:00 PM
Peoria, Ill.
 
Saturday , December 03
Women's Basketball 
vs. Drake
1:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 
Tuesday , December 06
Women's Basketball 
at Marquette
TBA
Milwaukee, Wis.
 
Friday , December 09
Women's Basketball 
at South Dakota State
TBA
Brookings, SD
 
Thursday , December 15
Women's Basketball 
vs. Wisconsin
7:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 
Tuesday , December 20
Women's Basketball 
vs. Butler
6:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 
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