Phoenix Heads Down Yellow Brick Road to Wichita

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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.

 

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Thursday , January 29
Women's Basketball 
at Valparaiso
7:05 PM
Valparaiso, Ind. (ARC)
 | ESPN3  | HLN  | Live Stats ESPN3  | WNFL  
Saturday , January 31
Women's Basketball 
at UIC
7:00 PM
Chicago, Ill. (UIC Pavilion)
 | ESPN3  | HLN  | Live Stats ESPN3  | WNFL  
Wednesday, February 04
Women's Basketball 
vs. Oakland (Country Inn & Suites Fun Balls Giveaway)
7:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | Stats
 | Live Stats TWC SportsChannel/ESPN3  | Tickets  
Saturday , February 07
Women's Basketball 
vs. Cleveland State (Festival Foods Family Game/Alumni Day)
1:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | Stats
 | Live Stats ESPN3  | Tickets  
Thursday , February 12
Women's Basketball 
vs. Wright State (Wisconsin Milk Mktg. Board Trading Card Giveaway)
7:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | Stats
 | Live Stats TWC SportsChannel/ESPN3  | Tickets  
Saturday , February 14
Women's Basketball 
at Milwaukee
2:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis. (Klotsche Center)
 | Live Stats TWC SportsChannel/ESPN3  
Thursday , February 19
Women's Basketball 
vs. Valparaiso (DigiCopy Team Poster Giveaway)
7:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | Stats
 | Live Stats ESPN3  | Tickets  
Saturday , February 21
Women's Basketball 
vs. UIC (Prevea PinkZone)
1:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | Stats
 | Live Stats ESPN3  | Tickets  
Thursday , February 26
Women's Basketball 
at Oakland
6:00 PM
Rochester, Mich. (Athletics Center O'rena)
 | Live Stats ESPN3  
Saturday , February 28
Women's Basketball 
at Youngstown State
3:30 PM
Youngstown, Ohio (Beeghly Center)
 | Live Stats ESPN3  
Saturday , March 07
Women's Basketball 
vs. Detroit (Cellcom Bag Giveaway/Food Drive/Senior Day/Parents Day)
1:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | Stats
 | Live Stats ESPN3  | Tickets  
Wednesday, March 11
Women's Basketball 
at Quarterfinals
TBA
TBD
ESPN3  
Friday , March 13
Women's Basketball 
at Semifinals
TBA
TBD
ESPN3  
Sunday , March 15
Women's Basketball 
at Finals
2:00 PM
TBD
ESPNU/WatchESPN  
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