Green Bay to Face Drake in Final BracketBusters Game

Courtesy: Green Bay Athletics
Release: February 06, 2013
Print RSS
Article Image
Courtesy: -
Senior Brennan Cougill, the 2009 Iowa Mr. Basketball, will have a chance to play in his home state on Feb. 23.

By: Andrew Gavin (@GBGavin)

GREEN BAY, Wis. ( - The Green Bay men's basketball team learned its final non-conference opponent on Monday evening when the ESPN BracketBusters were announced, and the Phoenix will face Drake from the Missouri Valley Conference on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:05 p.m. in Des Moines, Iowa. The 2012-13 season is the final year for the BracketBusters contests, but Drake will now visit Green Bay to play the Phoenix in one of the next two seasons.

Drake is currently 11-11 on the season and 5-6 in conference play, but the Bulldogs have won five of their last seven games and three in a row at home. That stretch which includes a 74-69 win over No. 17/12 Creighton on Jan. 23 and a 74-71 overtime victory over Indiana State on Feb. 2.

Green Bay's contest in Des Moines at the Knapp Center will not only be the team's last non-conference game of the regular season but also will give Phoenix senior Brennan Cougill (Sioux City, Iowa) a chance to once again play in his home state. Cougill, a former Iowa Mr. Basketball, is averaging 11.2 points and 6.1 rebounds this season.

The only all-time meeting between Green Bay and the Bulldogs was also at Drake, with the Phoenix falling 68-61 on Dec. 3, 1984.

The Phoenix has a 4-5 record in nine previous BracketBusters contests, including a 54-49 home victory over Eastern Michigan on Feb. 18, 2012. It will be the fifth time that Green Bay has played against a Missouri Valley opponent, having previously played against Northern Iowa, Illinois State, Indiana State and Southern Illinois.

Green Bay has four crucial Horizon League games before its contest at Drake. The Phoenix host Wright State (Thursday, 7 p.m.) and Detroit (Saturday, 1 p.m.) this week at the Resch Center.


Single-game tickets for Phoenix home games are on sale with the Green Bay Athletics Ticket Office. For more information and to order tickets, please call 920.465.2625, visit the athletics department offices in the Kress Events Center or access

For the latest and most up-to-date information on Green Bay Athletics, please visit

Follow us on Twitter: @GBPhoenix, @GBPhoenixMBB and @GBGavin.

Like Green Bay Phoenix men's basketball and Green Bay Phoenix Athletics on Facebook.
Schedule Sponsor
Wednesday, August 10
Women's Soccer 
vs. Viterbo (Exhibition)
6:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Sunday , August 14
Women's Soccer 
vs. Cardinal Stritch (Exhibition)
6:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Friday , August 19
Women's Soccer 
vs. Loyola
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Sunday , August 21
Women's Soccer 
vs. Akron
12:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Thursday , August 25
Women's Soccer 
vs. Southeast Missouri
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Sunday , August 28
Women's Soccer 
vs. Air Force
2:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Friday , September 02
Women's Soccer 
vs. Eastern Michigan
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Sunday , September 04
Women's Soccer 
at Illinois State
1:00 PM
Normal, Ill.
Sunday , September 11
Women's Soccer 
vs. South Dakota State
1:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Friday , September 16
Women's Soccer 
vs. Northern Kentucky
6:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
Saturday , September 24
Women's Soccer 
at Wright State
6:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio
Wednesday, September 28
Women's Soccer 
at UIC
7:00 PM
Chicago, Ill.



Fleet Farm
Hyatt on Main
S&L Motors
Ticket Star
Gallagher's Pizza
Buffalo Wild Wings
Weidner Center
Haberdasher Limited
Country Inn Suites
Brett Favre Steakhouse
Ron's Cheese