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Listen: Wisconsin Rappers ‘Wisco Kidz’ Have A New Song About UWGB Star Keifer Sykes

While most of the attention in college basketball goes to the players in the power conferences, there are some special players at mid-major programs. One of them is electrifying Wisconsin-Green Bay guard Keifer Sykes. The 5-foot-11 guard made headlines earlier this season when he came very close to dunking hard on Wisconsin star Frank Kaminksy. He is averaging 18.5 points, 4.2 assists...
Via College Spun
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

In front of hometown friends and family who molded him, Keifer Sykes reaches major milestone

CHICAGO — February 26, 2015 may go down nationally as the day when llamas on the loose and a questionably colored dress took the Internet by storm. But for Green Bay senior Keifer Sykes, it will always be the day he surpassed 2,000 career points. Not only did the 6-foot guard reach that major milestone, but he achieved it in his hometown of Chicago with scores of family and...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jordan Fouse throws length-of-the-floor outlet pass for dunk

Green Bay’s Jordan Fouse and Keifer Sykes both had amazing games Monday in the Phoenix’s wins against Wright State. Fouse went for 16 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists; Sykes posted 28 points and four dimes. One of Fouse’s nine assists came on this perfect outlet pass, which led to a dunk by Sykes: (h/t @PhearThePhoenix)
Via The Catch and Shoot
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Horizon League Player of the Year Keifer Sykes throws down 360 at #PHXMadness

Green Bay guard Keifer Sykes has made plenty of highlight reels with his impressive vertical leap. Green Bay held its annual #PHXMadness Saturday, and the reigning Horizon League Player of the Year threw down a 360 off the side of the backboard in the dunk contest. Here is a video, courtesy of Phear the Phoenix. For all your college basketball news and updates, follow The Catch...
Via The Catch and Shoot
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Early Basketball Opponent Preview: UW-Green Bay

And now we’ve reached our first Wisconsin-based opponent. It was quite a match-up last year in Green Bay. Let’s take a look at the Phoenix and see if they have what it takes to make it another great game in Madison. Green Bay visits the Kohl Center on November 19 with an 8 p.m. tip-off. School: Green Bay Phoenix Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin Conference: Horizon Conference...
Via Madtown Badgers
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay snubbed from NCAA Tournament, will play in NIT

Green Bay was one of the nation’s most dominant mid-majors all season long, but one loss in the Horizon League semifinals kept the Phoenix from making their first NCAA Tournament since 1996. Photo: Green Bay Athletics Green Bay was considered a bubble team entering Selection Sunday. The Phoenix made their case with a win over Virginia, which the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay rallies to beat Oakland 71-63

Alec Brown and Keifer Sykes combined for 21 points in the second half as Green Bay rallied from 15 down to defeat Oakland 71-63 on Thursday night and claim the outright Horizon League championship. Brown finished with 18 points - 10 in the first half - and Sykes and Jordan Fouse had 16 each. Alfonzo McKinnie added 10 for the Phoenix (23-5, 13-2), who are two games ahead of Cleveland...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay routs Cleveland State 68-54

Alec Brown and Keifer Sykes scored 18 points each as Green Bay exploded in the first half and led all the way through to beat Cleveland State 68-54 on Saturday afternoon. Green Bay (21-5, 11-2 Horizon) jumped out to a 24-5 lead midway through the first half after Brown knocked down a 3-pointer. The Phoenix made just eight more points before the break, but still led 32-19 after shooting...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Survives UIC’s Upset Bid; Extends Winning Streak to 10 Games

Photo: Press-Gazette Media UIC’s losing streak stretched to eight games Sunday with a home loss to Green Bay (15-3, 5-0 Horizon), 69-64. The Phoenix have now won 10 games in a row, with their last loss coming at Eastern Michigan on Dec. 10. The Flames (5-14, 0-5) held a lead into the final minutes Sunday after controlling much of the game. But they were held without a made field...
Via The Catch and Shoot
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Green Bay Guard Keifer Sykes Showed Off Absurd Hops On Two Dunks Today

Green Bay’s Keifer Sykes may actually be able to fly — we’re not sure. Today against UIC, the 5-foot-11 guard (and that may be a generous listing by the school) threw down two monster dunks to help the Phoenix come away with a 69-64 win. Green Bay released video of the dunks, and included some great slow-motion replays as well: [NBC CollegeBasketballTalk]
Via College Spun
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay edges past Milwaukee 93-86 in OT

Keifer Sykes scored a career-high 34 points - including the final four points in regulation - to lead Green Bay to a 93-86 overtime victory against Milwaukee on Sunday afternoon. Milwaukee led by four with 2 minutes to play in regulation, but two layups in a row by Sykes sent the game into overtime. His basket to tie up the game marked 1,200 career-points at Green Bay (13-3, 3-0...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay pulls away from Youngstown 85-69

Keifer Sykes had 24 points, nine assists and a career-high eight rebounds to lead Green Bay to an 85-69 victory over Youngstown State in a conference matchup Saturday. The Phoenix (11-3, 2-0 Horizon League) trailed most of the first half but used a 15-6 run in the final minutes to take a 40-38 advantage into the break, then pulled away early in the second half on a 17-3 run sparked...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay routs St. Francis (Ill.) 91-41

Vince Garrett, averaging only single digits, scored a career-high 20 points and Green Bay used a huge second half to rout St. Francis (Ill.) 91-41 on Saturday. The Phoenix (9-3) outscored the Fighting Saints 52-15 in the second half on their way to their fourth consecutive victory before heading into Horizon League play. Keifer Sykes added 17 points and Alec Brown and Carrington...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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