With the 2019 GWBA season in the books, the league has announced the 2019 Playoffs will be hosted by the Wisconsin GLO at Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The GWBA’s four teams, the GLO, St. Louis Surge, Music City Icons, and Flint Monarchs will play semi-final GWBA Championship games on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The winners of the two semi-final games will meet at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 11th to decide the 2019 Champion.
Wisconsin has locked up the GWBA’s regular season crown and first seed in the postseason. At 6-0, the undefeated GLO have been utterly dominant in their inaugural season, their closest game of the season coming in a 10-point victory at the Monarchs’ Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center. Reflexive of the GLO, the Icons have secured the tournament’s fourth seed after stumbling to an 0-6 record. The GLO have thoroughly dominated the Icons in two regular season confrontations, winning 88-45 on the road in Nashville and 128-56 at home in Oshkosh. The GLO and Icons will meet at 7:00 p.m. on August 10th.
In the semi-final between the second and third seeds, the 4-4 Surge will meet the 4-4 Monarchs. The teams have played twice this season, the home team winning each time, first the Surge in St. Louis in a 105-89 affair, then the Monarchs this past weekend in Flint in a 94-79 victory. Both games were tight until the home teams pulled away in the closing minutes. The Surge and Monarchs will play their rubber match at 3:00 p.m. on August 10th.
In potential previews of the Championship game, the GLO and Surge have faced of on three occasions this season, the GLO winning all three by scores of 92-66, 107-70, and 88-74. Wisconsin and Flint have also met three times (with one left to play), the GLO winning each time by scores of 88-58, 79-60, and 99-79. Should Music City pull off the upset over the GLO, their track record against Flint features two losses of 82-77 and 94-61. The Icons lost their one game against the Surge 104-77 with one left to play.
GWBA Championships tickets are available now. Tickets can be purchased through the Menominee Nation Box Office at 920-744-2035 or online at www.wiscoglo.com or www.menomineenationarena.com. Surge games can be streamed here, and GLO games can be viewed here.