2010 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament

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2010 Horizon League Men's
Basketball Tournament
Horizon League 2010 Mens Basketball tournament logo.jpg
Classification Division I
Season 2009–10
Teams 10
Site Hinkle Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Champions Butler University (6th title)
Winning coach Brad Stevens (2nd title)
MVP Matt Howard Butler
Attendance 6,065
Top scorers Matt Howard Butler
Shelvin Mack Butler
(14 points)
Television ESPN, ESPNU, ESPN360
and Horizon League Network
Post-Horizon League
tournament(s)
2010 NIT, 2010 NCAA,
2010 CBI, 2010 CIT
Horizon League Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«2009  2011»

The 2010 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament was played Tuesday, March 2 through Tuesday, March 9. The Horizon League Network broadcast the opening rounds, which were played at the home courts of the higher seeds. The Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Championship games were broadcast by ESPNU and ESPN/ESPN360.com respectively, and took place at the arena of the #1 overall seed, Butler University. The winner received an automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Tournament.

Seeds[edit]

All Horizon League schools played in the tournament. Teams were seeded by 2009–10 Horizon League Conference season record, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records. The top 2 teams, Butler and Wright State, received a bye to the Semifinals.

Schedule[edit]

Game Time* Matchup# Television
First Round – Tuesday, March 2
1
8pm #10 Youngstown State at #3 Green Bay HLN
2
8pm #7 Detroit at #6 Valparaiso HLN
3
8pm #9 UIC at #4 Milwaukee HLN
4
7pm #8 Loyola at #5 Cleveland State HLN
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 5 – Hinkle Fieldhouse
5
6pm #4 Milwaukee vs #5 Cleveland State HLN
6
8pm #3 Green Bay vs #7 Detroit HLN
Semifinals – Saturday, March 6 – Hinkle Fieldhouse
7
5:15pm #4 Milwaukee at #1 Butler ESPNU
8
8pm #7 Detroit vs #2 Wright State ESPNU
Championship Game – Tuesday, March 9 – Hinkle Fieldhouse
9
9pm #2 Wright State at #1 Butler ESPN/ESPN360.com
*Game Times in ET. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket[edit]

  First Round
Tuesday, March 2
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 5
Semifinals
Saturday, March 6
Final
Tuesday, March 9
                                     
   
          
            
 
   
  1  Butler (#12) 68  
  4  Milwaukee 59  
4  Milwaukee 73  
9  UIC 67  
  4  Milwaukee 82
    5  Cleveland State 75  
5  Cleveland State 80
8  Loyola 66  
  1  Butler (#12) 70
  2  Wright State 45
   
   
        
            
 
   
  2  Wright State 69
  7  Detroit 50  
3   Green Bay 81  
10   Youngstown State 67  
  3  Green Bay 53
    7  Detroit 62  
6  Valparaiso 82
7  Detroit 89  

First round games at campus sites of lower-numbered seeds
Second round, semifinals, and championship were hosted by the #1 Overall Seed, Butler.
All times ET.

Honors[edit]

Matt Howard of Butler was named the tournament MVP.[1]

Horizon League All-Tournament Team[2]

Player School Position Year
Matt Howard Butler Forward Junior
Shelvin Mack Butler Guard Sophomore
Gordon Hayward Butler Guard/Forward Sophomore
Ronald Nored Butler Guard Sophomore
N’Gai Evans Wright State Guard Junior

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butler defeats Wright State for Horizon League Title
  2. ^ Bulldogs Capture Horizon League Tournament Crown, retrieved 2010-03-10