2012 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament

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2012 Horizon League Men's
Basketball Tournament
Horizon League 2012 Mens Basketball tournament logo.jpg
Classification Division I
Season 2011–12
Teams 10
First round site campus sites
Semifinals site Athletics-Recreation Center
Valparaiso, Indiana
Finals site Athletics-Recreation Center
Valparaiso, Indiana
Champions Detroit (3rd title)
Winning coach Ray McCallum (1st title)
MVP Ray McCallum, Jr. Detroit
Television ESPN, ESPNU, ESPN3
and Horizon League Network
Post-Horizon League
tournament(s)
2012 NIT, 2012 NCAA,
2012 CBI, 2012 CIT
Horizon League Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«2011  2013»
2011–12 Horizon League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Valparaiso 14 4   .778     22 11   .667
Cleveland State 12 6   .667     22 11   .667
Detroit 11 7   .611     22 14   .611
Milwaukee 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
Butler 11 7   .611     22 14   .611
Youngstown State 10 8   .556     16 15   .516
Green Bay 10 8   .556     15 15   .500
Wright State 7 11   .389     13 19   .406
UIC 3 15   .167     8 22   .267
Loyola (IL) 1 17   .056     7 23   .233
2012 Horizon League Tournament winner
As of March 6, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Horizon League Men’s Basketball Tournament began on February 28 and ended on March 6.[1] The Horizon League Network broadcast the first and second rounds. The semifinals were televised by ESPNU, with the championship game on ESPN. The Detroit Titans won the tournament and an automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

Each first-round game was played on the home court of the higher-seeded team. The second round and semifinals were held at the Athletics-Recreation Center in Valparaiso, Indiana, home to the #1 overall seed Valparaiso. Since Valparaiso advanced to the championship game, the Crusaders also hosted the final.

Seeds[edit]

All Horizon League schools play in the tournament. Teams are seeded by 2011–12 Horizon League season record, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records. The top 2 teams receive a bye to the semifinals.

Schedule[edit]

Game Time* Matchup# Television
First Round – Tuesday, February 28
1
7:00 PM #10 Loyola at #3 Detroit HLN
2
7:05 PM #7 Green Bay at #6 Youngstown State HLN
3
8:00 PM #9 UIC at #4 Milwaukee HLN
4
7:00 PM #8 Wright State at #5 Butler HLN
Second Round – Friday, March 2
5
6:00 PM #3 Detroit vs. #6 Youngstown State HLN
6
8:30 PM #4 Milwaukee vs. #5 Butler HLN
Semifinals – Saturday, March 3
7
6:00 PM #3 Detroit vs #2 Cleveland State ESPNU
8
8:30 PM #5 Butler at #1 Valparaiso ESPNU
Championship Game – Tuesday, March 6
9
9:00 PM Detroit vs Valparaiso ESPN/ESPN3
*Game Times in ET. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket[edit]

  First Round
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
HLN
Second Round
Friday, March 2, 2012
HLN
Semifinals
Saturday, March 3, 2012
ESPNU
Championship Game
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
ESPN
                                     
   
  1  Valparaiso  
     (bye)  
 
   
  1  Valparaiso 65  
  5  Butler 46  
4  Milwaukee 68  
9  UIC 55  
  4  Milwaukee 49
    5  Butler 71  
5  Butler 70
8  Wright State 52  
  1  Valparaiso 50
  3  Detroit 70
   
   
  2  Cleveland State
     (bye)  
 
   
  2  Cleveland State 58
  3  Detroit 63  
3  Detroit 80  
10  Loyola 71  
  3  Detroit 93
    6  Youngstown State 76  
6  Youngstown State 77
7  Green Bay 60  

First round games at campus sites of lower-numbered seeds
Second round and semifinals hosted by Valparaiso
Championship game hosted by highest remaining seed

Honors[edit]

Tournament MVP[edit]

Ray McCallum, Jr. of Detroit was named the tournament MVP.[2]

Horizon League All-Tournament Team[edit]

Player School Position Year
Ray McCallum, Jr. Detroit Guard Sophomore
Jason Calliste Detroit Guard JR
LaMarcus Lowe Detroit Forward/Center SR
Ryan Broekhoff Valparaiso Guard/Forward JR
Kevin Van Wijk Valparaiso Forward JR

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Horizon League men’s Basketball Championship Bracket". Horizon League. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Detroit Captures Men's Basketball Championship". horizonleague.org. Horizon League. Retrieved March 7, 2012.