2008 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament

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2008 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2007–08
Teams 10
First round site campus sites
Quarterfinals site Hinkle Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
Semifinals site Hinkle Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
Finals site Hinkle Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
Champions Butler (5th title)
Winning coach Brad Stevens (1st title)
MVP Mike Green[1] (Butler)
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The 2008 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament is scheduled at the end of the 2007–2008 regular season. The better seed will host each first round match. Butler hosted the second round and semifinals, because they were the top seed. The final was hosted by the better remaining seed.

Tiebreakers[edit]

  • The first tiebreaker resolved is the one between seeds 2 and 3.

Seeds 2–3[edit]

  • The first tiebreaker is head-to-head record.
  • The second tiebreaker is record against the top seed Butler.
  • The third tiebreaker is record against the teams tied for 4th.
    • Cleveland State earns the 2nd seed by virtue of its 5–3 record against UIC, Valparaiso, UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee.
    • Wright State earns the 3rd seed because of its 4–4 record against UIC, Valparaiso, UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee.[2]

Seeds 4–7[edit]

  • The first tiebreaker is record against the tied teams.
    • UIC earns the 4th seed by virtue of a 4–2 record against Valparaiso, UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee.
    • UW-Green Bay earns the 7th seed because of its 2–4 record against UIC, Valparaiso and UW-Milwaukee.
  • Since UW-Milwaukee and Valparaiso had identical 3–3 records against the other three teams, the tiebreaker between those two teams is head-to-head record.
  • The second tiebreaker is record against the top seed Butler.
  • The third tiebreaker is record against the second seed Cleveland State.
    • UW-Milwaukee earns the 5th seed by virtue of its 1–1 record against Cleveland State.
    • Valparaiso earns the 6th seed because of its 0–2 record against Cleveland State.[2]

Bracket[edit]

  First Round
Tuesday, March 4
Second Round
Friday, March 7
Semifinals
Saturday, March 8
Championship
Tuesday, March 11
                                     
   
  1  Butler  
     (bye)  
 
   
  1  Butler 66  
  4  UIC 50  
4  UIC 70  
9  Youngstown State 59  
  4  UIC 60
    8  Loyola 49  
5  Milwaukee 51
8  Loyola 57  
  1  Butler 70
  2  Cleveland State 55
   
   
  2  Cleveland State
     (bye)  
 
   
  2  Cleveland State 78
  6  Valparaiso 73  
3  Wright State 60  
10  Detroit 37  
  3  Wright State 67
    6  Valparaiso 72  
6  Valparaiso 75
7  UW-Green Bay 67  

First round games at campus sites of higher seeds
Second round and semifinals will be hosted by the top seed. Championship will be hosted by lower-numbered remaining seed

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