2010–11 Horizon League men's basketball season

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2010–11 Horizon League men's basketball season
League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Duration December 2, 2010
through February 28, 2011
Number of teams 10
TV partner(s) Fox Sports Midwest, ESPN, CBS Sports, Horizon League Network
2010–11
Regular Season Champions 13–5 – Butler
13–5 – Cleveland State
13–5 – Milwaukee
Season MVP Norris Cole, CSU
Top scorer 21.6 – Norris Cole, CSU
2011 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament
Champions Butler
  Runners-up Milwaukee
Finals MVP Matt Howard, Butler
Horizon League men's basketball seasons
2010–11 Horizon League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
*Milwaukee 13 5   .722     19 14   .576
Butler 13 5   .722     28 10   .737
Cleveland State 13 5   .722     27 9   .750
Valparaiso 12 6   .667     23 12   .657
Wright State 10 8   .556     19 14   .576
Detroit 10 8   .556     17 16   .515
Green Bay 8 10   .444     14 18   .438
Loyola (IL) 7 11   .389     16 15   .516
Youngstown State 2 16   .111     9 21   .300
UIC 2 16   .111     7 24   .226
2011 Horizon League Tournament winner
As of April 4, 2011; Rankings from Coaches Poll

The 2010–11 Horizon League men's basketball season marks the 31st season of Horizon League basketball.

Preseason[edit]

In the preseason, Butler was the conference favorite – returning three starters from their NCAA runner-up team. Butler received all first-place votes in the preseason poll of HL coaches, media, and sports information directors. Detroit captured second in the preseason poll, and Cleveland State finished third for the second consecutive preseason.[1] The preseason player of the year was Shelvin Mack of Butler who was also named to the John R. Wooden Award preseason candidate list.[1][2]

HL Preseason Poll[edit]

Rank Team Votes
1 Butler (48) 480
2 Detroit 381
3 Cleveland State 376
4 Valparaiso 312
5 Milwaukee 259
6 Wright State 256
7 Green Bay 242
8 Loyola 146
9 Illinois-Chicago 121
10 Youngstown 67

Preseason All-Horizon[edit]

First Team[edit]

Second Team[edit]

  • Vaughn Duggins, Wright State
  • Eli Holman, Detroit
  • Cory Johnson, Valparaiso
  • Chase Simon, Detroit
  • Robo Kreps, UIC

Preseason Player of the Year

Conference awards and honors[edit]

Weekly awards[edit]

HL Players of the Week
Throughout the conference season, the HL offices name a player of the week.

Week Player of the week
11/15 Norris Cole, Cleveland State
11/22 Robo Kreps, UIC
11/29 Eli Holman, Detroit
12/6 Norris Cole, Cleveland State
12/13 Ray McCallum, Jr., Detroit
12/20 Matt Howard, Butler[3]
12/27 Matt Howard, Butler
Brandon Wood, Valparaiso[4]
1/3 Trevon Harmon, Cleveland State[5]
1/10 Cory Johnson, Valparaiso[6]
1/17 Brandon Wood, Valparaiso[7]
1/24 Norris Cole, Cleveland State[8]
1/31 Vaughn Duggins, Wright State[9]
2/7 Anthony Hill, Milwaukee[10]
2/14 Norris Cole, Cleveland State[11]
2/21 Norris Cole, Cleveland State[12]
2/28 Tone Meier, Milwaukee[13]

All-Conference Honors[edit]

Honor Recipient(s) School Position Year
Player of the Year[14] Norris Cole Cleveland State Guard Senior
Coach of the Year[14] Rob Jeter Milwaukee Head Coach 6th
Newcomer of the Year[14] Ray McCallum, Jr. Detroit Guard Freshman
Defensive Player of the Year[14] Norris Cole Cleveland State Guard Senior
Sixth Man of the Year[14] Geoff McCammon Loyola Guard Senior
All Horizon League First Team[14] Norris Cole Cleveland State Guard Senior
Matt Howard Butler Forward Senior
Vaughn Duggins Wright State Guard Senior
Anthony Hill Milwaukee Forward Senior
Brandon Wood Valparaiso Guard Junior
All Horizon League Second Team[14] Shelvin Mack Butler Guard Junior
Rahmon Fletcher Green Bay Guard Senior
Ray McCallum, Jr. Detroit Guard Freshman
Eli Holman Detroit Forward Junior
N'Gai Evans Wright State Guard Senior
All-Newcomer Team[14] Ray McCallum, Jr. Detroit Guard Freshman
Kaylon Williams Milwaukee Guard Junior
Paul Carter UIC Forward Senior
Alec Brown Green Bay Center Freshman
Damian Eargle Youngstown State Forward Sophomore
All Defensive Team[14] Norris Cole Cleveland State Guard Senior
Eli Holman Detroit Forward Junior
Trevon Harmon Cleveland State Guard Junior
Ronald Nored Butler Guard Junior
Matt Howard Butler Forward Senior

Tournament Honors[edit]

Matt Howard of Butler was named the tournament MVP for the second consecutive year and is the first Horizon League player to be named to the all-tournament team four times.

Horizon League All-Tournament Team[15] Player School Position Year
Matt Howard Butler Forward Senior
Shelvin Mack Butler Guard Junior
Shawn Vanzant Butler Guard Senior
Anthony Hill Milwaukee Forward Senior
Brandon Wood Valparaiso Guard Junior

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Men's Basketball Preseason Poll Release, Horizon League, retrieved 2010-10-28
  2. ^ 2010-11 Men's Preseason List – Wooden Award, retrieved 2010-10-06
  3. ^ Butler's Howard Wraps Up Horizon League Men's Basketball Player of the Week Accolade, retrieved 2010-Dec-20
  4. ^ Butler's Howard, Valpo's Wood Share Horizon League Men's Basketball Player of the Week Honors, retrieved 2010-Dec-27
  5. ^ Cleveland State's Harmon Captures Horizon League Men's Basketball Player of the Week Award, retrieved 2011-Mar-5
  6. ^ Valparaiso's Johnson Records Horizon League Men's Basketball Player of the Week Accolade, retrieved 2011-Mar-5
  7. ^ Valparaiso's Wood Tallies Second Horizon League Men's Basketball Player of the Week Award of Season, retrieved 2011-Mar-5
  8. ^ Cleveland State's Cole Collects Third Horizon League Men's Basketball Player of the Week Award of Season, retrieved 2011-Mar-5
  9. ^ Wright State's Duggins Receives Horizon League Men's Basketball Player of the Week Honor, retrieved 2011-Mar-5
  10. ^ Milwaukee's Hill Collects Horizon League Men's Basketball Player of the Week Accolade, retrieved 2011-Mar-5
  11. ^ Cole's Record-Setting Weekend Earns Him Fourth Men's Basketball Player of the Week Honor of Season, retrieved 2011-Mar-5
  12. ^ Cole Ties Record With Fifth Men's Basketball Player of the Week Honor, retrieved 2011-Mar-5
  13. ^ Milwaukee's Meier Collects Horizon League Men's Basketball Player of the Week Accolade, retrieved 2011-Mar-5
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i Cole Near-Unanimous Player of the Year, Wins Defensive Player of the Year in Postseason Awards Balloting Horizon League announces men's basketball All-League Teams and specialty award winners, retrieved 2011-Mar-05
  15. ^ Butler Snares NCAA Tournament Bid With 59–44 Win Over Milwaukee, retrieved 2011-03-9