The Horizon League championship gets underway on Tuesday with 3 games. Top seeded Wright State and media darling Butler enter the tournament as the favorites as well as regular season co-champions posting 13-3 records in conference play. Maddux Sports has created a printable and viewable horizon league tournament bracket for those that would like to see the matchups in bracket form.
The 3 games getting underway Tuesday are listed below:
7 Seed Wisconsin Milwaukee visits 6 Seed Illinois Chicago
8 Seed Detroit visits 5 Seed Youngstown State
9 Seed Cleveland State visits 4 Seed Wisconsin Green Bay
The current spreads for the games courtesy of CRIS Sportsbook
Youngstown State -3 over Detroit
Illinois Chicago -8 over Wisconsin Milwaukee
Wisconsin Green Bay -7.5 over Cleveland State
After todayâ€™s basketball action the tournament will resume on Friday and the venue that will host the horizon league tournament will be the Ervin Jay Nutter Center in Dayton Ohio. Friday will see #3 seed Loyola Chicago take on the winner of the 6/7 matchup. Saturday the number 1&2 seeds see their first action of the tournament as Butler and Wright State get 2 byes into the semifinal games.
Due to Wright State having a better record against Loyola Chicago the 3 seed, they won the tiebreaker giving them the number 1 seed and right to host the tournament. Regardless of seed if these 2 teams lock horns in the championship look for Butler to be favored by a couple.