2009 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2009 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament was held at the end of the 2008–2009 regular season. The better seed hosted each first round match. The second and third rounds were played at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The championship game was played at the home court of the highest remaining seed, also Hinkle Fieldhouse, the home court of the Butler men's basketball team.
|2009 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament|
2009 Tournament Logo
|First round site||campus sites|
|Quarterfinals site||Hinkle Fieldhouse|
|Semifinals site||Hinkle Fieldhouse|
|Finals site||Hinkle Fieldhouse|
|Champions||Cleveland State (1st title)|
|Winning coach||Gary Waters (1st title)|
|MVP||Cedric Jackson (Cleveland State)|
|2008-09 Horizon League Men's Basketball Standings|
Rankings from AP Poll
Regular season standings
- Cleveland State was seeded ahead of Wright State based on a better Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) score, all other
tiebreakers having failed to distinguish the two teams.
- Youngstown State finished ahead of Illinois-Chicago based on head-to-head record.
Tuesday, March 3
Friday, March 6
Saturday, March 7
Tuesday, March 10
First round games at campus sites of lower-numbered seeds
Second round and semifinals will be hosted by Butler. Championship will be hosted by lower-numbered remaining seed
- "Cleveland State knocks off defending champion Butler, 57-54, to win men's basketball championship". Indianapolis, Indiana: Horizon League. March 11, 2009. Archived from the original on March 2, 2017. Retrieved March 2, 2017.