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
ClassificationDivision I
Season200809
Teams10
First round sitecampus sites
Quarterfinals siteHinkle Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
Semifinals siteHinkle Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
Finals siteHinkle Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana
ChampionsCleveland State (1st title)
Winning coachGary Waters (1st title)
MVPCedric Jackson (Cleveland State)
TelevisionESPNU, ESPN
2008-09 Horizon League Men's Basketball Standings
ConfOverall
TeamWLPCTWLPCT
#22 Butler153.833266.813
Green Bay135.7222211.667
Cleveland State126.6672611.703
Wright State126.6672013.606
Milwaukee117.6111714.548
UIC711.3891615.516
Youngstown State711.3891119.367
Loyola (IL)612.3331418.438
Valparaiso513.278922.290
Detroit216.111723.233

Rankings from AP Poll
† Horizon League Tournament winner

Regular season standings

Pos. School Record
1 Butler 15–3
2 UW-Green Bay 13–5
3 Cleveland State 12–6
Wright State
5 UW-Milwaukee 11–7
6 Youngstown State 7–11
Illinois-Chicago
8 Loyola Chicago 6–12
9 Valparaiso 5–13
10 Detroit 2–16

tiebreakers having failed to distinguish the two teams.

  • Youngstown State finished ahead of Illinois-Chicago based on head-to-head record.

Bracket

  First Round
Tuesday, March 3
Second Round
Friday, March 6
Semifinals
Saturday, March 7
Final
Tuesday, March 10
                                     
 
  1 Butler  
    (bye)  
 
  1 Butler 62  
  4 Wright St. 57  
4 Wright St. 68  
9 Valparaiso 56  
  4 Wright St. 80
    5 UW-Milwaukee 70  
5 UW-Milwaukee 77
8 Loyola Chicago 68  
  1 Butler 54
  3 Cleveland St 57
 
 
  2 UW-Green Bay
    (bye)  
 
  2 UW-Green Bay 67
  3 Cleveland St 73  
3 Cleveland St. 56  
10 Detroit 43  
  3 Cleveland St 67
    7 Illinois-Chicago 64  
6 Youngstown St. 68
7 Illinois-Chicago 73  

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

All-Tournament Team

References

  1. "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.
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