2010 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2010 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament was played Tuesday, March 2 through Tuesday, March 9. The Horizon League Network broadcast the opening rounds, which were played at the home courts of the higher seeds. The Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Championship games were broadcast by ESPNU and ESPN/ESPN360.com respectively, and took place at the arena of the #1 overall seed, Butler University. The winner received an automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Tournament.

2010 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
SiteHinkle Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
ChampionsButler University (6th title)
Winning coachBrad Stevens (2nd title)
MVPMatt Howard (Butler)
Top scorersMatt Howard (Butler)
Shelvin Mack (Butler)
(14 points)
TelevisionESPN, ESPNU, ESPN360
and Horizon League Network


All Horizon League schools played in the tournament. Teams were seeded by 2009–10 Horizon League Conference season record, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records. The top 2 teams, Butler and Wright State, received a bye to the Semifinals.


Game Time* Matchup# Television
First Round – Tuesday, March 2
8pm #10 Youngstown State at #3 Green Bay HLN
8pm #7 Detroit at #6 Valparaiso HLN
8pm #9 UIC at #4 Milwaukee HLN
7pm #8 Loyola at #5 Cleveland State HLN
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 5 – Hinkle Fieldhouse
6pm #4 Milwaukee vs #5 Cleveland State HLN
8pm #3 Green Bay vs #7 Detroit HLN
Semifinals – Saturday, March 6 – Hinkle Fieldhouse
5:15pm #4 Milwaukee at #1 Butler ESPNU
8pm #7 Detroit vs #2 Wright State ESPNU
Championship Game – Tuesday, March 9 – Hinkle Fieldhouse
9pm #2 Wright State at #1 Butler ESPN/ESPN360.com
*Game Times in ET. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.


First Round
Tuesday, March 2
Friday, March 5
Saturday, March 6
Tuesday, March 9
      1 #12 Butler 68  
4 Milwaukee 73       4 Milwaukee 59  
9 UIC 67     4 Milwaukee 82  
5 Cleveland State 80     5 Cleveland State 75  
8 Loyola 66       1 #12 Butler 70
      2 Wright State 45
      2 Wright State 69  
3 Green Bay 81       7 Detroit 50  
10 Youngstown State 67     3 Green Bay 53      
6 Valparaiso 82     7 Detroit 62      
7 Detroit 89  

First round games at campus sites of lower-numbered seeds
Second round, semifinals, and championship were hosted by the #1 Overall Seed, Butler.
All times ET.


Matt Howard of Butler was named the tournament MVP.[1]

Horizon League All-Tournament Team[2]

Player School Position Year
Matt Howard Butler Forward Junior
Shelvin Mack Butler Guard Sophomore
Gordon Hayward Butler Guard/Forward Sophomore
Ronald Nored Butler Guard Sophomore
N’Gai Evans Wright State Guard Junior


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