2012 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2012 Horizon League Men’s Basketball Tournament began on February 28 and ended on March 6. The Horizon League Network broadcast the first and second rounds. The semifinals were televised by ESPNU, with the championship game on ESPN. The Detroit Titans won the tournament and an automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
|2012 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament|
|First round site||campus sites|
|Semifinals site||Athletics-Recreation Center|
|Finals site||Athletics-Recreation Center|
|Champions||Detroit (3rd title)|
|Winning coach||Ray McCallum (1st title)|
|MVP||Ray McCallum, Jr. (Detroit)|
|Television||ESPN, ESPNU, ESPN3 |
and Horizon League Network
|2011–12 Horizon League men's basketball standings|
|† 2012 Horizon League Tournament winner |
As of March 6, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll
Each first-round game was played on the home court of the higher-seeded team. The second round and semifinals were held at the Athletics-Recreation Center in Valparaiso, Indiana, home to the #1 overall seed Valparaiso. Since Valparaiso advanced to the championship game, the Crusaders also hosted the final.
All Horizon League schools play in the tournament. Teams are seeded by 2011–12 Horizon League season record, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records. The top 2 teams receive a bye to the semifinals.
|First Round – Tuesday, February 28|
|7:00 PM||#10 Loyola at #3 Detroit||HLN|
|7:05 PM||#7 Green Bay at #6 Youngstown State||HLN|
|8:00 PM||#9 UIC at #4 Milwaukee||HLN|
|7:00 PM||#8 Wright State at #5 Butler||HLN|
|Second Round – Friday, March 2|
|6:00 PM||#3 Detroit vs. #6 Youngstown State||HLN|
|8:30 PM||#4 Milwaukee vs. #5 Butler||HLN|
|Semifinals – Saturday, March 3|
|6:00 PM||#3 Detroit vs #2 Cleveland State||ESPNU|
|8:30 PM||#5 Butler at #1 Valparaiso||ESPNU|
|Championship Game – Tuesday, March 6|
|9:00 PM||Detroit vs Valparaiso||ESPN/ESPN3|
|*Game Times in ET. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.|
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
|6||Youngstown State||77||6||Youngstown State||76|
First round games at campus sites of lower-numbered seeds
Second round and semifinals hosted by Valparaiso
Championship game hosted by highest remaining seed
- "2012 Horizon League men's Basketball Championship Bracket" (PDF). Horizon League. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
- "Detroit Captures Men's Basketball Championship". horizonleague.org. Horizon League. Archived from the original on 2012-03-10. Retrieved March 7, 2012.