The Horizon League Conference Tournament begins on Tuesday, with the First Round and Quarterfinals being held at campus sites before going to Indiana Farmers Coliseum for the tournament semifinals and championship games.
Here is the men’s Horizon League Tournament bracket:
The Horizon League Conference will be a one-bid conference this season, so whoever wins the tournament crown will represent the conference in the NCAA Tournament.
I think this will be a fun tournament to watch because there really is three or four teams that have a realistic chance of winning this tournament, and of course, there is always the possibility of a Cinderella story.
The Illinois-Chicago Flames waived their right to host all league championship events for the remainder of the 2022 winter and spring championships due to them leaving the Horizon League this upcoming offseason. It was pretty much the only way the conference was going to allow them to play in the conference tournament.
UW-Milwaukee Panthers head coach Pat Baldwin Sr. very well could be coaching for his job in this tournament.
Will Cleveland State repeat and win the tournament?
Here’s the tournament breakdown, with dates, times and TV stations (All Times Are Central Time Zone):
First Round, Tuesday, March 1st (Campus Sites):
No. 5 Oakland Golden Grizzlies vs. No. 12 IUPUI Jaguars, 7:00 PM, ESPN+.
No. 6 Detroit Mercy Titans vs. No. 11 UW-Green Bay Phoenix, 6:00 PM, ESPN+.
No. 7 Youngstown State Penguins vs. No. 10 Robert Morris Colonials, 6:00 PM, ESPN+.
No. 9 UW-Milwaukee Panthers vs. No. 8 Illinois-Chicago Flames, 7:00 PM, ESPN+.
Quarterfinals, Thursday, March 3 (Campus Sites):
No. 1 Cleveland State Vikings vs. Lowest-Remaining Seed, 7:00 PM, ESPN+.
No. 2 Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons vs. Second-Lowest Remaining Seed, 6:00 PM, ESPN+.
No. 3 Northern Kentucky Norse vs. Second-Highest Remaining Seed, 6:00 PM, ESPN+.
No. 4 Wright State Raiders vs. Highest Remaining Seed, 6:00 PM, ESPN+.
Semifinals, Monday, March 7 in Indianapolis:
Highest-Remaining Seed vs. Lowest Remaining Seed, 6:00 PM, ESPNU.
Second-Highest Remaining Seed vs. Second-Lowest Remaining Seed, 8:30 PM, ESPN2.
Championship Game, Tuesday, March 8 in Indianapolis:
The winners of the two semifinal games will play at 6:00 PM and the game will be televised on ESPN.
Comment with who you think will win the Horizon League Tournament to get the automatic bid!