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Horizon League Standings, Breakdown and Conference Tournament Tracker

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Horizon League Standings

TeamConference RecordOverall RecordTournament Outlook
Wright State15-325-61 seed
Northern Kentucky13-521-92 seed
Green Bay11-716-153 seed
UIC10-815-164 seed
Youngstown State10-817-145 seed
Oakland8-1013-186 seed
Cleveland State7-1111-207 seed
Milwaukee7-1112-188 seed
Detroit6-128-23N/A
IUPUI3-157-249 seed

Horizon League Tournament Schedule

Dates: March 3, 5, 9-10
TV: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN+
Sites: Campus Sites (First Round, Quarterfinals); Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Indianapolis, IN (Semifinals, Championship)
Byes: Top 3 get single; Top 2 get double
2019 Champion: Northern Kentucky


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Horizon League Tournament Bracket

First Round

  • (4) UIC 93, (9) IUPUI 59
  • (5) Youngstown State 63, (8) Milwaukee 57
  • (6) Oakland 80, (7) Cleveland State 59

Second Round

  • (3) Green Bay 78, (6) Oakland 63
  • (4) UIC 67, (5) Youngstown St. 61

Semifinals

  • (4) UIC 73, (1) Wright State 56
  • (2) Northern Kentucky 80, (3) Green Bay 69

Championship

  • (2) Northern Kentucky 71, (4) UIC 62

Northern Kentucky advances to NCAA Tournament

Horizon League Breakdown

Defending Horizon League tournament champions Northern Kentucky are in a favorable spot as the 2-seed once again this year based on recent history. A repeat win would mean the 2-seed will have won three straight Horizon League tournaments. On a broader scale, eight of the last ten tournaments have been won by the 1, 2 or 4-seeds. Along with the Norse, this reflects the seedings of Wright State and UIC this year.

Top seed Wright State finished with far and away the best scoring margin in the Horizon League. Their mark of +10.1 is nearly 5 points better than runner-up Northern Kentucky (+5.4). The Raiders also ranked first in points per game (81.9). Another team of interest in terms of statistics is Green Bay. Despite ranking ninth in the conference in points allowed per game (80.3), the Phoenix still finished fourth in scoring margin (+1.6) thanks to the conference’s second-highest mark in points per game (81.8). But can the 3-seed survive tournament play on offense alone?

The Horizon League preseason poll accurately predicted the top two finishers in Wright State and Northern Kentucky and was quite accurate from top to bottom. The greatest overachiever this season based on the preseason poll projections was 7-seed Cleveland State (picked 10th) while the greatest underachiever was 6-seed Oakland (picked 4th).

Detroit is not participating in this year’s Horizon League tournament after they were deemed ineligible for postseason play due to APR penalties.

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