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2008-2009 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament

Tournament Information

Tournament Dates: Mar 3 - 10, 2009
Tournament Champions: Cleveland State
Tournament Runner Up: Butler
Tournament MOP/MVP: Cedric Jackson (Cleveland State, Sr.)
All-Tournament Team: Cedric Jackson (Cleveland State, Sr.), J'Nathan Bullock (Cleveland State, Sr.), Norris Cole (Cleveland State, So.), Matt Howard (Butler, So.), Shelvin Mack (Butler, Fr.)
Championship Game Venue: Hinkle Fieldhouse (Indianapolis, IN)
Tournament Attendance: N/A
Tournament Officials: Chris Beaver, Bo Boroski, Eugene Crawford, Jim Ferrari, James Ferrari, Tim Fogarty, Mike Foote, Dan Fouser, Brad Gaston, Rick Hartzell, Randy Heimerman, Glenn Mayborg, Gerry Pollard, Mike Roberts, Sid Rodeheffer, Lamont Simpson, Lamar Simpson, Steven Skiles, Todd Williams
 

Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Norris Cole (Cleveland State, So.) (66)
Total Rebounds:J'Nathan Bullock (Cleveland State, Sr.) (33)
Total Assists:Cedric Jackson (Cleveland State, Sr.) (21)
Total Steals:Cedric Jackson (Cleveland State, Sr.) (11)
Total Blocks:Rob Eppinger (Illinois-Chicago, Jr.) (4)
Total Minutes:Cedric Jackson (Cleveland State, Sr.) (150)
Total FIC:Cedric Jackson (Cleveland State, Sr.) (57.5)
Total Fouls:Cedric Jackson (Cleveland State, Sr.) (14)
Total Turnovers:Cedric Jackson (Cleveland State, Sr.) (16)
Total FGs:Norris Cole (Cleveland State, So.) (23)
Total 3PM:Cedric Jackson (Cleveland State, Sr.) (9)
Total FTs:Matt Howard (Butler, So.) (20)

Tournament Bracket

First Round
4 Wright State 68
9 Valparaiso 56
 
 
 
 
5 Milwaukee 77
8 Loyola (IL) 68
 
3 Cleveland State 56
10 Detroit 43
 
 
 
 
6 Youngstown State 68
7 Illinois-Chicago 73
 
Quarterfinals
 
4 Wright State 80
5 Milwaukee 70
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 Cleveland State 67
7 Illinois-Chicago 64
Semifinals
 
 
1 Butler 62
4 Wright State 57
 
 
2 Green Bay 67
3 Cleveland State 73
Championship Game
 
 
 
1 Butler 54
3 Cleveland State 57

Tournament Participants

Seed School Overall Wins Overall Losses Overall
Win %
Conference Wins Conference Losses Conference
Win %
1 Butler 25  86.21% 15  83.33%
3 Cleveland State 21  10  67.74% 12  66.67%
10 Detroit 22  24.14% 16  11.11%
7 Illinois-Chicago 15  14  51.72% 11  38.89%
8 Loyola (IL) 14  17  45.16% 12  33.33%
9 Valparaiso 21  30.00% 13  27.78%
2 Green Bay 22  70.97% 13  72.22%
5 Milwaukee 16  13  55.17% 11  61.11%
4 Wright State 18  12  60.00% 12  66.67%
6 Youngstown State 11  18  37.93% 11  38.89%
*Wins, Losses and Win % based on team records entering the tournament.

Tournament Schedule

Date Away Team Home Team Result Venue Home Leaders Away Leaders
Mar 3, 2009
#9 Valparaiso (L) #4 Wright State (W) 56-68 Nutter Center PTS: 19. Scott Grote
REB: 7. Will Graham
AST: 6. Will Graham
PTS: 14. Michael Rogers
REB: 5. Michael Rogers
AST: 5. Urule Igbavboa
Mar 3, 2009
#7 Illinois-Chicago (W) #6 Youngstown State (L) 73-68 Beeghly Center PTS: 20. Vytas Sulskis
REB: 6. Vytas Sulskis
AST: 6. DeAndre Mays
PTS: 20. Rob Eppinger
REB: 14. Rob Eppinger
AST: 6. Josh Mayo
Mar 3, 2009
#8 Loyola (IL) (L) #5 Milwaukee (W) 68-77 U.S. Cellular Arena PTS: 20. James Eayrs
REB: 9. Ricky Franklin
AST: 4. Avery Smith
PTS: 20. Jordan Hicks
REB: 7. Jordan Hicks
AST: 5. Courtney Stanley
Mar 3, 2009
#10 Detroit (L) #3 Cleveland State (W) 43-56 Wolstein Center PTS: 16. Cedric Jackson
REB: 13. J'Nathan Bullock
AST: 8. Cedric Jackson
PTS: 12. Thomas Kennedy
REB: 7. Nemanja Jokic
AST: 2. Eulis Stephens
Mar 6, 2009
#7 Illinois-Chicago (L) #3 Cleveland State (W) 64-67 Hinkle Fieldhouse PTS: 26. Norris Cole
REB: 8. Cedric Jackson
AST: 4. Cedric Jackson
PTS: 24. Josh Mayo
REB: 9. Rob Eppinger
AST: 5. Spencer Stewart
Mar 6, 2009
#5 Milwaukee (L) #4 Wright State (W) 70-80 Hinkle Fieldhouse PTS: 14. Cory Cooperwood
REB: 10. Cory Cooperwood
AST: 5. N'Gai Evans
PTS: 15. Deonte Roberts
REB: 7. Ricky Franklin
AST: 5. Avery Smith
Mar 7, 2009
#4 Wright State (L) #1 Butler (W) 57-62 Hinkle Fieldhouse PTS: 24. Matt Howard
REB: 8. Gordon Hayward
AST: 3. Shelvin Mack
PTS: 11. Cory Cooperwood
REB: 6. Will Graham
AST: 6. N'Gai Evans
Mar 7, 2009
#3 Cleveland State (W) #2 Green Bay (L) 73-67 Hinkle Fieldhouse PTS: 21. Ryan Tillema
REB: 6. Pat Nelson
AST: 6. Rahmon Fletcher
PTS: 23. Norris Cole
REB: 10. George Tandy
AST: 2. Trevon Harmon
Mar 10, 2009
#3 Cleveland State (W) #1 Butler (L) 57-54 Hinkle Fieldhouse PTS: 18. Shelvin Mack
REB: 9. Shelvin Mack
AST: 2. Shelvin Mack
PTS: 19. Cedric Jackson
REB: 7. Cedric Jackson
AST: 8. Cedric Jackson