Horizon League unveils postseason tournament brackets
INDIANAPOLIS – The Horizon League recently announced the brackets for the 2021 Horizon League Basketball Championships.
Eight teams – four men and four women – will advance to Indianapolis March 8-9 at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum located at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center.
The men’s and women’s brackets will feature the top-four teams in the regular season earning a bye to the quarterfinals and a home game Tuesday, March 2.
The winners will advance to the semifinals March 8.
For the men’s bracket, the first round will feature teams placing fifth through 12th competing on campus at the highest-available seeds Thursday, Feb. 25.
For the women’s bracket, the No. 5 seed will receive a bye to the quarterfinals, and seeds six through 11 will play first-round games Feb. 25.
Dates, times and brackets are subject to change.
Each round of the championship will re-seed with the highest-remaining seed matching up against the lowest-remaining seed until the championship games.
Every game of the tournament will be carried on ESPN networks, with the championships airing live March 9.
Due to the unbalanced nature of the Horizon League schedule because of COVID-19, this season, the championship will be seeded utilizing a formula that considers four factors: League winning percentage, strength of schedule, weighting road wins versus home wins and the number of league games played.
The league will announce the final seeding for the championship after the end of the regular season Saturday, Feb. 20.
The first round and quarterfinals at campus sites will be played without fans.
The board of directors will decide on fan attendance at the semifinals and championships in Indianapolis in late February.
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