INDIANAPOLIS – The Horizon League announced on Thursday the brackets for the 2020 Horizon League Basketball Championships.
All eligible teams will compete in this year’s Horizon League Basketball Championships and eight teams – four men and four women – will look to advance to Indianapolis and #ReachTheHorizon March 9-10 at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum located at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center.
The men’s and women’s brackets, as approved by the Horizon League Council, will return to the double-bye format, with the top-two finishing teams in the regular season earning byes to the semifinals, which will be contested on March 9 at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum.
The first round will see the teams placing third through 10th competing on campus at the highest-available seeds on Tuesday, March 3, with four games being contested.
The opening-round winners will meet in the quarterfinals, which will be re-seeded, on Thursday, March 5, with two games being contested. The highest-remaining seed will face the lowest-remaining seed, while the other two first-round winners will play to earn a spot in the semifinals in Indianapolis. Second-round matchups will also be played on campus at the highest-available seeds.
The semifinals will also re-seed as the No. 1 seed will face the lowest-remaining seed and the No. 2 seed will play the highest-remaining seed.
Every game of the tournament will be carried on ESPN networks, with the championships airing live on Tuesday, March 10.
Tickets for the semifinals and championship games start at just $10 and will go on-sale on July 18 at 10 a.m. ET. Fans that purchase a ticket prior to September 30 will receive $5 off.
For complete information on the 2020 Horizon League Basketball Championships go to HorizonLeague.com/Indy or follow @HorizonLeague on social media.
ABOUT THE HORIZON LEAGUE
The Horizon League is an NCAA Division I athletics conference comprised of 10 member institutions located throughout the Midwest’s major metropolitan cities. Headquartered in Indianapolis, the League and its members strive to be highly competitive athletically while committing to the total development of its student-athletes and creating a lasting impact on campus and in the community. For more information, visit HorizonLeague.com.
ABOUT INDIANA STATE FAIRGROUNDS & EVENT CENTER
The Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center is a modern public event facility that annually hosts more than 400 meetings, shows, sports and agricultural events, including the Indiana State Fair. The year-round management of the Fairgrounds is overseen by the Indiana State Fair Commission which is a quasi-governmental agency that was established in 1992, with the mission to preserve and enhance the Indiana State Fairgrounds and the annual Indiana State Fair for the benefit of all citizens of Indiana. Additional information is available at www.indianastatefair.com.
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