Release  Horizon League ·

Feb. 5, 2009

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Reserve your tickets now

INDIANAPOLIS -- Fans can now reserve their tickets for the 2009 Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship by going to www.horizonleague.org/tickets. The conference tournament features nine games in eight days from March 3-10, with all contests being played at campus sites.

The tournament's first round includes four games on Tuesday, March 3. The #3 seed hosts the #10 seed, while #4 hosts #9, #5 hosts #8 and #6 hosts #7.

The second round -- hosted by the #1 seed -- includes two contests on Friday, March 6. The #3/10 winner faces the #6/7 winner, while the #4/9 winner battles the #5/8 winner.

The semifinals -- also hosted by the #1 seed -- will be played on Saturday, March 7. The first game is slated for 7 p.m. ET with the second to follow.

The championship game -- hosted by the highest remaining seed -- will be played on Tuesday, March 10. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET.

The winner of the Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. A Horizon League team has advanced to the tournament's "Sweet Sixteen" in three of the last seven seasons.

Butler University won a League-record 30 games en route to the second round of the NCAA Tournament a season ago. The Bulldogs, who have gone to the "Big Dance" in three of the past seven years, are currently ranked in both national polls.

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