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Myriad of Scenarios in Play During Final Weekend Release  Bill Potter · @ · February 24, 2012

Men's Basketball Weekly Release

Men's Basketball Schedule
Friday, Feb. 24:
Butler at Valparaiso, 7 p.m. ET -- ESPNU

Saturday, Feb. 25:
Detroit at Youngstown State, 2 p.m. ET -- Horizon League Network Game of the Week | ESPN3
Wright State at Cleveland State, 2 p.m. ET -- Horizon League Network
Green Bay at UIC, 2 p.m. ET -- Horizon League Network
Milwaukee at Loyola, 4 p.m. ET -- Horizon League Network | ESPN3

It wouldn't be the final weekend of play in the Horizon League without a myriad of scenarios in play. There is guaranteed to be plenty of scoreboard watching throughout the League, beginning with tonight's Butler-Valparaiso game, in which the Bulldogs could clinch the No. 2 seed in the Horizon League Tournament.

After all, with all of this sitting out there, wouldn't you pay attention?

2011-12 Horizon League Tie-breakers/Scenarios
1. Valparaiso (13-4)
-- Has clinched No. 1 seed

t-2. Butler (11-6) – at Valpo
-- Clinches No. 2 seed with win (regardless of CSU result)
-- Clinches No. 2 seed with loss AND CSU loss AND YSU win AND UWM loss (BU, CSU, YSU 11-7 – BU 4-2 vs. YSU/CSU, YSU 1-3, CSU 2-2)
-- Clinches No. 2 seed with loss AND CSU loss AND YSU win AND UWM win (BU, CSU, YSU, UWM 11-7 – BU 4-2 vs. CSU/YSU/UWM, CSU 3-3, YSU 3-3, UWM 2-4)
-- Clinches No. 3 seed with loss AND CSU win AND YSU win AND UWM loss AND DET loss (BU, YSU 11-7 – BU swept YSU)
-- Clinches No. 3 seed with loss AND CSU win AND YSU win AND UWM win (BU, UWM, YSU 11-7 – BU 3-1 vs. UWM/YSU, UWM 1-3, YSU 2-2)
-- Clinches No. 4 seed with loss AND CSU loss AND DET win AND UWM loss (BU, CSU, DET 11-7 – BU 1-3, CSU 2-2, DET 3-1)
-- Clinches No. 4 seed with loss AND CSU win AND DET win AND UWM loss (BU, DET 11-7 – DET swept BU)
-- Clinches No. 5 seed with loss AND CSU win AND DET win AND UWM win (BU, UWM, DET 11-7 – BU 1-3, DET 3-1, UWM 2-2)
-- Clinches No. 5 seed with loss AND CSU loss AND DET win AND UWM win (BU, CSU, DET, UWM 11-7 – BU 2-4 vs. CSU/DET/UWM, CSU 4-2, DET 3-3, UWM 3-3)

t-2. Cleveland State (11-6) – vs. Wright State
-- Clinches No. 2 seed with win AND BU loss
-- Clinches No. 2 seed with loss AND BU loss AND DET win AND UWM loss (CSU, BU, DET 11-7 – CSU 3-1 vs. BU/DET, BU 1-3, DET 2-2)
-- Clinches No. 2 seed with loss AND BU loss AND DET win AND UWM win (CSU, BU, DET, UWM 11-7 – CSU 4-2, BU 2-4, UWM 3-3, DET 3-3)
-- Clinches No. 3 seed with win AND BU win
-- Clinches No. 3 seed with loss AND BU win AND DET win AND UWM loss (CSU, DET 11-7 – CSU swept DET)
-- Clinches No. 3 seed with loss AND BU loss AND YSU win AND UWM loss (CSU, BU, YSU 11-7 – CSU 2-2 vs. BU/YSU, BU 3-1, YSU 1-3)
-- Clinches No. 3 seed with loss AND BU win AND DET win AND UWM win (CSU, DET, UWM 11-7 – CSU 3-1 vs. DET/UWM, UWM 2-2, DET 1-3)
-- Clinches No. 4 seed with loss AND BU win AND YSU win AND UWM loss (CSU, YSU 11-7; split reg. season, YSU beat Valpo – best win)
-- Clinches No. 4 seed with loss AND BU win AND YSU win AND UWM win (CSU, YSU, UWM 11-7 – CSU 2-2 vs. YSU/UWM, YSU 3-1, UWM 1-3)
-  Clinches No. 4 seed with loss AND BU loss AND YSU win AND UWM win (BU, CSU, YSU, UWM 11-7 – CSU 3-3 vs. BU/YSU/UWM, BU 4-2, YSU 3-3, UWM 2-4 – BU No. 2, YSU No. 3 on best win - Valpo)

t-4. Detroit (10-7) – at Youngstown State
-- Clinches No. 3 seed with win AND CSU win AND Butler loss AND UWM win (DET, BU, UWM 11-7 – DET 3-1, UWM 2-2, BU 1-3)
-- Clinches No. 3 seed with win AND CSU loss AND Butler loss AND UWM loss (DET, CSU, BU 11-7 – DET 2-2 vs. CSU/BU, CSU 3-1, BU 1-3)
-- Clinches No. 4 seed with win AND CSU loss AND Butler loss AND UWM win (DET, CSU, BU, UWM 11-7 – DET 3-3, BU 2-4, CSU 4-2, UWM 3-3; UWM beats DET on best win)
-- Clinches No. 5 seed with win AND CSU loss AND Butler win AND UWM win (DET, CSU, UWM 11-7 – DET 1-3, CSU 3-1, UWM 2-2)
-- Clinches No. 5 seed with win AND CSU win AND Butler win AND UWM win (DET, UWM 11-7 – UWM wins on best win – Valpo)
-- Clinches No. 6 seed with loss AND UWM loss (DET, UWM 10-8 – UWM wins on best win)
-- Clinches No. 6 seed with loss AND GB win (DET swept GB)
-- Clinches No. 6 seed with loss AND UWM loss AND GB win (DET 3-1, UWM 3-1, GB 0-4; UWM wins No. 5 on best win – Valpo)

t-4. Milwaukee (10-7) – at Loyola
-- Clinches No. 3 seed with win AND BU loss AND CSU loss AND DET win (BU, CSU, DET, UWM 11-7 – BU 2-4, DET 3-3, CSU 4-2, UWM 3-3; UWM with best win - over Valpo)
-- Clinches No. 4 seed with win AND CSU win AND BU loss AND DET win (BU, DET, UWM 11-7 – UWM 2-2, DET 3-1, BU 1-3)
-- Clinches No. 4 seed with win AND BU win AND CSU loss AND DET win (CSU, DET, UWM 11-7 – UWM 2-2, CSU 3-1, DET 1-3)
-- Clinches No. 4 seed with win AND BU win AND CSU win AND DET win (1-1 in regular season; UWM with best win - over Valpo)
-- Clinches No. 5 seed with win AND CSU win AND BU loss AND YSU win (BU, YSU, UWM 11-7 – UWM 1-3, BU 3-1, YSU 2-2)
-- Clinches No. 5 seed with win AND BU win AND CSU loss AND YSU win (CSU, YSU, UWM 11-7 – UWM 1-3, CSU 2-2, YSU 3-1)
-- Clinches No. 5 seed with win AND BU win AND CSU win AND YSU win (YSU sweep)
-- Clinches No. 5 seed with loss AND YSU win (UWM, DET 10-8 – split reg. season; UWM with best win – Valpo)
-- Clinches No. 5 seed with loss AND YSU win AND GB win (UWM, GB, DET 10-8 – UWM 3-1, GB 0-4, DET 3-1; UWM with best win - Valpo)
-- Clinches No. 6 seed with loss AND DET win (UWM, YSU 10-8 – YSU swept reg. season)
-- Clinches No. 6 seed with loss AND DET win AND GB win (UWM, GB, YSU 10-9 – UWM 2-2, GB 1-3, YSU 3-1)

t-4. Youngstown State (10-7) – vs. Detroit
-- Clinches No. 3 seed with win AND BU loss AND CSU loss AND UWM win (BU, CSU, UWM, YSU 11-7 – BU 4-2, CSU 3-3, UWM 2-4, YSU 3-3; YSU with best win over CSU – beat Valpo) 
-- Clinches No. 3 seed with win AND BU win AND CSU loss AND UWM loss (YSU, CSU 11-7 – split reg. season; YSU with best win – Valpo)
-- Clinches No. 3 seed with win AND BU win AND CSU loss AND UWM win (CSU, UWM, YSU 11-7 – YSU 3-1, CSU 2-2, UWM 1-3)
-- Clinches No. 4 seed with win AND BU win AND CSU win AND UWM win (YSU, UWM 11-7 – YSU swept UWM)
-- Clinches No. 4 seed with win AND BU loss AND CSU loss AND UWM loss (BU, CSU, YSU 11-7 – BU 3-1, CSU 2-2, YSU 1-3)
-- Clinches No. 4 seed with win AND BU loss AND CSU win AND UWM loss (BU, YSU 11-7 – BU swept YSU)
-- Clinches No. 4 seed with win AND BU loss AND CSU win AND UWM win (BU, UWM, YSU 11-7 – BU 3-1, UWM 1-3, YSU 2-2)
-- Clinches No. 5 seed with loss AND UWM loss AND GB win (YSU, UWM, GB 10-8 – YSU 3-1, UWM 2-2, GB 1-3)
-- Clinches No. 6 seed with loss AND UWM win AND GB win in any scenario in which DET or UWM finishes ahead of BU (YSU, GB 10-8 – split reg. season; YSU, GB each beat Valpo, so would depend on 2nd place team – if BU, GB gets No. 6 seed; if CSU, each team split, forcing it down ladder; if DET, YSU gets No. 6 seed; if UWM, YSU gets No. 6 seed)
-- Clinches No. 7 seed with loss AND UWM win AND GB win AND BU win (YSU, GB 10-8 – BU would be No. 2 seed, giving GB best win moving down ladder)

7. Green Bay (9-8) – at UIC
-- Clinches No. 6 seed with win AND BU win AND YSU loss (GB, YSU 10-8 – both went 1-1 vs. Valpo; GB 1-1 vs. BU, YSU 0-2)
-- Clinches No. 6 seed with win AND YSU loss in any scenario in which BU ends up as No. 2 seed
-- Clinches No. 7 seed with win AND YSU loss in any scenario in which DET or UWM finishes ahead of BU

8. Wright State (7-10) – at Cleveland State
-- Has clinched No. 8 seed

9. UIC (3-14) – vs. Green Bay
-- Has clinched No. 9 seed

10. Loyola (1-16) – vs. Milwaukee
-- Has clinched No. 10 seed

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