Cleveland State Vikings
Horizon League (25-10, 12-6)
Last Second Heroics
Cleveland State had to win four games to clinch the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament against a well-rested No. 1 seed Butler, who benefited from the double bye, which meant they just had to win two games.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Twenty minutes after the game and Wright State coach Brad Brownell was still seething as he took questions about his team's 62-57 loss to the 22nd ranked team in the latest AP Poll.
Wright State had scored 22 field goals to Butler's 17 field goals, out-shot Butler from beyond the arc by making eight 3-pointers to four for Butler and committed just eight turnovers to Butler's 10 turnovers.
The Raiders held all five of Butler's starters to under 50 percent shooting.
INDIANAPOLIS - Tonight the Horizon League played the quarterfinal games at number one seed Butler University. The 6 p.m. game featured Wright State playing Milwaukee and the 8 p.m. game featured UIC and Cleveland State. In both games the higher seed prevailed. Wright State beat Milwaukee 80-70 and Cleveland State beat UIC 67-64.
2009 Speedway Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship
Tuesday, March 3 / First Round / at campus sites
Game 1 - #10 Detroit at #3 Cleveland State, 7 p.m. ET (HLN)
Game 2 - #7 UIC at #6 Youngstown State, 7 p.m. ET (HLN)
Game 3 - #9 Valparaiso at #4 Wright State, 7 p.m. ET (HLN)
Game 4 - #8 Loyola at #5 Milwaukee, 8 p.m. ET (HLN)