Valpo to Face Detroit to Open Horizon League Championship
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Valpo to Face Detroit to Open Horizon League Championship
The Crusaders will open championship action against Detroit on Tuesday. (Andy Keilen)

The Valparaiso men’s basketball team, which finished tied for fourth in the Horizon League regular season with a 10-8 record, earned the sixth seed for the 2010 Speedway Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship and will open play at the ARC on Tuesday evening against seventh-seeded Detroit at 7 p.m.

The winner of the Valpo-Detroit game will move on to face the winner of Green Bay (third seed) and Youngstown State (tenth seed) on Friday evening at 5 p.m. CST in Indianapolis, Ind.  That winner takes on second-seeded Wright State in Indianapolis at 4:15 p.m. CST on Saturday, March 6, while the championship game will be played Tuesday, March 9 at 8 p.m. CST at the highest remaining seed.

Valparaiso (15-16, 10-8 Horizon) and Detroit (18-13, 9-9 Horizon) split their two regular season matchups, with each team winning on its home court.  The Titans won the meeting in Detroit on January 8, 77-67, while the Crusaders captured the game at the ARC on Feb. 6, 74-70.

Tuesday’s game, as always, will be broadcast live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network (WEFM, 95.9 FM, Michigan City; WAKE, 1500 AM, Valparaiso; WLPR, 89.1 FM, Lowell) and can be seen on the Horizon League Network.  Valpo’s athletic website,, will have links for live audio, video and statistics.