Valpo Women Head to Milwaukee for Horizon League Tournament
Valpo Heads to Milwaukee on Wednesday.
Valpo Heads to Milwaukee on Wednesday.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

            The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team (14-15, 9-9 Horizon) will head to Milwaukee, Wis. on Wednesday evening for the Horizon League Tournament quarterfinals to battle the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (16-13, 11-7).  The Crusaders, the tournament’s sixth seed, and Panthers, the number three seed, will tip off at 7 p.m. CDT at the Klotsche Center on the UWM campus.

            Milwaukee won both meetings during the regular season, 68-62 on January 17 at the Athletics-Recreation Center and 76-70 on February 16 in Milwaukee.

            The tournament opens on Monday with first round games.  Tenth-seeded Detroit (6-23, 3-15) will head to number seven seed Youngstown State (13-16, 8-10) and the nine seed, Loyola (7-22, 5-13), will head to eighth seeded UIC (10-19, 6-12).

            Other quarterfinal matchups on Wednesday include the UIC-Loyola winner at top-seeded Green Bay (25-4, 17-1), #5 Butler (20-9, 10-8) at #4 Cleveland State (16-13, 10-8), and the Youngstown State-Detroit winner heading to second-seeded Wright State (14-15, 11-7).

            The semifinals and championship will take place at the highest remaining seed after the quarterfinals on Friday, March 14 and Sunday, March 16.  The Valpo-Milwaukee winner will face the YSU-Detroit-WSU winner.