Valpo Hosts Horizon League Tournament and Squares off on Saturday in Semifinals
Valpo Hosts Horizon League Tournament and Squares off on Saturday in Semifinals
Thursday, March 01, 2012

This weekend Valparaiso hosts the Horizon League tournament, with the winning team securing a bid to the NCAA tournament. Students still needing tickets can purchase them at the ARC for a mere $10.

This weekend is sure to be a historic moment in Crusader basketball , as the program has the opportunity to play for a spot in the NCAA tournament in front of their home fans after securing their first ever regular-season conference title and a double bye in the conference tournament.

For the Crusaders, it's also an opportunity for Horizon League Player of the Year Ryan Broekhoff to put his skills on display for a national TV audience. Similarly, Valpo is also home to Horizon League Coach of the Year Bryce Drew, who went an impressive 21-10 in his first season after taking over for his father and mentor, Homer Drew.

The Crusaders are always successful at home. In fact, Valpo holds an impressive 13-2 record this season at the ARC and overall boasts a record of 259-112 or a 69.8% winning percentage all-time.

Valpo will take on the winner of Friday's game: Milwaukee v Butler. You can catch Valpo's semi final game on Saturday at 7:30 at the ARC or on ESPNU.