Rocketman Sports Horizon League Tournament Preview

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by YouWinNOW.com - 3/3/2009 6:16 PM Share
The Horizon League tournament gets underway on Tuesday March 3rd. Butler has dominated this conference in recent years and is almost automatic to make the tournament this season with a 25-4 overall record and Top 25 ranking. Let's take a look at my current Horizon League Conference Power Ratings heading into the Conference Tournament.

  1. Butler 83.29
  2. Wisconsin Green Bay 81.14
  3. ClevelandState 80.78
  4. IllinoisChicago 76.72
  5. Wright State 74.27
  6. Valparaiso 73.72
  7. Wisconsin Milwaukee 73.24
  8. Youngstown State 73.09
  9. Loyola Chicago 71.69
  10. Detroit 65.78

Unless somebody upsets Butler in the Conference Tournament, we probably will not see another one of these teams in the Big Dance. One team to look out for is Wisconsin Green Bay. Wisconsin Green Bay is 22-9 overall and 13-5 in conference play. ClevelandState has also played well this year and sports a 21-10 overall record and 12-6 conference record. I think those are the three teams that has a chance of winning. The Mid Pack of Illinois Chicago, WrightState, Valpo and Wisconsin Milwaukee are ok teams but don't have enough to beat the Top 3. The Bottom feeders are YoungstownState, Loyola Chicago and Detroit and they will be ending their season soon.

MY PICK TO WIN: Butler

SLEEPER: ClevelandState

LONG SHOT: IllinoisChicago

Rocky hit 90% last year from March 1st through the NCAA Championship game. Don't miss any of Rocky's College Basketball picks and win big this year!


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