The 2021 Horizon League tournament is right around the corner as teams position themselves for the best possible chance at earning the conference’s automatic bid. Twelve teams will go for a shot at the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
The 2020 version was one of the tournaments that started and finished. The Northern Kentucky Norse finished on top in a championship game against the UIC Flames, but the NCAA Tournament was canceled due to COVID-19.
Here is everything you need to know for the 2021 Horizon League Tournament:
When is the Horizon Tournament?
The opening round of the 12-team Horizon League tournament will take place on February 25, and the quarterfinals will March 2 on campus sites. The semifinals and finals will be March 8-9 at Indiana Farmers Coliseum, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Where is the Horizon Tournament?
In 2020, the Horizon League tournament featured the first round and quarterfinals at campus sites with the semifinals and final at Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis. All the conference has announced so far is the tournament is scheduled to conclude at Indiana’s Farmers Coliseum.
How can I watch the Horizon Tournament?
All opening round and quarterfinal games until the Final will take place on ESPN+, with one semifinals on ESPNU on March 8th at 6:30 p.m., and the other on ESPN2 at 9:30 p.m. The championship game will be broadcast on ESPN2 or ESPNU, and all games can be streamed via the WatchESPN app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.
Will fans be allowed to attend the Horizon Tournament?
At this point, the Horizon League has yet to announce its attendance policy for the conference tournament.
What is the the Horizon Tournament schedule and bracket?
Thursday, February 25
Game 1: No. 12 Robert Morris University vs. No. 5 Detroit Mercy, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Game 2: No. 11 Illinois-Chicago vs. No. 6 Youngstown State, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Game 3: No. 10 Purdue Fort Wayne vs. No. 7 Green Bay, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Game 4: No. 9 IUPUI vs. No. 8 Milwaukee, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Tuesday, March 2
Quarterfinal 1: Lowest remaining seed vs. No. 1 Cleveland State, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Quarterfinal 2: Highest remaining seed vs. No. 4 Northern Kentucky, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Quarterfinal 3: Second highest remaining seed vs. No. 3 Oakland, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Quarterfinal 4: Second lowest remaining seed vs. No. 2 Wright State, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN+
Monday, March 8
Semifinal 1: No. X SCHOOL vs. No. X SCHOOL, 6:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU
Semifinal 2: No. X SCHOOL vs. No. X SCHOOL, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2
Tuesday, March 9
Championship: No. X SCHOOL vs. No. X SCHOOL, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN