Horizon League bracket set: Oakland No. 3 seed, Detroit Mercy No. 5 seed

Greg Kampe Oakland Michigan St Basketball
Posted at 11:05 PM, Feb 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-20 23:05:20-05

(WXYZ) -- The Horizon League released its 2021 men's basketball tournament bracket Saturday night.

The conference seeded teams using a formula that considered four factors: Horizon League winning percentage, strength of schedule, weighting road wins vs. home wins, and number of Horizon League games played.

Oakland (10-17, 10-10 HL) is the No. 3 seed, earning a bye into the quarterfinal round. Detroit Mercy (11-9, 10-6 HL) is the No. 5 seed and will play a home game in the opening round.

Opening round (February 25) and quarterfinal games (March 2) will be played at campus sites, with semifinal and championship games (March 8-9) played at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis.

All Times Eastern

Thursday, Feb. 25
No. 12 Robert Morris at No. 5 Detroit Mercy (7 p.m., ESPN+)
No. 11 UIC at No. 6 Youngstown State (8 p.m., ESPN+)
No. 10 Purdue Fort Wayne at No. 7 Green Bay (8 p.m., ESPN+)
No. 9 IUPUI at No. 8 Milwaukee (8 p.m., ESPN+)

Tuesday, March 2
Lowest-remaining seed at No. 1 Cleveland State (7 p.m., ESPN+)
Second lowest-remaining seed at No. 2 Wright State, (7 p.m., ESPN+)
Second highest-remaining seed at No. 3 Oakland (7:30 p.m., ESPN+)
Highest-remaining seed at No. 4 Northern Kentucky (7 p.m., ESPN+)

Monday, March 8
Semifinal No. 1 (6:30 p.m., ESPNU)
Semifinal No. 2 (9:30 p.m., ESPN2)

Tuesday, March 9
Championship Game (7 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2)