2017 Horizon League Women's Basketball Tournament

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2017 Horizon League Women's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2016–17
Teams 10
Site Joe Louis Arena
Detroit, Michigan
Champions Green Bay (15th title)
Winning coach Kevin Borseth (11th title)
MVP Jessica Lindstrom (Green Bay)
← 2016
2018 →
2016–17 Horizon League women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Green Bay* 15 3   .833     27 5   .844
Wright State 15 3   .833     24 8   .750
Oakland 12 6   .667     18 12   .600
Detroit 12 6   .667     18 14   .563
Milwaukee 11 7   .611     20 11   .645
Cleveland State 9 9   .500     14 16   .467
Youngstown State 5 13   .278     9 21   .300
Northern Kentucky 5 13   .278     9 22   .290
Valparaiso 4 14   .222     10 20   .333
UIC 2 16   .111     6 24   .200
2017 Horizon League Tournament winner
*Tournament #1 seed
As of March 7, 2017; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017 Horizon League Women's Basketball Tournament (also known as Motor City Madness) was the conference tournament that ended the 2016–17 season of the Horizon League. It was played from March 3 through March 7, 2017 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. Regular-season co-champion Green Bay won the tournament and earned the Horizon League's automatic berth into the 2017 NCAA Women's Tournament.

Seeds

All 10 teams participated in the tournament. The top six teams received a bye into the Second Round. This was a change from the previous season where the top two seeds received double byes into the Semifinals.[1] Teams were seeded by record within the conference, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records.

Seed School Conference Tiebreaker
1 Green Bay 15–3 2–0 vs. Wright State
2 Wright State 15–3 0–2 vs. Green Bay
3 Detroit Mercy 12–6 2–0 vs. Oakland
4 Oakland 12–6 0–2 vs. Detroit
5 Milwaukee 11–7
6 Cleveland State 9–9
7 Northern Kentucky 5–13 1–1 vs. YSU, 1–1 vs. Milwaukee
8 Youngstown State 5–13 1–1 vs. NKU, 0–2 vs. Milwaukee
9 Valparaiso 4–14
10 UIC 2–16

Schedule

Game Time Matchup Final score Television
First round – Friday, March 3
1 2:30 PM #8 Youngstown State vs #9 Valparaiso 79–62 ESPN3
2 Noon #7 Northern Kentucky vs #10 UIC 72–60 ESPN3
Second Round – Saturday, March 4
3 11:30 AM #1 Green Bay vs #9 Valparaiso 89-60 ESPN3
4 2:00 PM #2 Wright State vs #10 UIC 79-52 ESPN3
Second Round – Sunday, March 5
5 2:30 PM #4 Oakland vs. #5 Milwaukee 82-60 ESPN3
6 Noon #3 Detroit Mercy vs #6 Cleveland State 70-56 ESPN3
Semifinals – Monday, March 6
7 1:00 PM #1 Green Bay vs. #5 Milwaukee 66–59 ESPN3
8 3:30 PM #2 Wright State vs. #3 Detroit Mercy 71–52 ESPN3
Finals – Tuesday, March 7
9 Noon #1 Green Bay vs. #3 Detroit Mercy 64–52 ESPNU
All game times in Eastern Time Zone.

Bracket

First round
Friday, March 3
Second round
Saturday/Sunday, March 4/5
Semifinals
Monday, March 6
Finals
Tuesday, March 7
     
        1 Green Bay 89  
8 Youngstown State 62     9 Valparaiso 60  
9 Valparaiso 79       1 Green Bay 66  
          5 Milwaukee 59  
        4 Oakland 60  
        5 Milwaukee 82  
          1 Green Bay 64
          3 Detroit Mercy 52
        3 Detroit Mercy 70  
        6 Cleveland State 56  
          3 Detroit Mercy 71  
7 Northern Kentucky 60       2 Wright State 52  
10 UIC 72     2 Wright State 79      
        10 UIC 52      
     

References

  1. ^ "Horizon League revises Motor City Madness format - Mid-Major Madness". midmajormadness.com. Retrieved 2016-11-15.
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