With an RPI in the top 20, top-seeded Butler is expected to draw an at-large bid should they fail to take the conference's automatic berth. The Bulldogs' three conference losses came at Green Bay, at UW-Milwaukee and home vs. Loyola (Ill.). The top seed has won 15 of the previous 29 championships, including each of the last four. Butler is the defending tournament champion.
1st round (winners in bold)
Cleveland st. vs. Detroit
Youngstown st. vs. Ill-Chicago
Wright St. vs. Valparso
UW-Millawaukee vs. Loyolla(Ill)
Cleveland St. vs. Youngstown St.
Wright st. vs. UW-Millawaukee
Green Bay vs. Cleveland St.
Butler vs. Wright St.
Butler vs. Cleveland St.
Congrats to Butler for making the NCAA tournement