Horizon League Finals Set for Joe Louis Arena

Lars Hjelmroth, Rolco Sports & Entertainment Network
Green Bay junior guard Charles Cooper checks Valpo sophomore forward David Skara. The game went to overtime with Green Bay coming out on top, 99-02. They will play Wright State for the Horizon League championship in Detroit. Skara, a 6'10" wingman, hails from Zadar, Croatia. Photo courtesy of Lars Hjelmroth, Rolco Sports & Entertainment Network
Lars Hjelmroth, Rolco Sports & Entertainment Network
Green Bay junior guard Charles Cooper checks Valpo sophomore forward David Skara. The game went to overtime with Green Bay coming out on top, 99-02. They will play Wright State for the Horizon League championship in Detroit. Skara, a 6’10” wingman, hails from Zadar, Croatia.
Photo courtesy of Lars Hjelmroth, Rolco Sports & Entertainment Network

DETROIT– The first Horizon League Basketball Championships at Joe Louis Arena will feature Green Bay (22-12 and Wright State (22-12) in the finals. Playing on the new floor at JLA and branded as Motor City Madness, both teams had upset wins during the semi-finals.

Green Bay beat Valparaiso 99-92, in a thriller that went into overtime and Wright State bested Oakland 59-55.

The champion will get the Horizon Leagues’ automatic NCAA tournament bid.

In the first game, Valpo tied the score with two seconds left, when Jubril Adekoya snagged a rebound and threw the ball the length of the court. Alec Peters caught it and laid it up for a basket. It was tied at 79-79. In overtime, Green Bay methodically took Valpo apart for the 99-92 win.