First Round: Kentucky (L, 0-4)
SCHOOL/RECORD: Cleveland State University (20-6)
CONFERENCE: Horizon League
HEAD COACH/RECORD: Brian Etzkin (101-75, 7 seasons)
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: 2 (2008, 2009)
BEST NCAA FINISH: Lost in first round at Ohio State in 2008
2009 TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Won second straight Horizon League Championship… 20 wins are a school-record… went a perfect 7-0 in league matches for first time in school history… enter NCAA tournament on a 10-match win streak.
PLAYER/COACH HIGHLIGHTS: Head coach Brian Etzkin earned his 100th career win at CSU with a 4-0 win over Green Bay in Horizon League semifinals… Phil Orno and Ryan Hamning first team All-Horizon League… Rob West second team All-Horizon League… senior Steven Wipprecht won the Herb Foster Sportsmanship Award for his commendable conduct on and off the court… Etzkin named Horizon League Coach of the Year for first time in his career.