The MAC tournament is here! The MAC tournament is here! I won't sleep this week.
FIRST ROUND — Monday, 7 p.m.:
(12) Northern Illinois at (5) Eastern Michigan (MAC Sports Video Feed)
(11) Central Michigan at (6) Bowling Green (MAC Sports Video Feed)
(10) Miami at (7) Toledo (MAC Sports Video Feed)
(9) Ball State at (8) Western Michigan (MAC Sports Video Feed)
SECOND ROUND — Wednesday, SportsTime Ohio/ESPN3
NIU/EMU vs. BSU/WMU, 7 p.m.
Miami/Toledo vs. CMU/BGSU, 30 minutes after
QUARTERFINALS — Thursday, SportsTime Ohio/ESPN3
NIU/EMU/BSU/WMU vs. (4) Kent State, 7 p.m.
Miami/Toledo/CMU/BGSU vs. (3) OHIO, 30 minutes after
SEMIFINALS — Friday, SportsTime Ohio/ESPN3
NIU/EMU/BSU/WMU/KSU vs. (1) Akron, 7 p.m.
Miami/Toledo/CMU/BGSU/OHIO vs. (2) Buffalo, 30 minutes after
CHAMPIONSHIP — Saturday, 8 p.m., ESPN2
A bit of a confession: I will personally not be covering the last two rounds of the tournament, at least as they happen, but our crack team of contributors will be handling that. My thoughts on the games will naturally arrive a little late, but that's a long ways away from Monday, which is when the mayhem begins.