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MAC Basketball Tournament Scenarios: The Fog Dissipates

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With Kent State's home victory over Akron and Miami's thumping of OHIO, the multi-tentacled Cthulhu is down to eight possible scenarios. WIth that, we also have five no-foolin' locked seeds:

Kent State wins the MAC East, the MAC regular season championship outright, and is the No. 1 seed.
Miami wins a first-round bye and the No. 3 seed.
Northern Illinois is the No. 10 seed.
Eastern Michigan is the No. 11 seed.
Toledo is the No. 12 seed.

So what about the other seven?

Western Michigan wins the MAC West and the No. 2 seed with a win over Central Michigan OR a Ball State loss. Otherwise they are the No. 4 seed.

Ball State earns a first-round bye and a share of the MAC West with a win over Northern Illinois. If they win AND Western Michigan loses, they are the No. 2 seed; otherwise they are the No. 4 seed. If Ball State loses, they are the No. 6 seed.

• OHIO's regular season is over. They are the No. 4 seed and earn a first-round bye with a Ball State loss to Northern Illinois. Otherwise they are the No. 5 seed.

• Akron's regular season is over. They are the No. 5 seed with a Ball State loss to Northern Illinois. Otherwise they are the No. 6 seed.

• Buffalo wins the No. 7 seed with a win at Bowling Green. They are the No. 8 seed with a loss AND a Central Michigan loss. They are the No. 9 seed with a loss AND a Central Michigan win.'

Bowling Green wins the No. 7 seed with a win over Buffalo. Otherwise they are the No. 9 seed.

Central Michigan wins the No. 8 seed with a win over Western Michigan AND a Bowling Green loss to Buffalo. Otherwise they are the No. 9 seed.

Got it? You better.

Saturday's games:

1 p.m. — Buffalo at Bowling Green
2 p.m. — Toledo at Eastern Michigan
2 p.m. — Northern Illinois at Ball State
2. p.m — Western Michigan at Central Michigan