With Central Michigan’s win on Saturday, it means we can finally put the MAC tournament pairings and bracket in ink.
March 5th starts the action with the first round games at campus sites, hosted by the Central Michigan Chippewas, the Kent State Golden Flashes, the Miami-Ohio Redhawks, and the Western Michigan Broncos. Winners advance to your automatic bye holders in Cleveland for the quaterfinals and that’s where the fun starts. The MAC is a bit of an oddity in that the entire tourney isn’t hosted all in one place, but it does ensure a ton of eyeballs (at least in person) are going to be on the opening games.
This will be your home for MAC men’s tourney information with updated brackets, schedules, and links to previews and recaps. Check back for all your tourney MACtion needs!
Opening Round Schedule (Monday March 5) -
Bowling Green Falcons @ Central Michigan Chippewas 7:00PM Preview
Northern Illinois Huskies @ Kent State Golden Flashes 7:00PM Preview
Ohio University Bobcats @ Miami-Ohio Redhawks 7:00PM Preview
Akron Zips @ Western Michigan Broncos 7:45PM Preview
Quarterfinal Schedule (all games March 8 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland)
#1 Buffalo vs #8 Central Michigan 12:00PM PREVIEW
#4 Ball State vs #5 Kent State (30 minutes after conclusion of prior game) PREVIEW
#2 Toledo vs #7 Miami 6:30PM PREVIEW
#3 Eastern Michigan vs #11 Akron (30 minutes after conclusion of prior game) PREVIEW
Semifinal Schedule (March 9)
#1 Buffalo vs #5 Kent State 6:30PM
#2 Toledo vs #3 Eastern Michigan (30 minutes after conclusion of prior game)
#1 Buffalo vs #2 Toledo 7PM PREVIEW