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2018 MAC Men’s Tournament Information

A season in the making, the action starts Monday at campus sites

NCAA Basketball: MAC Conference Tournament-Akron vs Kent State Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

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

Opening Round Results
Akron 79 Western Michigan 78 RECAP
Central Michigan 81 Bowling Green 77 RECAP
Kent State 61 NIU 59 RECAP
Miami 68 Ohio 55 RECAP

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

Quarterfinal Results
Buffalo 89 Central Michigan 74 RECAP
Ball State 73 Kent State 76 RECAP
Toledo 71 Miami 69 RECAP
Eastern Michigan 67 Akron 58 RECAP

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)

Semifinal Results
Buffalo 78 Kent State 61 RECAP
Toledo 64 Eastern Michigan 63 RECAP

Finals Schedule
#1 Buffalo vs #2 Toledo 7PM PREVIEW