We started Hustle Belt in 2010 to follow and cover MAC sports. I've previously written for other websites, including Deadspin and MLive.
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CMU finally won, resulting in Kent State's terrible, horrible, no-good very bad week.
While eight teams went 1-1 on the week, two MAC basketball teams went a perfect 2-0 and you're never going to guess the second one.
Five teams sit at 3-1, notably Toledo who took a big win at Akron. Four more sit at 2-2.
Connar Tava had back-to-back career games to push Western Michigan into the MAC West lead. Buffalo also won their first two games, and Akron-Ohio provided a double-overtime thriller, with the Zips coming out on top.
Sitting home with a 7-5 record, Rockets fans understandably even grumpier that the MAC went 0-5 through bowl season. We simulated Toledo in each bowl game.
The MAC finished a tidy 86-60 in nonconference play as Toledo picked up their first loss and only three teams have losing records.
Toledo stays undefeated, Ohio had a thrilling overtime win at Richmond, and NIU is on the verge of something they haven't done in seven years
UMass is handed their first loss, while Miami bags a couple of W's and Toledo stays perfect. Akron gets set for a Christmas trip to Hawai'i and look at NIU hover near .500!
Finals week is always a light schedule, but the MAC came out on top in five of the eight scheduled contests — six if you want to count UMass over Northern Illinois.