The Zips are expected to carry the MAC’s banner when it’s all said and done, winning the vast majority of first-place and tournament votes.
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Bates, a former 5-star high school standout, is the first Eastern Michigan selection since Derrick Dial in 1998.
The transfer portal plucked some of the MAC’s top talent this offseason, but it also yielded accomplished athletes in their place.
The long-time assistant under Jay Wright at Villanova heads to Western New York for his first head coaching gig.
It was a frustrating time in the limelight for Kent State, as a great defensive effort was betrayed by woeful offensive numbers in a loss to the Indiana Hoosiers.
The Falcons call upon a coach with mid-major ties and Midwest roots to take over the BGSU program.
The Rockets couldn’t keep pace with a ferocious Michigan offense, ending their season in the first round of the NIT once again.
The Rockets will face the Wolverines in Ann Arbor in the first round of the NIT.
The Golden Flashes travel to Albany, New York, to face the Big Ten’s Indiana Hoosiers in the first round action of the Midwest region.
The Golden Flashes stepped on the gas late to soar past the Rockets and win the MAC Tournament Championship.
Rob Senderoff’s squad had a pair of big runs and fended off a resilient Zips team to secure a second straight trip to the MAC Tournament Championship Game.
The Rockets were solid on both ends of the floor and picked up 17th straight win in tough contest with the Bobcats.
John Groce’s Zips shot the lights out in blowout win over the Bulls.
Tough defense led the Golden Flashes to a quarterfinal victory over the Huskies.
Offense propelled the Bobcats to a first-round win over the Cardinals in Cleveland.
Ted Kowalczyk’s Rockets handled the Redhawks in the opening round of the MAC tournament behind a big first half.
Regular season play wrapped up in the MAC with Toledo securing its third straight regular season conference title. Kent State grabbed the two-seed in the tournament while four teams saw their season come to an end.
With heated rivalry games, rambunctious crowds, and nail-bitter finishes, this week epitomized MACtion.