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MAC Men’s Basketball Review: January 9-15, 2023

After an action-packed opening week, the second week of MAC play saw one of the best match-ups of the season, and a shuffling of the early standings.

MAC Men’s Basketball Review: January 3-8, 2023

Week 1 of the conference season lived up to the hype, featuring stellar individual performances, hard-fought games, and the unique #MACtion spirit.

Stellar guards propel Cardinals to 90-83 win in MAC opener over Toledo

The Cardinals’ backcourt trio of Coleman, Jacobs, and Sellers led their squad to a pivotal victory against Toledo to open the MAC season.

Kent State Leads MAC in Latest NET Rankings

The Golden Flashes’ 33rd national ranking leads the MAC, and positions them ahead of notable power programs.

Ball State’s Bahamas excursion ends with sixth-place finish

Michael Lewis’s Ball State Cardinals finished 1-2 in the Baha Mar Hoops Nassau Championship.

A lesson for all MACletes: the gap isn’t as big as you think

You can do it if you put your mind to it.

Making too big a deal of the first day of MAC men’s basketball

It’s fun to over-react to early results, might as well lean right into it.

Kent State picked to top ‘22-23 MBB season; Emoni Bates named to preseason second-team

All preseason polls have their flaws, but these particular ones are interesting.

2022-23 MAC Men’s Basketball Preseason Preview: Eastern Michigan Eagles

The new look Eagles look to be worth the hype, with or without Emoni Bates.

2022-23 MAC Men’s Basketball Preview: Buffalo Bulls

The land of opportunity!

Ypsi Is Real for Emoni Bates

Ypsilanti’s native son gives the city the shining moment it needed.

MAC Bandwagon Podcast, ep. 102: Emoni Bates.. is coming... to EMU!?

On Zach’s last show (for now), the boys discuss the former five star recruit’s decision to transfer to EMU.

Former Ypsilanti Prep, Memphis product Emoni Bates verbally commits to EMU

The Ypsilanti native returns home to bolster his hometown Eagles after a year in Memphis.

Toledo SG Ryan Rollins selected by Golden State Warriors with 44th overall pick of NBA Draft

Rollins, the newest addition to the reigning champs’ roster, becomes the first Toledo Rocket drafted to the NBA since Casey Shaw in 1998.

MAC Bandwagon Podcast, ep. 101: CM Life Sports Editor Christian Booher stops by to talk CMU football!

The boys cover Ryan Rollins’ NBA Draft prospects, discuss the MAC championship odds for the upcoming football season, and Christian Booher stops by to talk Chippewas football

2022-23 MAC Men’s Basketball Way-Too-Early Preview: Akron Zips

Can the Zips improve on their MAC Tournament Championship Team?

MAC Bandwagon Podcast, ep. 97: Spring sports liven up the mid-May air!

The boys cover this past weekends MAC softball championship, take a look at the last weekend of baseball, and discuss Ryan Rollins’ rising NBA Draft stock. All that, and more!

MAC Bandwagon Podcast, ep. 92: A little bit of everything this spring!

The boys recap the weekend in MAC baseball, discuss some basketball transfer news, and take a look at the former MAC players competing in the upcoming USFL season!

MAC Bandwagon Podcast, ep. 91: Getting to know the new faces in familiar places

The basketball news continues to come in hot and heavy in the postseason, and our intrepid hosts cover it all.

MAC Bandwagon Podcast, ep. 90: Coaching changes, transfer news, and more!

The boys take a look at the numerous head coaching changes in men’s and women’s hoops, discuss Toledo’s run in the WNIT, and recap the weekend that was in MAC baseball

Ali Ali, Akron’s leading scorer, enters transfer portal

Ali Ali was the offensive leader for a defensive-minded Akron Zip basketball team. The 6’8" wing enters the transfer portal after leading the Zips to the NCAA Tournament.

Ball State hires UCLA assistant Michael Lewis as head men’s basketball coach

The Cards look once again to the PAC-12 for coaching help, landing on a former Hoosier guard to lead the new era.

MAC Bandwagon Podcast, ep. 89: The downswing of the college hoops postseason

The MAC representatives in the NCAA Tournament performed admirably, but were unable to pull an upset. It’s been a mixed bag elsewhere, too.

Ohio beats Rice at the buzzer 65-63, advance in 2022 CBI

Mark Sears signs, seals and delivers Ohio a second-round CBI bid with a viral lay-up as time expires.

UCLA takes 57-53 win at the last gasp over Akron in first round of NCAA Tournament

The Zips’ strong defensive effort was almost enough to pull the upset, as John Groce’s squad gave UCLA all they could handle in defeat.

Toledo falls to Dayton 74-55 in first round of 2022 National Invitational Tournament

The Rockets end the season ignominiously on home turf after a promising MAC run.

MAC Bandwagon Podcast, ep. 88: The madness has arrived, folks!

The boys look back on a fantastic weekend of basketball in Cleveland, and look ahead at all of the post-season matchups that await the MAC teams that are fortunate enough to still be playing.

Kent State to play Southern Utah in inaugural edition of The Basketball Classic

The Golden Flashes will travel to the Beehive State to extend their 2022 postseason.

James Whitford fired as Ball State men’s basketball head coach after nine seasons

Whitford, previously hired from the Arizona Wildcats staff, went 131-148 in his nine seasons as head coach.

Ohio accepts 2022 CBI bid, will play Rice in first round

The Bobcats will play in the postseason, accepting a bid to the 16-team CBI.

Toledo to host Dayton as lower seed in first round of 2022 NIT

The regular-season champion Rockets will have an opportunity to host their first round game as the lower seed.

Akron Zips earn 13 seed, will play #13 UCLA in East Region of 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

After getting into the Big Dance for the first time since 2013, the Zips will face a historic blueblood in UCLA for their first-round matchup.