MAC Men’s Basketball Tournament Schedule

Is as follows:

Sunday, March 6 – First Round (Higher Seed Campus Sites)
No. 10 Bowling Green at No. 7 Western Michigan, 2 p.m.
No. 11 Northern Illinois at No. 6 Eastern Michigan, 2 p.m.
No. 9 Ohio at No. 8 Ball State, 2 p.m.
No. 12 Toledo at No. 5 Buffalo, 2 p.m.
Thursday, March 11 – Quarter Finals (Cleveland, Ohio)
No. 2 Central Michigan vs. No. 7/No. 10 Seed Winner, Noon
No. 3 Akron vs. No. 6/No. 11 Seed Winner, 2 p.m.*
No. 1 Kent State vs. No. 8/No. 9 Seed Winner, 7 p.m.
No. 4 Miami vs. No. 5/No. 12 Seed Winner, 9 p.m.*
Friday, March 12 – Semi Finals (Cleveland, Ohio)
Semifinal No. 1, 7 p.m.
Semifinal No. 2, 9 p.m.*
Saturday, March 13 – Final (Cleveland, Ohio)
Championship Game, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
*30 minutes following the completion of the previous game

Obviously its hard to say the 10th seed in a 12 team tournament is in a great position, but I don’t think there was a huge difference between teams 6 and 10 in the regular season, especially given that Bowling Green was in the stronger East division.  Their half of the bracket is heavy with West Division teams; they wouldn’t see an East team until Akron in the semifinals and the Zips are the only East team they could play sooner than the finals.  So a surprise run by the Brown and Orange is certainly possible.  I however recommend they score more than 15 points in the 1st half of games, which was their paltry output at the Ohio University Convocation Center Thursday night.

In other BG MAC Tourney news the Lady Falcons will play Miami in their quarterfinal Wednesday afternoon after the Redhawks beat Northern Illinois today.  Forward Falcons!

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