2007 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament

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2007 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2006–07
Teams 12
Site Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland, Ohio
Champions Miami (4th title)
Winning coach Charlie Coles (3rd title)
MVP Tim Pollitz (Miami)
Top scorer Tim Pollitz Miami
(66 points)
Television Comcast Local, FSN Ohio, ESPN2
MAC Men's Basketball Tournaments
«2006  2008»
2006–07 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Akron 13 3   .813     26 7   .788
Kent State 12 4   .750     21 11   .656
Miami 10 6   .625     18 15   .545
Ohio 9 7   .563     19 13   .594
Buffalo 4 12   .250     12 19   .387
Bowling Green 3 13   .188     13 18   .419
West
Toledo 14 2   .875     19 13   .594
Western Michigan 9 7   .563     16 16   .500
Central Michigan 7 9   .438     13 18   .419
Eastern Michigan 6 10   .375     13 19   .406
Ball State 5 11   .313     9 22   .290
Northern Illinois 4 12   .250     7 23   .233
2007 MAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007 Mid-American Conference men's basketball tournament was won by #4 seed Miami University over #2 University of Akron 53–52 after a controversial finish. Miami guard Doug Penno banked in a three-point field goal with no time left on the clock to give Miami an apparent one point victory. However, after a ten minute delay, officials put 0.6 seconds back on the clock because the game clock did not start properly when Miami rebounded an Akron missed free throw. Because of the win in the conference tournament final, Miami was awarded the Mid-American Conference's automatic berth into the 2007 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.[1]

The tournament took place from March 7 to March 10 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. This was the first year that the entire tournament was held in Cleveland. In previous tournaments the first round games were played at the higher seeds home courts. Comcast Local and FSN Ohio televised the Quarterfinals and Semifinals while ESPN2 broadcast the tournament championship.

All-tournament team[edit]

Format[edit]

Each of the 12 men's basketball teams in the MAC received a berth in the conference tournament. Teams were seeded by conference record with the following tie-breakers:

  • Head-to-head competition
  • Winning percentage vs. ranked conference teams (top to bottom, regardless of division, vs. common opponents regardless of the number of times played)
  • Coin flip

The top four seeds received byes into the Quarterfinals. The winners of each division were awarded the #1 and #2 seeds. The team with the best record of the two received the #1 seed.

Seeding[edit]

The following were the seeds for the conference tournament, along with conference record.

  1. Toledo, 14–2
  2. Akron, 13–3
  3. Kent State, 12–4
  4. Miami, 10–6
  5. Ohio, 9–7 *
  6. Western Michigan, 9–7
  7. Central Michigan, 7–9
  8. Eastern Michigan, 6–10
  9. Ball State, 5–11
  10. Buffalo, 4–12 **
  11. Northern Illinois, 4–12
  12. Bowling Green, 3–13

* Received #5 seed based on 78–73 head-to-head victory over Western Michigan on February 6.
** Received #10 seed based on 80–74 head-to-head victory over Northern Illinois on February 3.

Bracket[edit]

  First Round
Wednesday, March 7
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 8
Semifinals
Friday, March 9
Final
Saturday, March 10
                                     
   
  1  Toledo 62  
    8  Eastern Michigan 54  
8  Eastern Michigan 51
9  Ball State 48  
  1  Toledo 53  
  4  Miami 58  
   
   
  4  Miami 70
    5  Ohio 51  
5  Ohio 69
12  Bowling Green 59  
  4  Miami 53
  2  Akron 52
   
   
  2  Akron 82
    7  Central Michigan 53  
7  Central Michigan 80
10  Buffalo 74  
  2  Akron 61
  3  Kent State 54  
   
   
  3  Kent State 75
    6  Western Michigan 66  
6  Western Michigan 67
11  Northern Illinois 62  

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