2007 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament
|2007 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament|
|Site||Quicken Loans Arena
|Champions||Miami (4th title)|
|Winning coach||Charlie Coles (3rd title)|
|MVP||Tim Pollitz (Miami)|
|Top scorer||Tim Pollitz Miami
|Television||Comcast Local, FSN Ohio, ESPN2|
|2006–07 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings|
|Kent State †||12||–||4||.750||21||–||11||.656|
|† 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.
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.
- Romeo Travis, Akron
- Jeremiah Wood, Akron
- Giordan Watson, Central Michigan
- Tim Pollitz, Miami (Tournament MVP)
- Michael Bramos, Miami
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.
The following were the seeds for the conference tournament, along with conference record.
- Toledo, 14–2
- Akron, 13–3
- Kent State, 12–4
- Miami, 10–6
- Ohio, 9–7 *
- Western Michigan, 9–7
- Central Michigan, 7–9
- Eastern Michigan, 6–10
- Ball State, 5–11
- Buffalo, 4–12 **
- Northern Illinois, 4–12
- 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.
Wednesday, March 7
Thursday, March 8
Friday, March 9
Saturday, March 10
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