2010 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament

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2010 MAC Men's
Basketball Tournament
Logo for the 2010 Mid-American Conference tournament
Logo for the 2010 Mid-American Conference tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2009–10
Teams 12
Site Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland, Ohio
Champions Ohio Bobcats (5th title)
Winning coach John Groce (1st title)
MVP Armon Bassett Ohio
Top scorer Armon Bassett Ohio
(116 points)
Television FSN Ohio, FSN Detroit, and ESPN2
Post-MAC
tournament(s)
2010 NIT, 2010 NCAA,
2010 CBI, 2010 CIT
MAC Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«2009  2011»

The 2010 Mid-American Conference men's basketball tournament is the post-season basketball tournament for the Mid-American Conference (MAC) 2009–2010 season. The winner of the tournament receives the MAC's automatic bid into the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship tournament.

Format[edit]

Each of the 12 men's basketball teams in the MAC receives a berth in the conference tournament. Teams are 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 receive byes into the quarterfinals. The winners of each division are awarded the #1 and #2 seeds. The team with the best record of the two receives the #1 seed. First round games will be played on campus sites at the higher seed. The remaining rounds will be held at Quicken Loans Arena.[1]

Bracket[edit]

2009–10 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Kent State 13 3   .813     24 10   .706
Akron 12 4   .750     24 11   .686
Miami 9 7   .563     14 18   .438
Buffalo 9 7   .563     18 12   .600
Ohio 7 9   .438     22 15   .595
Bowling Green 6 10   .375     14 16   .467
West
Central Michigan 9 7   .563     15 15   .500
Eastern Michigan 8 8   .500     17 15   .531
Western Michigan 8 8   .500     18 15   .545
Ball State 8 8   .500     15 15   .500
Northern Illinois 6 10   .375     10 20   .333
Toledo 1 15   .063     4 28   .125
Conference tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll


  First Round
Sunday, March 7
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 11
Semifinals
Friday, March 12
Final
Saturday, March 13
                                     
        
  1  Kent State 64  
    9  Ohio 81  
8  Ball State 77
9  Ohio 85*  
  9  Ohio 54  
  4  Miami 42  
        
        
  4  Miami 73
    5  Buffalo 59  
5  Buffalo 72
12  Toledo 54  
  9  Ohio 81*
  3  Akron 75
        
        
  2  Central Michigan 60
    7  Western Michigan 69  
7  Western Michigan 75
10  Bowling Green 73  
  7  Western Michigan 64
  3  Akron 66  
        
        
  3  Akron 97**
    6  Eastern Michigan 89  
6  Eastern Michigan 65
11  Northern Illinois 59  

* Overtime

Tiebreakers[edit]

Seed Team Record Tiebreaker #1 Tiebreaker #2 Tiebreaker #3
1 Kent State 13–3
2 Central Michigan 9–7 Division champ
3 Akron 12–4
4 Miami 9–7 1–1 head-to-head 1–1 vs. #1 KSU 1–1 vs. #2 Akron
5 Buffalo 9–7 1–1 head-to-head 1–1 vs. #1 KSU 0–2 vs. #2 Akron
6 Eastern Michigan 8–8 3–1 head-to-head
7 Western Michigan 8–8 2–2 head-to-head
8 Ball State 8–8 1–3 head-to-head
9 Ohio 7–9
10 Bowling Green 6–10 1–0 head-to-head
11 Northern Illinois 6–10 0–1 head-to-head
12 Toledo 1–15

All-tournament team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MAC Council of Presidents Approve Recommendations" (Press release). Mid-American Conference. 2009-06-08. Retrieved 2009-10-26.