2012–13 Mid-American Conference men's basketball season

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2012–13 Mid-American Conference men's basketball season
League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 12
2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season
Regular season champions Akron
Runners-up Ohio
Season MVP D. J. Cooper
Tournament
Champions Akron
  Runners-up Ohio
Tournament MVP Demetrius Treadwell
Basketball seasons
2012–13 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Akron 14 2   .875     26 7   .788
Ohio 14 2   .875     24 10   .706
Kent State 9 7   .563     21 14   .600
Buffalo 7 9   .438     14 20   .412
Bowling Green 7 9   .438     13 19   .406
Miami 3 13   .188     9 22   .290
West
Western Michigan 10 6   .625     22 13   .629
Toledo* 10 6   .625     15 13   .536
Ball State 8 8   .500     15 15   .500
Eastern Michigan 7 9   .438     16 18   .471
Central Michigan 4 12   .250     11 20   .355
Northern Illinois 3 13   .188     5 25   .167
2013 MAC Tournament winner
As of March 27, 2013
*Ineligible for postseason due to APR penalties; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012–13 Mid-American Conference men's basketball season is the 67th college basketball season in the conference's existence. The conference features 12 teams in two divisions, East and West, who will compete for the Mid-American Conference (MAC) regular season and tournament titles.

Pre-season[edit]

Media voting[edit]

On October 29, the members of the MAC News Media Panel voted in the Preseason Media Poll. They voted Ohio as the favorite in the MAC East Division and Toledo in the MAC West Division.[1]

East Division
Place Team 1st Points
1 Ohio Bobcats 19 141 points
2 Akron Zips 5 122 points
3 Kent State Golden Flashes - 89 points
4 Buffalo Bulls 53 points
5 Bowling Green Falcons - 54 points
6 Miami RedHawks 31 points
West Division
Place Team 1st Points
1 Toledo Rockets 20 143 points
2 Eastern Michigan Eagles 4 118 points
3 Western Michigan Broncos - 88 points
4 Ball State Cardinals 4 74 points
5 Northern Illinois Huskies - 46 points
6 Central Michigan Chippewas 35 points

The media also took a vote on who they think would win the MAC Tournament at the end of the season. Unlike the preseason votes, the media would only select the winner of the tournament, and not the placement of the teams afterwards. Ohio received the most votes with 18, followed by Akron with six votes.

Exhibition schedule[edit]

Date Time Team Conference MAC Team Location Television Attendance Winner
Fri., Oct. 26 7:00 pm Northwestern Ohio Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference Toledo Savage ArenaToledo, OH Toledo (75–52)
Wed., Oct. 31 7:00 pm Triffin Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Akron James A. Rhodes ArenaAkron, OH 2,683 Akron (111–72)
7:00 pm Maryville USA South Athletic Conference Miami Millett HallOxford, OH Miami (73–64)
Thu., Nov. 1 2:00 pm Kalamazoo Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Western Michigan University ArenaKalamazoo, MI 1,927 Western Michigan (93–50)
Fri., Nov. 2 7:30 pm Michigan-Dearborn Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference Eastern Michigan Convocation CenterYpsilanti, MI Eastern Michigan (82–38)
Sat., Nov. 3 2:00 pm Mercyhurts Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Ohio Convocation CenterAthens, OH 4,613 Ohio (82–42)
2:00 pm Roosevelt Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Western Michigan University ArenaKalamazoo, MI 1,777 Western Michigan (81–60)
5:00 pm Malone Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Akron James A. Rhodes ArenaAkron, OH 2,454 Akron (106–67)
7:00 pm Aurora Northern Athletics Conference Northern Illinois Convocation CenterDeKalb, IL 1,005 Northern Illinois (89–56)
Sun., Nov. 4 2:00 pm Central State Independent Bowling Green Stroh CenterBowling Green, OH 1,249 Bowling Green (73–60)
7:00 pm Rochester National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Kent State M.A.C. CenterKent, OH STO Kent State (77–71)
Wed., Nov. 7 7:00 pm Lake Superior State Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Central Michigan McGuirk ArenaMount Pleasant, MI 1,569 Central Michigan (86–76)

*All Times Eastern

Regular season[edit]

Preconference schedules[edit]

Conference schedules[edit]

This table summarizes the head-to-head results between teams in conference play. Teams play opponents in their division twice, once at home and once away. Teams play opponents outside of their division once a season. (x) indicates games remaining this season.

  Akron Ball State Bowling Green Buffalo Central Michigan Eastern Michigan Kent State Miami Northern Illinois Ohio Toledo Western Michigan
vs. Akron 0-1 0-2 1-1 0-1 0-1 1-1 0-2 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–1
vs. Ball State 1–0 1-0 1-0 1-1 1–1 1-1 1-0 1–1 0–2 1-1 0-2
vs. Bowling Green 2-0 0-1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1-1 1–0 2-0 1–0 0–1
vs. Buffalo 0–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–0
vs. Central Michigan 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–2
vs. Eastern Michigan 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1
vs. Kent State 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 2–0
vs. Miami 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0
vs. Northern Illinois 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–1
vs. Ohio 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–0
vs. Toledo 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–1
vs. Western Michigan 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–0
Total 14-2 8-8 7–9 7-9 4-12 7-9 9-7 3–13 3-13 14-2 10-6 10–6

BracketBusters[edit]

Main article: ESPN BracketBusters
Date Time Team Conference MAC Team Location Television Attendance Winner
Fri., Feb. 22 7:00 pm North Dakota State The Summit League Akron James A. Rhodes ArenaAkron, OH ESPN2 4,474 Akron (68-53)
Sat., Feb. 23 12:00 pm Missouri State Missouri Valley Conference Eastern Michigan Convocation CenterYpsilanti, MI 676 Missouri State (54-57)
1:00 pm Pacific Big West Conference Western Michigan University ArenaKalamazoo, MI ESPN3 3,172 Western Michigan (67-66)
2:00 pm Manhattan Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Buffalo Savage ArenaToledo, OH 4,393 Toledo (79-66)
2:00 pm McNeese State Southland Conference Toledo Alumni ArenaAmherst, NY 3,172 Manhattan (64-65)
3:00 pm Loyola-Chicago Horizon League Kent State Joseph J. Gentile ArenaChicago, IL 1,945 Kent State (70-63)
3:00 pm Eastern Illinois Ohio Valley Conference Northern Illinois Convocation CenterDeKalb, IL 1,009 Eastern Illinois (47-59)
3:05 pm Southern Illinois Missouri Valley Conference Miami SIU ArenaCarbondale, IL 5,315 Southern Illinois (68-74 OT)
6:30 pm Southeast Missouri State Ohio Valley Conference Ball State Show Me CenterCape Girardeau, MO 2,484 Ball State (85-82)
7:00 pm IFPW The Summit League Bowling Green Allen County War Memorial ColiseumFort Wayne, IN 1,577 IFPW (75-88)
7:05 pm Youngstown State Horizon League Central Michigan Beeghly CenterYoungstown, OH 2,710 Youngstown (75-86)
10:00 pm Belmont Ohio Valley Conference Ohio Curb Event CenterNashville, TN ESPN2 4,813 Belmont (62-81)

*All Times Eastern

Post-season tournaments[edit]

MAC Tournament[edit]

The 2013 MAC tournament only had 11 teams due to Toledo being ineligible for post season play due to low APR Scores. The Semifinals and Championship Game were held at Quicken Loans Arena.

Semifinals
Friday, March 15
Championship Game
Saturday, March 16
           
1 Akron 62
4 Kent State 59
1 Akron 65
2 Ohio 46
2 Ohio 74
3 Western Michigan 63

NCAA Tournament[edit]

Seed Region Berth type School Round of 64
12 South Automatic Akron Eliminated by VCU 42-88

National Invitation Tournament[edit]

Seed Bracket Berth type School First Round
6 Alabama At-large Ohio Eliminated by Denver 57-61

College Basketball Invitational[edit]

School First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals
Western Michigan Defeated North Dakota State 72-71 OT Defeated Wyoming 75-67 OT Eliminated by George Mason 52-62

CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament[edit]

School First Round Second Round
Kent State Defeated Fairfield 73-71 Eliminated by Loyola (MD) 59-73

Awards[edit]

All-MAC Preseason Team[edit]

As a part of the Preseason Media Poll, the members also voted on the Preseason All-MAC East and West Division teams.[1] Ohio and Toledo had two players in the East and West Division polls, respectively.

East Division
All-MAC Preseason Team
Player School
Zeke Marshall Akron
A'uston Calhoun Bowling Green
Javon McCrea Buffalo
Walter Offutt Ohio
D.J. Cooper Ohio
West Division
All-MAC Preseason Team
Player School
DJesse Berry Ball State
Abdel Nader Northern Illinois
Rian Pearson Toledo
Julius Brown Toledo
Nate Hutcheson Western Michigan

Player of the Week[edit]

East Division
Player of the Week
Week Player School
1 Chris Evans Kent State
2[2] Zeke Marshall Akron
3[3] Chris Evans (2)
Walter Offutt
Kent State
Ohio
4[4] Chris Evans (3) Kent State
5[5] Will Regan Buffalo
6[6] Demetrius Treadwell Akron
7[7] D.J. Cooper Ohio
8[8] Zeke Marshall (2) Akron
9[9] D.J. Cooper (2) Ohio
10[10] D.J. Cooper (3) Ohio
11[11] Javon McCrea Buffalo
12[12] Zeke Marshall(3)
D.J. Cooper (4)
Akron
Ohio
West Division
Player of the Week
Week Player School
1 Jesse Berry Ball State
2[2] Nate Hutcheson Western Michigan
3[3] Rian Pearson Toledo
4[4] Shayne Whittington Western Michigan
5[5] Rian Pearson (2)
Majok Majok
Toledo
Ball State
6[6] Kyle Randall Central Michigan
7[7] Shayne Whittington (2) Western Michigan
8[8] Rian Pearson (3) Toledo
9[9] Jesse Berry (2) Ball State
10[10] Julius Brown Toledo
11[11] Shayne Whittington (3) Western Michigan
12[12] Majok Majok (2) Ball State

All-MAC Teams[edit]

All-MAC First Team
Player Pos. School
Zeke Marshall C Akron
Javon McCrea F Buffalo
Chris Evans W/F Kent State
Rian Pearson G Toledo
D.J. Cooper G Ohio
All-MAC Second Team
Player Pos. School
Demetrius "Tree" Treadwell F Akron
Jauwan Scaife G Ball State
A'uston Calhoun F Bowling Green
Kyle Randall G Central Michigan
Shayne Whittington F/C Western Michigan
All-MAC Freshman Team
Player Pos. School
Jake Kretzer G/F Akron
Jarryn Skeete G Buffalo
Chris Fowler G Central Michigan
Nathan Boothe C Toledo
Darius Paul F Western Michigan
Source: MAC Announces Men's Basketball All-MAC, All-Freshman Teams

References[edit]

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