2012 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament

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2012 MAC Men's
Basketball Tournament
2012 MAC Tournament logo
2012 MAC Tournament logo
Classification Division I
Season 2011–12
Teams 12
Site Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland, Ohio
Champions Ohio Bobcats (6th title)
Winning coach John Groce (2nd title)
MVP D. J. Cooper Ohio
Attendance 10,301
Television SportsTime Ohio and ESPN2
Post-MAC
tournament(s)
2012 NIT, 2012 NCAA,
2012 CBI, 2012 CIT
MAC Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«2011  2013»
2011–12 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Akron 13 3   .813     22 12   .647
Buffalo 12 4   .750     20 11   .645
Ohio 11 5   .688     29 8   .784
Kent State 10 6   .625     21 12   .636
Bowling Green 9 7   .563     16 16   .500
Miami 5 11   .313     9 21   .300
West
Eastern Michigan 9 7   .563     14 18   .438
Toledo 7 9   .438     19 17   .528
Western Michigan 6 10   .375     14 20   .412
Ball State 6 10   .375     15 15   .500
Central Michigan 5 11   .313     11 21   .344
Northern Illinois 3 13   .188     5 26   .161
2012 MAC Tournament winner
As of March 23, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll


The 2012 Mid-American Conference men's basketball tournament is the post-season basketball tournament for the Mid-American Conference (MAC) 2011–12 college basketball season. The winner of the tournament receives the MAC's automatic bid into the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship tournament.

Format[edit]

The format for the conference tournament has been modified for this season.[1] The new format seeds the tournament by rewarding the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds with a bye into the semifinal round, while the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds will receive a bye to the quarterfinal round. Seeding will be determined by winning percentage in conference games, regardless of division. First round games will be played on campus sites at the higher seed. The remaining rounds will be held at Quicken Loans Arena.[2]

Seeds[edit]

Seed Team Record Tiebreaker #1 Tiebreaker #2[3]
1 Akron 13–3
2 Buffalo 12–4
3 Ohio 11–5
4 Kent State 10–6
5 Eastern Michigan 9–7 1–0 vs. BGSU
6 Bowling Green 9–7 0–1 vs. EMU
7 Toledo 7–9
8 Western Michigan 6–10 1–1 vs. BSU Same record as BSU vs. teams ranked #1–7; 1–0 vs. #10 Miami
9 Ball State 6–10 1–1 vs. WMU Same record as WMU vs. teams ranked #1–7; 0–1 vs. #10 Miami
10 Miami 5–11 1–0 vs. CMU
11 Central Michigan 5–11 0–1 vs. MIA
12 Northern Illinois 3–13

Bracket[edit]

  First Round
Monday, March 5, 2012
Second Round
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
STO
Quarterfinals
Thursday, Match 8, 2012
STO
Semifinals
Friday, March 9, 2012
STO
Championship Game
Saturday, March 10, 2012
ESPN2
                                               
        
          
            
      
        
          
          
        
        
        
            
      
        
  1  Akron 78  
  4  Kent State 74  
        
        
        
            
      
        
  4  Kent State 76
  8  Western Michigan 72  
5  Eastern Michigan 52  
12  Northern Illinois 55  
  12  Northern Illinois 54
    8  Western Michigan 71  
8  Western Michigan 69
9  Ball State 63  
  1  Akron 63
  3  Ohio 64


        
          
            
      
        
          
          
        
        
        
            
      
        
  2  Buffalo 74
  3  Ohio 77  
        
        
        
            
      
        
  3  Ohio 65
  7  Toledo 57  
6  Bowling Green 53  
11  Central Michigan 54  
  11  Central Michigan 72
    7  Toledo 75  
7  Toledo 60
10  Miami 53  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MAC Announces New Basketball Tournament Format". mac-sports.com. Mid American Conference. August 15, 2011. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ "MAC Men's & Women's Basketball Tournament Format". Mid American Conference. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ "MAC Basketball Tie-Breaker Information". mac-sports.com. Retrieved March 4, 2012.