2013 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament

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2013 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament
2013 MAC Basketball Tournament Logo.jpg
2013 MAC Tournament logo
Classification Division I
Season 2012–13
Teams 11
Site Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland, Ohio
Champions Akron Zips (3rd title)
Winning coach Keith Dambrot (3rd title)
MVP Demetrius Treadwell (Akron)
Attendance 12,102
Television STO and ESPN2
MAC Men's Basketball Tournaments
«2012  2014»
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 2013 Mid-American Conference men's basketball tournament was the post-season basketball tournament for the Mid-American Conference (MAC) 2012–13 college basketball season. The 2013 tournament was held between March 11–16, 2013.[1] Akron, as the winner of the tournament received the MAC's automatic bid into the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

Format[edit]

The 2013 MAC tournament only had 11 teams due to Toledo being ineligible for post season play due to low APR Scores. First round games were held on campus sites at the higher seed on March 11. The remaining rounds were held at Quicken Loans Arena, between March 13–16. As with the 2012 tournament, the top two seeds (Akron and Ohio, respectively) received byes into the semifinals, with the three seed (Western Michigan) and four seed (Kent State) receiving a bye to the quarterfinals. No. 5 Ball State received a first round bye.

Tournament seeding[edit]

Seed School Record Tiebreaker[2]
#1 Akron 14–2 2–0 head-to-head
#2 Ohio 14–2 0–2 head-to-head
#3 Western Michigan 10–6
#4 Kent State 9–7
#5 Ball State 8–8
#6 Bowling Green 7–9 2–1 head-to-head
#7 Eastern Michigan 7–9 1–1 head-to-head
#8 Buffalo 7–9 1–2 head-to-head
#9 Central Michigan 4–12
#10 Northern Illinois 3–13 1–0 head-to-head
#11 Miami 3–13 0–1 head-to-head

Schedule[edit]

Game Time* Matchup# Television
First Round – Monday, March 11
1
7:00 pm #8 Buffalo vs. #9 Central Michigan
2
7:00 pm #7 Eastern Michigan vs. #10 Northern Illinois
3
6:00 pm #6 Bowling Green vs. #11 Miami
Second Round – Wednesday, March 13
4
6:30 pm #5 Ball State vs. #8 Buffalo STO
5
9:00 pm #7 Eastern Michigan vs. #11 Miami STO
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 14
6
6:30 pm #4 Kent State vs. #8 Buffalo STO
7
9:00 pm #3 Western Michigan vs. #7 Eastern Michigan STO
Semifinals – Friday, March 15
8
6:30 pm #1 Akron vs. #4 Kent State STO
9
9:00 pm #2 Ohio vs. #3 Western Michigan STO
Championship Game – Saturday, March 16
10
6:30 pm #1 Akron vs. #2 Ohio ESPN2
* Game times in ET. # Rankings denote tournament seed

Bracket[edit]

First round
Monday, March 11
Second round
Wednesday, March 13
STO
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 14
STO
Semifinals
Friday, March 15
STO
      
               
               
                 
                 
               
               
           1  Akron 62
           4  Kent State 59
               
               
           4  Kent State 70  
           8  Buffalo 68  
         5  Ball State 61       
8  Buffalo 74OT     8  Buffalo 76       
9  Central Michigan 72  
First round
Monday, March 11
Second round
Wednesday, March 13
STO
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 14
STO
Semifinals
Friday, March 15
STO
      
               
               
                 
                 
               
               
           2  Ohio 74
           3  Western Michigan 63
               
               
           3  Western Michigan 70  
7  Eastern Michigan 45       7  Eastern Michigan 55  
10  Northern Illinois 44     7  Eastern Michigan 58       
6  Bowling Green 52     11  Miami 47       
11  Miami 63  

Championship Game[edit]

MAC Championship Game
Saturday, March 16, 2013
ESPN2
     
1 Akron 65
2 Ohio 46

First round games at campus sites of lower-numbered seeds
All times listed are Eastern
OT denotes overtime game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 MAC Tournament Bracket". mac-sports.com. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "MAC Basketball Tie-Breaker Information". mac-sports.com. Retrieved March 4, 2012.