2014 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament

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2014 MAC Men's
Basketball Tournament
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Classification Division I
Season 2013–14
Teams 12
First round site Campus sites
Quarterfinals site Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland, Ohio
Semifinals site Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland, Ohio
Finals site Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland, Ohio
Champions Western Michigan (2nd title)
Winning coach Steve Hawkins (2nd title)
MVP David Brown Western Michigan
Top scorer Nick Kellogg Ohio
(62 points)
Television TWCSC (Ohio), ESPN2
Post-MAC
tournament(s)
2014 NIT, 2014 NCAA,
2014 CBI, 2014 CIT
MAC Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«2013  2015»
2013–14 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Buffalo 13 5   .722     19 10   .655
Akron 12 6   .667     21 13   .618
Ohio 11 7   .611     25 12   .676
Miami 8 10   .444     13 18   .419
Kent State 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
Bowling Green 6 12   .333     12 20   .375
West
Toledo 14 4   .778     27 7   .794
Western Michigan 14 4   .778     23 10   .697
Eastern Michigan 10 8   .556     22 15   .595
Northern Illinois 8 10   .444     15 17   .469
Central Michigan 3 15   .167     10 21   .323
Ball State 2 16   .111     5 25   .167
2014 MAC Tournament winner

The 2014 Mid-American Conference men's basketball tournament was the post-season basketball tournament for the Mid-American Conference (MAC) 2013–14 college basketball season. The 2014 tournament was held March 10–15.[1]

Format[edit]

First round games were held on campus sites at the higher seed on March 10. The remaining rounds were held at Quicken Loans Arena, between March 12–15. As with the recent tournaments, the top two seeds received byes into the semifinals, with the three and four seeds receiving a bye to the quarterfinals.

Seeds[edit]

Seed School Conference Tiebreaker Notes
1 Western Michigan 14–4 1–1 head-to-head
8–2 vs. division
Bye to semifinals
2 Toledo 14–4 1–1 head-to-head
7–3 vs. division
Bye to semifinals
3 Buffalo 13–5 Bye to quarterfinals
4 Akron 12–6 Bye to quarterfinals
5 Ohio 11–7
6 Eastern Michigan 10–8
7 Northern Illinois 8–10 1–0 head-to-head
8 Miami 8–10 0–1 head-to-head
9 Kent State 7–11
10 Bowling Green 6–12
11 Central Michigan 3–15
12 Ball State 2–16

Schedule[edit]

Game Time* Matchup# Television
First round – Monday, March 10
1 7:00 pm #12 Ball State at #5 Ohio
2 7:00 pm #9 Kent State at #8 Miami
3 7:30 pm #11 Central Michigan at #6 Eastern Michigan
4 8:00 pm #10 Bowling Green at #7 Northern Illinois
Second round – Wednesday, March 12
5 6:30 pm #5 Ohio vs. #8 Miami TWCSC (Ohio)
6 9:00 pm #6 Eastern Michigan vs. #7 Northern Illinois TWCSC (Ohio)
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 13
7 6:30 pm #4 Akron vs. #5 Ohio TWCSC (Ohio)
8 9:00 pm #3 Buffalo vs. #6 Eastern Michigan TWCSC (Ohio)
Semifinals – Friday, March 14
9 6:30 pm #1 Western Michigan vs. #4 Akron TWCSC (Ohio)
10 9:00 pm #2 Toledo vs. #6 Eastern Michigan TWCSC (Ohio)
Championship – Saturday, March 15
11 6:30 pm #1 Western Michigan vs. #2 Toledo ESPN2
* Game times in ET. # Rankings denote tournament seed

Bracket[edit]

  First round
Monday, March 10
 
Second round
Wednesday, March 12
TWCSC (Ohio)
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 13
TWCSC
Semifinals
Friday, March 14
TWCSC
Championship
Saturday, March 15, 2014
ESPN2
                                               
        
  1  Western Michigan  
     (bye)  
      
        
  1  Western Michigan  
   (bye)  
        
        
   (bye)
     (bye)  
      
        
  1  Western Michigan 64OT  
  4  Akron 60  
        
        
  4  Akron
     (bye)  
      
        
  4  Akron 83
  5  Ohio 77  
5  Ohio 76  
12  Ball State 64  
  5  Ohio 63
    8  Miami 55  
8  Miami 71
9  Kent State 64  
  1  Western Michigan 98
  2  Toledo 77


        
  2  Toledo  
     (bye)  
      
        
  2  Toledo  
   (bye)  
        
        
   (bye)
     (bye)  
      
        
  2  Toledo 59
  6  Eastern Michigan 44  
        
        
  3  Buffalo
     (bye)  
      
        
  3  Buffalo 64
  6  Eastern Michigan 69  
6  Eastern Michigan 72  
11  Central Michigan 60  
  6  Eastern Michigan 53
    7  Northern Illinois 48  
7  Northern Illinois 54
10  Bowling Green 51  

First round games at campus sites of lower-numbered seeds
OT denotes overtime game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 MAC Tournament Bracket". mac-sports.com. Retrieved February 17, 2014.