1998 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament

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1998 Mid-American Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 1997–98
Teams 8
Site SeaGate Centre
Toledo, Ohio
Champions Eastern Michigan (4th title)
Winning coach Milton Barnes (1st title)
MVP Earl Boykins (Eastern Michigan)
← 1997
1999 →
1997–98 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Akron 13 5   .722     17 10   .630
Kent State 9 9   .500     13 17   .433
Miami 9 9   .500     17 12   .586
Marshall 7 11   .389     11 16   .407
Bowling Green 7 11   .389     10 16   .385
Ohio 3 15   .167     5 21   .192
West
Ball State 14 4   .778     21 8   .724
Western Michigan 14 4   .778     21 8   .724
Eastern Michigan 13 5   .722     20 10   .667
Toledo 10 8   .556     15 12   .556
Northern Illinois 6 12   .333     10 16   .385
Central Michigan 3 15   .167     5 21   .192
Mid-American Conference Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament, a part of the 1997–98 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, took place at SeaGate Centre in Toledo, Ohio. Its winner received the Mid-American Conference's automatic bid to the 1998 NCAA Tournament. It was a single-elimination tournament with three rounds and the top eight MAC teams invited to participate. No teams received byes in the tournament. Ball State, the MAC West Division co-champion, received the number one seed in the tournament.

Tournament[edit]

Seeds[edit]

  1. Ball State
  2. Western Michigan
  3. Akron
  4. Eastern Michigan
  5. Toledo
  6. Kent State
  7. Miami
  8. Marshall

Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
1 Ball State 93
8 Marshall 76
1 Ball State 92
4 Eastern Michigan 93*
4 Eastern Michigan 98
5 Toledo 79
4 Eastern Michigan 92
7 Miami 77
2 Western Michigan 63
7 Miami 67
7 Miami 64
6 Kent State 59
3 Akron 88
6 Kent State 95

* Overtime period

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