2003 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament

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2003 Mid-American Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2002–03
Teams 13
Site Gund Arena
Cleveland, Ohio
Champions Central Michigan (2nd title)
Winning coach Jay Smith (1st title)
MVP Chris Kaman (Central Michigan)
← 2002
2004 →
2002–03 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Kent State 12 6   .667     21 10   .677
Miami 11 7   .611     13 15   .464
Akron 9 9   .500     14 14   .500
Marshall 9 9   .500     14 15   .483
Ohio 8 10   .444     14 16   .467
Buffalo 2 16   .111     5 23   .179
West
Central Michigan 14 4   .778     25 7   .781
Northern Illinois 11 7   .611     17 14   .548
Western Michigan 10 8   .556     20 11   .645
Eastern Michigan 8 10   .444     14 14   .500
Bowling Green 8 10   .444     13 16   .448
Ball State 8 10   .444     13 17   .433
Toledo 7 11   .389     14 15   .483
2003 MAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2003 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament, a part of the 2002–03 NCAA Division I men's basketball season, took place from March 10–15 at Gund Arena (now known as Quicken Loans Arena) in Cleveland. Its winner received the Mid-American Conference's automatic bid to the 2003 NCAA Tournament. It was a single-elimination tournament with four rounds and the three highest seeds received byes in the first round. All MAC teams were invited to participate. Central Michigan, the MAC regular season winner, received the number one seed in the tournament.

Tournament[edit]

Seeds[edit]

  1. Central Michigan
  2. Kent State
  3. Miami
  4. Northern Illinois
  5. Western Michigan
  6. Akron
  7. Marshall
  8. Ball State
  9. Bowling Green
  10. Eastern Michigan
  11. Ohio
  12. Toledo
  13. Buffalo

Bracket[edit]

  First Round
March 10, 2003
Quarterfinals
March 13, 2003
Semifinals
March 14, 2003
Championship
March 15, 2003
                                     
       
  1 Central Michigan 87  
    9 Bowling Green 70  
8 Ball State 81
9 Bowling Green 90  
  1 Central Michigan 94  
  4 Northern Illinois 72  
4 Northern Illinois 81  
13 Buffalo 64  
  4 Northern Illinois 75
    5 Western Michigan 63  
5 Western Michigan 78
12 Toledo 64  
  1 Central Michigan 77
  2 Kent State 72
       
       
  2 Kent State 79
    7 Marshall 57  
7 Marshall 83
10 Eastern Michigan 75  
  2 Kent State 73
  11 Ohio 70  
       
       
  3 Miami 55
    11 Ohio 65*  
6 Akron 77
11 Ohio 79  

* – Denotes overtime period

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