2009 MAC Women's Basketball Tournament

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2009 MAC Women's Basketball Tournament
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Logo for the 2009 Mid-American Conference tournament
Classification Division I
Teams 12
Site Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland, Ohio
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The 2009 Mid-American Conference women's basketball tournament is the post-season basketball tournament for the Mid-American Conference (MAC) 2008–2009 season. The winner of the tournament receives the MAC's automatic bid into the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship tournament.

Format[edit]

Each of the 12 women's basketball teams in the MAC receive a berth in the conference tournament. Teams are seeded per division by conference record with the following tie-breakers:[1]

  • Two-team tie:
  1. Head-to-head competition
  2. Division record (ten games)
  3. Record vs. #1 team in division proceeding through the #6 team, if necessary
  4. Non-division record (six games)
  5. Record vs. #1 team in the opposite division proceeding through the #6 team, if necessary
  6. Coin flip by the Commissioner
  • Three-team tie:
  1. Total won–lost record of games played among the tied teams
  2. Division record (ten games)
  3. Record vs. #1 team in division proceeding through the #6 team, if necessary
  4. Non-division record (six games)
  5. Record vs. #1 team in the opposite division proceeding through the #6 team, if necessary
  6. Coin flip by the Commissioner

Note: Once a three-team tie has been reduced to two teams, the two-team tiebreakers go in effect. If there are multiple ties, the ties are broken from the top down (e.g. a tie for #3 will be broken before a tie for #5).

The top two seeds in each division receive byes into the Quarterfinals.

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