Mid-American Conference Women's Basketball Tournament

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Mid-American Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
Sport Basketball
Conference Mid-American Conference
Number of teams 12
Format Single-elimination tournament
Played 1982–present
Last contest 2017
Current champion Toledo Rockets
Most championships Bowling Green Falcons (11)
Official website MAC-Sports.com Women's Basketball

The Mid-American Conference Women's Basketball Tournament is the postseason single-elimination tournament for the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference (MAC). The winner of the tournament receives the MAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship. Each of the 12 women's basketball teams in the MAC are eligible for the tournament.


Format[edit]

The MAC announced a new format beginning with the 2012 Women's Basketball Tournament. With the new format, the No. 1 and 2 seeds will earn byes straight to the semifinals, with the No. 3 and 4 seeds beginning tournament play in the quarterfinals. Teams seeded 5-12 will have to play an additional two rounds, beginning with campus-site games. The MAC no longer automatically rewards a top 2 seed to the division winners. Teams are now seeded based on conference record, regardless of their place in their division — though no division champion is seeded lower than fourth.[1]

In the previous tournament format, teams were seeded per division by conference record using a series of specified tie-breakers when necessary. The top two seeds in each division received byes into the quarterfinals.

Yearly results[edit]

Year Champion Score Runner-up Most Valuable Player
1982 Miami (1) 58–56 Northern Illinois (3) none
1983 Central Michigan (3) 78–73 Miami (1) none
1984 Central Michigan (1) 71–65 Toledo (3) Latanga Cox, Central Michigan
1985 Western Michigan (2) 73–63 Central Michigan (1) Tracy Wells, Western Michigan
1986 Ohio (1) 92–85 OT Central Michigan (3) Caroline Mast, Ohio
1987 Bowling Green (1) 63–62 Central Michigan (2) Stephanie Coe, Bowling Green
1988 Bowling Green (1) 70–53 Western Michigan (2) Jackie Motycka, Bowling Green
1989 Bowling Green (1) 90–51 Toledo (2) Paulette Backstrom, Bowling Green
1990 Bowling Green (3) 84–63 Miami (1) Angie Bonner, Bowling Green
1991 Toledo (1) 93–66 Central Michigan (2) Dana Drew, Toledo
1992 Toledo (1) 78–57 Kent State (3) Dana Drew, Toledo
1993 Bowling Green (1) 96–68 Kent State (3) Lori Albers, Bowling Green
1994 Bowling Green (1) 74–63 Toledo (2) Michelle Shade, Bowling Green
1995 Toledo (2) 79–65 OT Miami (4) Angela Drake, Toledo
Dana Drew, Toledo
1996 Toledo (2) 73–66 Kent State (1) Mimi Olson, Toledo
1997 Toledo (1) 88–64 Kent State (2) Mimi Olson, Toledo
1998 Kent State (1) 64–56 Toledo (3) Dawn Zerman, Kent State
1999 Toledo (1) 65–50 Kent State (2) Kim Knuth, Toledo
2000 Kent State (1) 74–60 Toledo (3) Julie Studer, Kent State
2001 Toledo (1) 74–65 OT Kent State (2) Kahli Carter, Toledo
2002 Kent State (1) 73–59 Ball State (2) Andrea Csaszar, Kent State
2003 Western Michigan (4) 81–76 Ball State (3) Casey Rost, Western Michigan
2004 Eastern Michigan (2) 65–56 Bowling Green (4) Ryan Coleman, Eastern Michigan
2005 Bowling Green (1) 81–75 Kent State (2) Kate Achter, Bowling Green
2006 Bowling Green (1E) 64–38 Kent State (2E) Ali Mann, Bowling Green
2007 Bowling Green (1E) 67–53 Ball State (1W) Carin Horne, Bowling Green
2008 Miami (2E) 67–56 Ohio (3E) Amanda Jackson, Miami
2009 Ball State 55-51 Bowling Green
2010 Bowling Green 62-53 Toledo Lauren Prochaska, Bowling Green
2011 Bowling Green 51-46 Eastern Michigan
2012 Eastern Michigan 72-71 Central Michigan Tavelyn James, Eastern Michigan
2013 Central Michigan 86-68 Akron Crystal Bradford, Central Michigan
2014 Akron (3) 79-68 Ball State (5) Rachel Tecca, Akron
2015 Ohio (1) 76-64 Eastern Michigan (6)
2016 Buffalo (8) 73-71 OT Central Michigan (2) Stephanie Reid, Buffalo
2017 Toledo (6) 82-71 Northern Illinois (4) Mikaela Boyd, Toledo

Performance by school[edit]

Club Winners Winning Years
Bowling Green
11
1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011
Toledo
8
1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2017
Kent State
3
1998, 2000, 2002
Central Michigan
3
1983, 1984, 2013
Miami
2
1982, 2008
Western Michigan
2
1985, 2003
Eastern Michigan
2
2004, 2012
Ohio
2
1986, 2015
Buffalo
1
2016
Ball State
1
2009
Akron
1
2014
TOTAL
35

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