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2010 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2010 Mid-American Conference men's basketball tournament is the post-season basketball tournament for the Mid-American Conference (MAC) 2009–2010 season. The winner of the tournament receives the MAC's automatic bid into the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship tournament.

2010 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament
2010 MAC Tournament Logo.png
Logo for the 2010 Mid-American Conference tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2009–10
Teams12
SiteQuicken Loans Arena
Cleveland, Ohio
ChampionsOhio Bobcats (5th title)
Winning coachJohn Groce (1st title)
MVPArmon Bassett (Ohio)
Top scorerArmon Bassett (Ohio)
(116 points)
TelevisionFSN Ohio, FSN Detroit, and ESPN2
← 2009
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Contents

FormatEdit

Each of the 12 men's basketball teams in the MAC receives a berth in the conference tournament. Teams are seeded by conference record with the following tie-breakers:

  • Head-to-head competition
  • Winning percentage vs. ranked conference teams (top to bottom, regardless of division, vs. common opponents regardless of the number of times played)
  • Coin flip

The top four seeds receive byes into the quarterfinals. The winners of each division are awarded the #1 and #2 seeds. The team with the best record of the two receives the #1 seed. First round games will be played on campus sites at the higher seed. The remaining rounds will be held at Quicken Loans Arena.[1]

BracketEdit

2009–10 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Kent State 13 3   .813     24 10   .706
Akron 12 4   .750     24 11   .686
Miami 9 7   .563     14 18   .438
Buffalo 9 7   .563     18 12   .600
Ohio 7 9   .438     22 15   .595
Bowling Green 6 10   .375     14 16   .467
West
Central Michigan 9 7   .563     15 15   .500
Eastern Michigan 8 8   .500     17 15   .531
Western Michigan 8 8   .500     18 15   .545
Ball State 8 8   .500     15 15   .500
Northern Illinois 6 10   .375     10 20   .333
Toledo 1 15   .063     4 28   .125
Conference tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
  First Round
Sunday, March 7
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 11
Semifinals
Friday, March 12
Final
Saturday, March 13
                                     
       
  1 Kent State 64  
    9 Ohio 81  
8 Ball State 77
9 Ohio 85*  
  9 Ohio 54  
  4 Miami 42  
       
       
  4 Miami 73
    5 Buffalo 59  
5 Buffalo 72
12 Toledo 54  
  9 Ohio 81*
  3 Akron 75
       
       
  2 Central Michigan 60
    7 Western Michigan 69  
7 Western Michigan 75
10 Bowling Green 73  
  7 Western Michigan 64
  3 Akron 66  
       
       
  3 Akron 97**
    6 Eastern Michigan 89  
6 Eastern Michigan 65
11 Northern Illinois 59  

* Overtime

TiebreakersEdit

Seed Team Record Tiebreaker #1 Tiebreaker #2 Tiebreaker #3
1 Kent State 13–3
2 Central Michigan 9–7 Division champ
3 Akron 12–4
4 Miami 9–7 1–1 head-to-head 1–1 vs. #1 KSU 1–1 vs. #2 Akron
5 Buffalo 9–7 1–1 head-to-head 1–1 vs. #1 KSU 0–2 vs. #2 Akron
6 Eastern Michigan 8–8 3–1 head-to-head
7 Western Michigan 8–8 2–2 head-to-head
8 Ball State 8–8 1–3 head-to-head
9 Ohio 7–9
10 Bowling Green 6–10 1–0 head-to-head
11 Northern Illinois 6–10 0–1 head-to-head
12 Toledo 1–15

All-tournament teamEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MAC Council of Presidents Approve Recommendations" (Press release). Mid-American Conference. 2009-06-08. Retrieved 2009-10-26.