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Breaking down the MAC basketball tournament schedule

Taking a look at who, where and when for the Mid-American Conference Championship, which will be hosted at campus sites, with the title game in Cleveland, OH.

Akron v VCU

The Mid-American Conference Basketball Championship will take place from March 9th-14th at both on-campus sites as well as the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in downtown Cleveland. Right now the Bowling Green Falcons are atop the league’s East Division, with the Northern Illinois Huskies leading the West.

All games will be available for viewing online at ESPN+, and the semifinals and finals will air on CBS Sports Network and ESPN2, respectively. Let’s take a look at the bracket.

March 11 (Cleveland, OH)

Game 1: No. 1 Toledo 91-89 (OT) over No. 8 Ball State
Game 2: No. 5 Ohio 85-63 over No. 4 Kent State
Game 3: No. 2 Buffalo 74-63 over No. 7 Miami
Game 4: No. 6 Akron 74-67 over No. 3 Bowling Green

March 12

Game 5: No. 5 Ohio 87-80 over No. 1 Toledo
Game 6: No. 2 Buffalo 84-71 (OT) over No. 6 Akron

March 13

Championship: No. 5 Ohio 84-69 over No. 2 Buffalo

The Bobcats are dancing for the first time since 2012, where they lost to North Carolina in overtime in the Sweet 16 after a fantastic sub-regional in Nashville. They are one of the more potent offense in college basketball, with an eFG of 55.8% and are 29th in adjusted efficiency according to KenPom.com.