09 March 2015

2015 MAC Tournament Predictions

The Mid-American Conference Tournament kicks off today and with a three-way tie for first place in the conference (albeit across two divisions), and three more teams within two games of first, it shapes up to be wide open. Figuring that, who will get the conference's automatic bid to the 2015 NCAA Tournament?

Here are my predictions for the 2015 MAC Tournament.

First round held at campus sites of higher seed, remaining rounds at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland

First Round - Monday, March 9th
5 Bowling Green vs. 12 Ball State - BCSN, 7:00
Pick: Bowling Green

Eastern Michigan vs. 9 Miami (OH) - 7:30
Pick: Eastern Michigan

Western Michigan vs. 11 Ohio - 8:00
Pick: Western Michigan

7 Akron vs. 10 Northern Illinois - 7:00
Pick: Akron

Second Round - Wednesday, March 11th
5 Bowling Green vs. 8 Eastern Michigan - Time Warner Cable Sports Channel, 6:30
Pick: Bowling Green

6 Western Michigan vs. 7 Akron - Time Warner Cable Sports Channel, 9:00
Pick: Akron

Quarterfinals - Thursday, March 12th
4 Toledo vs. 5 Bowling Green - Time Warner Cable Sports Channel, 6:30
Pick: Bowling Green

3 Kent State vs. 7 Akron - Time Warner Cable Sports Channel, 9:00
Pick: Akron

Semifinals - Friday, March 13th
1 Central Michigan vs. 5 Bowling Green - Time Warner Cable Sports Channel, 6:30
Pick: Bowling Green

2 Buffalo vs. 7 Akron - Time Warner Cable Sports Channel, 9:00
Pick: Buffalo

Championship - Saturday, March 14th
2 Buffalo vs. 5 Bowling Green - ESPN2, 6:30
While Buffalo has a tremendous offense and a weak defense, Bowling Green has a mediocre offense and a solid defense. That said, I don't think the Falcons will have enough answers for Justin Moss and Shannon Evans.
Pick: Buffalo

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