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MAC Basketball Tournament Tickets
Tournament MAC Basketball Tournament
Competing Teams 12
Level: NCAA Division I
2019 Champion: Buffalo Bulls
Stadium: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland
MAC Tournament Basketball TicketsAt the end of the Mid-American Conference season, 12 teams compete in a single-elimination format to become the MAC champion. This conference championship is so important because the winner gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. From there, the winning team gets to compete for a national title. The 12 schools that participate in the MAC conference are Toledo, Ball State, Akron, Central Michigan, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Kent State, North Illinois, Eastern Michigan, Miami of Ohio, Ohio and Western Michigan. Ball State has won the championship seven times, Ohio and Kent State have won six times, and Toledo and Northern Illinois have won once. Last year, Buffalo took the tourney crown and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. The MAC Tournament basketball championship has taken place in Cleveland for 20 years. If you want to see the action this year, grab your MAC Basketball Tournament tickets at StubHub.
Who are the top contenders to win the MAC Basketball Tournament?For the 2019-2020 season, the top three MAC teams are expected to be Toledo, Ball State and Akron. Toledo will be led by star forward Willie Jackson as well as center Luke Knapke. According to preseason prognosticators, Toledo has a 51.86% chance to win the MAC championship while Ball State has a 13.31% chance and Akron has a 9.63% chance. However, it's important to know that every team has a chance. All 12 MAC teams are seeded in the tournament bracket based on their regular-season conference standings. In 2019, Buffalo overcame No. 2 seed Toledo 76-66 in the MAC title game. This was the second win for Buffalo in three seasons.
How big is the MAC Basketball Tournament venue?The Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse has capacity seating of 19,432 for basketball games. Previously known as the Quicken Loans Arena, this venue is home to several sports teams in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The arena opened in 1994 with a cost of $100 million. Presently, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Cleveland Monsters and the Cleveland State Vikings make use of the arena for local games.
What is the schedule like for the MAC Basketball Tournament?The next MAC Tournament basketball schedule will take place on March 9, 12-14, 2020. The first round features seeds 5-12, and they will play at their individual campuses. Seeds 5-8 can play at their home campuses. For the teams that advance past the first round, they will compete against the top four seeds, which receive a first-round bye. The tournament quarterfinals, semifinals and championship will be held at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
Who are some of the biggest stars who have played in the MAC Basketball Tournament?One of the best all-time MAC players was Wally Szczerbiak, who played for Miami from 1995 to 1999. Known as one of the best pure shooters in conference history, he was named 1999 MAC Player of the Year. His Miami RedHawks won the MAC tournament in 1997. Szczerbiak went on to play 10 seasons in the NBA. Another MAC superstar from the '90s was Ball State forward Bonzi Wells. During his four years with the Cardinals from 1994 to 1998, Wells became the MAC's all-time leading scorer with 2,485 points. He also leads all-time in steals. In 1995, Wells helped lead the Cardinals to a MAC Tournament championship.
How much are the MAC Tournament basketball tickets?Ticket prices generally vary for men’s basketball games in the MAC Tournament depending on the round of the tournament. Earlier rounds tend to cost less while later rounds and the finals are at the highest price level. Conference packages are also available. Check StubHub for upcoming ticket prices for all the MAC Tournament basketball games.
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