2017 MAC Women's Basketball Tournament

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2017 MAC Women's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2016–17
Teams 12
First round site Campus sites
Quarterfinals site Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland, Ohio
Semifinals site Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland, Ohio
Finals site Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland, Ohio
Champions Toledo (8th title)
Winning coach Tricia Cullop (1st title)
MVP Mikaela Boyd (Toledo)
Television CBSSN
BCSN/SPCSN
← 2016
2018 →
2016–17 Mid-American Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Kent State 13 5   .722     19 13   .594
Ohio 12 6   .667     22 10   .688
Buffalo 10 8   .556     22 10   .688
Miami (OH) 5 13   .278     11 21   .344
Bowling Green 4 14   .222     8 23   .258
Akron 2 16   .111     9 21   .300
West
Central Michigan 15 3   .833     23 9   .719
Ball State 14 4   .778     21 11   .656
Toledo 12 6   .667     25 9   .735
Northern Illinois 12 6   .667     21 12   .636
Western Michigan 8 10   .444     19 13   .594
Eastern Michigan 1 17   .056     6 25   .194
2017 MAC Tournament winner
As of March 17, 2017; 

The 2017 Mid-American Conference women's basketball tournament was a post-season basketball tournament for the Mid-American Conference (MAC) 2016–17 college basketball season. Tournament first round games were held on campus sites at the higher seed on March 6. The remaining rounds were held at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland between March 8–11. Toledo won their 8th MAC Women's Tournament and received the conference's automatic bid into the 2017 NCAA Tournament.

Format

Unlike with the recent tournaments, where the top two seeds received byes into the semifinals, with the three and four seeds receiving a bye to the quarterfinals. The tournament reverted to its original structure. The top four seeds received just one bye into the quarterfinals.[1]

Seeds

Seed School Conference record Division Tiebreaker
1† Central Michigan 15-3
2† Ball State 14-4
3† Kent State 13-5
4† Northern Ill 12-6
5 Ohio 12-6 2-1 vs. Ohio/Toledo
6 Toledo 12-6 0-3 vs. Ohio/N. ILL
7 Buffalo 10-8
8 Western Michigan 8-10
9 Miami (OH) 5-13
10 Bowling Green 4-14
11 Akron 2-16
12 Eastern Michigan 1-17
† – Received a Bye to quarterfinals.
Overall record are as of the end of the regular season.

Schedule

[2]

Game Time Matchup# Television
First round – Monday March 6
1 5:30 PM #9 Miami (OH) at #8 Western Michigan ESPN3
2 6:00 PM #12 Eastern Michigan at #5 Ohio
3 5:30 PM #10 Bowling Green at #7 Buffalo
4 5:30 PM #11 Akron at #6 Toledo
Quarterfinals – Wednesday March 8
5 Noon #8 Western Michigan vs. #1 Central Michigan BCSN/SPCSN
6 2:15 PM #5 Ohio vs. #4 Northern Illinois
7 4:30 PM #7 Buffalo vs. #2 Ball State
8 6:45 PM #6 Toledo vs. #3 Kent State
Semifinals – Friday March 10
9 11:00 AM #8 Western Michigan vs. #4 Northern Illinois BCSN/SPCSN
10 1:30 PM #7 Buffalo vs. #6 Toledo
Championship – Saturday March 11
11 11:00 AM #4 Northern Illinois vs #6 Toledo CBSSN
* Game times in ET. # Rankings denote tournament seed

Bracket

  First round
Monday, March 6
Quarterfinals
Wednesday, March 8
Semifinals
Friday, March 10
Championship
Saturday, March 11
                                     
       
  2 Ball State 65  
    7 Buffalo 69  
7 Buffalo 61
10 Bowling Green 45  
  7 Buffalo 65  
  6 Toledo 72  
       
       
  3 Kent State 63
    6 Toledo 66  
6 Toledo 65
11 Akron 37  
  6 Toledo 82
  4 Northern Illinois 71
       
       
  1 Central Michigan 63
    8 Western Michigan 67  
8 Western Michigan 73
9 Miami (OH) 66  
  8 Western Michigan 55
  4 Northern Illinois 83  
       
       
  4 Northern Illinois 72
    5 Ohio 71  
5 Ohio 63
12 Eastern Michigan 49  

First round games at campus sites of lower-numbered seeds

See also

2017 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament

References

  1. ^ "2016 MAC Women's Basketball Tournament". mac-sports.com. Retrieved 2016-03-05. 
  2. ^ "2016 MAC Women's Basketball Tournament". mac-sports.com. Retrieved 2016-03-05. 

External links

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