The 2022 MAC Tournament will take place March 10-12 from Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio to see which team will represent the conference in the NCAA Tournament.
There is a clear separation after the top five teams with a significant drop off for the final three teams that qualified to the conference tournament. The Ohio Bobcats ran through this tournament as the fifth seed in last season’s event, and they advanced to the NCAA Tournament where they knocked off the Virginia Cavaliers in the first round.
2022 MAC Tournament Bracket: Date, time, TV, live stream
Thursday, March 10
Game 1: No. 8 Central Michigan 71, No. 1 Toledo 72
Game 2: No. 5 Buffalo 68, No. 4 Akron 70
Game 3: No. 7 Miami (OH) 75, No. 2 Kent State 85
Game 4: No. 6 Ball State 67, No. 3 Ohio 77
Friday, March 11
Game 5: No. 1 Toledo 62, No. 4 Akron 70
Game 6: No. 2 Kent State 67, No. 3 Ohio 61
Saturday, March 12 Final
Game 7: No. 2 Kent State 55, No. 4 Akron 75
Odds to win MAC Tournament from DraftKings Sportsbook
Kent State +450
Ball State +8000
Western Michigan +50000
Who are the favorites?
This tournament should be highly competitive especially with the top five teams grouped so close together in the conference standings. The teams at the top include Toledo, Kent State, Ohio, Buffalo and Akron, and it would not be a shock if any of them come away with a victory and find themselves in the NCAA Tournament.
Outside of the top five, everybody else has a below .500 record overall and in conference play, and it’s highly unlikely any of them will make another run considering how good the top of the MAC performed this season.