MAC tournament bracket: Full TV schedule, scores and more!

As the MAC tournament kicks off on Thursday afternoon, anticipation mounts as eight teams vie for the coveted automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. In typical mid-major fashion, the opportunity to secure a spot in the Big Dance is up for grabs for any team willing to seize it. With five teams concluding the regular season with impressive records both overall and in conference play, the stage is set for an intense and competitive conference tournament.

Toledo emerges as the regular season titleholder with a commendable record of 20-11, including a dominant 14-4 conference record. However, Akron, Ohio, and Central Michigan are hot on the heels of the Rockets, ready to challenge their supremacy. Despite holding the No. 1 seed last year, Toledo stumbled in the tournament championship against Kent State, underscoring the unpredictable nature of postseason play.

The MAC has demonstrated its potential on the national stage in recent years, with tournament champions making significant strides in the NCAA Tournament. Over the past five editions, MAC representatives have secured victories in the Big Dance on three occasions, showcasing the conference’s competitive prowess. Buffalo achieved this feat twice, in 2018 and 2019, while Ohio replicated the success in 2021.

With the excitement building, the question lingers: which team will emerge victorious in the MAC tournament and earn the opportunity to embrace the Cinderella role in this year’s NCAA Tournament? Fear not, as we’ve got you covered with comprehensive coverage of the 2024 MAC tournament, providing you with all the essential details and insights you need to stay informed and engaged throughout the thrilling journey ahead.

 

MAC Tournament Bracket 2024

Seed Team Record
1 Toledo 20-11 (14-4)
2 Akron 21-10 (13-5)
3 Ohio 19-12 (13-5)
4 Central Michigan 18-13 (12-6)
5 Bowling Green 19-12 (10-8)
6 Western Michigan 12-19 (9-9)
7 Miami of Ohio 15-16 (9-9)
8 Kent State 15-16 (8-10)

 

MAC tournament schedule 2024

  • Dates: March 14-16
  • Location: Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio

 

Thursday, March 14: Quarterfinals

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Game 1: No. 1 Toledo vs. No. 8 Kent State 11:00 a.m. ESPN+
Game 2: No. 4 Central Michigan vs. No. 5 Bowling Green 30 min. following Game 1 ESPN+
Game 3: No. 2 Akron vs. No. 7 Miami of Ohio 30 min. following Game 2 ESPN+
Game 4: No. 3 Ohio vs. No. 6 Western Michigan 30 min. following Game 4 ESPN+

Friday, March 15: Semifinals

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Game 5: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner 5:00 p.m. CBS Sports Network, Fubo
Game 6: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner 7:30 p.m. CBS Sports Network, Fubo

Saturday, March 16: Finals

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Game 7: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner 7:30 p.m. ESPN2, ESPN+Fubo

How to watch the MAC tournament live

  • TV channel: CBS Sports Network (semifinals), ESPN2 (finals)
  • Live stream: ESPN+Fubo