MAC tournament bracket: Full TV schedule, scores, results for 2024 Mid-American Conference championships

Eight teams are set to vie for the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament as the MAC tournament gets underway on Thursday afternoon. 

And as is the case with most mid-major conferences, the berth to the Big Dance is anyone’s to claim. Five teams finished the regular season boasting records above .500 both overall and in conference, setting the stage for a formidable conference tournament.

Toledo (20-11, 14-4 MAC) won the regular season title, but Akron, Ohio and Central Michigan sit right on the Rockets’ heels. Last year, the top-seeded Rockets fell to Kent State in the tournament championship. 

The MAC has made noise in the NCAA Tournament in recent years, too. In three of the past five NCAA Tournaments, the winner of the MAC tournament has gone on to win a game in the Big Dance. Buffalo accomplished the feat twice, in 2018 and 2019, while Ohio did so in 2021. 

Which team will win the MAC and earn the chance to play Cinderella this season? The Sporting News has you covered with everything that you need to know about the 2024 MAC tournament. 

MAC tournament bracket 2024

Only the top eight teams qualify for the 2024 MAC tournament, omitting the four teams with the worst conference records: Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois and Buffalo. 

Seed Team Record (MAC)
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 (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

The 2024 MAC tournament begins on Thursday, March 14 and ends on Saturday, March 16. All three rounds will be played at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland. Below is the full tournament schedule:

Thursday, March 14: Quarterfinals

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Game 1: No. 8 Kent State 67, No. 1 Toledo 59 11:00 a.m. ESPN+
Game 2: No. 5 Bowling Green 66, No. 4 Central Michigan 56 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: No. 5 Bowling Green vs. No. 8 Kent State 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, Fubo

How to watch the MAC tournament live

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

The semifinals of the MAC tournament will air live on CBS Sports Network, while the championship match will be carried live on ESPN2. 

Fans can also stream all of the first round action on ESPN+. The semifinals and final can be streamed on Fubo, which offers a free trial. That way, you can try before you buy. 

MAC tournament tickets 2024

Tickets to the 2024 MAC tournament are available on StubHub. For a complete rundown on prices and availability, check out the link below. 

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