February 8 / 2016
All Roads Lead to Cleveland for the 2016 Mid-American Conference Tournament
Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Wednesday, March 9th – Saturday, March 12th
The heart-pounding, fast-breaking action of college basketball is back when the 2016 Mid-American Conference Tournament returns to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse March 9th-12th! Celebrating 17 years of MAC basketball action in Cleveland, eight of the 12 schools that make up the Mid-American Conference will send men's and women's teams to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse to battle for the MAC Championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Men’s & Women’s opening round tournament games will begin on campus sites Monday, March 7th for seeds No. 5- No. 12.
Then the MACtion makes its way to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse! This four-day tournament will showcase the best of the best in men’s and women’s college basketball with four quarterfinal women’s matchups on Wednesday, March 9th, four quarterfinal men’s matchups on Thursday, March 10th and the men’s & women’s conference semifinals on Friday, March 11th. The men's and women's championship games will be played on Saturday, March 12th.
Tickets start at $10 for the women’s tournament and $19 for the men’s tournament (plus applicable fees) and are on sale NOW at TheQArena.com, charge by phone at (888) 894-9424, the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Box Office & all Northern Ohio Discount Drug Mart locations. Fans are encouraged to get their tickets in advance, as ticket prices increase $3 when purchased on game day.
In the 2015 men’s championship game, No. 2 seeded Buffalo earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by surpassing No. 1 Central Michigan, 89-84. In the 2015 women’s championship game, the No. 1 seeded Ohio University defeated the No. 6 seed Eastern Michigan to win the title, 60-44, and clinched a spot in the NCAA Women’s Tournament.