MAC Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket Finalized
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MOUNT PLEASANT -- Central Michigan will travel to Bowling Green on Monday, March 5, for a first-round campus site game in the First Energy 2012 Mid-American Conference Basketball Tournament.

CMU (10-20, 5-11 Mid-American) is the No. 11 seed while BGSU (16-14, 9-7 Mid-American) earned the No. 6 seed.

The two teams will play in the Falcons' new Stroh Center with tipoff set for 7 p.m. 

The winner advances to play a second-round game against the No. 7 Toledo/No. 10 Miami winner on Wednesday, March 7, in Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena.  Tipoff for Wednesday's game is 9:30 p.m.

The Falcons posted a 71-58 home win over the Chippewas on Jan. 25 in the only meeting between the two teams this year. 

The league has a new tournament format this season as the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds receive byes all the way to the semifinals while the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds advance directly to the quarterfinals.

A complete schedule is listed below.

Monday, March 5, 2012
First Round (High Seed Campus Sites)

Game 1: No. 12 Northern Ill. at No. 5 Eastern Mich., 7 p.m.
Game 2: No. 9 Ball State at No. 8 Western Michigan, 7 p.m.
Game 3: No. 10 Miami at No. 7 Toledo, 7 p.m.
Game 4: No. 11 Central Mich. at No. 6 BGSU, 7 p.m.
 
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 (Quicken Loans Arena)
Second Round (Games on STO)

Game 5: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner, 7 p.m.
Game 6: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner, 9:30 p.m.
 
Thursday, March 8, 2012 (Quicken Loans Arena)
Quarterfinals (Games on STO)
Game 7: Game 5 Winner vs. No. 4 Kent State, 7 p.m.
Game 8: Game 6 Winner vs. No. 3 Ohio, 9:30 p.m.
 
Friday, March 9, 2012 (Quicken Loans Arena)
Semifinals (Games on STO)

Game 9: Game 7 winner vs. No. 1 Akron, 7 p.m.
Game 10: Game 8 winner vs. No. 2 Buffalo, 9:30 p.m.
 
Saturday, March 10, 2012 (Quicken Loans Arena)
MAC Championship

Game 11: Championship Game, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
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