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NCAA Tournament: What the Number Next to OHIO Will Be

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As usual, the MAC Tournament delivered some great drama. Unfortunately for Akron, it was of the kind that they will never want to put in the DVD player to review. I am pretty sure the legend of the...

MAC Basketball Tournament: A Lesson in How NOT to Miss a Free Throw

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Um, so that is not how you miss a free throw. After free throws were a problem Friday for Akron, you would think missing one in the final three seconds wouldn't be an issue. And yet Alex Abreu's...

MAC Basketball Tournament: Akron and Ohio Meet in the Battle by the Burning River

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I am pretty sure that less than a couple of inches separated the MAC from having Buffalo and Kent State representing them in the finals. The Bulls' shot at the buzzer hit the back of the rim and...

MAC Basketball Tournament: Championship Open Game Thread

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It seems only fitting that the two teams that had the best runs this season are meeting in the MAC Championship game. Ohio breezed through the early part of the season, and almost pulled off the...

MAC Basketball Tournament: Akron Survives Kent State, Earns Chance to Repeat

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It should have been easier than it was, but top-seeded Akron managed to hold on for a 78-74 win over Kent State, and advance to Saturday's MAC tournament final. The Golden Flashes tried...

MAC Basketball Tournament: The Computer Never Lies, Final Four Chances

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If the top four teams hadn't all been in the same MAC division, the conference could have been looking at some gaudy records right now, and the separation between the top and the bottom of the...

MAC Basketball Tournament: Northern Illinois, Lightning and Very Small Chances

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For the sake of argument, let's say that Northern Illinois has about 20 people in the traveling party in Cleveland right now. Twelve players, the coaches, the medical staff, the managers, it is...

Western Michigan's Stainbrook Big Reason Broncos Get to Cleveland

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Some things don't show up in the box score. Excuse me while I towel off after saying that. It makes me feel dirty, believing in stats as I do. You should be able to tell everything from the box...

Christmas Comes Late for Northern Illinois, Defeat Eastern Michigan for Trip to Cleveland

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How do you set basketball back about 20 years? Let Northern Illinois and Eastern Michigan play. At one point Monday night, Virginia Commonwealth had more points in less than a half than the Huskies...

Fun With Numbers: MAC Men's Tournament Edition

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Wherein I estimate the likelihood of each team winning the tournament, consider how this has been changed by the new tournament format, and investigate the case of apparently mis-seeded teams.

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