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2002-2003 Mid-American Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

Tournament Information

Tournament Dates: Mar 10 - 15, 2003
Tournament Champions: Central Michigan
Tournament Runner Up: Kent State
Tournament MOP/MVP: Chris Kaman (Central Michigan, Jr.)
All-Tournament Team: Chris Kaman (Central Michigan, Jr.), J.R. Wallace (Central Michigan, Sr.), Antonio Gates (Kent State, Jr.), P.J. Smith (Northern Illinois, Jr.), Brandon Hunter (Ohio, Sr.)
Championship Game Venue: Quicken Loans Arena (Cleveland, OH)
Tournament Attendance: N/A
Tournament Officials: D.J. Carstensen, Rodney Chamberlain, JD Collins, Dave Cronin, Randy Drury, Jim Ferrari, Dan Fouser, Keith Herring, Kyle Ingram, David Laning, Sam Lickliter, Jerry Sauder, Donnie Simpson, Steven Skiles, Brett Wegenke, Terry Wymer
 

Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Chris Kaman (Central Michigan, Jr.) (73)
Total Rebounds:Chris Kaman (Central Michigan, Jr.) (41)
Total Assists:Jay Bates (Northern Illinois, So.) (19)
Total Steals:J.R. Wallace (Central Michigan, Sr.) (9), P.J. Smith (Northern Illinois, Jr.) (9), Jay Bates (Northern Illinois, So.) (9)
Total Blocks:Chris Kaman (Central Michigan, Jr.) (12)
Total Minutes:Jaivon Harris (Ohio, Jr.) (121), Steve Esterkamp (Ohio, Sr.) (121)
Total FIC:Chris Kaman (Central Michigan, Jr.) (65.0)
Total Fouls:Rome Sanders (Northern Illinois, Fr.) (11), Jay Bates (Northern Illinois, So.) (11)
Total Turnovers:Chris Kaman (Central Michigan, Jr.) (15)
Total FGs:P.J. Smith (Northern Illinois, Jr.) (27)
Total 3PM:Anthony Wilkins (Kent State, Sr.) (12)
Total FTs:Ron Lewis (Bowling Green, Fr.) (37)

Tournament Bracket

First Round
8 Ball State 81
9 Bowling Green 90
 
 
 
 
 
4 Northern Illinois 81
13 Buffalo 64
 
 
 
 
5 Western Michigan 78
12 Toledo 64
 
7 Marshall 83
10 Eastern Michigan 75
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 Akron 77
11 Ohio 79
 
Quarterfinals
 
1 Central Michigan 87
9 Bowling Green 70
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Northern Illinois 75
5 Western Michigan 63
2 Kent State 79
7 Marshall 57
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 Miami (OH) 55
11 Ohio 65
Semifinals
 
 
 
1 Central Michigan 94
4 Northern Illinois 72
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Kent State 73
11 Ohio 70
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Central Michigan 77
2 Kent State 67

Tournament Participants

Seed School Overall Wins Overall Losses Overall
Win %
Conference Wins Conference Losses Conference
Win %
6 Akron 14  13  51.85% 50.00%
8 Ball State 13  16  44.83% 10  44.44%
9 Bowling Green 12  15  44.44% 10  44.44%
13 Buffalo 22  18.52% 16  11.11%
1 Central Michigan 22  78.57% 14  77.78%
10 Eastern Michigan 14  13  51.85% 10  44.44%
2 Kent State 19  70.37% 12  66.67%
3 Miami (OH) 13  14  48.15% 11  61.11%
4 Northern Illinois 15  13  53.57% 11  61.11%
11 Ohio 12  15  44.44% 10  44.44%
12 Toledo 13  15  46.43% 11  38.89%
5 Western Michigan 18  66.67% 10  55.56%
7 Marshall 13  14  48.15% 50.00%
*Wins, Losses and Win % based on team records entering the tournament.

Tournament Schedule

Date Away Team Home Team Result Venue Home Leaders Away Leaders
Mar 10, 2003
#12 Toledo (L) #5 Western Michigan (W) 64-78 Quicken Loans Arena PTS: 18. Anthony Kann
REB: 14. Anthony Kann
AST: 4. Robby Collum
PTS: 19. Keith Triplett
REB: 5. Milo Kirsh
AST: 4. Sammy Villegas
Mar 10, 2003
#9 Bowling Green (W) #8 Ball State (L) 90-81 Quicken Loans Arena PTS: 28. Robert Owens
REB: 5. Chris Williams
AST: 5. Chris Williams
PTS: 28. Ron Lewis
REB: 8. Ron Lewis
AST: 7. Ron Lewis
Mar 10, 2003
#10 Eastern Michigan (L) #7 Marshall (W) 75-83 Quicken Loans Arena PTS: 30. Ronald Blackshear
REB: 13. David Anderson
AST: 6. A.W. Hamilton
PTS: 16. Steve Pettyjohn
REB: 9. John Bowler
AST: 11. Michael Ross
Mar 10, 2003
#13 Buffalo (L) #4 Northern Illinois (W) 64-81 Quicken Loans Arena PTS: 22. P.J. Smith
REB: 12. Marcus Smallwood
AST: 11. Jay Bates
PTS: 13. Jason Bird
REB: 7. Mario Jordan
AST: 6. Roderick Middleton
Mar 10, 2003
#11 Ohio (W) #6 Akron (L) 79-77 Quicken Loans Arena PTS: 22. Derrick Tarver
REB: 8. Rob Preston
AST: 5. Johnny Hollingsworth
PTS: 25. Steve Esterkamp
REB: 9. Jeff Halbert
AST: 8. Jaivon Harris
Mar 13, 2003
#7 Marshall (L) #2 Kent State (W) 57-79 Quicken Loans Arena PTS: 21. Antonio Gates
REB: 7. Antonio Gates
AST: 6. Antonio Gates
PTS: 10. Marvin Black
REB: 8. David Anderson
AST: 3. Ronny Dawn
Mar 13, 2003
#9 Bowling Green (L) #1 Central Michigan (W) 70-87 Quicken Loans Arena PTS: 25. Chris Kaman
REB: 14. Chris Kaman
AST: 7. Tony Bowne
PTS: 30. Ron Lewis
REB: 7. Cory Ryan
AST: 7. Cole Magner
Mar 13, 2003
#11 Ohio (W) #3 Miami (OH) (L) 65-55 Quicken Loans Arena PTS: 15. Josh Hausfeld
REB: 10. Danny Horace
AST: 3. Gene Seals
PTS: 17. Thomas Stephens
REB: 13. Brandon Hunter
AST: 4. Brandon Hunter
Mar 13, 2003
#5 Western Michigan (L) #4 Northern Illinois (W) 63-75 Quicken Loans Arena PTS: 33. P.J. Smith
REB: 10. Marcus Smallwood
AST: 5. Jay Bates
PTS: 19. Anthony Kann
REB: 10. Anthony Kann
AST: 4. Bobby Madison
Mar 14, 2003
#11 Ohio (L) #2 Kent State (W) 70-73 Quicken Loans Arena PTS: 22. Anthony Wilkins
REB: 6. Anthony Wilkins
AST: 2. Anthony Wilkins
PTS: 26. Brandon Hunter
REB: 8. Steve Esterkamp
AST: 6. Jaivon Harris
Mar 14, 2003
#4 Northern Illinois (L) #1 Central Michigan (W) 72-94 Quicken Loans Arena PTS: 23. Chris Kaman
REB: 14. Chris Kaman
AST: 4. T.J. Meerman
PTS: 29. Jay Bates
REB: 6. Jay Bates
AST: 3. Jay Bates
Mar 15, 2003
#2 Kent State (L) #1 Central Michigan (W) 67-77 Quicken Loans Arena PTS: 25. Chris Kaman
REB: 13. Chris Kaman
AST: 5. Chris Kaman
PTS: 20. Antonio Gates
REB: 6. Antonio Gates
AST: 4. DeAndre Haynes