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2008-2009 Mid-American Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

Tournament Information

Tournament Dates: Mar 10 - 14, 2009
Tournament Champions: Akron
Tournament Runner Up: Buffalo
Tournament MOP/MVP: Nate Linhart (Akron, Sr.)
All-Tournament Team: Nate Linhart (Akron, Sr.), Brett McKnight (Akron, So.), Steve McNees (Akron, So.), Max Boudreau (Buffalo, Jr.), Nate Miller (Bowling Green, Sr.)
Championship Game Venue: Quicken Loans Arena (Cleveland, OH)
Tournament Attendance: N/A
Tournament Officials: Frankie Bordeaux, Bo Boroski, D.J. Carstensen, JD Collins, Mike Eades, Mike Foote, Buddy Mayborg, Glenn Mayborg, Mike Sanzere, Jerry Sauder, Larry Scirotto, Darryl Smith, Frank Spencer, Ken Turner, David Walker, Brett Wegenke, Bart Wegenke, Terry Wymer
 

Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Brett McKnight (Akron, So.) (50)
Total Rebounds:Nate Linhart (Akron, Sr.) (39)
Total Assists:Darryl Roberts (Akron, So.) (11)
Total Steals:DeVaughn Washington (Ohio, So.) (7)
Total Blocks:Michael Fakuade (Northern Illinois, Fr.) (4), Anthony Simpson (Kent State, Jr.) (4)
Total Minutes:Darryl Roberts (Akron, So.) (124)
Total FIC:Nate Linhart (Akron, Sr.) (39.5)
Total Fouls:Brett McKnight (Akron, So.) (14)
Total Turnovers:Chris McKnight (Akron, Jr.) (12)
Total FGs:Nate Miller (Bowling Green, Sr.) (20)
Total 3PM:Steve McNees (Akron, So.) (11)
Total FTs:Chris McKnight (Akron, Jr.) (17)

Tournament Bracket

First Round
8 Western Michigan 55
9 Ohio 62
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5 Akron 93
12 Toledo 92
 
7 Central Michigan 62
10 Eastern Michigan 49
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 Kent State 64
11 Northern Illinois 61
 
Quarterfinals
 
1 Bowling Green 74
9 Ohio 61
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Miami (OH) 63
5 Akron 73
2 Ball State 64
7 Central Michigan 61
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 Buffalo 65
6 Kent State 62
Semifinals
 
 
 
1 Bowling Green 55
5 Akron 63
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Ball State 52
3 Buffalo 64
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 Buffalo 53
5 Akron 65

Tournament Participants

Seed School Overall Wins Overall Losses Overall
Win %
Conference Wins Conference Losses Conference
Win %
1 Bowling Green 18  12  60.00% 11  68.75%
2 Ball State 13  16  44.83% 43.75%
3 Buffalo 19  10  65.52% 11  68.75%
4 Miami (OH) 17  12  58.62% 10  62.50%
5 Akron 19  12  61.29% 10  62.50%
6 Kent State 18  13  58.06% 10  62.50%
7 Central Michigan 11  18  37.93% 43.75%
8 Western Michigan 10  20  33.33% 43.75%
9 Ohio 14  16  46.67% 43.75%
10 Eastern Michigan 23  25.81% 10  37.50%
11 Northern Illinois 10  19  34.48% 11  31.25%
12 Toledo 24  22.58% 11  31.25%
*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, 2009
#10 Eastern Michigan (L) #7 Central Michigan (W) 49-62 Quicken Loans Arena PTS: 17. Marcus Van
REB: 5. Marcus Van
AST: 7. Robbie Harman
PTS: 13. Brandon Bowdry
REB: 6. Brandon Bowdry
AST: 2. Antonio Green
Mar 10, 2009
#9 Ohio (W) #8 Western Michigan (L) 62-55 Quicken Loans Arena PTS: 10. David Kool
REB: 6. Flenard Whitfield
AST: 5. Michael Redell
PTS: 14. Jerome Tillman
REB: 8. Justin Orr
AST: 4. Steven Coleman
Mar 10, 2009
#11 Northern Illinois (L) #6 Kent State (W) 61-64 Quicken Loans Arena PTS: 25. Al Fisher
REB: 6. Anthony Simpson
AST: 5. Al Fisher
PTS: 19. Jake Anderson
REB: 11. Michael Fakuade
AST: 3. Mike DiNunno
Mar 10, 2009
#12 Toledo (L) #5 Akron (W) 92-93 Quicken Loans Arena PTS: 18. Chris McKnight
REB: 11. Nate Linhart
AST: 5. Anthony Hitchens
PTS: 24. Jonathan Amos
REB: 9. Jonathan Amos
AST: 3. Jonathan Amos
Mar 12, 2009
#6 Kent State (L) #3 Buffalo (W) 62-65 Quicken Loans Arena PTS: 13. Max Boudreau
REB: 18. Calvin Betts
AST: 7. Greg Gamble
PTS: 13. Chris Singletary
REB: 12. Anthony Simpson
AST: 4. Jordan Mincy
Mar 12, 2009
#5 Akron (W) #4 Miami (OH) (L) 73-63 Quicken Loans Arena PTS: 24. Michael Bramos
REB: 5. Michael Bramos
AST: 5. Carl Richburg
PTS: 17. Steve McNees
REB: 8. Nikola Cvetinovic
AST: 3. Steve McNees
Mar 12, 2009
#7 Central Michigan (L) #2 Ball State (W) 61-64 Quicken Loans Arena PTS: 22. Laron Frazier
REB: 6. Jarrod Jones
AST: 3. Brandon Lampley
PTS: 18. Jordan Bitzer
REB: 8. Marcus Van
AST: 3. Robbie Harman
Mar 12, 2009
#9 Ohio (L) #1 Bowling Green (W) 61-74 Quicken Loans Arena PTS: 22. Nate Miller
REB: 10. Nate Miller
AST: 8. Joe Jakubowski
PTS: 15. Jerome Tillman
REB: 13. Jerome Tillman
AST: 3. Michael Allen
Mar 13, 2009
#5 Akron (W) #1 Bowling Green (L) 63-55 Quicken Loans Arena PTS: 27. Nate Miller
REB: 7. Otis Polk
AST: 3. Darryl Clements
PTS: 14. Brett McKnight
REB: 14. Chris McKnight
AST: 4. Darryl Roberts
Mar 13, 2009
#3 Buffalo (W) #2 Ball State (L) 64-52 Quicken Loans Arena PTS: 15. Laron Frazier
REB: 5. Jarrod Jones
AST: 4. Brandon Lampley
PTS: 21. Max Boudreau
REB: 6. Andy Robinson
AST: 3. Rodney Pierce
Mar 14, 2009
#5 Akron (W) #3 Buffalo (L) 65-53 Quicken Loans Arena PTS: 12. Calvin Betts
REB: 7. Calvin Betts
AST: 2. Greg Gamble
PTS: 16. Brett McKnight
REB: 9. Nate Linhart
AST: 5. Steve McNees