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Published: Sunday, 3/8/2009

MAC men's basketball pairings are announced


The pairings for the Mid-American Conference men s basketball tournament were released Sunday afternoon.

The Bowling Green Falcons has the No. 1 seed for the tournament at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

The Falcons will play at 7 p.m. Thursday in the quarterfinals against the winner of the game between the Bobcats of Ohio University and the Broncos of Western Michigan. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Ohio.

The University of Toledo Rockets are the No. 12 seed and play the No. 5 Zips from Akron about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the first round.

Here are the pairings for the first round:


No. 7 Central Michigan vs. No. 10 Eastern Michigan, Noon.

No. 6 Kent State vs. No. 11 Northern Illinois, 2 p.m.

No. 8 Western Michigan vs. No. 9 Ohio, 4 p.m.

No. 5 Akron vs. No. 12 Toledo, 6 p.m.



No. 2 Ball State vs. No. 7/No. 10 Winner, Noon (Fox Sports Ohio)

No. 3 Buffalo vs. No. 6/No.11 Winner, 2:30 p.m. (FSO)

No. 1 Bowling Green vs. No. 8/No. 9 Winner, 7 p.m. (FSO)

No. 4 Miami vs. No. 5/No. 12 Winner, 9:30 p.m. (FSO)



No. 2/7/10 vs. No. 3/6/11 Winner,7:30 p.m. (FSO)

No. 1/8/9 vs. No. 4/5/12 Winner, 9:30 p.m.(FSO)



Championship Game, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)

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