MAC Basketball Tournament Central

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: March 08, 2013
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2013 Mid-American Conference Tournament
March 13-16 | Quicken Loans Arena | Cleveland, Ohio
Men's Tournament Central | Women's Tournament Central

The Ball State women's basketball team secured the No. 2 seed in the Mid-American Conference Tournament and a bye into the semifinals Friday, March 15. The men's basketball team earned the No. 5 seed and a bye into the second round Wednesday, March 13. Find information below on tickets, hotels, trips and special events for the MAC Tournament in Cleveland, Ohio.

Women's Tournament | Bracket
Semifinals, March 15: No. 2 Ball State lost to No. 3 Akron, 70-61

Men's Tournament | Bracket
Second Round, March 13: No. 5 Ball State lost to No. 8 Buffalo, 76-61

Cost is $34 per session for men's games; $10 per session for women's games
Tickets can be purchased
at the Ball State Athletics ticket table located outside the main ticket office at Quicken Loans Arena from Wednesday, March 13, through Saturday, March 16.

Pre-Game Outings
Gather with fellow alumni and Cardinal fans for a pre-game party 90 minutes prior to the Ball State men's and women's basketball games at Quicken Loans Arena. Complimentary game-day appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. A cash bar with beer and wine will also be available. All pre-game parties will take place in one of the banquet rooms on the second level of Quicken Loans Arena. The banquet room is accessible by entering the arena through the northeast entrance on the corner of Huron and East 6th Street. Once inside, you will be escorted down to the second level where the banquet room is located.
Reservations are not required. However, in order to get an estimate on attendance, please call the Office of Alumni Programs at 1-888-I-GO-4BSU, if you plan to attend.  

Bus to Cleveland for Championship Game
A bus trip will be available on Saturday, March 16, in the case that either the men's or women's team advances to the championship game. The cost is $65 per person. The bus will leave from the BSU Alumni Center at 6:30 a.m. and will depart Quicken Loans Arena 30 minutes after the championship game to travel back to Muncie. To make a reservation for the bus trip, please contact the Cardinal Varsity Club today at 765-285-8120 or email

Hotel Information
arriott Key Center
127 Public Square 
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 696-9200 or Toll Free 1-800-228-9290
Host for all MAC women's basketball teams

Renaissance Hotel
24 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 696-5600
Host for all MAC university presidents/administrators
Host for all MAC men's basketball teams

Student Bus Trip for Semifinals
Cost is $30. The package includes: ticket for Ball State game(s), round-trip bus ride to and from Cleveland and 55-passenger Coach bus accommodations. Meals will be at your own expense. Exact departure and return times will be contingent on the time Ball State games are played. At the earliest, departure from Worthen Arena would be at 6 a.m. on Friday, March 15. The return trip to Muncie will start approximately 30 minutes after Ball State's last game of the day.

Students interested in this travel package can sign up at the Worthen Arena Ticket Office. Sign-up will conclude at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12. Full payment of $30 is due at time of registration, and you must be a current Ball State student and present a valid Ball State Student ID when signing up. Each student will need to fill out a registration form, sign a waiver and pay by credit card, cash or check (Make out to Ball State University).

No refunds after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 after trip confirmation has been made. Full refunds will be given through 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 should you decide you can no longer go. In the event that the minimum number of trip participants (26) has not been met by Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 5 p.m., Ball State Athletics reserves the right to cancel the trip. Guests who reserved the bus trip will receive a full refund and will be notified via e-mail.

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