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The Chase for Cleveland: 2021 MAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament Projections, Feb. 1

It’s February 1st, which means that college basketball fans all around the country are starting to pay closer attention to the games played on the hardcourt and how it affects their favorite team’s chances of finding the postseason.

Whether that postseason invite is to the NCAA tourney, or the CBI, is yet to be determined, but hope springs eternal in the darkness of the winter months, and the next five weeks will determine the fates of the 12 Mid-American Conference teams in the two leagues.

This year introduced a bit of a twist to the festivities, as the campus round games which have comprised the first round of the MAC tournament for the better part of two decades have been eliminated due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic.