MAC extends tournament contract

CLEVELAND -- The Mid-American Conference extended its contract to hold its basketball tournaments at Quicken Loans Arena for another six years.

The men's and women's tourneys will be at the Q at least through 2017. The MAC has held its conference tournaments in Cleveland since 2000. The previous contract was set to expire following the 2011 tournament.

Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said the MAC is pleased to be staying in Cleveland.

The tournament is scheduled from March 9-12.

Ohio won last season's MAC tourney title and Bowling Green won the women's as both schools earned automatic bids to the NCAA tournament.