Many teams in college basketball’s biggest conferences will make it to the NCAA basketball tournament regardless of whether or not they win their conference tournament. In the Mid-American Conference, teams must win the conference tournament to get selected to play at the Big Dance. At least that’s traditionally been the case. So expect the mid-sized schools from the region (Kent State, Ohio University, Akron University, etc.) who’ll duke it out at this year’s tournament to engage in some real winner-take-all battles. Starting today at noon, both men’s and women’s teams will play at the Q, leading up to the championship games on Saturday.