2016 SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2016 SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament is the postseason men's basketball tournament for the Southwestern Athletic Conference. The tournament will be held from March 8–12, 2016 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas[1] The champion will receive the conference's automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

2016 SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2015–16
Teams10
SiteToyota Center
Houston, Texas
ChampionsSouthern (9th title)
Winning coachRoman Banks (2nd title)
MVPTrelun Banks (Southern)
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2015–16 SWAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Texas Southern 16 2   .889     18 15   .545
Alcorn State* 13 5   .722     15 15   .500
Jackson State 12 6   .667     20 16   .556
Southern 11 7   .611     22 13   .629
Alabama State 9 9   .500     14 17   .452
Prairie View A&M 7 11   .389     7 24   .226
Alabama A&M 6 12   .333     11 18   .379
Arkansas–Pine Bluff 6 12   .333     8 25   .242
Mississippi Valley State 6 12   .333     8 27   .229
Grambling State 4 14   .222     7 24   .226
*ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
2016 SWAC Tournament winner

SeedsEdit

All 10 SWAC teams participated in the Tournament. Alcorn State was ineligible for NCAA postseason play due to APR violations. Had Alcorn State won the tournament, the SWAC's bid would have been awarded to the highest remaining seed still in the field.[2] The top 6 teams received a bye into the Quarterfinals.

Teams were seeded by record within the conference, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records.

Seed School Conference Tiebreaker
1 Texas Southern 16–2
2 Alcorn State 13–5
3 Jackson State 12–6
4 Southern 11–7
5 Alabama State 9–9
6 Prairie View A&M 7–11
7 Mississippi Valley State 6–12 3–1 vs Alabama A&M & Arkansas-Pine Bluff
8 Alabama A&M 6–12 2–2 vs Mississippi Valley State & Arkansas-Pine Bluff
9 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 6–12 1–3 vs Mississippi Valley State & Alabama A&M
10 Grambling State 4–14

ScheduleEdit

Session Game Time* Matchup# Score Television
First round – Tuesday, March 8
1 1 2:30 pm #7 Mississippi Valley St. vs. #10 Grambling State 87–73 SWAC Digital Network
2 8:30 pm #8 Alabama A&M vs. #9 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 61–53
Quarterfinals – Wednesday, March 9
2 3 2:30 pm #2 Alcorn State vs. #7 Mississippi Valley St. 61–64 SWAC Digital Network
4 8:30 pm #1 Texas Southern vs. #8 Alabama A&M 77–69
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 10
3 5 2:30 pm #3 Jackson State vs #6 Prairie View A&M 69–51 SWAC Digital Network
6 8:30 pm #4 Southern vs. #5 Alabama State 83–63
Semifinals – Friday, March 11
4 7 2:30 pm #3 Jackson State vs. #7 Mississippi Valley St. 74–68 SWAC Digital Network
8 8:30 pm #1 Texas Southern vs. #4 Southern 73–81
Championship – Saturday, March 12
5 9 5:30 pm #3 Jackson State vs. #4 Southern 53–54 ESPNU

*Game times in Central Time. #Rankings denote tournament seeding.

BracketEdit

[3]

  First round
Tuesday March 8
Quarterfinals
Wednesday, March 9
Thursday, March 10
Semifinals
Friday, March 11
Championship
Saturday, March 12
ESPNU
                                     
       
  1 Texas Southern 77  
    8 Alabama A&M 69  
8 Alabama A&M 61
9 Arkansas–Pine Bluff 53  
  1 Texas Southern 73  
  4 Southern 81  
       
       
  4 Southern 83
    5 Alabama State 63  
     
       
  4 Southern 54
  3 Jackson State 53
       
       
  2 Alcorn State 61
    7 Mississippi Valley State 64  
7 Mississippi Valley State 87
10 Grambling State 73  
  7 Mississippi Valley State 68
  3 Jackson State 74  
       
       
  3 Jackson State 69
    6 Prairie View A&M 51  
     

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 Toyota SWAC Mens Basketball Tournament". SWAC Men's Basketball. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
  2. ^ Lohmar, Jim. "SWAC basketball tournament 2016: Bracket, schedule and scores". SBNation.com. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  3. ^ "2016 Toyota SWAC Mens Basketball Tournament Bracket" (PDF). NeuLion. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 16, 2016. Retrieved February 9, 2016.