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 The champion will receive the conference's automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Tournament.
|2016 SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament|
|Champions||Southern (9th title)|
|Winning coach||Roman Banks (2nd title)|
|MVP||Trelun Banks (Southern)|
|2015–16 SWAC men's basketball standings|
|Prairie View A&M||7||–||11||.389||7||–||24||.226|
|Mississippi Valley State||6||–||12||.333||8||–||27||.229|
|*ineligible for postseason due to APR violations|
|† 2016 SWAC Tournament winner |
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. 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.
|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|
|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.
Tuesday March 8
Wednesday, March 9
Thursday, March 10
Friday, March 11
Saturday, March 12
|7||Mississippi Valley State||64|
|7||Mississippi Valley State||87|
|7||Mississippi Valley State||68|
|6||Prairie View A&M||51|
- "2016 Toyota SWAC Mens Basketball Tournament". SWAC Men's Basketball. Retrieved February 8, 2016.
- Lohmar, Jim. "SWAC basketball tournament 2016: Bracket, schedule and scores". SBNation.com. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
- "2016 Toyota SWAC Mens Basketball Tournament Bracket" (PDF). NeuLion. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 16, 2016. Retrieved February 9, 2016.