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2018 Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2018 Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was the postseason men's basketball tournament that completes 2017–18 season in the Southland Conference. The tournament was held at the Merrell Center in Katy, Texas from March 7–10, 2018.[1]

2018 Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2017–18
Teams8
SiteMerrell Center
Katy, Texas
ChampionsStephen F. Austin (5th title)
Winning coachKyle Keller (1st title)
MVPT. J. Holyfield (Stephen F. Austin)
TelevisionESPN3, ESPN2
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2017–18 Southland Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Southeastern Louisiana 15 3   .833     22 12   .647
Nicholls State 15 3   .833     21 11   .656
Stephen F. Austin 14 4   .778     28 7   .800
Sam Houston State 12 6   .667     21 15   .583
Lamar 11 7   .611     19 14   .576
New Orleans 11 7   .611     16 17   .485
Central Arkansas 10 8   .556     18 17   .514
Abilene Christian 8 10   .444     16 16   .500
Texas A&M–CC 8 10   .444     11 18   .379
McNeese State 8 10   .444     11 17   .393
Incarnate Word 2 16   .111     7 21   .250
Houston Baptist 2 16   .111     6 25   .194
Northwestern State 1 17   .056     4 25   .138
2018 Southland Tournament winner

Stephen F. Austin won the tournament by defeating Southeastern Louisiana in the championship game. As a result, the Lumberjacks received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

SeedsEdit

Teams were seeded by record within the conference, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records.[2] Only the top eight teams in the conference qualified for the tournament. The top two seeds received double byes into the semifinals in the merit-based format. The No. 3 and No. 4 seeds received single byes to the quarterfinals.

Seed School Conference Tiebreaker 1
1 Southeastern Louisiana 15–3 2–0 vs. Nicholls State
2 Nicholls State 15–3 0–2 vs. Southeastern Louisiana
3 Stephen F. Austin 14–4
4 Sam Houston State 12–6
5 New Orleans 11–7 2–0 vs. McNeese
6 Lamar 11–7 1–1 vs. McNeese
7 Central Arkansas 10–8
8 Texas A&M–Corpus Christi 8–10 3–0 vs. ACU/McNeese
Abilene Christian 8–10 1–2 vs. TAMU–CC/McNeese
McNeese State 8–10 0–2 vs. ACU/TAMU–CC

ScheduleEdit

Session Game Time* Matchup# Score Television
First round – Wednesday, March 7, 2018
1 1 5:00 pm No. 5 New Orleans vs. No. 8 Texas A&M–Corpus Christi 86–73 ESPN3
2 7:30 pm No. 6 Lamar vs. No. 7 Central Arkansas 57–67
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 8, 2018
2 3 5:00 pm No. 4 Sam Houston State vs. No. 5 New Orleans 85–63 ESPN3
4 7:30 pm No. 3 Stephen F. Austin vs. No. 7 Central Arkansas 86–64
Semifinals – Friday, March 9, 2018
3 5 5:00 pm No. 1 Southeastern Louisiana vs. No. 4 Sam Houston State 89–79 ESPN3
6 7:30 pm No. 2 Nicholls State vs. No. 3 Stephen F. Austin 66–78
Championship – Saturday, March 10, 2018
4 7 8:30 pm No. 1 Southeastern Louisiana vs. No. 3 Stephen F. Austin 55–59 ESPN2
*Game times in CST. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Source[1]

BracketEdit

First round
Wednesday, March 7
ESPN3
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 8
ESPN3
Semifinals
Friday, March 9
ESPN3
Championship
Saturday, March 10
ESPN2
     
             
             
          1 SE Louisiana 89  
          4 Sam Houston State 79  
        4 Sam Houston State 85  
5 New Orleans 86     5 New Orleans 63  
8 Texas A&M–CC 73       1 SE Louisiana 55
          3 Stephen F. Austin 59
             
             
          2 Nicholls State 66  
          3 Stephen F. Austin 78  
        3 Stephen F. Austin 86      
6 Lamar 57     7 Central Arkansas 64      
7 Central Arkansas 67  

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2018 Southland Conference Basketball Tournament". Southland Conference. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  2. ^ "2017 Basketball Tiebreaker Procedures". Southland Conference. Retrieved March 5, 2017.

External linksEdit