2021 Southland Conference men's basketball tournament


The 2021 Southland Conference men's basketball tournament was the postseason men's basketball tournament for the 2020–21 season in the Southland Conference. The tournament took place from March 9–13, 2021.[1] The tournament winner received an automatic invitation to the 2021 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament.

2021 Southland Conference men's basketball tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2020–21
Teams10
SiteMerrell Center
Katy, Texas
ChampionsAbilene Christian (2nd title)
Winning coachJoe Golding (2nd title)
MVPDamien Daniels (Abilene Christian)
TelevisionESPN+, ESPN2
← 2020
2022 →
2020–21 Southland Conference men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Nicholls 14 2   .875 18 7   .720
Abilene Christian 13 2   .867 24 5   .828
Sam Houston State 13 3   .813 19 9   .679
Stephen F. Austin* 12 3   .800 16 5   .762
Northwestern State 9 7   .563 11 18   .379
New Orleans 8 7   .533 10 15   .400
Lamar 6 10   .375 10 18   .357
Incarnate Word 5 9   .357 8 14   .364
Southeastern Louisiana 5 10   .333 8 18   .308
McNeese State 4 10   .286 10 14   .417
Houston Baptist 4 11   .267 6 19   .240
Central Arkansas 4 12   .250 5 19   .208
Texas A&M–CC 2 13   .133 5 19   .208
*Ineligible for postseason due to postseason ban
2021 Southland tournament winner

SeedsEdit

Teams were seeded by record within the conference, with a tie–breaker system to seed teams with identical conference records.[2] Only the top 10 teams in the conference qualified for the tournament. The top two seeds received triple byes into the semifinals in the merit-based format. The No. 3 and No. 4 seeds received double byes to the quarterfinals. Stephen F. Austin is serving a postseason ban and did not compete.[3]

Seed School Conference Tiebreaker 1
1 Nicholls 14–2
2 Abilene Christian 13–2
3 Sam Houston State 13–3
4 Northwestern State 9–7
5 New Orleans 8–7
6 Lamar 6–10
7 Incarnate Word 5–9
8 Southeastern Louisiana 5–10
9 McNeese State 4–10
10 Houston Baptist 4–11

ScheduleEdit

Session Game Time* Matchup# Score Television
First round – Tuesday, March 9, 2021
1 1 5:00 p.m. No. 8 Southeastern Louisiana vs. No. 9 McNeese State 71–68 ESPN+
2 8:00 p.m. No. 7 Incarnate Word vs. No. 10 Houston Baptist 68–80
Second round – Wednesday, March 10, 2021
2 3 5:00 p.m. No. 8 Southeastern Louisiana vs. No. 5 New Orleans 63–80 ESPN+
4 8:00 p.m. No. 10 Houston Baptist vs. No. 6 Lamar 52–62
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 11, 2021
3 5 5:00 p.m. No. 5 New Orleans vs. No. 4 Northwestern State 79–82 ESPN+
6 8:00 p.m. No. 6 Lamar vs. No. 3 Sam Houston State 70–69
Semifinals – Friday, March 12, 2021
3 7 5:00 p.m. No. 4 Northwestern State vs. No. 1 Nicholls 76–88 ESPN+
8 8:00 p.m. No. 6 Lamar vs. No. 2 Abilene Christian 71–93
Championship – Saturday, March 13, 2021
4 7 8:30 p.m. No. 1 Nicholls vs. No. 2 Abilene Christian 45–79 ESPN2
*Game times in CST. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Source[1]

BracketEdit

First round
Tuesday, March 9
ESPN+
Second round
Wednesday, March 10
ESPN+
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 11
ESPN+
Semifinals
Friday, March 12
ESPN+
Championship
Saturday, March 13
ESPN2
8 Southeastern Louisiana 71
9 McNeese State 68 5 New Orleans 80
8 Southeastern Louisiana 63
4 Northwestern State 82
5 New Orleans 79
1 Nicholls 88
4 Northwestern State 76
1 Nicholls 45
2 Abilene Christian 79
2 Abilene Christian 93
6 Lamar 71
3 Sam Houston State 69
6 Lamar 70
6 Lamar 62
7 Incarnate Word 68 10 Houston Baptist 52
10 Houston Baptist 80


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2021 Southland Men's Basketball Bracket (PDF) - Southland Conference" (PDF). www.southland.org. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
  2. ^ "Basketball Tie–breaker Procedures". Southland Conference. Archived from the original on February 9, 2019. Retrieved February 11, 2020.
  3. ^ Beames, Caleb. "NCAA Committee approves 2021 postseason ban for SFA Basketball". KLTV news. Retrieved 6 March 2021.

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