Southland Basketball Tip-Off

The Southland Basketball Tip-off was an eight team in–season college basketball tournament consisting of Southland Conference teams. The tournament was founded in 2021, and held in January 2022 during the 2021–22 NCAA Division I men's basketball season and 2021–22 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The team that won all three games was crowned champions. The three-day event, held at the Leonard E. Merrill Center in Katy, Texas, provided three additional games on each team's schedule that counted as non-conference games, ahead of the league's 14-game home-and-away conference schedule.[1] The bracket was chosen by blind lottery draw[2] by Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett. All games were carried on ESPN+. The tournament was not scheduled to be held during the 2022–23 season and was presumably a one-off event.

Southland Basketball Tip-Off
SportMen's & Women's college basketball
No. of teams8
Venue(s)Leonard E. Merrill Center, Katy, Texas
Southeastern Louisiana
TV partner(s)ESPN+
Official websiteSouthland Basketball Tip-Off Central


* – Denotes overtime period


5th Place Game
Saturday, January 8
Consolation 2nd Round
Friday, January 7
First Round
Thursday, January 6
Friday, January 7
Saturday, January 8
Southeastern Louisiana90
Houston Baptist81
Houston Baptist65Southeastern Louisiana83
New Orleans81McNeese State78
New Orleans82
McNeese State92
New Orleans80Southeastern Louisiana77
Northwestern State79Nicholls72
Northwestern State67
Texas A&M–CC89
7th Place GameNorthwestern State83Texas A&M–CC753rd Place Game
Incarnate Word80Nicholls84
Houston Baptist50Nicholls87McNeese State54
Incarnate Word60Incarnate Word56Texas A&M–CC67


The 2022 edition of the Women's Southland Basketball Tip-Off, originally scheduled for January 3–5, 2022 was canceled due to COVID-19 protocols within multiple Southland programs.[3]


  1. ^ "Southland Announces Brackets, Ticket Information for Basketball Tip-Off Event". Southland Conference. Retrieved November 21, 2021.
  2. ^ "Southland enters new era, McNeese takes leadership role in shaping conference's future". May 29, 2021.
  3. ^ "Southland Conference Women's Basketball TipOff Event canceled". Gray Media Group. January 2, 2022. Retrieved 5 January 2022.

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