10 March 2014

2014 Southland Tournament Predictions

For the seventh straight year, the Southland Tournament takes place in Katy, Texas (she caught the katy, and left me a mull to ride) but there is a clear-cut favorite to get the automatic bid to the NCAA's and that is the Lumberjacks of Stephen F. Austin. They have only lost two games all year, and won out in conference play. But we also thought they were the favorite last year, but at least Northwestern State was somewhat of a co-favorite, and they were the ones that won the conference last year. Now, there is a significant step back to the rest of the conference, but will that result in SFA advancing with ease to March Madness?

Here are my 2014 Southland Tournament predictions.

First Round - March 12th
#8 Southeastern Louisiana vs. #5 Nicholls State - SLC Digital Network, 6:00
Pick: Southeastern Louisiana

#7 McNeese State vs. #6 Oral Roberts - SLC Digital Network, 8:30
Pick: Oral Roberts

Quarterfinals - March 13th
#8 Southeastern Louisiana vs. #4 Northwestern State - SLC Digital Network, 6:00
Pick: Northwestern State

#6 Oral Roberts vs. #3 Sam Houston State - SLC Digital Network, 8:30
Pick: Oral Roberts

Semifinals - March 14th
#4 Northwestern State vs. #1 Stephen F. Austin - ESPN3, 6:00
Pick: Stephen F. Austin

#6 Oral Roberts vs. #2 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi - ESPN3, 8:30
Pick: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Championship - March 15th
#2 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs. #1 Stephen F. Austin - ESPN2, 8:30
The Islanders were competitive when they lost in their sole matchup with the Lumberjacks, but it is going to take more than competitiveness to pull off this upset.
Pick: Stephen F. Austin

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