09 March 2015

2015 SWAC Tournament Predictions

The Southwestern Athletic Conference kicks off their conference tournament tomorrow in Space City. Similarly to last year's tournament, but not to the same extent, there are two teams that are playing in the conference tournament but are ineligible for the NCAA Tournament in Alabama State and Southern. However, those two are the second and third seeds which means they could very well win the conference tournament. In that scenario, the furthest-advancing eligible program will get the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA's.

Here are my predictions for the 2015 SWAC Tournament.

All games held at Toyota Center in Houston

First Round - Tuesday, March 10th
8 Alcorn State vs. 9 Grambling State - 9:30
Pick: Alcorn State

Quarterfinals - Wednesday, March 11th
2 Alabama State* vs. 7 Mississippi Valley State - 3:30
Pick: Alabama State

1 Texas Southern vs. 8 Alcorn State - 9:30
Pick: Texas Southern

Thursday, March 12th
3 Southern*vs. 6 Alabama A&M - 3:30
Pick: Southern

4 Prairie View A&M vs. 5 Jackson State - 9:30
Pick: Prairie View A&M

Semifinals - Friday, March 13th
2 Alabama State* vs. 3 Southern* - 3:30
Pick: Southern

1 Texas Southern vs. 4 Prairie View A&M- 9:30
Pick: Prairie View A&M

Championship - Saturday, March 14th
3 Southern* vs. 4 Prairie View A&M - 6:30
The Panthers will have already "earned" a big to the NCAA's due to Southern's APR issues but I think they will truly earn it by pulling the upset.
Pick: Prairie View A&M

*Ineligible

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