06 March 2016

2016 SWAC Tournament Predictions

The Southwestern Athletic Conference is not exactly known for terrific basketball and in fact, save for the MEAC, it would be the worst basketball conference in America. But hey, conference tournaments are conference tournament and the SWAC's tourney kicks off this Tuesday afternoon from Houston.

The SWAC is only a one bid league so the automatic bid means everything. Therefore, which team will get to advance to the 2016 NCAA Tournament? Here are my predictions.

First Round - Tuesday, March 8th
7 Mississippi Valley State vs. 10 Grambling - Houston - 2:30
Pick: Mississippi Valley State

8 Alabama A&M vs. 9 Arkansas-Pine Bluff - Houston - 8:30
Pick: Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Quarterfinals - Wednesday, March 9th
2 Alcorn State vs. 7 Mississippi Valley State - Houston - 2:30
Pick: Mississippi Valley State

1 Texas Southern vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff  - Houston - 8:30
Pick: Texas Southern

Thursday, March 10th
3 Jackson State vs. 6 Prairie View A&M - Houston - 2:30
Pick: Jackson State

4 Southern vs. 5 Alabama State - Houston - 8:30
Pick: Southern

Semifinals - Friday, March 11th
3 Jackson State vs. 7 Mississippi Valley State - Houston - 2:30
Pick: Jackson State

1 Texas Southern vs. 4 Southern - Houston - 8:20
Pick: Southern

Championship - Saturday, March 12th
3 Jackson State vs. 4 Southern - Houston - 5:30
These two played close contests this season but I do think that the Jaguars are indeed the better team.
Pick: Southern

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