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SWAC Basketball Tournament Bracket, Standings, Schedule and Breakdown

Believe it or not, SWAC basketball had seven teams with double-digit wins and seven teams at .500 or better in the conference. The leader of the pack this season was Alcorn State, who finished with a 14-4 conference record. The best overall record in the conference came from Southern who went 17-13. The following contains the SWAC Tournament bracket and schedule, as well as a preview of what we can expect to see. The top eight teams will be competing for an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.


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SWAC Basketball Standings

SchoolConf. RecordOverall RecordSeed
Alcorn State14-415-151 Seed
Texas Southern13-515-122 Seed
Southern12-617-133 Seed
Florida A&M11-713-164 Seed
Alabama A&M10-811-175 Seed
Grambling State9-911-196 Seed
Jackson State9-911-187 seed
Prairie View A&M8-108-188 Seed
Alabama State8-109-21N/A
Bethune-Cookman7-119-21N/A
Arkansas Pine Bluff5-137-24N/A
Mississippi Valley State2-162-26N/A

SWAC Tournament Schedule

Dates: March 9-12
TV Schedule: ESPN+ (Quarterfinals and Semifinals), ESPNU (Championship)
Venue: Bartow Arena – Birmingham, Alabama
Byes: N/A
Defending Champion: Texas Southern

SWAC Basketball Tournament Bracket

Quarterfinals

  • (1) Alcorn State 64, (8) Prairie View A&M 63 (OT)
  • (2) Texas Southern 54, (7) Jackson State 50
  • (6) Grambling State 60, (3) Southern 58
  • (5) Alabama A&M 61, (4) Florida A&M 56

Semifinals

  • (1) Alcorn State 69, (5) Alabama A&M 64
  • (2) Texas Southern 73, (6) Grambling State 54

Championship

  • (2) Texas Southern 87, (1) Alcorn State 62

Texas Southern advances to NCAA Tournament

SWAC Basketball Tournament Bracket, Standings, Schedule and Breakdown
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SWAC Basketball Breakdown

The aforementioned Texas Southern Tigers are looking to repeat as conference representatives in the NCAA Tournament. In order to do so, they must get through the top-seeded Alcorn State Braves. The Braves enter the SWAC Tournament as the 98th-best team in the country in terms of steals. Alcorn State also features five players on the team who average over eight points per game. With a lack of experience as they only have three seniors on their entire roster. Is this a team that is set up for a failure based on their ranking? Maybe.

The team that poses the biggest threat to the Braves is the Southern Jaguars. The Jaguars feature a team that makes their money on the defensive side of the ball. Southern turns the other team over an average of 19.2 times per game. They also limit their opponents to 29.4 percent from the three-point line. The Jaguars will need junior Tyron Lyons to step up if they want to represent the conference in the NCAA Tournament.

In relation to the preseason poll, the biggest overachiever in the conference was Alcorn State, who was projected to finish seventh. The biggest underachiever in relation to the preseason poll was Prairie View A&M, as they were projected to finish second, but finished eighth.

Odds to Win SWAC Tournament

SWAC Tournament college basketball betting odds are found at BetUS Sportsbook.

SchoolOddsSchoolOdds
Texas Southern+175Prairie View A&M+1100
Southern+250Florida A&M+1400
Alcorn State+450Alabama A&M+2000
Jackson State+1100Grambling State+2800

Team Stats | 2022 SWAC Basketball Tournament

(1) Alcorn State Braves

Net Ranking: 262 (No. 3 in SWAC)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 258 (No. 3 in SWAC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 98.9 (266)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency Ranking: 106.5 (243)
Strength of Schedule Ranking: -3.58 (239)

(2) Southern Jaguars

Net Ranking: 210 (No. 1 in SWAC)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 216 (No. 2 in SWAC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 97.6 (286)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency Ranking: 100.9 (122)
Strength of Schedule Ranking: -5.54 (291)

(3) Texas Southern Tigers

Net Ranking: 212 (No. 2 in SWAC)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 207 (No. 1 in SWAC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 98.1 (278)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency Ranking: 100.9 (123)
Strength of Schedule Ranking: -5.95 (309)

(4) Florida A&M Rattlers

Net Ranking: 308 (No. 7 in SWAC)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 310 (No. 7 in SWAC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 95.8 (313)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency Ranking: 108.2 (268)
Strength of Schedule Ranking: -5.52 (289)

(5) Alabama A&M Bulldogs

Net Ranking: 313 (No. 8 in SWAC)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 314 (No. 8 in SWAC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 88.0 (355)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency Ranking: 101.7 (136)
Strength of Schedule Ranking: -7.96 (337)

(6) Grambling State Tigers

Net Ranking: 307 (No. 6 in SWAC)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 304 (No. 6 in SWAC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 94.9 (327)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency Ranking: 107.0 (248)
Strength of Schedule Ranking: -3.90 (248)

(7) Jackson State Tigers

Net Ranking: 277 (No. 4 in SWAC)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 278 (No. 4 in SWAC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 94.0 (333)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency Ranking: 103.4 (169)
Strength of Schedule Ranking: -4.03 (256)

(8) Prairie View A&M Panthers

Net Ranking: 296 (No. 5 in SWAC)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 282 (No. 5 in SWAC)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 98.8 (268)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency Ranking: 108.7 (278)
Strength of Schedule Ranking: -2.33 (205)


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