2016 SWAC Tournament Preview & Prediction

By Derek Ferreira
Mar. 07, 2016

The SWAC is not exactly a great basketball conference, and it could be the second worst conference in college hoops in the country. But, a conference tournament is a conference tournament, and the 2016 SWAC kicks off tomorrow night from the Toyota Center in Houston Texas. One team has one shot at making the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Without further introduction, which team will advance to the 2016 NCAA Tournament? Here are my preview & predictions.

First Round: Mississippi Valley State defeats Grambling, and Arkansas-Pine Bluff defeats Alabama A&M.

Quarterfinals: Mississippi Valley State defeats Alcorn State, Texas Southern defeats Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Jackson State defeats Prairie View A&M, and Southern defeats Alabama State.

Semifinals: Jackson State defeats Mississippi Valley State, and Southern defeats Texas Southern.

Championship: Jackson State and Southern played two close games this season, but I believe that Southern has the better chance of winning this tourney.