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SWAC Basketball Tournament Pairings Announced

March 5, 2007

The Southwestern Athletic Conference has announced its pairings for the 2007 SWAC Men and Women’s Basketball Tournament.  The four-day event will be held March 7-10, 2007 at Birmingham’s BJCC Arena.

In the men’s bracket, Mississippi Valley State (16-14) earned the top seed by virtue of a 13-5 conference mark and winning the regular season title.  Jackson State (18-13, 12-6 SWAC) along with Grambling State (12-13, 10-8 SWAC) and Alcorn State (11-18, 10-8 SWAC) claim the remaining top seeds.  Rounding out the five through eight seeds are Texas Southern (13-16, 9-9); Arkansas-Pine Bluff (11-18, 9-9), Southern (10-20, 9-9) and Alabama State (10-19, 8-10).

In the women’s bracket, both Jackson State and Prairie View A&M finished with identical 14-4 conference mark; however, Jackson State 2-0 season mark against Prairie View (16-13) was the tiebreaker allowing the Lady Tigers (20-9) the number one seed.   With Prairie View claiming the number two seed, the remaining top seeds went to Alabama A&M (17-12, 13-5 SWAC) and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (15-13, 10-8 SWAC).  Rounding out the five through eight seeds for the women were Alabama State (12-17, 9-9); Grambling State (11-18, 7-11); Southern (5-21, 5-13) and Mississippi Valley State (7-20, 4-14).

All games lead to the SWAC Championship games being played on Saturday, March 10.  The Women’s Championship will play at 3 p.m., while the Men’s Championship is slated for a 5 p.m. tip.  Both championships are scheduled to be broadcast on ESPNU.

2007 SWAC Basketball Tournament
Schedule of Games/Events

Wednesday, March 7
Session #1

12:00 p.m.       Game #1         Women’s Quarterfinals (#2 Prairie View vs. #7 Southern)
2:30 p.m.         Game #2         Men’s Quarterfinals (#2 Jackson State vs. #7 Southern)

Session #2
5:30 p.m.         Game #3         Women’s Quarterfinals (#1 Jackson State vs. #8 Mississippi Valley)
8:00 p.m.         Game #4         Men’s Quarterfinals (#1 Mississippi Valley vs. #8 Alabama State)

Thursday, March 8   
Session #3

12:00 p.m.       Game #5         Women’s Quarterfinals (#3 Alabama A&M vs. #6 Grambling State)
2:30 p.m.         Game #6         Men’s Quarterfinals (#3 Grambling State vs. #6 Arkansas-Pine Bluff)

Session #4
5:30 p.m.         Game #7         Women’s Quarterfinals (#4 Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. #5 Alabama State)
8:00 p.m.         Game #8         Men’s Quarterfinals (#4 Alcorn State vs. #5 Texas Southern)

Friday, March 9        
Session #5

12:00 p.m.       Game #9         Women’s Semifinals (Winners of Game 1 & 5)
2:30 p.m.         Game #10       Men’s Semifinals (Winners of Game 2 & 6)
                                                Entertainment by Ultra recording artist Tony Towerz

Session #6
5:30 p.m.         Game #11       Women’s Semifinals (Winners of Game 3 & 7)
8:00 p.m.         Game #12       Men’s Semifinals (Winners of Game 4 & 8)
                                                Entertainment by Men at Large

Post-game                              SWAC Old School Jam

Saturday, March 10 
Session #7

3:00 p.m.         Game #13       Women’s Final (Semifinal Winners)
                                                Halftime:  Russell Athletics $50,000 Half Court Shot
                                                            SWAC Essay Contest sponsored by Merrill Lynch
                                                            Entertainment by R&B Artist Logan

5:00 p.m.         Game #14       Men’s Final (Semifinal Winners)
                                                Entertainment by Gary ‘G’ Jenkins – former lead singer of R&B group Silk

Post-Game                             SWAC After Party featuring DJ Jelly of Big Oomp Records

 

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