2012 SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2012 SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament will take place March 7–10[1] at the Garland Special Events Center in Garland, Texas. The winner of the tournament will receive the Southwestern Athletic Conference's automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

2012 SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2011–12
Teams8
SiteGarland Special Events Center
Garland, Texas
ChampionsMississippi Valley State (5th title)
TelevisionESPNU
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2011–12 SWAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Mississippi Valley State 17 1   .944     21 13   .618
*Southern 13 5   .722     17 14   .548
Texas Southern 12 6   .667     15 18   .455
Prairie View A&M 10 8   .556     14 18   .438
Arkansas–Pine Bluff 9 9   .500     11 22   .333
Alabama State 9 9   .500     12 19   .387
Alcorn State 6 12   .333     10 22   .313
Alabama A&M 5 13   .278     7 21   .250
Jackson State 5 13   .278     7 24   .226
*Grambling State 4 14   .222     4 24   .143
2012 SWAC Tournament winner
As of March 13, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for conference tournament due to low APR

FormatEdit

Eight teams will qualify for the tournament. Southern and Grambling each received one-year postseason bans in men’s basketball, thus not allowed to participate in the 2012 SWAC Tournament, due to failing to meet the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate requirements.[2] The rest of the seeds will be determined after the final games are played[3]

BracketEdit

Quarterfinals
March 7–8
Semifinals
March 9
Championship Game
March 10
         
1 Mississippi Valley State 63
8 Jackson State 60
1 Mississippi Valley State 71
5 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 64
4 Alabama State 56
5 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 60OT
1 Mississippi Valley State 71
2 Texas Southern 69
2 Texas Southern 75
7 Alabama A&M 62
2 Texas Southern 60
6 Alcorn State 55
3 Prairie View A&M 79
6 Alcorn State 103

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2012 Farmers Insurance SWAC Men's Basketball Bracket". Archived from the original on February 21, 2012. Retrieved October 10, 2011.
  2. ^ Vangilder, Lenny. "ULM, Southern, Grambling Get APR-Related Postseason Bans". SportsNOLA.com. Retrieved November 15, 2011.
  3. ^ Dellinger, Ross (March 2, 2012). "Scenario Time:SWAC Tournament". Clarion Ledger. Retrieved March 2, 2012.