SWAC Basketball Tournament 2022: Bracket, Schedule, Odds, Dates, Game Times

The 2022 SWAC Men’s Basketball Tournament was the postseason men’s basketball tournament for the 2021–22 season in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

SWAC Basketball Tournament 2022: Bracket, Schedule, Odds, Dates, Game Times

Bracket:

Bracket with split quarterfinal doubleheads, giving away the top two seeds the day before the semifinals (should they win).

However, unlike most tournaments, quarterfinal doubleheaders are split with one women’s and men’s matchups each. The SWAC also determines the No. 1 seed for the quarterfinal session of the night.

The Barto Arena, home of C-USA member UAB, will host for the second time in a row. The race was to start in 2020. This will be the fourth year in a row; However, the SWAC tournament has been scheduled for the conference’s home city.

Schedule:

Game 1: (7) Jackson State (11-19, 9-9) 50, (2) Texas Southern 54
Game 2: (8) Prairie View A&M (8-19, 8-8) 63, (1) Alcorn State 64 (OT)

Quarterfinals (Thurs., March 10)

Game 3: 6) Grambling State 60, (3) Southern (17-14, 11-6) 58
Game 4: (5) Alabama A&M 61, (4) Florida A&M (13-17, 11-7) 56

Semifinals (Fri., March 11)

Game 5: (6) Grambling State (12-20, 8-9) 54, (2) Texas Southern 73
Game 6: (5) Alabama A&M (12-18, 10-8) 64, (1) Alcorn State 69

Championship (Sat., March 12)

Game 7: (2) TEXAS SOUTHERN (18-12, 13-5) 87, (1) Alcorn State (17-16, 14-4) 62

Odds:

SWAC Basketball Tournament 2022: Bracket, Schedule, Odds, Dates, Game Times

  • 15 seed (1): 2015
  • 16 seed (9): 2011 (First Four), 2012 (First Four), 2013, 2014 (First Four), 2016 (First Four), 2017, 2018 (First Four), 2019 (First Four), 2021 (First Four)

Since the field was expanded to 68 teams in 2011, the SWAC champions have avoided Dayton only three times, with only 2015’s Texas Southern earning a seed higher than 16th.

Going back to the start of the opening round in 2001, the SWAC champion has traveled to southwestern Ohio 13 times.

Dates:

Wednesday, March 9

Game 1: No. 7 Jackson State 50, No. 2 Texas Southern 54
Game 2: No. 8 Prairie View A&M 63, No. 1 Alcorn State 64 (OT)

Thursday, March 10

Game 3: No. 6 Grambling State 60, No. 3 Southern 58
Game 4: No. 5 Alabama A&M 61, No. 4 Florida A&M 56

Friday, March 11

Game 5: No. 6 Grambling State 54, No. 2 Texas Southern 73
Game 6: No. 5 Alabama A&M 64, No. 1 Alcorn State 69

Game Times:

Game 7: No. 2 Texas Southern vs. No. 1 Alcorn State, 6:00 p.m. ET, ESPNU

2022 SWAC Men’s Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2021–22
Teams 8
Site Bartow Arena
Birmingham, Alabama
Champions Texas Southern (10th title)
Winning coach Johnny Jones (2nd title)
Television ESPN+ESPNU

Alcorn State, Texas Southern and Southern look to be the top teams in this league but truthfully it could be anyone’s tournament.

The records across the board have been subpar, which makes for a fun conference tournament.

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