Men's Basketball

2020 Cricket Wireless SWAC Tournament Brackets Set

2020 SWAC Tournament Brackets

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The 2020 Cricket Wireless Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament brackets have officially been released.

The tournament will begin on Tuesday, March 10 on the campuses of the four highest seeded teams on the men’s and women’s sides. 

The semi-finals and finals rounds are scheduled to take place on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 at Bartow Arena located in downtown Birmingham. 

2020 SWAC Women’s Quarterfinals Games- March 10 
#1 Jackson State (16-2) host #8 Alabama State (6-12)- 6:00 pm
#2 Texas Southern (14-4) host #7 Arkansas-Pine Bluff (6-12)- 5:30 pm
#3 Southern (13-5) host #6 Prairie View A&M (9-9)- 5:30 pm
#4 Alabama A&M (12-6) host #5 Alcorn State (9-9)- 6:00 pm

2020 SWAC Men’s Quarterfinals Games-March 10
#1 Prairie View A&M (14-4) host #8 Alabama A&M (5-13)- 5:30 pm
#2 Southern (13-5) host #7 Alabama State (7-11)- 7:30 pm 
#3 Texas Southern (12-6) host #6 Grambling State (11-7)- 7:30 pm
#4 Jackson State (11-7) host #5 Alcorn State (11-7)- 8:00 pm

MBB Tiebreaker Seeding Procedures
Jackson State claimed the #4 seed based upon the application of the three-team tiebreaker procedure of records amongst tied teams (JSU 3-1, GSU 2-2, and ALCN 1-3).

After reducing the three-team tie to a two-team tie the two-team tiebreaker procedure was applied (head-to-head) with Alcorn State claiming the #5 seed and Grambling State claiming the #6 seed based upon head-to-head point differential (ALCN +9) as the two teams split the season series.

About the SWAC
The Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) is considered one of the premier HBCU conferences in the country and currently ranks among the elite in the nation in terms of HBCU alumni playing with professional sports teams.

Current championship competition offered by the league includes competition for men in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field and Tennis.

Women’s competition is offered in the sports of Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball.

Follow the SWAC
For complete coverage of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, please follow the SWAC on social media at @TheSWAC (Twitter), @TheSWAC (Facebook), and @TheSWAC (Instagram) or visit the official home of the Southwestern Athletic Conference at