Women's Basketball

SWAC Announces Women’s Tournament Seedings and Quarterfinals Matchups

Tournament Bracket

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference has announced its 2024 Starry SWAC Women’s Basketball Tournament presented by Buick seedings featuring the league’s top eight teams at the conclusion of regular season play.
2024 SWAC Regular Season Champion Jackson State enters the tournament as the No. 1 seed (18-0 SWAC).
Grambling State claimed the No. 2 seed (15-3 SWAC) while Southern claimed the No. 3 seed (13-5 SWAC) in the tournament followed by No. 4 seed Arkansas-Pine Bluff (11-7 SWAC).

Alabama A&M is the No. 5 seed (10-8 SWAC) followed by No. 6 seed Alcorn State (8-10 SWAC).
Florida A&M (8-10 SWAC) and Prairie View A&M (7-11 SWAC) claimed the final two tournament bids and will enter the tournament as the No. 7 and No. 8 seeds respectively.

In the event of a tie in conference records the league’s tiebreaker policy was used to determine final seedings.
The 2024 Starry SWAC Women’s Basketball Tournament presented by Buick is scheduled to be played on March 13-16 at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Ala.

The upcoming tournament schedule of games is listed below.  

Date Women's Tournament Schedule Time Watch
March 13 Game 1: No. 2 Grambling State vs No. 7 Florida A&M 11:00 am ESPN+
March 13 Game 2: No. 1 Jackson State vs No. 8 Prairie View A&M 5:30 pm ESPN+
March 14 Game 3: No. 3 Southern vs No. 6 Alcorn State 11:00 am ESPN+
March 14 Game 4: No. 4 Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. No. 5 Alabama A&M 5:30 pm ESPN+
March 15 Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 3 11:00 am ESPN+
March 15 Game 6:  Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 4 5:30 pm ESPN+
March 16 Game 7: Women’s Basketball Championship Game 4:30 pm ESPNU

All times listed Central Standard Time (CST)

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.

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