From the Southwestern Athletic Conference
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The Southwestern Athletic Conference has announced its 2022 Cricket SWAC Women’s Basketball Tournament presented by Mountain Dew seedings featuring the league’s top eight teams at the conclusion of regular season play.
2022 SWAC Regular Season Champion Jackson State enters the tournament as the #1 seed (18-0 SWAC).
Alabama A&M claimed the #2 seed (13-5 SWAC) while Alabama State claimed the #3 seed (12-6 SWAC) in the tournament followed by #4 seed Southern (11-7 SWAC).
Texas Southern is the #5 seed (11-7 SWAC) followed by #6 seed Prairie View A&M (10-8 SWAC).
Grambling State (10-8 SWAC) and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (9-9 SWAC) claimed the final two tournament bids and will enter the tournament as the #7 and #8 seeds respectively.
In the event of a tie in conference records the league’s tiebreaker policy was used to determine final seedings.
The 2022 Cricket SWAC Women’s Basketball Tournament presented by Mountain Dew is scheduled to be played on March 9-12 at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Ala.
The upcoming tournament schedule is listed below. Each tournament game is slated to be carried live on ESPN+.
|Date||Women’s Tournament Schedule||Time||Watch|
|March 9||Game 1: #2 Alabama A&M vs #7 Grambling State||11:00 am||ESPN+|
|March 9||Game 2: #1 Jackson State vs #8 Arkansas-Pine Bluff||5:30 pm||ESPN+|
|March 10||Game 3: #3 Alabama State vs #6 Prairie View A&M||11:00 am||ESPN+|
|March 10||Game 4: #4 Southern vs. #5 Texas Southern||5:30 pm||ESPN+|
|March 11||Game 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 3||11:00 am||ESPN+|
|March 11||Game 6: Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 4||5:30 pm||ESPN+|
|March 12||Game 7: Women’s Basketball Championship Game||1:30 pm||ESPN+|
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.