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Breaking down the SWAC basketball tournament schedule

Taking a look at who, where and when for the SWAC Championship, which will be hosted at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.

Prairie View player Jeremiah Gambrell Jr. brings the ball up court against Louisville at the KFC Yum! Center. Scott Utterback-USA TODAY Sports

The 2021 SWAC men’s conference basketball tournament stretches from March 10 to March 13, with all games in Birmingham, Alabama at Bartow Arena. The tournament will include eight teams, who will play single-elimination games with no reseeding. The quarterfinal and semifinal games will be available via live stream on ESPN3 while the championship game will air on ESPNU and be available via ESPN+ live stream as well.

The Prairie View A&M Panthers enter as a big favorite, with a 13-0 record in the conference, and a close loss at TCU 66-61, which is the best game for any team in the SWAC outside the league this season. There’s two undefeated conference teams in this league, however, with the Jackson State Tigers having run out at 11-0 as well.

Here is the complete schedule for the 2021 Southwest Athletic Conference Tournament:

March 10

Game 1: No. 2 Jackson State 74-62 over No. 7 Alabama A&M
Game 2: No. 1 Prairie View A&M 91-64 over No. 8 Alabama State

March 11

Game 3: No. 3 Texas Southern 78-55 over No. 6 Alcorn State
Game 4: No. 4 Grambling State 72-67 over No. 5 Southern

March 12

Game 5: No. 3 Texas Southern 84-81 (OT) over No. 2 Jackson State
Game 6: No. 1 Prairie View A&M 75-63 over No. 4 Grambling State

March 13

Game 7: No. 3 Texas Southern 80-61 over No. 1 Prairie View A&M

Texas Southern wins the SWAC Tournament and will be a part of the First Four in the 2021 NCAA Tournament.