The Southwest Athletic Conference will send their representative to the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, as the Texas Southern Tigers take on the Alcorn State Braves.
Texas Southern: 17-12 (13-5 SWAC), 211 NET, 195 KenPom
The Tigers have won 12 of their last 14, including a 73-54 win over Grambling to reach the final. No player for TSU averages even 10 points a game, and their anemic offense ranks just 279th in America. But they defend at a high level, finishing 112th defensively to lead the conference.
Alcorn State: 17-15 (14-4 SWAC), 259 NET, 257 KenPom
The Braves are the No. 1 seed in this tournament, but won’t be the favorite to win. The winners of eight straight, their late season push has come as quite a surprise to those watching the league. If they’re unable to win here, they will be eligible for the NIT as the regular season SWAC champion.
How to watch the SWAC Tournament Championship Game
When: Saturday, March 12
Where: Bartow Arena, Birmingham, AL
TV: 6:00 p.m. ET, ESPNU
Livestream: WatchESPN, ESPN App
Odds for SWAC Tournament Championship Game from DraftKings Sportsbook:
Spread: Texas Southern -3
Odds for both teams at DraftKings Sportsbook before tournament
Texas Southern +190
Alcorn State +450
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