Southern set to face UAPB in opening round of SWAC Tournament

Southern set to face UAPB in opening round of SWAC Tournament
(Source: Josh Auzenne)

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WAFB) - The SWAC West champion Southern Jaguars will face Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the first round of the conference tournament Wednesday, May 15.

Southern and Alabama State each earned No. 1 seeds for the tournament that runs from May 15-19 at Wesley Barrow Stadium in New Orleans.

Saturday, May 18, will serve as an “if necessary” date to determine a second championship game competitor.

East Division seeding:

  • (1) Alabama State
  • (2) Jackson State
  • (3) Alcorn State
  • (4) UAPB

West Division seeding:

  • (1) Southern
  • (2) Grambling State
  • (3) Texas Southern
  • (4) Prairie View

Day 1 brackets:

  • Grambling State vs. Alcorn State (9 a.m.)
  • Jackson State vs. Texas Southern (12 p.m.)
  • Alabama State vs. Prairie View A&M (3 p.m.)
  • Southern vs. UAPB (6 p.m.)

The Jags are 5-0 this season against the Golden Lions, winning by scores of 16-4, 9-4, 16-13, 10-4, and 21-2.

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