SWAC concludes Spring Meetings
The SWAC’s Council of President and Chancellors approved a three-year extension for the football championship and basketball tournament to remain in Houston. Football will continue playing at NRG Stadium, and basketball will remain at the Toyota Center.
Starting in 2017, the basketball tournament will feature an eight team three-day layout with the quarterfinal rounds hosted on campus sites. This changes the previous 10-team, five-day tournament format.
The higher seeded teams will host a combined eight games (4 men; 4 women) leaving two days for travel and practice rounds. The tournament concludes with the semi-finals and championship round inside Houston’s Toyota Center. The format is outlined below.
Tuesday, March 7
#8 seed travels #1 seed
#7 seed travels to #2 seed
#6 seed travels to #3 seed
#5 seed travels to #4 seed
Wednesday, March 8 – TRAVEL DAY
Thursday, March 9 – PRACTICE DAY
Friday, March 10 – Semi-Final
4 games (2 men, 2 women)
Saturday, March 11 – Championship Finals
2 games (1 men, 1 women).