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March Madness: Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament Projection

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Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament
(All games to be played at the Fair Park Arena in Birmingham, Alabama)

Quarterfinals — Wednesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 13
#2 Mississippi Valley State over #7 Grambling State
#1 Alabama State over #8 Texas Southern

#3 Alabama A&M over #6 Arkansas-Pine Bluff
#5 Southern over #4 Jackson State

Semifinals — Friday, March 14
#1 Alabama State over #5 Southern
#2 Mississippi Valley State over #3 Alabama A&M

Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament Championship — Saturday, March 15
#1 Alabama State over #2 Mississippi Valley State

PROJECTED SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPION: #1 Alabama State Hornets (earn automatic berth in NCAA tournament)
REGULAR SEASON SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPION:
#1 Alabama State Hornets
KEEP AN EYE ON:
#5 Southern Jaguars
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Chris Davis (Southern), Trant Simpson (Alabama A&M), Sollie Norwood (Texas Southern), Grant Maxey (Jackson State), Anthony Williams (Grambling State), Brandon Brooks (Alabama State), Mickell Gladness (Alabama A&M), William Byrd (Arkansas-Pine Bluff)

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Amateur Bracketology: East Region

Please feel free to post your comments regarding my first attempt at projecting the field and pairings of this year’s NCAA tournament. Keep in mind that these projections reflect games through February 24. Here it goes.

First and Second Rounds:
Raleigh, North Carolina:
#1 North Carolina vs. #16 Play-In Winner (Murray State vs. Alabama State)
#8 Pittsburgh vs. #9 Washington

Tampa, Florida:
#5 Vanderbilt vs. #12 Florida State
#4 Georgetown vs. #13 Stephen F. Austin

Anaheim, California:
#6 Connecticut vs. #11 Mississippi State
#3 Stanford vs. #14 Rider

Birmingham, Alabama:
#7 New Mexico vs. #10 Davidson
#2 Texas vs. #15 Boise State

East Regional to be played in Charlotte, North Carolina. Winner of East Regional to meet winner of West Regional in Final Four in San Antonio, Texas.

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