The awkward SWAC Tournament system gives both top seeds (or hypothetically, their opponents) a bye after their first round game, so the Texas Southern Tigers will be waiting on the sidelines for their next opponent today. The middle seeds will duke it out for the right to advance to the semifinals on Friday, where they’ll get a chance to meet up with TSU and the Jackson St. Tigers, who easily dispatched the Prairie View A&M Panthers in the early game on Wednesday.
The up-to-date bracket and schedule looks like this:
2 Jackson St. Tigers 50 vs.
7 Prairie View A&M Panthers 38
1 Texas Southern Tigers 50 vs.
8 Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions 45
3 Mississippi Valley St. Delta Devils vs. 6 Grambling Tigers — 12:30 PM
4 Alabama St. Hornets vs. 5 Alabama A&M Bruisers — 8:00 PM
2 Jackson St. Tigers vs. winner of MVST/GRA — 2:30 PM
1. Texas Southern Tigers vs. winner of ASH/AA&M — 8:00 PM
Championship game — 7:30 PM
Neither of today’s games will be televised either, so you’ll have to hang around and take stock of the situation via the internet, transistor radio, or braving a drive to Garland.