SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament Brackets

2007-2008 SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament Information

Tournament Dates:Mar 12 - 15, 2008
Champions:#2 Mississippi Valley State
Runner-Up:#4 Jackson State
MVP/MOP:Carl Lucas (Mississippi Valley State, Sr.)
All-Tournament Team:Carl Lucas (Mississippi Valley State, Sr.), Darrion Griffin (Jackson State, Jr.), Larry Cox (Mississippi Valley State, So.), Andrew Hayles (Alabama State, Jr.), Jeremy Caldwell (Jackson State, Jr.)
Championship Venue:Fair Park Arena (Birmingham, AL)
Attendance:N/A
Officials:Bob Barker, Bruce Bell, Allen Cosby, Mickey Cunningham, Bill Daprano, Jake Delaware, Rod Dixon, Byron Evans, Patrick Graham, Felicia Grinter, Robert Harris, Byron Jarrett, Cedric Jordan, Keith Kimble, Randy Reynolds, Forrest Sigler, Linn Suber, Glenn Tuitt, George Washington, Jeff Wilkerson

2007-2008 SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Darrion Griffin (Jackson State, Jr.) (63)
Total Rebounds:Grant Maxey (Jackson State, So.) (27)
Total Assists:Brandon Brooks (Alabama State, Jr.) (16)
Total Steals:Chris Watson (Mississippi Valley State, Sr.) (7)
Total Blocks:Jarvis Gunter (Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Sr.) (8)
Total Minutes:Darrion Griffin (Jackson State, Jr.) (109)
Total FIC:Darrion Griffin (Jackson State, Jr.) (33.9)
Total Fouls:Larry Cox (Mississippi Valley State, So.) (12)
Total Turnovers:Grant Maxey (Jackson State, So.) (9), Darrion Griffin (Jackson State, Jr.) (9), Jeremy Caldwell (Jackson State, Jr.) (9)
Total FGs:Darrion Griffin (Jackson State, Jr.) (20)
Total 3PM:Darrion Griffin (Jackson State, Jr.) (6)
Total FTs:Carl Lucas (Mississippi Valley State, Sr.) (19)

2007-2008 SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket

First Round
1 Alabama State 67
8 Texas Southern 49
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Jackson State 56
5 Southern 55
3 Alabama A&M 59
6 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 72
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Mississippi Valley State 79
7 Grambling State 73
Semifinals
 
 
1 Alabama State 72
4 Jackson State 77
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Mississippi Valley State 70
6 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 59
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Mississippi Valley State 59
4 Jackson State 58

2007-2008 SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament Participants

Seed School Ovr. Wins Ovr. Losses Ovr. Win % Conf. Wins Conf. Losses Conf. Win %
1 Alabama State 20  10  66.67% 15  83.33%
2 Mississippi Valley State 16  15  51.61% 12  66.67%
3 Alabama A&M 14  15  48.28% 11  61.11%
4 Jackson State 14  19  42.42% 10  55.56%
5 Southern 11  19  36.67% 50.00%
6 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 13  18  41.94% 10  44.44%
7 Grambling State 19  26.92% 11  38.89%
8 Texas Southern 25  21.88% 12  33.33%

*Wins, Losses and Win % based on team records entering the tournament.

2007-2008 SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament Schedule

Date Away Team Home Team Result Venue Home Leaders Away Leaders
Mar 12, 2008 #8 Texas Southern (L) #1 Alabama State (W) 49-67 Fair Park Arena PTS: 14. Andrew Hayles
REB: 10. Rashad Provitt
AST: 9. Brandon Brooks
PTS: 8. Raymond Robinson
REB: 8. Anthony Ike
AST: 4. Raymond Robinson
Mar 12, 2008 #7 Grambling State (L) #2 Mississippi Valley State (W) 73-79 Fair Park Arena PTS: 19. Eric Petty
REB: 9. Larry Cox
AST: 3. Carl Lucas
PTS: 18. Anthony Williams
REB: 10. Anthony Williams
AST: 3. Anthony Williams
Mar 13, 2008 #6 Arkansas-Pine Bluff (W) #3 Alabama A&M (L) 72-59 Fair Park Arena PTS: 21. Mickell Gladness
REB: 11. Mickell Gladness
AST: 3. Trant Simpson
PTS: 18. Larry Williams
REB: 9. William Byrd
AST: 5. Larry Williams
Mar 13, 2008 #5 Southern (L) #4 Jackson State (W) 55-56 Fair Park Arena PTS: 18. Darrion Griffin
REB: 11. Grant Maxey
AST: 4. Catraiva Givens
PTS: 16. Barry Honore'
REB: 8. Barry Honore'
AST: 3. Steffon Wiley
Mar 14, 2008 #4 Jackson State (W) #1 Alabama State (L) 77-72 Fair Park Arena PTS: 14. Richard Lott, Jr.
REB: 8. Richard Lott, Jr.
AST: 7. Brandon Brooks
PTS: 23. Grant Maxey
REB: 9. Garrison Johnson
AST: 4. Catraiva Givens
Mar 14, 2008 #6 Arkansas-Pine Bluff (L) #2 Mississippi Valley State (W) 59-70 Fair Park Arena PTS: 20. Carl Lucas
REB: 11. Chris Watson
AST: 3. Dwayne Harmason
PTS: 12. Gavin Montgomery
REB: 8. Larry Williams
AST: 2. William Byrd
Mar 15, 2008 #4 Jackson State (L) #2 Mississippi Valley State (W) 58-59 Fair Park Arena PTS: 10. Chris Watson
REB: 6. Carl Lucas
AST: 4. Dwayne Harmason
PTS: 24. Darrion Griffin
REB: 8. Grant Maxey
AST: 3. Grant Maxey