Championship Week Preview- Southland, Big West, SWAC

SOUTHLAND TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

Player to Watch

  • Marquez Haynes (UT-Arlington)- A guard who can really score.  3rd in the nation in points (22.8 ppg).

(Marquez Haynes)

Projected Winner- 1. Sam Houston State (22-7) (14-2) SEED (14)

In a league with plenty of good guards, Sam Houston State has three good ones in Corey Almond, Lance Pevehouse and Ashton Mitchell.  They are an efficient offensive team putting up over 80 points a night. 

STANDINGShttp://espn.go.com/ncb/conferences/standings?confId=25&year=2010

TOURNAMENT BRACKET–  http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/tournament/bracket/_/id/36/2010-southland-tournament

BIG WEST TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

Player to Watch

  • Orlando Johnson (UC Santa Barbara)- Big West Player of the Year.  The 6’5 wing player transfered from Loyola Maramount.  2 years ago, Johnson was the top scorer and rebounder for Marymount.

(Orlando Johnson)

Projected Winner- 1. UC Santa Barbara (18-9) (12-4) SEED (15)

UC Santa Barbara tied Pacific at 12-4 for a share of 1st place of the Big West regular season crown.  UC Santa Barbara beat Pacific twice during the year. 

STANDINGS- http://espn.go.com/ncb/conferences/standings?confId=9&year=2010

TOURNAMENT BRACKET- http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/tournament/bracket/_/id/26/2010-big-west-tournament

SWAC TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

Player to Watch

  • Garrison Johnson (Jackson State)- SWAC Player of the Year and leading scorer of the league (17.3 ppg)

(Garrison Johnson)

Projected Winner- 1. Jackson State (19-11) (17-1) SEED (16)

The winner of the conference tournament will most likely wind up in the NCAA Tournament “play-in” game.  Jackson State is by far the best team in the league.

STANDINGS- http://espn.go.com/ncb/conferences/standings?confId=26

TOURNAMENT BRACKET- http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/tournament/bracket/_/id/37/2010-southwestern-athletic-tournament

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