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http://www.thenewsstar.com/story/sports/on-the-sidelines/2016/06/10/swac-changing-up-conference-hoops-tourney-include-host-sites/85691062/

The Southwestern Athletic Conference is switching up its men's and women's basketball conference tournament.

The league announced Thursday it is moving from a five-day, 10-team tournament held at the Toyota Center in Houston, home of the Rockets, to a three-day, eight-team event that will feature host sites for the quarterfinal round.

Instead of making a week-long event out of it, SWAC officials will save money by holding the semifinals and finals in Houston for two days while the top four seeds host the quarterfinals.

League officials, presidents and athletic directors, among others, for the 10 members schools met Thursday in Birmingham, Alabama, to approve the changes. The league also announced a three-year extension for the SWAC football championship and SWAC basketball championship to remain in Houston.

The changes will go into effect for 2017 when the tournament starts Tuesday, March 7, 2016, with four quarterfinal games. The No. 1 seed will host the No. 8 seed, the No. 2 seed will host the No. 7 seed, the No. 3 seed will host the No. 6 seed and the No. 4 seed will host the No. 5 seed.

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Re: SWAC changing up conference hoops tourney to include host sites
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2016, 09:14:07 PM »
I like it
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Re: SWAC changing up conference hoops tourney to include host sites
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2016, 10:06:39 PM »
Sounds good for the early rounds but I don't know about the finals and the semis. 

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Re: SWAC changing up conference hoops tourney to include host sites
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2016, 10:07:22 PM »
I like it.  It should build even more excitement for the tourney. 

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Re: SWAC changing up conference hoops tourney to include host sites
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2016, 02:39:08 AM »
It makes the regular season mean something.  Teams may play harder in order to make the tournament.


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Re: SWAC changing up conference hoops tourney to include host sites
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2016, 08:06:31 AM »
OHHH....GOLDEN KITTEN. This is what she has been harping for years for us to do in the SIAC.

that's all...   :lol:

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Re: SWAC changing up conference hoops tourney to include host sites
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2016, 11:04:09 AM »
OHHH....GOLDEN KITTEN. This is what she has been harping for years for us to do in the SIAC.

that's all...   :lol:

this is what we used to do and it worked out so well for us...we got way more fan/student involvement...we even moved the Championship Game around for awhile. I can remember as a student when the other teams would come and be walking around campus.
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Re: SWAC changing up conference hoops tourney to include host sites
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2016, 02:19:59 PM »
the semis and final should be at the home of the top seed - if you want ever more excitement   :shrug:

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Re: SWAC changing up conference hoops tourney to include host sites
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2016, 04:29:26 PM »
the semis and final should be at the home of the top seed - if you want ever more excitement   :shrug:

Lord help if Valley or Alcorn end up with the top seeds.  Or different schools have women's and men's top seeds.

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Re: SWAC changing up conference hoops tourney to include host sites
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2016, 04:34:02 PM »
Yogi and Ramses,

Exactly... :nod:


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Re: SWAC changing up conference hoops tourney to include host sites
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2016, 04:43:20 PM »
the semis and final should be at the home of the top seed - if you want ever more excitement   :shrug:

Lord help if Valley or Alcorn end up with the top seeds.  Or different schools have women's and men's top seeds.
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Exactly!!!  I guess he didn't put much thought into that statement.  :shrug:
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Re: SWAC changing up conference hoops tourney to include host sites
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2016, 06:29:09 PM »
I think its a good idea

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Re: SWAC changing up conference hoops tourney to include host sites
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2016, 06:35:37 PM »
the semis and final should be at the home of the top seed - if you want ever more excitement   :shrug:

Lord help if Valley or Alcorn end up with the top seeds.  Or different schools have women's and men's top seeds.
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Exactly!!!  I guess he didn't put much thought into that statement.  :shrug:

They are D-1.  The Men and Women's tournament can be at different locations. 
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Re: SWAC changing up conference hoops tourney to include host sites
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2016, 07:36:23 PM »
the semis and final should be at the home of the top seed - if you want ever more excitement   :shrug:

Lord help if Valley or Alcorn end up with the top seeds.  Or different schools have women's and men's top seeds.
^^^^^
Exactly!!!  I guess he didn't put much thought into that statement.  :shrug:

They are D-1.  The Men and Women's tournament can be at different locations. 
I know what the heyal a D1 school can do but I doubt if Lorman, MS or Itta Bena, MS could support a basketball tournament.  Most D1 basketball conferences have their semi finals/finals at neutral sites not at the top seed's home gym as the poster indicated. It would really be nice if you stayed in your lane. ::)
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Re: SWAC changing up conference hoops tourney to include host sites
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2016, 07:40:23 PM »
the semis and final should be at the home of the top seed - if you want ever more excitement   :shrug:

Lord help if Valley or Alcorn end up with the top seeds.  Or different schools have women's and men's top seeds.
^^^^^
Exactly!!!  I guess he didn't put much thought into that statement.  :shrug:

They are D-1.  The Men and Women's tournament can be at different locations. 
I know what the heyal a D1 school can do but I doubt if Lorman, MS or Itta Bena, MS could support a basketball tournament.  Most D1 basketball conferences have their semi finals/finals at neutral sites not at the top seed's home gym as the poster indicated. It would really be nice if you stayed in your lane. ::)

Stop being a crab.  It just might work.  The current way they do a tournament is lacking.
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