2014 Southland Conference Women's Basketball Tournament

The 2014 Southland Conference Women's Basketball Tournament, a part of the 2013–14 NCAA Division I women's basketball season, took place March 13–16, 2014 at the Merrell Center in Katy, Texas. The winner of the tournament, the Northwestern State Lady Demons, received the Southland Conference's automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

2014 Southland Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season201314
Teams8
SiteMerrell Center
Katy, Texas
ChampionsNorthwestern State
MVPTrudy Armstead (Northwestern State)
TelevisionSLC Digital/ESPN3/CBSSN
2013–14 Southland Conference women's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
Lamar***135 .722  1813  .581
Stephen F. Austin135 .722  2313  .639
Central Arkansas126 .667  1812  .600
Northwestern State117 .611  2113  .618
Nicholls State117 .611  1714  .548
Texas A&M-CC117 .611  1812  .600
Abilene Christian*86 .571  1812  .600
McNeese State108 .556  1914  .576
Oral Roberts810 .444  920  .310
Houston Baptist810 .444  1217  .414
Sam Houston State810 .444  1316  .448
Southeastern Louisiana711 .389  822  .267
Incarnate Word*212 .143  819  .296
New Orleans**018 .000  029  .000
2014 Southland Tournament winner
As of March 22, 2014
*ineligible for postseason play due to Div. I transition
**ineligible for postseason play due to APR penalties
***Southland Tournament #1 seed; Rankings from AP Poll[1][2]

Seeds & Regular Season Standings

Only the Top 8 teams advanced to the Southland Conference Tournament. If a team ineligible for the NCAA Tourney finished in the top 8, their seed fell to the next eligible team. Abilene Christian and Incarnate Word were ineligible for post-season play as they were in the first year of a 4-year transition from D2 to D1.[3][4] They won't be eligible for the Southland tourney until 2018. New Orleans was ineligible due to low APR scores.[5] This chart shows all the teams records and standings and explains why teams advanced to the conference tourney or finished in certain tiebreaking positions. This was the final season Oral Roberts was part of the Southland field. They returned to the Summit League for the 2014-15 athletic season.[6][7]

2014 Southland Conference Women's Basketball Tournament seeds
Seed School Conference Record Overall Record
(End of Regular Season)
Tiebreaker
1. Lamar 13-5 18-11 1-0 vs. Central Arkansas
2. Stephen F. Austin 13-5 19-11 1-1 vs. Central Arkansas
3. Central Arkansas 12-6 18-11
4. Northwestern State 11-7 18-12 2-0 vs. Nich & A&M-CC
5. Nicholls State 11-7 16-13 2-1 vs. NW St & A&M-CC
6. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 11-7 18-11 1-2 vs. NW St & Nich
7. Abilene Christian 8-6 18-12 D1 transitioning, ineligible for NCAA Tourney
8. McNeese State 10-8 17-12
9. Oral Roberts 8-10 9-19 2-1 vs. SHSU & HBU
10. Houston Baptist 8-10 12-17 1-1 vs. ORU & SHSU
11. Sam Houston State 8-10 13-16 1-2 vs. ORU & HBU
12. Southeastern Louisiana 7-11 8-22
13. Incarnate Word 2-12 8-19 D1 transitioning, ineligible for NCAA Tourney
14. New Orleans 0-18 0-29 Low APR, ineligible for NCAA Tourney

Bracket

First Round
Thursday, March 13
SLC Digital
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 14
SLC Digital
Semifinals
Saturday, March 15
ESPN3
Championship Game
Sunday, March 16
CBSSN
     
             
             
          1 Lamar 60  
          4 Northwestern State 61  
        4 Northwestern State 69  
5 Nicholls State 77     5 Nicholls State 65  
8 Oral Roberts 66       4 Northwestern State 62
          2 Stephen F. Austin 44
             
             
          2 Stephen F. Austin 80  
          7 McNeese State 54  
        3 Central Arkansas 62      
6 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 73     7 McNeese State 66      
7 McNeese State 78  

References

  1. "NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Standings - 2013-14". ESPN. Retrieved 11 Apr 2014.
  2. "2014 NCAA Women's Basketball Rankings - AP Top 25 Postseason (Mar. 17)". ESPN. Retrieved 11 Apr 2014.
  3. Richards, Joey (August 20, 2012). "Abilene Christian offered Southland Conference/ Division I membership". Abilene Reporter.
  4. "Incarnate Word to join Southland during transition to D1". NCAA.com. 20 August 2012. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
  5. "NCAA report card: All Pitt teams pass". University of Pittsburgh University Times. 13 June 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  6. "Oral Roberts will Return to Summit League in 2014". CBS Sports. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  7. "Oral Roberts will return to Summit League in 2014". prestosports. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
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