2015 Southland Conference Women's Basketball Tournament

The 2015 Southland Conference Women's Basketball Tournament, a part of the 2014–15 NCAA Division I women's basketball season, will take place March 11–14, 2015 at the Merrell Center in Katy, Texas.[1] The winner of the tournament will receive the Southland Conference's automatic bid to the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

2015 Southland Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
Tournament logo
ClassificationDivision I
Season201415
Teams8
SiteMerrell Center
Katy, Texas
ChampionsNorthwestern State (3 title)
Winning coachBrooke Stoehr and Brad Stoehr (2 title)
MVPBeatrice Attura (Northwestern State)
Attendance4,286
TelevisionSLC Digital/ESPN3/CBSSN
2014–15 Southland Conference women's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
Stephen F. Austin***162 .889  238  .742
Lamar144 .778  1713  .567
Nicholls State135 .722  1713  .567
Texas A&M-CC126 .667  1614  .533
McNeese State117 .611  1814  .563
Northwestern State108 .556  1915  .559
Central Arkansas108 .556  1714  .548
Abilene Christian*99 .500  1712  .586
Houston Baptist612 .333  1518  .455
New Orleans**612 .333  819  .296
Sam Houston State513 .278  622  .214
SE Louisiana315 .167  722  .241
Incarnate Word*216 .111  524  .172
2015 Southland Tournament winner
As of March 21, 2015
*ineligible for postseason play due to Div. I transition
**Facing level 2 sanctions due to APR penalties
***Southland Tournament #1 seed; Rankings from AP Poll

Seeds & Regular Season Standings

Only the Top 8 teams advance to the Southland Conference Tournament. If a team ineligible for the NCAA Tourney should finish in the top 8, their seed will fall to the next eligible team. Abilene Christian and Incarnate Word are ineligible for post-season play as they are in the second year of a 4-year transition from D2 to D1.[2][3] They won't be eligible for the Southland tourney until 2018. This chart shows all the teams records and standings and explains why teams advanced to the conference tourney or finished in certain tiebreaking positions.

2015 Southland Conference Women's Basketball Tournament seeds
Seed School Conference Record Overall Record
(End of Regular Season)
Tiebreaker
1. Stephen F. Austin‡* 16–2 23–6
2. Lamar* 14–4 17–12
3. Nicholls State# 13–5 17–12
4. Texas A&M–Corpus Christi# 12–6 16–13
5. McNeese State 11–7 17–12
6. Northwestern State 10–8 15–14 1–1 vs. Nicholls State
7. Central Arkansas 10–8 17–13 0–2 vs. Nicholls State
8. Abilene Christian 9–9 17–12 D1 transitioning, ineligible for NCAA Tourney
9. Houston Baptist 6–12 12–17
10. New Orleans 6–12 8–19 Low APR, ineligible for NCAA Tourney
11. Sam Houston State 5–13 6–22
12. Southeastern Louisiana 3–15 7–22
13. Incarnate Word 2–16 5–24 D1 transitioning, ineligible for NCAA Tourney
‡ – Southland Conference regular season champions.
* – Will receive a first-round and second-round bye in the conference tournament.
# – Will receive a first-round bye in the conference tournament.
Overall record are as of the end of the regular season.

Source: [4]

Schedule

[5]

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television
First round – Thursday, March 12
1 1 11:00 am #5 McNeese State vs. #8 Houston Baptist SLC Digital
2 1:30 pm #6 Northwestern State vs. #7 Central Arkansas
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 13
2 3 11:00 am #4 Texas A&M–Corpus Christi vs. #8 Houston Baptist SLC Digital
4 1:30 pm #3 Nicholls State vs. #6 Northwestern State
Semifinals – Saturday, March 14
3 5 1:00 pm #1 Stephen F. Austin vs. #8 Houston Baptist ESPN3
6 3:30 pm #2 Lamar vs. #6 Northwestern State ESPN3
Championship – Sunday, March 15
4 7 12:00 pm #6 Northwestern State vs #8 Houston Baptist CBSSN
*Game times in CST. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket

First Round
Thursday, March 12
SLC Digital
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 13
SLC Digital
Semifinals
Saturday, March 14
ESPN3
Championship Game
Sunday, March 15
CBSSN
     
             
             
          1 Stephen F. Austin 81  
          8 Houston Baptist 88  
        4 Texas A&M–Corpus Christi 48  
5 McNeese State 68     8 Houston Baptist 49  
8 Houston Baptist 70       6 Northwestern State 58
          8 Houston Baptist 50
             
             
          2 Lamar 64  
          6 Northwestern State 70 OT  
        3 Nicholls State 67      
7 Central Arkansas 49     6 Northwestern State 84      
6 Northwestern State 63  

Game Summaries

SLC Digital Network
Mar 12
11:00 am
Houston Baptist Huskies 70, McNeese State Cowgirls 68
Scoring by half: 39–35, 31–33
Pts: Anna Strickland 16
Rebs: Anna Strickland 20
Asts: Tayler Jefferson 4
Pts: Jayln Johnson 17
Rebs: Talisa Boyd 12
Asts: Jayln Johnson 8
Merrell Center
Katy, TX
Attendance: N/A
Referees: Doug Williams; Travis Jones; Jaclyn Watson
SLC Digital Network
Mar 12
1:30 pm
Northwestern State Lady Demons 63, Central Arkansas Sugar Bears 49
Scoring by half: 23–24, 40–25
Pts: Keisha Lee 19
Rebs: Presley Owens 6
Asts: Presley Owens; Janelle Perez 4
Pts: Terai Sadler; Brianna Mullins 10
Rebs: Jameka Watkins 8
Asts: Jameka Watkins 4
Merrell Center
Katy, TX
Attendance: 862
Referees: Marlin Ramsey; Britton Sherry; Kristin McKinnon
SLC Digital Network
Mar 13
11:00 am
Houston Baptist Huskies 49, Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Islanders 48
Scoring by half: 20–25, 29–23
Pts: Erin McGarrachan 16
Rebs: Erin McGarrachan 10
Asts: Heidi Sihvola 4
Pts: Kassie Jone 13
Rebs: Shay Weaver 6
Asts: Shay Weaver; Kassie Jones 4
Merrell Center
Katy, TX
Attendance: N/A
Referees: Jeff Malham; Toby Martinez; Pat Boeh
SLC Digital Network
Mar 13
1:30 pm
Northwestern State Lady Demons 84, Nicholls Colonels 67
Scoring by half: 38–31, 46–36
Pts: Janelle Perez 24
Rebs: Chelsea Rogers 8
Asts: Chelsea Rogers 5
Pts: Jenny Nash 18
Rebs: Ekiya Gray 8
Asts: Tia Charles 5
Merrell Center
Katy, TX
Attendance: 860
Referees: Marc Meritt; Chaney Muench; Travis Jones
ESPN3
Mar 14
1:00 pm
Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks 81, Houston Baptist Huskies 88
Scoring by half: 41–37, 40–51
Pts: Porsha Roberts 22
Rebs: Porsha Roberts 8
Asts: Brittney Matthew 6
Pts: Tayler Jefferson 29
Rebs: Anna Strickland 8
Asts: Rachel Arthur 6
Merrell Center
Katy, TX
Attendance: N/A
Referees: Chaney Muench; Jules Gallien; Travis Jones
ESPN3
Mar 14
3:30 pm
Lamar Lady Cardinals 64, Northwestern State Lady Demons 70 (OT)
Scoring by half: 39–30, 19–28 Overtime: 6–12
Pts: Kiandra Bowers 16
Rebs: Kiandra Bowers 12
Asts: Addesha Collins; Baleigh O'Dell 5
Pts: Janell Perez 24
Rebs: Chelsea Rogers 12
Asts: Chelsea Rogers 3
Merrell Center
Katy, TX
Attendance: 1,596
Referees: John Fletcher; D'Lynn Schertz; Britton Sherry
CBSSN
Mar 15
12:00 pm
Northwestern State Lady Demons 58, Houston Baptist Huskies 50
Scoring by half: 23–23, 35–27
Pts: Beatrice Attura 19
Rebs: Chelsea Rogers 10
Asts: Janelle Perez 7
Pts: Erin McGarrachan 22
Rebs: Anna Strickland 13
Asts: Heidi Sihvola 8
Merrell Center
Katy, TX
Attendance: 968
Referees: Brian Garland; John Fletcher; Chaney Muench

Awards and honors

Source: [6]
Tournament MVP: Beatrice Attura – Northwestern State

All-Tournament Teams:

  • Beatrice Attura – Northwestern State
  • Janelle Perez – Northwestern State
  • Porscha Rogers – Stephen F. Austin
  • Erin McGarrachan – Houston Baptist
  • Tayler Jefferson – Houston Baptist

See also

2015 Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

References

  1. http://www.southland.org/sports/2014/5/19/GEN_0519142502.aspx
  2. Richards, Joey (August 20, 2012). "Abilene Christian offered Southland Conference/ Division I membership". Abilene Reporter.
  3. "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.
  4. "WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT TIE-BREAKER SCENARIOS". Southland Conference. March 6, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  5. "2015 Southland Conference Women's Basketball Tournament" (PDF). Southland Conference. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  6. "NORTHWESTERN STATE ADVANCES TO NCAA TOURNAMENT WITH TOURNAMENT TITLE". Southland Conference. March 15, 2015. Retrieved March 15, 2015.
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