2016 Southland Conference Women's Basketball Tournament

The 2016 Southland Conference Women's Basketball Tournament, a part of the 2015–16 NCAA Division I women's basketball season, will take place March 10–13, 2016 at the Merrell Center in Katy, Texas. The winner of the tournament will receive the Southland Conference's automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

2016 Southland Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season201516
Teams8
SiteMerrell Center
Katy, Texas
ChampionsCentral Arkansas (1st title)
Winning coachSandra Rushing (1st title)
MVPAngela Beadle (Sam Houston State)
TelevisionSLC Digital/ESPN3/CBSSN
2015–16 Southland Conference women's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
Abilene Christian*171 .944  264  .867
Central Arkansas162 .889  284  .875
Northwestern State135 .722  1912  .613
Stephen F. Austin126 .667  1812  .600
McNeese State117 .611  2013  .606
Houston Baptist99 .500  1415  .483
Nicholls State810 .444  1019  .345
Sam Houston State711 .389  1418  .438
Lamar711 .389  1219  .387
Texas A&M-CC612 .333  920  .310
New Orleans513 .278  819  .296
Incarnate Word*315 .167  623  .207
SE Louisiana315 .167  425  .138
2016 Southland Tournament winner
As of March 18, 2016
*ineligible for postseason play due to Div. I transition; Rankings from AP Poll

Seeds and 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 third year of a 4-year transition from D2 to D1.[1][2] 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. Abilene Christian ‡* 17–1 26–3 D1 transitioning, ineligible for NCAA Tourney
2. Central Arkansas * 16–2 26–3
3. Northwestern State # 13–5 19–10
4. Stephen F. Austin # 12–6 18–12
5. McNeese State 11–7 19–11
6. Houston Baptist 9–9 14–14
7. Nicholls State 8–10 10–18
8. Sam Houston State 7–11 16–12 2–0 vs. Lamar
9. Lamar 7–11 11–18 0–2 vs. Sam Houston State
10. Texas A&M–Corpus Christi 6–12 9–20
11. New Orleans 5–13 8–19
12. Incarnate Word 3–15 6–23 1–0 vs. Southeast Louisiana, D1 transitioning, ineligible for NCAA Tourney
13. Southeast Louisiana 3–15 4–25 0–1 vs. Incarnate Word
‡ – 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.

Schedule

[3]

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television
First round – Thursday, March 10
1 1 11:00 am #5 Houston Baptist vs. #8 Lamar SLC Digital
2 1:30 pm #6 Nicholls State vs. #7 Sam Houston State
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 11
2 3 11:00 am #4 McNeese State vs. #8 Lamar SLC Digital
4 1:30 pm #3 Stephen F. Austin vs. #7 Sam Houston State
Semifinals – Saturday, March 12
3 5 1:00 pm #1 Central Arkansas vs. #4 McNeese State ESPN3
6 3:30 pm #2 Northwestern State vs. #7 Sam Houston State
Championship – Sunday, March 13
4 7 11:30 am #1 Central Arkansas vs #7 Sam Houston State CBSSN
*Game times in CST. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket

First Round
Thursday, March 10
SLC Digital
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 12
SLC Digital
Semifinals
Saturday, March 13
ESPN3
Championship Game
Sunday, March 14
CBSSN
     
             
             
          1 Central Arkansas 72  
          4 McNeese State 64  
        4 McNeese State 88  
5 Houston Baptist 95     8 Lamar 78  
8 Lamar 982OT       1 Central Arkansas 69
          7 Sam Houston State 62
             
             
          2 Northwestern State 71  
          7 Sam Houston State 78  
        3 Stephen F. Austin 70      
7 Sam Houston State 73     7 Sam Houston State 78      
6 Nicholls State 64  

See also

2016 Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

References

  1. Richards, Joey (August 20, 2012). "Abilene Christian offered Southland Conference/ Division I membership". Abilene Reporter.
  2. "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.
  3. "2016 Southland Conference Women's Basketball Tournament" (PDF). Southland Conference. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
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