Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
Sport College basketball
Conference Southland Conference
Number of teams 12
Format Single-elimination tournament
Current stadium Leonard E. Merrell Center
Current location Katy, Texas
Played 1981–present
Last contest 2014
Current champion Stephen F. Austin
Most championships Northeast Louisiana (6)
TV partner(s) ESPN
Official website Southland.org Men's Basketball

The Southland Conference's Men's Basketball Tournament began in 1981, with the winner of the tournament receiving the conference's automatic bid into the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship.

From 1981 to 2001, the first round of the tournament took place at the higher seed, with the remaining rounds at a set location. In 2002, the Southland changed the format to play games at the campus of sites of each higher seed, during every round of the tournament. This was changed again in 2007, the first year that the conference selected a neutral site for all rounds of the tournament.

Tournament Champions[edit]

Year Champion Location
1981 Lamar first round at campus sites; rest at Beaumont Civic Center, Beaumont, TX
1982 Southwestern Louisiana Blackham Coliseum, Lafayette, LA
1983 Lamar Beaumont Civic Center
1984 Louisiana Tech first round at campus sites; rest at Beaumont Civic Center
1985 Louisiana Tech first round at campus sites; rest at Thomas Assembly Center, Ruston, LA
1986 Northeast Louisiana first round at campus sites; rest at Fant-Ewing Coliseum, Monroe, LA
1987 Louisiana Tech first round at campus sites; rest at Thomas Assembly Center
1988 North Texas first round at campus sites; rest at UNT Coliseum, Denton, TX
1989 McNeese State same
1990 Northeast Louisiana Fant-Ewing Coliseum
1991 Northeast Louisiana same
1992 Northeast Louisiana Convocation Center, San Antonio, TX
1993 Northeast Louisiana Fant-Ewing Coliseum
1994 Southwest Texas State same
1995 Nicholls State first round at campus sites; rest at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, LA
1996 Northeast Louisiana Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
1997 Southwest Texas State same
1998 Nicholls State same
1999 UTSA same
2000 Lamar first round at campus sites; rest at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
2001 Northwestern State first round at campus sites; rest at CenturyTel Center, Bossier City, LA
2002 McNeese State all at campus sites; finals at Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles, Louisiana
2003 Sam Houston State all at campus sites; finals at Bernard Johnson Coliseum, Huntsville, Texas
2004 UTSA all at campus sites; finals at Convocation Center
2005 Southeastern Louisiana all at campus sites; finals at Prather Coliseum, Natchitoches, Louisiana
2006 Northwestern State same
2007 Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Campbell Center, Houston, TX
2008 Texas–Arlington Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, TX
2009 Stephen F. Austin Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, TX
2010 Sam Houston State Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, TX
2011 UTSA Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, TX
2012 Lamar Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, TX
2013 Northwestern State Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, TX
2014 Stephen F. Austin Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, TX

Note: Northeast Louisiana and Southwestern Louisiana became Louisiana–Monroe and Louisiana–Lafayette, respectively, in 1999. Southwest Texas State became Texas State in 2003.

Performance By School[edit]

Member Winners Winning Years
Northeast Louisiana
6
1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996
Lamar
4
1981, 1983, 2000, 2012
UTSA
3
1999, 2004, 2011
Louisiana Tech
3
1984, 1985, 1987
Northwestern State
3
2001, 2006, 2013
McNeese State
2
1989, 2002
Nicholls State
2
1995, 1998
Texas State
2
1994, 1997
Sam Houston State
2
2003, 2010
Stephen F. Austin
2
2009, 2014
Southeastern Louisiana
1
2005
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
1
2007
North Texas
1
1988
Southwestern Louisiana
1
1982
Texas-Arlington
1
2008
TOTAL
34
  • Bold denotes current conference member.

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