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 8
Format Single-elimination tournament
Current stadium Leonard E. Merrell Center
Current location Katy, Texas
Played 1981–present
Last contest 2016
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 results[edit]

Year Winner Score Opponent MVP Venue
1981 Lamar 83–69 Louisiana Tech Mike Olliver, Lamar first round at campus sites; rest at Beaumont Civic Center, Beaumont, TX
1982 Louisiana-Lafayette 81–75 Texas–Arlington Alford Turner, Louisiana-Lafayette Blackham Coliseum, Lafayette, LA
1983 Lamar 75–54 North Texas Kenneth Lyons, North Texas &
Lamont Robinson, Lamar
Beaumont Civic Center
1984 Louisiana Tech 68–65 Lamar Willie Simmons, Louisiana Tech first round at campus sites; rest at Beaumont Civic Center
1985 Louisiana Tech 70–69 Lamar Jerry Everett, Lamar first round at campus sites; rest at Thomas Assembly Center, Ruston, LA
1986 Louisiana-Monroe 59–57 McNeese State Arthur Hayes, Louisiana-Monroe first round at campus sites; rest at Fant-Ewing Coliseum, Monroe, LA
1987 Louisiana Tech 58–51 Arkansas State Robert Godbolt, Louisiana Tech first round at campus sites; rest at Thomas Assembly Center
1988 North Texas 87–70 Louisiana-Monroe Tony Worrell, North Texas first round at campus sites; rest at UNT Coliseum, Denton, TX
1989 McNeese State 85–68 North Texas Michael Cutright, McNeese State first round at campus sites; rest at UNT Coliseum, Denton, TX
1990 Louisiana-Monroe 84–68 North Texas Anthony Jones, Louisiana-Monroe Fant-Ewing Coliseum
1991 Louisiana-Monroe 87–60 Texas–Arlington Anthony Jones, Louisiana-Monroe Fant-Ewing Coliseum
1992 Louisiana-Monroe 81–77 UTSA Ryan Stuart, Louisiana-Monroe Convocation Center, San Antonio, TX
1993 Louisiana-Monroe 80–66 UTSA Ryan Stuart, Louisiana-Monroe Fant-Ewing Coliseum
1994 Texas State 69–60 North Texas Lynwood Wade, Texas State Fant-Ewing Coliseum
1995 Nicholls State 98–87 Louisiana-Monroe Reggie Jackson, Nicholls State first round at campus sites; rest at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, LA
1996 Louisiana-Monroe 71–60 North Texas Paul Marshall, Louisiana-Monroe Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
1997 Texas State 74–64 Louisiana-Monroe Dameon Sansom, Texas State Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
1998 Nicholls State 84–81 Texas–Arlington Donald Harris, Texas–Arlington Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
1999 UTSA 71–63 Texas State Steve Meyer, UTSA Gold Dome. Centenary College
2000 Lamar 62–55 Northwestern State Landon Rowe, Lamar first round at campus sites; rest at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
2001 Northwestern State 72–71 McNeese State Michael Byars-Dawson, Northwestern State first round at campus sites; rest at CenturyTel Center, Bossier City, LA
2002 McNeese State 65–43 Louisiana-Monroe Fred Gentry, McNeese State all at campus sites; finals at Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles, Louisiana
2003 Sam Houston State 69–66 (OT) Stephen F. Austin Donald Cole, Sam Houston State all at campus sites; finals at Bernard Johnson Coliseum, Huntsville, Texas
2004 UTSA 74–70 Stephen F. Austin LeRoy Hurd, UTSA all at campus sites; finals at Convocation Center
2005 Southeastern Louisiana 49–42 Northwestern State Ricky Woods, Southwestern Louisiana all at campus sites; finals at Prather Coliseum, Natchitoches, Louisiana
2006 Northwestern State 95–87 Sam Houston State Clifton Lee, Northwestern State all at campus sites; finals at Prather Coliseum, Natchitoches, Louisiana
2007 Texas A&M–Corpus Christi 81–78 Northwestern State Chris Daniels, Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Campbell Center, Houston, TX
2008 Texas–Arlington 82–79 Northwestern State Anthony Vereen, Texas–Arlington Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, TX
2009 Stephen F. Austin 68–57 UTSA Matt Kingsley, Stephen F. Austin Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, TX
2010 Sam Houston State 64–48 Stephen F. Austin Ashton Mitchell, Sam Houston State Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, TX
2011 UTSA 75–72 McNeese State Devin Gibson, UTSA Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, TX
2012 Lamar 70–49 McNeese State Mike James, Lamar Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, TX
2013 Northwestern State 68–66 Stephen F. Austin Shamir Davis, Northwestern State Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, TX
2014 Stephen F. Austin 68–49 Sam Houston State Thomas Walkup, Stephen F. Austin Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, TX
2015 Stephen F. Austin 83–70 Sam Houston State Thomas Walkup, Stephen F. Austin Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, TX
2016 Stephen F. Austin 82–60 Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Thomas Walkup, Stephen F. Austin Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, TX
2017 New Orleans 68–65 (OT) Texas A&M–Corpus Christi Erik Thomas, New Orleans 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
Stephen F. Austin 4 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016
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
Southeastern Louisiana 1 2005
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 1 2007
New Orleans 1 2017
North Texas 1 1988
Southwestern Louisiana 1 1982
Texas-Arlington 1 2008
TOTAL 37

Records since the 2007 Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament[edit]

School Record Winning pct Championships Runners-up Appearances
Current Members
Stephen F. Austin 12–6 .666 3 2 9
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 6–4 .600 1 0 5
Sam Houston State 10–7 .588 1 1 8
Lamar 4-3 .571 1 0 3
McNeese State 7-7 .500 0 2 7
Northwestern State 6–6 .500 1 2 7
New Orleans 1-1 .500 0 0 1
Nicholls 2–7 .222 0 0 7
Southeastern Louisiana 2-8 .200 0 0 8
Central Arkansas 0-1 .000 0 0 1
Houston Baptist .000 0 0 0
Abilene Christian .000 0 0 0
Incarnate Word .000 0 0 0
Former Members
Texas-San Antonio 5-4 .555 1 0 4
Texas-Arlington 4-4 .500 1 0 4
Oral Roberts 1-2 .333 0 0 2
Texas State 1-2 .333 0 0 2

Italicized indicates former member
Sources: [1][2]

Television coverage[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southland Conference 2014-15 Men's Basketball" (PDF). Southland Conference. p. 116. Retrieved May 22, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Men's Basketball - 2015 Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament" (PDF). Southland Conference. Retrieved May 22, 2015.