Southwest Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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Southwest Conference Men's Basketball Tournament (defunct)
Conference Basketball Championship
SportCollege basketball
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
FormatSingle-elimination tournament
Most championshipsArkansas (6)
Host stadiums
Moody Coliseum (1976)
The Summit (1977–79, 1984)
HemisFair Arena (1980–81)
Reunion Arena (1982–83, 1985–96)
Host locations
Dallas (1976, 1982–83, 1985–96)
Houston (1977–79, 1984)
San Antonio (1980–81)

The Southwest Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, also called the SWC Classic, was the conference championship tournament in men's basketball for the Southwest Conference. The tournament was held annually between 1976 and 1996, after which the Southwest Conference was dissolved.

The winner of the tournament was guaranteed a spot in the NCAA Basketball Tournament each year.

Tournament champions by year[edit]

Year SWC Champion Score Runner-up Most Outstanding Player Venue (and city)
1976 Texas Tech 74-72 Texas A&M Rick Bullock, Texas Tech Moody Coliseum (Dallas, Texas)
1977 Arkansas 80-74 Houston Ron Brewer, Arkansas The Summit (Houston, Texas)
1978 Houston 92-90 Texas Mike Schultz, Houston The Summit (Houston, Texas)
1979 Arkansas 39-38 Texas Sidney Moncrief, Arkansas The Summit (Houston, Texas)
1980 Texas A&M 52-50 Arkansas David Britton, Texas A&M HemisFair Arena (San Antonio, Texas)
1981 Houston 84-59 Texas Rob Williams, Houston HemisFair Arena (San Antonio, Texas)
1982 Arkansas 84-69 Houston Alvin Robertson, Arkansas Reunion Arena (Dallas, Texas)
1983 Houston 62-59 TCU Michael Young, Houston Reunion Arena (Dallas, Texas)
1984 Houston 57-56 Arkansas Akeem Olajuwon, Houston The Summit (Houston, Texas)
1985 Texas Tech 67-64 Arkansas Joe Kleine, Arkansas Reunion Arena (Dallas, Texas)
1986 Texas Tech 67-63 Texas A&M Tony Benford, Texas Tech Reunion Arena (Dallas, Texas)
1987 Texas A&M 71-46 Baylor Winston Crite, Texas A&M Reunion Arena (Dallas, Texas)
1988 SMU 75-64 Baylor Micheal Williams, Baylor Reunion Arena (Dallas, Texas)
1989 Arkansas 100-76 Texas Lenzie Howell, Arkansas Reunion Arena (Dallas, Texas)
1990 Arkansas 96-84 Houston Todd Day, Arkansas Reunion Arena (Dallas, Texas)
1991 Arkansas 120-89 Texas Oliver Miller, Arkansas Reunion Arena (Dallas, Texas)
1992 Houston 91-72 Texas Dexter Cambridge, Texas Reunion Arena (Dallas, Texas)
1993 Texas Tech 88-76 Houston Lance Hughes, Texas Tech Reunion Arena (Dallas, Texas)
1994 Texas 87-62 Texas A&M B. J. Tyler, Texas Reunion Arena (Dallas, Texas)
1995 Texas 107-104 (OT) Texas Tech Terrence Rencher, Texas Reunion Arena (Dallas, Texas)
1996 Texas Tech 75-73 Texas Reggie Freeman, Texas Reunion Arena (Dallas, Texas)

Championships by school[edit]

Titles School
6 Arkansas
5 Houston, Texas Tech
2 Texas, Texas A&M

Television coverage[edit]

Year Network Play-by-play Analyst
2020[1] ESPNU Anish Shroff King McClure
1991[2] ABC Roger Twibell Joe B. Hall
1984[3] NBC Phil Stone Bucky Waters
1983[4] NBC Frank Fallon Dan Spika
1979[5] Metro Communications Frank Glieber Billy Packer and John Wooden

See also[edit]