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Men’s college basketball: Top seed Grambling State to open SWAC tournament against Alabama State Wednesday

by Russell Hedges

By Curtis Ford, Grambling State Associate AD for Athletic Communications; featured photo by Marcus Plummer

Grambling State enters the 2024 Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament as the top seed and will open play versus No. 8 Alabama State at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Ala. 

GSU, who enters the tournament with a 17-14 overall record and a 14-4 mark in conference play, claimed the SWAC Regular Season crown for the second season in row. However, unlike last year, the Tigers isn’t sharing the crown and earned the No. 1 seed. 

Grambling State and Alabama State (13-18, 8-10) split the season series with GSU beating the Hornets 74-68 on Feb. 10 and ASU needing double-overtime to claim an 87-84 win over the Tigers on March 9.  

Wednesday’s game will be broadcast live on ESPN+. 

DateMen’s Tournament ScheduleTimeWatch
March 13Game 1: No. 2 Alcorn State vs No. 7 Alabama A&M2:00 pmESPN+
March 13Game 2: No. 1 Grambling State vs No. 8 Alabama State8:30 pmESPN+
March 14Game 3: No. 3 Texas Southern vs No. 6 Jackson State2:00 pmESPN+
March 14Game 4: No. 4 Southern vs. No. 5 Bethune-Cookman8:30 pmESPN+
March 15Game 5: Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 42:00 pmESPN+
March 15Game 6:  Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 38:30 pmESPN+
March 16Game 7: Men’s Basketball Championship Game8:30 pmESPNU

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