Schedule set for SWAC tournament


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Southwestern Athletic Conference finally announced the bracket for the SWAC Baseball Tournament, which is to begin Wednesday in New Orleans at the MLB Urban Youth Academy at Wesley Barrow Stadium.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff, which earned the Western Division championship and No. 1 seed, will join Alabama A&M, Prairie View A&M, and Jackson State in the top of the bracket.

Alabama State, the Eastern Division winner, will open the tournament in the lower bracket with Texas Southern, Alcorn State and Grambling State.

UAPB will face Jackson State, the No. 4 East seed, at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

The final round is scheduled to broadcast live at 2 p.m. Sunday on ESPN3.com. The game’s tape delay is slated to air on Monday at 9 p.m. on ESPNU.

WEDNESDAY - MAY 14

GAME 1: No. 2E Alabama A&M vs. No. 3W Prairie View A&M - 9:00 a.m.

GAME 2: No. 2W Texas Southern vs. No. 3E Alcorn State - 12:00 p.m.

GAME 3: No. 1W Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. No. 4E Jackson State - 3:00 p.m.

GAME 4: No. 1E Alabama State vs. No. 4W Grambling State - 6:00 p.m.

THURSDAY - MAY 15

GAME 5: Game 1 Loser vs. Game 3 Loser - 9:00 a.m.

GAME 6: Game 2 Loser vs. Game 4 Loser - 12:00 p.m.

GAME 7: Game 1 Winner vs. Game 3 Winner - 3:00 p.m.

GAME 8: Game 2 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner - 6:00 p.m.

FRIDAY - MAY 16

GAME 9: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 7 Loser - 9:00 a.m.

GAME 10: Game 6 Winner vs. Game 8 Loser - 12:00 p.m.

GAME 11: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner - 3:00 p.m.

GAME 12: Game 8 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner - 6:00 p.m.

SATURDAY - MAY 17 (IF NECESSARY)

GAME 11a: Game 11 Winner vs. Game 11 Loser - 12:00 p.m.

GAME 12a: Game 12 Winner vs. Game 12 Loser - 3:00 p.m.

SUNDAY - MAY 18

GAME 13: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME - 2:00 p.m. (LIVE - ESPN3 / TAPE DELAY - ESPNU - MONDAY, MAY 19, 9 p.m.)