TxSO clinched the SWAC’s NCAA Tournament berth on Friday by beating a feisty Grambling team 62-57. It will face Alcorn State in the conference tournament championship game on Saturday as ASU pounded Southern 81-59.
But no matter the outcome, ASU will not be moving on thanks to NCAA probation.
This will be Texas Southern’s fourth-consecutive trip to the postseason and its third trip to the NCAA Tournament. TxSo participated in the NIT last season after failing to win the SWAC Tournament as a reward for winning the regular season title. They won’t need to use that method this time, however.