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SAC Bracket

SAC Seeding

  1. Science & Arts (OK)
  2. SW Assemblies of God
  3. Oklahoma City
  4. Wayland Baptist
  5. John Brown
  6. Texas Wesleyan
  7. Mid-America Christian
  8. SW Christian
  9. Panhandle State
  10. UNT-Dallas
  11. Central Christian
  12. Langston

SAC Tournament Schedule

TUESDAY, FEB. 22 – Watch: SAC Sports Network

First Round – At Campus Sites

No. 12 Langston (1-26) at No. 5 John Brown (18-12) – 8pm

No. 10 North Texas Dallas (12-17) at No. 7 Mid-America Christian (19-11) – 7pm

No. 11 Central Christian (12-17) at No. 6 Texas Wesleyan (19-11) – 7pm

No. 9 Panhandle State (12-15) at No. 8 SW Christian (12-13) – 8pm

THURSDAY, FEB. 24

Quarterfinals

Winner Game 4 at No. 1 Science & Arts (24-5)

Winner Game 3 at No. 2 SW Assemblies of God (19-8)

Winner Game 2 at No. 3 Oklahoma City (16-13)

Winner Game 1 at No. 4 Wayland Baptist (17-12)

MONDAY, FEB. 28

SemifinalsAt Gaulke Activity Center in Oklahoma City

Game 9 – 1pm

Game 10 – 3pm

TUESDAY, MARCH 1

Championship At Gaulke Activity Center in Oklahoma City – 5:30pm


Tournament Favorites

No. 1 Science & Arts (24-5)

No. 2 SW Assemblies of God (19-8)

Players To Watch

Nykolas Mason, SAGU – A year removed from sitting out all last season, Nyk Mason may just be on his way to being the SAC Player of the Year. He leads the league in scoring, is 16th in rpg.

Joshua Kashilla, SAGU – Him and Nykolas Mason make up one of the Top Duo’s in the NAIA. They have both been out here as of late, so hopefully are back for Tournament game on Thursday. Averaging, 15.7ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.4apg. Is

Cameron Hines – USAO – The All-American is having another special season. He averages 17.8ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.1apg. He leads the SAC in FT% and total points. He is also 3rd in 3pt FG’s and 7th in 3pt%.

Stephon Hall – USAO – One of the most underrated players in the NAIA. Has the ability to take over games by both scoring and passing the rock. Averages 15.3ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.6apg. Leads the SAC in assists, is 5th in steals and 9th in points.

Rashaun Coleman, Oklahoma City – Has big time scoring upside as he has gone over 20pts in 9 games this season and is playing his best basketball here down the stretch. Is 2nd in points scored, 6th in assists, 9th in steals and 14th in rebounding in the SAC.

Romario Spence, Oklahoma City – 1 of just 2 players averaging a double-double in the league. The big man has been huge for OKU this season.

Kristian Lafayette, Texas Wesleyan – One of the best bigs in the SAC. He is the other one averaging a double-double at 12ppg, 10.8rpg. He leads the league in rebounds per game and is 2nd in total rebounds on the season. He is also 2nd in the league in blocked shots.

Underdog Teams to Win SAC

Oklahoma City – Their record isn’t great, but this is am OCU squad that rallied this entire second semester and finished the year with big road wins at Texas Wesleyan and at USAO. They get a 1st round bye, but this is a team that my have to win the tournament to get into National Tournament. That makes an already talented and well coached team a very dangerous one!

MACU – They could have the chance to play 3 of 4 games at home for a SAC Title! Have to win tonight, then go to SAGU and win, first, but a great opportunity for a bubble team, who is playing some good basketball down the stretch.

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