swac.gifBIRMINGHAM – The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced its 2008-09 basketball television schedule today, highlighted by a matchup of last season’s men’s regular season and tournament champions, and ending with both the men’s and women’s tournament finals shown live during ESPN’s Championship Week.

A total of 14 games will be televised live either on ESPN2 or ESPNU. Defending men’s regular season champion Alabama State will kickoff the TV schedule on Monday, Jan. 5 against Grambling State in the nightcap of a men’s and women’s doubleheader on ESPNU.

Prairie View A&M’s Lady Panthers, the defending women’s regular season champion, will play at Arkansas-Pine Bluff as part of a Monday, Jan. 26 doubleheader on ESPNU.

This year’s television schedule also features a Saturday afternoon game on ESPN2 between defending men’s tournament champion Mississippi Valley State playing at Jackson State on Jan. 31. On Mon. Feb. 9, Mississippi Valley State will play at Alabama State in battle of last season’s champions.

The men’s and women’s finals of the 2009 SWAC Tournament will be shown live on ESPNU on March 14.

2008-09 SWAC Basketball Television Schedule

Mon. Jan. 5 (DH) Grambling State @ Alabama State 6 and 8 p.m. ESPNU
Mon. Jan. 12 Southern @ Jackson State 8 p.m. ESPNU
Mon. Jan. 19 Mississippi Valley State @ Southern 8 p.m. ESPNU
Mon. Jan. 26 (DH) Prairie View A&M @ Arkansas-Pine Bluff 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. ESPNU
Sat. Jan. 31 Mississippi Valley State @ Jackson State 1 p.m. ESPN2
Mon. Feb. 2 Alabama A&M @ Prairie View A&M 8 p.m. ESPNU
Mon. Feb. 9 Mississippi Valley State @ Alabama State 8 p.m. ESPNU
Mon. Feb. 16 Texas Southern @ Grambling State 8 p.m. ESPNU
Mon. Feb. 23 Alabama State @ Alcorn State 8 p.m. ESPNU
Mon. Mar. 2 Jackson State @ Arkansas-Pine Bluff 8 p.m. ESPNU
Sat. Mar. 14 (DH) SWAC Tournament Finals 4 and 8 p.m. ESPNU


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