Last year’s Southwestern Athletic Conference regular season champion and SWAC Tournament Champion will meet tonight on ESPNU at 8 p.m. Southern (4-11, 1-0,) was crowned as the 2013-14 SWAC regular season champion and they are set to play host to Texas Southern (4,10- 1-0), winner of last year’s SWAC Tournament.
Despite this only being the second conference game of the season, history has proven that battles between these two schools are always pivotal. In fact, since the 2012-13 season, one team has either won the regular season title or the conference tournament.
The Jaguars enter the contest after opening conference play with a 68-56 victory over Prairie View. Southern had a pair of pre-conference near misses falling to No.22 Baylor by only four points and No.9 Iowa State by double-digits, a game in which they led at halftime.
Texas Southern come in as arguably the hottest team in the SWAC. They topped Alcorn State 72-55 in its conference opener Saturday. TSU also knocked off No.25 Michigan State, Kansas State and suffered a one point loss at Auburn.