Despite coming up short of another SWAC championship, the Jackson State Tigers are still postseason-bound as they have received an automatic qualifier bid for the WNIT.
Jackson State finished the regular season with a 21-9 overall and 18-1 against the SWAC and hoped to earn an at-large spot in the NCAA tournament. It was the fourth straight season Jackson State has won the regular season title.
In their bid for a three-peat as SWAC tournament champion, the Tigers came up short as they were eliminated in the semifinals against the Southern Jaguars.
The Tigers lost in spectacular fashion on a last-second game-winner by Jaguars guard Aleighyah Fontenot in the SWAV tournament semifinals on Friday.
The WNIT bracket is set to be announced on Monday.