Southern Athletic Association Men's Basketball Tournament

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Southern Athletic Association Men's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
ConferenceSouthern Athletic Association
Number of teams8
FormatSingle-elimination tournament
Current championSewanee (1st)
Most championshipsCentre (2)
Rhodes (2)
Official websiteSAA men's basketball

The Southern Athletic Association Men's Basketball Tournament is the annual conference basketball championship tournament for the NCAA Division III Southern Athletic Association. The tournament has been held annually since 2013, it is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season records.[1]

The winner, declared conference champion, receives the SAA's automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Division III Basketball Championship.


Year Champions Score Runner-Up Venue
2013 Centre (KY) 46–44 Birmingham–Southern Danville, KY
2014 Centre (KY) 72–62OT Oglethorpe Danville, KY
2015 Rhodes 73–54 Birmingham–Southern Memphis, TN
2016 Birmingham–Southern 68–50 Sewanee Birmingham, AL
2017 Rhodes 98–95 Birmingham–Southern Memphis, TN
2018 Berry 88–78 Hendrix Danville, KY
2019 Sewanee 62–59 Centre Danville, KY

Championship records[edit]

School Finals Record Finals Appearances Years
Rhodes 2–0 2 2015, 2017
Centre (KY) 2–1 3 2013, 2014
Berry 1–0 1 2018
Birmingham–Southern 1–3 4 2016
Sewanee 1–1 2 2019
Hendrix 0–1 1
Oglethorpe 0–1 1
  • Millsaps has not yet qualified for the SAA tournament finals
  • Schools highlighted in pink are former members of the Southern Athletic Association


  1. ^ "SAA Men's basketball Archive". Year-by-year records. SAA. 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2017.