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Seattle U, SFA and New Mexico State shared the 2021-22 regular season title.

Top Stories of 2022: No. 4 – Trio Shares Regular Season Title

Over the past 10 years or so in the Western Athletic Conference, it has been a rare occurrence for teams to share the regular season title.

The crazy thing is, it has happened twice in the past two years. In 2020-21, Utah Valley and Grand Canyon earned a share of the regular season title. And they had to earn that share on the final day of the regular season.

The same thing happened in 2021-22. The regular season title came down to the final day of conference play. But, this time it was for three teams, rather than two. New Mexico State, Seattle U and newcomer Stephen F. Austin all had a chance to share the regular season title.

Seattle U played host to Chicago State on the final day of WAC play. Stephen F. Austin was at UTRGV and New Mexico State played host to Utah Valley.

And, all three got the job done on that final day of league play.

Seattle U held off a pesky Cougar squad behind a combined 60 points from Riley Grigsby, Darrion Trammell and Cam Tyson. With the win, Seattle U won its first-ever WAC regular season title.

SFA kept its winning streak alive with a dismantling of UTRGV. The 30-point victory over the Vaqueros was the 10th straight win for the Jacks. One of those 10 wins was also a road win at the Pan Am Center, making SFA just the third WAC team since Jan. 1, 2012 to beat New Mexico State on its home floor. And with the win over UTRGV, SFA won a WAC regular season title in its first year in the league.

On Senior Night at the Pan Am, New Mexico State got the best of Utah Valley to earn a share of the regular season title. Johnny McCants and Company led wire-to-wire to win a share of the title. The win also gave the Aggies the No. 1 seed at WAC Vegas.

Due to tiebreaker rules, New Mexico State was the top seed at WAC Vegas. Seattle U was the 2-seed and SFA was the 3-seed.

 

About the author

Kyle McDonald

Love everything about WAC Hoops so decided I wanted to write more about it and cover this amazing conference that just keeps getting better. Follow us on Twitter @wachoopsdigest for information, game analysis and much more.

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