1988 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball tournament

The 1988 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball tournament was held March 5–7 at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia.[2]

1988 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season1987–88
Teams8
SiteRichmond Coliseum
Richmond, VA
ChampionsUNC Charlotte (2nd title)
Winning coachJeff Mullins (2nd title)
MVPByron Dinkins (UNC Charlotte)
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1987–88 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
UNC Charlotte 11 3   .786 22 9   .710
VCU 10 4   .714 23 12   .657
Old Dominion 9 5   .643 18 12   .600
South Alabama 8 6   .571 15 14   .517
UAB 7 7   .500 16 15   .516
Western Kentucky 6 8   .429 15 13   .536
South Florida 3 11   .214 6 22   .214
Jacksonville 2 12   .143 8 21   .276
1988 Sun Belt Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

Top-seeded UNC Charlotte defeated hosts VCU in the championship game, 81–79, to win their second Sun Belt men's basketball tournament.

The 49ers, in turn, received an automatic bid to the 1988 NCAA tournament. No other Sun Belt members received at-large bids to the tournament.

Format edit

There were no changes to the existing tournament format. All eight conference members were placed into the initial quarterfinal round and each team was seeded based on its regular season conference record.

Bracket edit

Quarterfinals
Saturday, March 5
Semifinals
Sunday, March 6
Championship
Monday, March 7
         
1 UNC Charlotte 73
8 Jacksonville 72
1 UNC Charlotte 71
4 South Alabama 67
5 UAB 73
4 South Alabama 78
1 UNC Charlotte 81
2 VCU 79
3 Old Dominion 86
6 Western Kentucky 84
3 Old Dominion 69
2 VCU 91
7 South Florida 60
2 VCU 82

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ sports-reference.com 1987-88 Sun Belt Conference Season Summary
  2. ^ "1987–88 Sun Belt Conference Season Summary". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2016. Retrieved April 23, 2016.