2014 Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2014 Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was held in New Orleans, LA from March 13 to March 16 at the Lakefront Arena. The tournament winner received an automatic bid into the 2014 NCAA Tournament. The semifinal games were televised on the Sun Belt Network, with the championship game on ESPN, on Sunday March 16.[1]

2014 Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
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ClassificationDivision I
Season2013–14
Teams8
SiteLakefront Arena
New Orleans, LA
ChampionsLouisiana–Lafayette (4th title)
Winning coachBob Marlin (1st title)
MVPBryant Mbamalu (Louisiana–Lafayette)
TelevisionSun Belt Network, ESPN
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2013–14 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Georgia State 17 1   .944     25 9   .735
WKU 12 6   .667     21 11   .656
Louisiana–Lafayette 11 7   .611     23 12   .657
Arkansas State 10 8   .556     19 13   .594
Arkansas–Little Rock 9 9   .500     15 17   .469
Texas–Arlington 9 9   .500     15 17   .469
Louisiana–Monroe 7 11   .389     10 17   .370
Troy 6 12   .333     11 20   .355
South Alabama 5 13   .278     11 20   .355
Texas State 4 14   .222     8 23   .258
2014 Sun Belt Conference Tournament winner

SeedsEdit

The top eight teams in the Sun Belt Conference qualified for the tournament. Teams were seeded based on conference record and then a tie breaker system was used. The top two seeds received a double bye, and the third and fourth seeds received a single bye.[2]

Seed School Conference Overall Tiebreaker
1 Georgia State‡* 17–1 24–7
2 Western Kentucky* 12–6 20–11
3 Louisiana–Lafayette# 11–7 20–11
4 Arkansas State# 10–8 18–12
5 Arkansas–Little Rock 9–9 14–16 1–1 vs. ULL
6 Texas–Arlington 9–9 14–16 0–2 vs. ULL
7 Louisiana–Monroe 7–11 10–16
8 Troy 6–12 11–19
‡ – Sun Belt Conference regular season champions.
* – Received a first-round and second-round bye in the conference tournament.
# – Received a first-round bye in the conference tournament.
Overall record are as of the end of the regular season.

ScheduleEdit

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Session Game Time* Matchup# Television
First round – Thursday, March 13
1 1 6:00 pm #5 Arkansas–Little Rock vs. #8 Troy Sun Belt Network
2 8:30 pm #6 Texas–Arlington vs. #7 Louisiana–Monroe
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 14
2 3 6:00 pm #4 Arkansas State vs. #5 Arkansas–Little Rock Sun Belt Network
4 8:30 pm #3 Louisiana–Lafayette vs. #6 Texas–Arlington
Semifinals – Saturday, March 15
3 5 2:00 pm #1 Georgia State vs. #4 Arkansas State Sun Belt Network
6 4:30 pm #2 WKU vs. #3 Louisiana–Lafayette Sun Belt Network
Championship – Sunday, March 16
4 7 12:00 pm #1 Georgia State vs. #3 Louisiana–Lafayette ESPN2
*Game times in CST. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

BracketEdit

First round
Thursday, March 13
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 14
Semifinals
Saturday, March 15
Championship
Sunday, March 16
     
             
             
          1 Georgia State 72  
          4 Arkansas State 45  
        4 Arkansas State 1164OT  
5 Arkansas–Little Rock 74     5 Arkansas–Little Rock 114  
8 Troy 61       1 Georgia State 81
          3 Louisiana–Lafayette 82OT
             
             
          2 Western Kentucky 72  
          3 Louisiana–Lafayette 73  
        3 Louisiana–Lafayette 91      
6 Texas–Arlington 68     6 Texas–Arlington 85      
7 Louisiana–Monroe 65  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2013-14 Sun Belt Media Guide". xosdigital. Archived from the original on January 28, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2012.
  2. ^ http://sunbeltsports.org/custompages/champs/basketball/2014/14MBBChampCentral.html?path=mbball&
  3. ^ http://sunbeltsports.org/custompages/champs/basketball/2014/14mbb_bracket.pdf

External linksEdit