Sun Belt Standings
|Team||Conference Record||Overall Record||Tournament Outlook|
|Little Rock||15-4||21-10||1 seed|
|South Alabama||13-7||20-11||2 seed|
|Texas State||13-7||20-11||3 seed|
|Georgia State||12-8||19-12||4 seed|
|Georgia Southern||12-8||18-13||5 seed|
|Appalachian State||11-9||17-14||6 seed|
|UT Arlington||10-10||14-17||7 seed|
|Arkansas State||8-12||16-15||9 seed|
|Coastal Carolina||8-12||15-16||10 seed|
Sun Belt Tournament Schedule
Dates: March 7, 9, 11, 14-15
TV: ESPN2 (Championship), ESPN+
Site: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA (Championship and Semifinals); Campus Sites (First-Third Rounds)
Byes: Top 6 get single; Top 4 get double; Top 2 get triple
2019 Champion: Georgia State
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Sun Belt Tournament Bracket
Note: The tournament was canceled prior to the contesting of the semifinals and championship game due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- (10) Coastal Carolina 63, (7) UT Arlington 62
- (8) Louisiana 73, (9) Arkansas State 66
- (5) Georgia Southern 82, (8) Louisiana 81
- (6) Appalachian State 70, (10) Coastal Carolina 65
- (3) Texas State 85, (6) Appalachian State 68
- (5) Georgia Southern 81, (4) Georgia State 62
- (5) Georgia Southern vs. (1) Little Rock
- (3) Texas State vs. (2) South Alabama
- TBD vs. TBD
Sun Belt Conference Breakdown
The theme of the Sun Belt Conference this season has been unpredictability. In the last decade of the Sun Belt Tournament, this has been the case as well. The top two seeds have combined to win just half of the last ten tournaments (three by the 1-seed, two by the 2). Incredulously, the 6-seed line matches the 2 with a pair of tournament championships with the last coming in 2017. The 3-seed, 5-seed, and 7-seed lines have all won a single Sun Belt Tournament in the last ten editions as well. Will chalk hold this year with 1-seed Little Rock or 2-seed South Alabama? Will the 6-seed strike again courtesy of Appalachian State? Perhaps Georgia State can get one on the board for the 4-seed line and win their third straight Sun Belt championship in the process. Whichever way you slice it, the “Fun Belt” figures to live up to its billing.
The stats point to the Sun Belt Conference Tournament being as wide open as any this year as well. 1-seed Little Rock somewhat incredulously finished outside the top three in all of the main scoring metrics, checking in at fourth in points scored (73.2) and scoring margin (+3.8) and just sixth in points allowed (69.4). 3-seed Texas State earned top marks in both points allowed (64.2) and scoring margin (+8.5), while 4-seed Georgia State led the Sun Belt in points per game (78.6). But in a league where 10-seed Coastal Carolina ranked second in points scored and 6-seed Appalachian State was second in points allowed, it’s fair to expect the unexpected in the conference tournament.
The Sun Belt preseason poll failed to correctly pick the exact final standing of any team in the conference. 2-seed South Alabama was the projected conference winner, while actual conference winner Little Rock was far and away the league’s top overachiever after being picked to finish 11th. 7-seed UT Arlington was the biggest underachiever in the Sun Belt this year after they were picked to finish 2nd.