2015 Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
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2015 Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
2015 Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
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ClassificationDivision I
Season2014–15
Teams8
SiteLakefront Arena
New Orleans, Louisiana
ChampionsGeorgia State (1st title)
Winning coachRon Hunter (1st title)
MVPKevin Ware (Georgia State)
Attendance5,418
TelevisionESPN3, ESPN2
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2014-15 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Georgia State + 15 5   .750     25 10   .714
Georgia Southern 14 6   .700     22 9   .710
Louisiana-Monroe 14 6   .700     24 14   .632
Louisiana-Lafayette 13 7   .650     22 14   .611
Texas-Arlington 10 10   .500     16 15   .516
Appalachian State* 9 11   .450     12 17   .414
South Alabama 9 11   .450     12 21   .364
Arkansas-Little Rock 8 12   .400     13 18   .419
Texas State 7 13   .350     14 17   .452
Arkansas State 6 14   .300     11 18   .379
Troy 5 15   .250     10 19   .345
*ineligible for postseason play due to APR penalties
+ 2015 Sun Belt Conference Tournament winner

The 2015 Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was held in New Orleans, Louisiana from March 12 to March 15 at Lakefront Arena. The tournament winner received an automatic bid into the 2015 NCAA Tournament. Opening round games were televised on ESPN3, with the championship game on ESPN2, on Sunday March 15.[1]

Seeds

Only the top eight teams advanced to the Sun Belt Conference Tournament. If a team ineligible for the NCAA Tournament should finish in the top eight, its seed would fall to the next eligible team. Teams were seeded based on conference record with a tie breaker system used to separate teams who are tied. The top two seeds received a double bye, and the third and fourth seeds received a single bye.

Seed School Conference Overall Tiebreaker
1 Georgia State?* 15-5 22-9
2 Georgia Southern* 14-6 21-8 1-1 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
3 UL Monroe# 14-6 20-11 0-2 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
4 LA-Lafayette# 13-7 19-12
5 Texas- Arlington 10-10 16-14
6 South Alabama 9-11 11-20
7 UALR 8-12 13-17
8 Texas State 7-13 13-16
? - 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.

Schedule

[2]

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television
First round - Thursday, March 12
1 1 5:00 pm #5 UT-Arlington 62 vs. #8 Texas State 68 ESPN3
2 7:30 pm #6 South Alabama 57 vs. #7 Arkansas-Little Rock 55
Quarterfinals - Friday, March 13
2 3 5:00 pm #4 UL-Lafayette 53 vs. #8 Texas State 43 ESPN3
4 7:30 pm #3 UL-Monroe 77 vs. #6 South Alabama 59
Semifinals - Saturday, March 14
3 5 1:00 pm #1 Georgia State 83 vs. #4 UL-Lafayette 79 ESPN3
6 4:30 pm #2 Georgia Southern 44 vs. #3 UL-Monroe 43 ESPN3
Championship - Sunday, March 15
4 7 12:00 pm #1 Georgia State 38 vs #2 Georgia Southern 36 ESPN2
*Game times in CST. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket

First round
Thursday, March 12
ESPN3
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 13
ESPN3
Semifinals
Saturday, March 14
ESPN3
Championship
Sunday, March 15
ESPN2
     
             
             
          1 Georgia State 83  
          4 UL-Lafayette 79  
        4 UL-Lafayette 53  
5 UT-Arlington 62     8 Texas State 43  
8 Texas State 68       1 Georgia State 38
          2 Georgia Southern 36
             
             
          2 Georgia Southern 44  
          3 UL-Monroe 43  
        3 UL-Monroe 77      
6 South Alabama 57     6 South Alabama 59      
7 UALR 55  

References

  1. ^ "2013-14 Sun Belt Media Guide". xosdigital. Archived from the original on 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ http://sunbeltsports.org/custompages/champs/basketball/2014/14mbb_bracket.pdf

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