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2011-2012 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament

Tournament Information

Tournament Dates: Mar 3 - 6, 2012
Tournament Champions: Western Kentucky
Tournament Runner Up: North Texas
Tournament MOP/MVP: George Fant (Western Kentucky, Fr.)
All-Tournament Team: George Fant (Western Kentucky, Fr.), Derrick Gordon (Western Kentucky, Fr.), Kahlil McDonald (Western Kentucky, Sr.), Trey Finn (Arkansas State, Jr.), Tony Mitchell (North Texas, Fr.), Jacob Holmen (North Texas, Jr.)
Championship Game Venue: Summit Arena (Hot Springs, AR)
Tournament Attendance: N/A
Tournament Officials: Sean Casey, Kyle Chambers, Alan Cosby, Allen Cosby, Sam Croft, Byron Evans, Ron Groover, Rick Hartzell, John Heatly, Gary Maxwell, Ray Natili, Frank Raposo, Kerry Sitton, Dan Stryffeler, Glenn Tuitt, Vladimir Voyard-Tadal, Vladamir Voyard-Tadal
 

Tournament Leaders

Total Points:George Fant (Western Kentucky, Fr.) (59)
Total Rebounds:Derrick Gordon (Western Kentucky, Fr.) (36)
Total Assists:Edward Townsel (Arkansas State, So.) (12)
Total Steals:Elfrid Payton (Louisiana-Lafayette, Fr.) (5)
Total Blocks:Tony Mitchell (North Texas, Fr.) (12)
Total Minutes:Derrick Gordon (Western Kentucky, Fr.) (147)
Total FIC:Trey Finn (Arkansas State, Jr.) (42.0)
Total Fouls:Roger Franklin (North Texas, Jr.) (12)
Total Turnovers:George Fant (Western Kentucky, Fr.) (11)
Total FGs:Marcus Hooten (Arkansas State, Jr.) (20)
Total 3PM:Kahlil McDonald (Western Kentucky, Sr.) (13)
Total FTs:George Fant (Western Kentucky, Fr.) (23)

Tournament Bracket

First Round
8 Florida Atlantic 55
9 Arkansas State 70
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 South Alabama 87
11 Troy 81
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7 Western Kentucky 67
10 Florida International 63
 
Quarterfinals
 
1 Middle Tennessee State 61
9 Arkansas State 64
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Louisiana-Lafayette 62
5 North Texas 65
3 Denver 61
6 South Alabama 50
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Arkansas-Little Rock 63
7 Western Kentucky 68
Semifinals
 
 
 
5 North Texas 76
9 Arkansas State 72
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 Denver 63
7 Western Kentucky 67
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5 North Texas 70
7 Western Kentucky 74

Tournament Participants

Seed School Overall Wins Overall Losses Overall
Win %
Conference Wins Conference Losses Conference
Win %
9 Arkansas State 12  19  38.71% 10  37.50%
2 Arkansas-Little Rock 15  15  50.00% 12  75.00%
3 Denver 21  72.41% 11  68.75%
8 Florida Atlantic 11  18  37.93% 43.75%
10 Florida International 20  28.57% 11  31.25%
4 Louisiana-Lafayette 16  14  53.33% 10  62.50%
1 Middle Tennessee State 25  83.33% 14  87.50%
5 North Texas 16  13  55.17% 56.25%
6 South Alabama 16  11  59.26% 50.00%
11 Troy 10  17  37.04% 11  31.25%
7 Western Kentucky 11  18  37.93% 43.75%
*Wins, Losses and Win % based on team records entering the tournament.

Tournament Schedule

Date Away Team Home Team Result Venue Home Leaders Away Leaders
Mar 3, 2012
#11 Troy (L) #6 South Alabama (W) 81-87 Summit Arena PTS: 25. Freddie Goldstein
REB: 14. Augustine Rubit
AST: 3. Augustine Rubit
PTS: 17. Will Weathers
REB: 7. Steven Cunningham
AST: 4. R.J. Scott
Mar 3, 2012
#9 Arkansas State (W) #8 Florida Atlantic (L) 70-55 Summit Arena PTS: 12. Dennis Mavin
REB: 6. Jordan McCoy
AST: 3. Raymond Taylor
PTS: 23. Marcus Hooten
REB: 9. Malcoln Kirkland
AST: 3. Trey Finn
Mar 3, 2012
#10 Florida International (L) #7 Western Kentucky (W) 63-67 Summit Arena PTS: 19. Kahlil McDonald
REB: 10. Derrick Gordon
AST: 3. Kahlil McDonald
PTS: 24. DeJuan Wright
REB: 12. DeJuan Wright
AST: 3. DeJuan Wright
Mar 4, 2012
#9 Arkansas State (W) #1 Middle Tennessee State (L) 64-61 Summit Arena PTS: 15. Raymond Cintron
REB: 7. LaRon Dendy
AST: 6. Bruce Massey
PTS: 16. Trey Finn
REB: 8. Brandon Peterson
AST: 5. Edward Townsel
Mar 4, 2012
#5 North Texas (W) #4 Louisiana-Lafayette (L) 65-62 Summit Arena PTS: 14. Josh Brown
REB: 8. Elfrid Payton
AST: 9. Elfrid Payton
PTS: 16. Brandan Walton
REB: 11. Tony Mitchell
AST: 2. Roger Franklin
Mar 4, 2012
#7 Western Kentucky (W) #2 Arkansas-Little Rock (L) 68-63 Summit Arena PTS: 19. D`Andre Williams
REB: 6. D`Andre Williams
AST: 3. Michael Javes
PTS: 25. Derrick Gordon
REB: 15. Derrick Gordon
AST: 4. Jamal Crook
Mar 4, 2012
#6 South Alabama (L) #3 Denver (W) 50-61 Summit Arena PTS: 14. Rob Lewis
REB: 10. Royce O'Neale
AST: 2. Royce O'Neale
PTS: 21. Augustine Rubit
REB: 12. Mychal Ammons
AST: 4. Freddie Goldstein
Mar 5, 2012
#9 Arkansas State (L) #5 North Texas (W) 72-76 Summit Arena PTS: 21. Jacob Holmen
REB: 5. Tony Mitchell
AST: 4. Jacob Holmen
PTS: 21. Trey Finn
REB: 10. Malcoln Kirkland
AST: 6. Edward Townsel
Mar 5, 2012
#7 Western Kentucky (W) #3 Denver (L) 67-63 Summit Arena PTS: 19. Brian Stafford
REB: 9. Royce O'Neale
AST: 4. Brian Stafford
PTS: 19. George Fant
REB: 6. Derrick Gordon
AST: 2. Vinny Zollo
Mar 6, 2012
#7 Western Kentucky (W) #5 North Texas (L) 74-70 Summit Arena PTS: 18. Tony Mitchell
REB: 6. Alzee Williams
AST: 3. Alzee Williams
PTS: 23. Teeng Akol
REB: 6. George Fant
AST: 2. Kahlil McDonald