Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Brackets

2002-2003 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Information

Tournament Dates:Mar 7 - 11, 2003
Champions:#E1 Western Kentucky
Runner-Up:#E2 Middle Tennessee State
MVP/MOP:Patrick Sparks (Western Kentucky, So.)
All-Tournament Team:Patrick Sparks (Western Kentucky, So.), David Boyden (Western Kentucky, So.), Tommy Gunn (Middle Tennessee State, Jr.), William Pippen (Middle Tennessee State, Sr.), B.J. Pratt (Denver, So.), Mike Wells (Western Kentucky, So.)
Championship Venue:E. A. Diddle Arena (Bowling Green, KY)
Attendance:N/A
Officials:Brian Allred, Curtis Shaw, Andrew Walton, Steve Welmer, Mark Whitehead

2002-2003 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Leaders

Total Points:B.J. Pratt (Denver, So.) (66)
Total Rebounds:Zeljko Zupic (Denver, Jr.) (23)
Total Assists:Patrick Sparks (Western Kentucky, So.) (22)
Total Steals:Patrick Sparks (Western Kentucky, So.) (10)
Total Blocks:Mike Wells (Western Kentucky, So.) (4)
Total Minutes:Patrick Sparks (Western Kentucky, So.) (106)
Total FIC:Patrick Sparks (Western Kentucky, So.) (48.6)
Total Fouls:Napoleon Rhodes (Middle Tennessee State, Jr.) (11)
Total Turnovers:Eric Parham (Middle Tennessee State, Sr.) (14)
Total FGs:B.J. Pratt (Denver, So.) (18), William Pippen (Middle Tennessee State, Sr.) (18)
Total 3PM:Patrick Sparks (Western Kentucky, So.) (11)
Total FTs:B.J. Pratt (Denver, So.) (23)

2002-2003 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket

First Round
E4 Arkansas State 76
W5 Denver 82
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
W4 New Orleans 45
E5 Florida International 62
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E3 Little Rock 74
W6 North Texas 73
 
Quarterfinals
 
W1 Louisiana 68
W5 Denver 72
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E2 Middle Tennessee State 72
W3 South Alabama 69
E1 Western Kentucky 71
E5 Florida International 60
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
W2 New Mexico State 78
E3 Little Rock 61
Semifinals
 
 
 
E2 Middle Tennessee State 83
W5 Denver 59
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E1 Western Kentucky 78
W2 New Mexico State 59
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E1 Western Kentucky 64
E2 Middle Tennessee State 52

2002-2003 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Participants

Seed School Ovr. Wins Ovr. Losses Ovr. Win % Conf. Wins Conf. Losses Conf. Win %
E1 Western Kentucky 23  74.19% 12  85.71%
W1 Louisiana 20  68.97% 12  80.00%
E2 Middle Tennessee State 16  13  55.17% 64.29%
W2 New Mexico State 20  68.97% 60.00%
E3 Little Rock 18  12  60.00% 57.14%
W3 South Alabama 14  14  50.00% 46.67%
E4 Arkansas State 13  15  46.43% 42.86%
W4 New Orleans 13  15  46.43% 46.67%
E5 Florida International 21  27.59% 13  7.14%
W5 Denver 17  15  53.13% 46.67%
W6 North Texas 21  25.00% 13  13.33%

*Wins, Losses and Win % based on team records entering the tournament.

2002-2003 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Schedule

Date Away Team Home Team Result Venue Home Leaders Away Leaders
Mar 7, 2003 #5 Denver (W) #4 Arkansas State (L) 82-76 E. A. Diddle Arena PTS: 21. Tevoris Thompson
REB: 12. Kim Adams
AST: 4. Antonio Rambo
PTS: 34. B.J. Pratt
REB: 10. B.J. Pratt
AST: 3. B.J. Pratt
Mar 7, 2003 #5 Florida International (W) #4 New Orleans (L) 62-45 E. A. Diddle Arena PTS: 12. Kyle Buggs
REB: 7. Victor Brown
AST: 2. Kentrell Martin
PTS: 21. Junior Matias
REB: 6. Junior Matias
AST: 3. Eulis Baez
Mar 7, 2003 #6 North Texas (L) #3 Little Rock (W) 73-74 E. A. Diddle Arena PTS: 20. Mark Green
REB: 13. Jamal Holden
AST: 3. Nick Zachery
PTS: 20. Chris Davis
REB: 12. Will Smith
AST: 3. Chris Davis
Mar 8, 2003 #5 Florida International (L) #1 Western Kentucky (W) 60-71 E. A. Diddle Arena PTS: 17. David Boyden
REB: 5. Mike Wells
AST: 9. Patrick Sparks
PTS: 16. Carlos Morban
REB: 12. Eulis Baez
AST: 5. Eulis Baez
Mar 8, 2003 #5 Denver (W) #1 Louisiana (L) 72-68 E. A. Diddle Arena PTS: 20. Michael Southall
REB: 11. Michael Southall
AST: 6. Brad Boyd
PTS: 24. B.J. Pratt
REB: 8. B.J. Pratt
AST: 3. Rodney Billups
Mar 9, 2003 #3 Little Rock (L) #2 New Mexico State (W) 61-78 E. A. Diddle Arena PTS: 20. James Moore
REB: 7. Kelsey Crooks
AST: 4. Brandon Mason
PTS: 26. Nick Zachery
REB: 9. Mark Green
AST: 2. Nick Zachery
Mar 9, 2003 #3 South Alabama (L) #2 Middle Tennessee State (W) 69-72 E. A. Diddle Arena PTS: 21. William Pippen
REB: 8. William Pippen
AST: 5. Eric Parham
PTS: 22. Malerick Bedden
REB: 11. Malerick Bedden
AST: 5. Chris Young
Mar 10, 2003 #2 New Mexico State (L) #1 Western Kentucky (W) 59-78 E. A. Diddle Arena PTS: 28. Patrick Sparks
REB: 9. Jamaal Brown
AST: 6. Patrick Sparks
PTS: 16. James Fontenet
REB: 13. Chris Jackson
AST: 2. James Fontenet
Mar 10, 2003 #5 Denver (L) #2 Middle Tennessee State (W) 59-83 E. A. Diddle Arena PTS: 19. Tommy Gunn
REB: 6. Demario Watson
AST: 5. Eric Parham
PTS: 14. Zeljko Zupic
REB: 15. Zeljko Zupic
AST: 3. B.J. Pratt
Mar 11, 2003 #2 Middle Tennessee State (L) #1 Western Kentucky (W) 52-64 E. A. Diddle Arena PTS: 18. Mike Wells
REB: 10. Mike Wells
AST: 7. Patrick Sparks
PTS: 12. William Pippen
REB: 8. William Pippen
AST: 6. Eric Parham