Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Brackets

2004-2005 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Information

Tournament Dates:Mar 4 - 8, 2005
Champions:#W2 Louisiana
Runner-Up:#W1 Denver
MVP/MOP:Tiras Wade (Louisiana, Jr.)
All-Tournament Team:Tiras Wade (Louisiana, Jr.), Ivan Almonte (Florida International, Jr.), Erik Benzel (Denver, Sr.), Brian Hamilton (Louisiana, Sr.), Dwayne Mitchell (Louisiana, Jr.), Courtney Lee (Western Kentucky, Fr.)
Championship Venue:UNT Coliseum (Denton, TX)
Attendance:N/A
Officials:Sean Casey, Don Daily, David Hall, Ted Hillary, Terry Moore, Tom O'Neill, Curtis Shaw, Mike Thibodeaux, Scott Thornley, Steve Welmer, Mark Whitehead

2004-2005 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Tiras Wade (Louisiana, Jr.) (82)
Total Rebounds:Dwayne Mitchell (Louisiana, Jr.) (31), Ivan Almonte (Florida International, Jr.) (31)
Total Assists:Orien Greene (Louisiana, Sr.) (11)
Total Steals:Orien Greene (Louisiana, Sr.) (10)
Total Blocks:Yemi Nicholson (Denver, Jr.) (5), Elgrace Wilborn (Western Kentucky, Jr.) (5)
Total Minutes:Dwayne Mitchell (Louisiana, Jr.) (117)
Total FIC:Tiras Wade (Louisiana, Jr.) (50.6)
Total Fouls:Rodney Billups (Denver, Sr.) (12), Ivan Almonte (Florida International, Jr.) (12)
Total Turnovers:Ivan Almonte (Florida International, Jr.) (15)
Total FGs:Tiras Wade (Louisiana, Jr.) (28)
Total 3PM:Erik Benzel (Denver, Sr.) (12)
Total FTs:Junior Matias (Florida International, Sr.) (18)

2004-2005 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket

First Round
E4 Arkansas State 84
W5 North Texas 76
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
W4 South Alabama 57
E5 Florida International 60
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E3 Middle Tennessee State 77
W6 New Mexico State 63
 
Quarterfinals
 
W1 Denver 64
E4 Arkansas State 57
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E2 Western Kentucky 78
W3 New Orleans 67
E1 Little Rock 64
E5 Florida International 69
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
W2 Louisiana 71
E3 Middle Tennessee State 57
Semifinals
 
 
 
W1 Denver 77
E2 Western Kentucky 68
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
W2 Louisiana 80
E5 Florida International 69
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
W1 Denver 69
W2 Louisiana 88

2004-2005 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Participants

Seed School Ovr. Wins Ovr. Losses Ovr. Win % Conf. Wins Conf. Losses Conf. Win %
E1 Little Rock 18  10  64.29% 10  71.43%
W1 Denver 20  68.97% 12  80.00%
E2 Western Kentucky 21  72.41% 64.29%
W2 Louisiana 19  10  65.52% 11  73.33%
E3 Middle Tennessee State 19  12  61.29% 50.00%
W3 New Orleans 13  17  43.33% 46.67%
E4 Arkansas State 16  13  55.17% 50.00%
W4 South Alabama 10  18  35.71% 40.00%
E5 Florida International 13  17  43.33% 10  28.57%
W5 North Texas 14  14  50.00% 40.00%
W6 New Mexico State 24  20.00% 14  6.67%

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

2004-2005 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Schedule

Date Away Team Home Team Result Venue Home Leaders Away Leaders
Mar 4, 2005 #5 Florida International (W) #4 South Alabama (L) 60-57 UNT Coliseum PTS: 14. Carlos Smith
REB: 8. Jeffrey Collins
AST: 3. Jeffrey Collins
PTS: 19. Ivan Almonte
REB: 14. Ivan Almonte
AST: 5. Jayce Lewis
Mar 4, 2005 #6 New Mexico State (L) #3 Middle Tennessee State (W) 63-77 UNT Coliseum PTS: 17. Steve Thomas
REB: 17. Steve Thomas
AST: 2. Marcus Morrison
PTS: 18. Josh Jenkins
REB: 5. Duane John
AST: 3. Josh Jenkins
Mar 4, 2005 #5 North Texas (L) #4 Arkansas State (W) 76-84 UNT Coliseum PTS: 25. J.J. Montgomery
REB: 9. Marcus Ardison
AST: 6. Dereke Tipler
PTS: 26. Leonard Hopkins
REB: 11. Michael Jones
AST: 3. Calvin Watson
Mar 5, 2005 #4 Arkansas State (L) #1 Denver (W) 57-64 UNT Coliseum PTS: 20. Erik Benzel
REB: 8. Antonio Porch
AST: 4. Rodney Billups
PTS: 15. Isaac Wells
REB: 8. Marcus Ardison
AST: 2. Marcus Ardison
Mar 5, 2005 #5 Florida International (W) #1 Little Rock (L) 69-64 UNT Coliseum PTS: 15. Brandon Freeman
REB: 5. Richard Hardman
AST: 3. Zack Wright
PTS: 26. Junior Matias
REB: 9. Ivan Almonte
AST: 2. Junior Matias
Mar 6, 2005 #3 Middle Tennessee State (L) #2 Louisiana (W) 57-71 UNT Coliseum PTS: 27. Tiras Wade
REB: 12. Dwayne Mitchell
AST: 3. Dwayne Mitchell
PTS: 17. Mike Dean
REB: 9. Michael Cuffee
AST: 4. Bryan Smithson
Mar 6, 2005 #3 New Orleans (L) #2 Western Kentucky (W) 67-78 UNT Coliseum PTS: 22. Antonio Haynes
REB: 9. Anthony Winchester
AST: 4. Anthony Winchester
PTS: 23. Bo McCalebb
REB: 6. Ben Elias
AST: 4. Bo McCalebb
Mar 7, 2005 #5 Florida International (L) #2 Louisiana (W) 69-80 UNT Coliseum PTS: 25. Tiras Wade
REB: 14. Brian Hamilton
AST: 5. Orien Greene
PTS: 17. Junior Matias
REB: 8. Ivan Almonte
AST: 4. Ivan Almonte
Mar 7, 2005 #2 Western Kentucky (L) #1 Denver (W) 68-77 UNT Coliseum PTS: 19. Erik Benzel
REB: 8. Andrew Carpenter
AST: 5. Erik Benzel
PTS: 18. Courtney Lee
REB: 10. Anthony Winchester
AST: 3. Danny Rumph
Mar 8, 2005 #2 Louisiana (W) #1 Denver (L) 88-69 UNT Coliseum PTS: 16. Rodney Billups
REB: 9. Yemi Nicholson
AST: 3. Andrew Carpenter
PTS: 30. Tiras Wade
REB: 11. Orien Greene
AST: 3. Orien Greene