Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Brackets

2005-2006 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Information

Tournament Dates:Mar 3 - 7, 2006
Champions:#1W South Alabama
Runner-Up:#1E Western Kentucky
MVP/MOP:Chey Christie (South Alabama, Sr.)
All-Tournament Team:Chey Christie (South Alabama, Sr.), Richard Law (South Alabama, Sr.), Elgrace Wilborn (Western Kentucky, Sr.), Anthony Winchester (Western Kentucky, Sr.), Michael Southall (Louisiana, Sr.), Yemi Nicholson (Denver, Sr.)
Championship Venue:Murphy Center (Murfreesboro, TN)
Attendance:N/A
Officials:Mike Eades, Kevin Mathis, Gene Menees, Terry Moore, Rick O'Neill, Steven Pyatt, Curtis Shaw, Mike Thibodeaux, Larry Ware, Steve Weimer, Steve Welmer, Mark Whitehead, Mike Wood

2005-2006 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Anthony Winchester (Western Kentucky, Sr.) (58)
Total Rebounds:Michael Southall (Louisiana, Sr.) (21)
Total Assists:Ali Muhammed (Troy, Sr.) (18)
Total Steals:Maurice Barksdale (Louisiana, Jr.) (10)
Total Blocks:Yemi Nicholson (Denver, Sr.) (10)
Total Minutes:Anthony Winchester (Western Kentucky, Sr.) (93)
Total FIC:Yemi Nicholson (Denver, Sr.) (42.8)
Total Fouls:Butch Jointer (Western Kentucky, Jr.) (10)
Total Turnovers:Zack Wright (Little Rock, Jr.) (11)
Total FGs:Anthony Winchester (Western Kentucky, Sr.) (19)
Total 3PM:Cedric Jackson (Troy, Jr.) (8)
Total FTs:Anthony Winchester (Western Kentucky, Sr.) (15)

2005-2006 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket

First Round
E4 Little Rock 72
W5 North Texas 55
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
W4 New Orleans 76
E5 Florida International 56
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E3 Arkansas State 83
W6 Troy 107
 
Quarterfinals
 
W1 South Alabama 78
E4 Little Rock 53
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E2 Middle Tennessee State 57
W3 Denver 58
E1 Western Kentucky 80
W4 New Orleans 61
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
W2 Louisiana 62
W6 Troy 59
Semifinals
 
 
 
W1 South Alabama 75
W3 Denver 65
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E1 Western Kentucky 80
W2 Louisiana 72
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
W1 South Alabama 95
E1 Western Kentucky 70

2005-2006 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  79.31% 12  85.71%
W1 South Alabama 23  79.31% 12  80.00%
E2 Middle Tennessee State 16  12  57.14% 57.14%
W2 Louisiana 13  16  44.83% 46.67%
E3 Arkansas State 12  18  40.00% 50.00%
W3 Denver 16  15  51.61% 46.67%
E4 Little Rock 14  15  48.28% 35.71%
W4 New Orleans 10  19  34.48% 40.00%
E5 Florida International 20  28.57% 10  28.57%
W5 North Texas 14  14  50.00% 40.00%
W6 Troy 14  15  48.28% 40.00%

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

2005-2006 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Schedule

Date Away Team Home Team Result Venue Home Leaders Away Leaders
Mar 3, 2006 #5 Florida International (L) #4 New Orleans (W) 56-76 Murphy Center PTS: 15. Jeremie Davis
REB: 8. Shawn Malloy
AST: 6. Jamie McNeilly
PTS: 14. Johwen Villegas
REB: 12. Ivan Almonte
AST: 5. Ivan Almonte
Mar 3, 2006 #6 Troy (W) #3 Arkansas State (L) 107-83 Murphy Center PTS: 27. Isaac Wells
REB: 9. Marcus Ardison
AST: 8. Jim Jones
PTS: 28. Cedric Jackson
REB: 6. Boo Ramsey
AST: 14. Ali Muhammed
Mar 3, 2006 #5 North Texas (L) #4 Little Rock (W) 55-72 Murphy Center PTS: 17. Rashad Jones-Jennings
REB: 11. Zack Wright
AST: 3. De'Andre Eggins
PTS: 16. Calvin Watson
REB: 8. Calvin Watson
AST: 3. Calvin Watson
Mar 5, 2006 #6 Troy (L) #2 Louisiana (W) 59-62 Murphy Center PTS: 15. Chris Cameron
REB: 14. Michael Southall
AST: 6. Maurice Barksdale
PTS: 18. Ali Muhammed
REB: 7. Ali Muhammed
AST: 4. Ali Muhammed
Mar 5, 2006 #3 Denver (W) #2 Middle Tennessee State (L) 58-57 Murphy Center PTS: 15. Marcus Morrison
REB: 13. Bud Howard
AST: 4. Kevin Kanaskie
PTS: 27. Yemi Nicholson
REB: 9. Yemi Nicholson
AST: 3. DaShawn Walker
Mar 5, 2006 #4 New Orleans (L) #1 Western Kentucky (W) 61-80 Murphy Center PTS: 19. Courtney Lee
REB: 7. Elgrace Wilborn
AST: 5. Courtney Lee
PTS: 20. Jeremie Davis
REB: 5. Nathaniel Parker
AST: 3. Jamie McNeilly
Mar 5, 2006 #4 Little Rock (L) #1 South Alabama (W) 53-78 Murphy Center PTS: 12. Leandro Buboltz
REB: 6. Jason McGriff
AST: 4. Stephen Cowherd
PTS: 20. Zack Wright
REB: 9. Rashad Jones-Jennings
AST: 4. Elijah Muldrow
Mar 6, 2006 #2 Louisiana (L) #1 Western Kentucky (W) 72-80 Murphy Center PTS: 33. Anthony Winchester
REB: 5. Daniel Emerson
AST: 3. Joemal Campbell
PTS: 30. Michael Southall
REB: 7. Michael Southall
AST: 4. Michael Southall
Mar 6, 2006 #3 Denver (L) #1 South Alabama (W) 65-75 Murphy Center PTS: 17. Chey Christie
REB: 7. Richard Law
AST: 4. Carlos Smith
PTS: 14. Yemi Nicholson
REB: 8. Yemi Nicholson
AST: 9. Steve Wetrich
Mar 7, 2006 #1 Western Kentucky (L) #1 South Alabama (W) 70-95 Murphy Center PTS: 22. Richard Law
REB: 8. Demetric Bennett
AST: 4. Mario Jointer
PTS: 18. Anthony Winchester
REB: 6. Butch Jointer
AST: 3. Joemal Campbell