Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Brackets

2016-2017 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Information

Tournament Dates:Mar 8 - 12, 2017
Champions:#6 Troy
Runner-Up:#4 Texas State
MVP/MOP:Wesley Person, Jr. (Troy, Jr.)
All-Tournament Team:Jay Wright (Louisiana, Sr.), Kavin Gilder-Tilbury (Texas State, Sr.), Immanuel King (Texas State, Jr.), Jeremy Hollimon (Troy, Sr.), Jordon Varnado (Troy, So.)
Championship Venue:Lakefront Arena (New Orleans, LA)
Attendance:N/A
Officials:Ray Acosta, Bruce Benedict, Coy Gammon, Tim Gattis, John Hampton, Rick Hartzell, Hal Lusk, Matthew Martinez, Ray Natali, Ray Natili, Tommy Short, Michael Stewart, Mike Stuart, Glenn Tuitt, Andrew Walton, Archie Whaley

2016-2017 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Wesley Person, Jr. (Troy, Jr.) (87)
Total Rebounds:Jordon Varnado (Troy, So.) (34)
Total Assists:Kevin Baker (Troy, Jr.) (21)
Total Steals:Jaylen Shaw (Coastal Carolina, Jr.) (6), Jay Wright (Louisiana, Sr.) (6), Jeremy Hollimon (Troy, Sr.) (6), Kevin Baker (Troy, Jr.) (6)
Total Blocks:Immanuel King (Texas State, Jr.) (9)
Total Minutes:Wesley Person, Jr. (Troy, Jr.) (128)
Total FIC:Jordon Varnado (Troy, So.) (53.0)
Total Fouls:Jordon Varnado (Troy, So.) (12)
Total Turnovers:Jaylen Shaw (Coastal Carolina, Jr.) (9), Nijal Pearson (Texas State, Fr.) (9), D'Marcus Simonds (Georgia State, Fr.) (9), Marvin Jean-Pierre (Louisiana-Monroe, Jr.) (9)
Total FGs:Jordon Varnado (Troy, So.) (28)
Total 3PM:Wesley Person, Jr. (Troy, Jr.) (15)
Total FTs:Jay Wright (Louisiana, Sr.) (19)

2016-2017 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket

First Round
8 Coastal Carolina 80
9 South Alabama 67
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5 Arkansas State 70
12 Louisiana-Monroe 73
 
7 Louisiana 78
10 Little Rock 71
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 Troy 84
11 Appalachian State 64
 
Quarterfinals
 
1 Texas-Arlington 74
8 Coastal Carolina 51
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Texas State 63
12 Louisiana-Monroe 51
2 Georgia State 86
7 Louisiana 76
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 Georgia Southern 70
6 Troy 90
Semifinals
 
 
 
1 Texas-Arlington 62
4 Texas State 83
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Georgia State 63
6 Troy 74
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Texas State 53
6 Troy 59

2016-2017 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Participants

Seed School Ovr. Wins Ovr. Losses Ovr. Win % Conf. Wins Conf. Losses Conf. Win %
1 Texas-Arlington 25  75.76% 14  77.78%
2 Georgia State 20  12  62.50% 12  66.67%
3 Georgia Southern 18  14  56.25% 11  61.11%
4 Texas State 20  12  62.50% 11  61.11%
5 Arkansas State 20  12  62.50% 11  61.11%
6 Troy 21  14  60.00% 10  55.56%
7 Louisiana 21  12  63.64% 10  55.56%
8 Coastal Carolina 16  17  48.48% 10  55.56%
9 South Alabama 14  18  43.75% 11  38.89%
10 Little Rock 15  17  46.88% 12  33.33%
11 Appalachian State 21  30.00% 14  22.22%
12 Louisiana-Monroe 24  27.27% 16  11.11%

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

2016-2017 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Schedule

Date Away Team Home Team Result Venue Home Leaders Away Leaders
Mar 8, 2017 #9 South Alabama (L) #8 Coastal Carolina (W) 67-80 Lakefront Arena PTS: 16. Elijah Wilson
REB: 7. Colton Ray-St. Cyr
AST: 7. Jaylen Shaw
PTS: 18. Ken Williams
REB: 8. Georgi Boyanov
AST: 4. Ken Williams
Mar 8, 2017 #12 Louisiana-Monroe (W) #5 Arkansas State (L) 73-70 Lakefront Arena PTS: 22. Donte Thomas
REB: 11. Tamas Bruce
AST: 4. Deven Simms
PTS: 15. Nick Coppola
REB: 7. Sam Alabakis
AST: 4. Nick Coppola
Mar 8, 2017 #10 Little Rock (L) #7 Louisiana (W) 71-78 Lakefront Arena PTS: 24. Jay Wright
REB: 9. Bryce Washington
AST: 3. Bryce Washington
PTS: 14. Marcus Johnson, Jr.
REB: 7. Jalen Jackson
AST: 3. Maurius Hill
Mar 8, 2017 #11 Appalachian State (L) #6 Troy (W) 64-84 Lakefront Arena PTS: 29. Wesley Person, Jr.
REB: 6. Jordon Varnado
AST: 9. Kevin Baker
PTS: 22. Ronshad Shabazz
REB: 8. Craig Hinton
AST: 3. Patrick Good
Mar 10, 2017 #8 Coastal Carolina (L) #1 Texas-Arlington (W) 51-74 Lakefront Arena PTS: 18. Kevin Hervey
REB: 12. Kevin Hervey
AST: 5. Drew Charles
PTS: 14. Jaylen Shaw
REB: 9. Colton Ray-St. Cyr
AST: 4. Jaylen Shaw
Mar 10, 2017 #12 Louisiana-Monroe (L) #4 Texas State (W) 51-63 Lakefront Arena PTS: 16. Nijal Pearson
REB: 6. Nijal Pearson
AST: 5. Nijal Pearson
PTS: 18. Travis Munnings
REB: 10. Travis Munnings
AST: 5. Nick Coppola
Mar 10, 2017 #7 Louisiana (L) #2 Georgia State (W) 76-86 Lakefront Arena PTS: 17. D'Marcus Simonds
REB: 14. Jeremy Hollowell
AST: 4. Jeremy Hollowell
PTS: 27. Jay Wright
REB: 5. Johnathan Stove
AST: 3. Ka'Davion Evans
Mar 10, 2017 #6 Troy (W) #3 Georgia Southern (L) 90-70 Lakefront Arena PTS: 21. Ike Smith
REB: 6. Montae Glenn
AST: 5. Tookie Brown
PTS: 26. Jordon Varnado
REB: 7. Jordon Varnado
AST: 5. Kevin Baker
Mar 11, 2017 #4 Texas State (W) #1 Texas-Arlington (L) 83-62 Lakefront Arena PTS: 21. Erick Neal
REB: 10. Kevin Hervey
AST: 4. Erick Neal
PTS: 16. Bobby Conley
REB: 6. Kavin Gilder-Tilbury
AST: 6. Ojai Black
Mar 11, 2017 #6 Troy (W) #2 Georgia State (L) 74-63 Lakefront Arena PTS: 19. Isaiah Williams
REB: 8. Willie Clayton
AST: 2. Jeremy Hollowell
PTS: 16. Wesley Person, Jr.
REB: 9. Jordon Varnado
AST: 5. Kevin Baker
Mar 12, 2017 #6 Troy (W) #4 Texas State (L) 59-53 Lakefront Arena PTS: 19. Kavin Gilder-Tilbury
REB: 8. Immanuel King
AST: 5. Ojai Black
PTS: 18. Jordon Varnado
REB: 12. Jordon Varnado
AST: 2. Daniel Peace