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From The Sports Network

Sites: New Orleans Lakefront Arena (8,933) -- New Orleans, Louisiana
Dates: Thursday, March 13th through Sunday, March 16th
Annual: 38th
Defending Champion: Western Kentucky def. FIU, 65-63
Television: Sun Belt Network, ESPN 2 (Championship Game)
 
Thursday, March 13th - Opening Round
Arkansas-Little Rock 74, (8) Troy (11-20) 61
UT Arlington 68, (7) ULM (10-17) 65
 
Friday, March 14th - Quarterfinal Round
Arkansas State 116, (5) Arkansas-Little Rock (15-17) 114 4-OT
Louisiana 91, (6) UT Arlington (15-17) 85
 
Saturday, March 15th - Semifinal Round
Georgia State 72, (4) Arkansas State (19-13) 45
Louisiana 73, (2) Western Kentucky (20-12) 72
 
Sunday, March 16th - Championship Game
(3) Louisiana (23-11) 82, (1) Georgia State (25-8) 81 OT
 
Tournament Titles and Records
 SchoolTitlesLast Tourney Record  
 Western Kentucky92013 49-22  
 South Alabama52006 32-32  
 Louisiana52005 25-17  
 North Texas22010 16-11  
 Arkansas-Little Rock12011 20-21  
 Arkansas State11999 14-21  
 Middle Tennessee0 13-13  
 FIU0 9-14  
 Troy0 5-8  
 ULM0 2-6  
 Florida Atlantic0 2-7  
 
Past Sun Belt Tournament Winners, Results and Most Valuable Players
2014Louisiana def. Georgia State, 82-81 OT (Bryant Mbamalu)
2013Western Kentucky def. FIU, 65-63 (T.J. Price)
2012Western Kentucky def. North Texas, 74-70 (George Fant)
2011Arkansas-Little Rock def. North Texas, 64-63 (Solomon Bozeman)
2010North Texas def. Troy, 66-63 (Eric Tramiel)
2009Western Kentucky def. South Alabama, 64-56 (A.J. Slaughter)
2008Western Kentucky def. Middle Tennessee, 67-57 (Jeremy Evans)
2007North Texas def. Arkansas State, 83-75 (Calvin Watson)
2006South Alabama def. Western Kentucky, 95-70 (Chey Christie)
2005Louisiana Lafayette def. Denver, 88-69 (Tiras Wade)
2004Louisiana Lafayette def. New Orleans, 67-58 (Bo McCalebb)
2003Western Kentucky def. Middle Tennessee, 64-52 (Patrick Sparks)
2002Western Kentucky def. Louisiana Lafayette, 76-70 (Derek Robinson)
2001Western Kentucky def. South Alabama, 64-54 (Chris Marcus)
2000Louisiana Lafayette def. South Alabama, 51-50 (Virgil Stanescu)
1999Arkansas State def. Western Kentucky, 65-48 (Chico Fletcher)
1998South Alabama def. SW Louisiana, 62-59 (Toby Madison)
1997South Alabama def. Louisiana Tech, 44-43 (Rusty Yoder)
1996New Orleans def. Arkansas-Little Rock, 57-56 (Lewis Sims)
1995Western Kentucky def. Arkansas-Little Rock, 82-79 (Chris Robinson)
1994SW Louisiana def. Western Kentucky, 78-72 (Michael Allen)
1993Western Kentucky def. New Orleans, 72-63 (Darnell Mee)
1992SW Louisiana def. Louisiana Tech, 75-71 (Todd Hill)
1991South Alabama def. Old Dominion, 86-81 (Chris Gatling)
1990South Florida def. UNC Charlotte, 81-74 (Radenko Dobras)
1989South Alabama def. Jacksonville, 105-59 (Jeff Hodge)
1988UNC Charlotte def. Virginia Commonwealth, 81-79 (Byron Dinkins)
1987UAB def. Western Kentucky, 72-60 (Tracy Foster)
1986Jacksonville def. UAB, 70-69 (Otis Smith)
1985Virginia Commonwealth def. Old Dominion, 87-82 (Mike Schlegel)
1984UAB def. Old Dominion, 62-60 (McKinley Singleton)
1983UAB def. South Florida, 64-47 (Cliff Pruitt)
1982UAB def. Virginia Commonwealth, 94-83 (Oliver Robinson)
1981Virginia Commonwealth def. UAB, 62-61 (OT) (Kenny Stancell)
1980Virginia Commonwealth def. UAB, 105-88 (Edmund Sherod)
1979Jacksonville def. South Florida, 68-54 (James Ray)
1978New Orleans def. South Alabama, 22-20 (Nate Mills)
1977UNC Charlotte def. New Orleans, 71-70 (Cedric Maxwell)
 
NOTES:
Winner receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. All times Eastern. UAB won the Sun Belt Conference tournament four times (1982-84, 87), Virginia Commonwealth three times (1980-81, 85), Charlotte twice (1977, 88), Jacksonville twice (1979, 86), New Orleans twice (1978, 96) and South Florida once (1990) when they were members of the conference. Last year, Western Kentucky defeated FIU, 65-63 in the championship game for its record ninth Sun Belt title. North Texas had played in the championship game the last three years, winning in 2010 before last year. Western Kentucky lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in 2013, 64-57 to No. 1 seed Kansas. Western Kentucky reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in 2008, becoming the first Sun Belt team to advance to the Sweet 16 since the Hilltoppers did it in 1993. The top five teams receive byes into the quarterfinals. This year, all tournament games will be played at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans.

03/16 16:52:19 ET

As of March 16, 2014, at 04:52 PM ET