The Sun Belt Men’s Basketball Championship will be held March 7-15 at campus sites with the semifinals and championship taking place in New Orleans. The Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans developed a bit of a gap between them and the rest of the field opening up a three-game lead in conference play, ahead of the Georgia State Panthers and Georgia Southern Eagles.
All conference tournament games will be streamed on ESPN+ until the championship game, when it switches to ESPN2.
Game 1: No. 9 Arkansas State 66-73 No. 8 Louisiana (ESPN+), 12 p.m.
Game 2: No. 10 Coastal Carolina 62-63 No. 7 UTA (ESPN+), 3 p.m.
Game 3: Game 1 Winner at No. 5 Georgia Southern (ESPN+), 6 p.m.
Game 4: Game 2 Winner at No. 6 Appalachian State (ESPN+), 6 p.m.
Game 5: Game 3 Winner at No. 4 Georgia State (ESPN+), 6 p.m.
Game 6: Game 4 Winner at No. 3 Texas State (ESPN+), 7 p.m.
Game 7: Game 5 Winner vs. No. 1 Little Rock (ESPN+), 11:30 a.m.
Game 8: Game 6 Winner vs. No. 2 South Alabama (ESPN+), 2 p.m.
Championship: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner (ESPN2) 6 p.m. ET
Little Rock is atop the Sun Belt with a KenPom of 121, so this will be a one-bid league with the conference tournament deciding it all. Georgia State won the last two Sun Belt conference tournaments.