Despite turning in seven 20-win seasons, Sun Belt mens basketball was a 1-bid conference to the NCAA Tournament, ultimately sending its seventh best team to the Big Dance. Still, six Sun Belt teams accepted post season invitations, and the outcome wasn't bad. What follows is a summary of postseason #SunBeltHeat, starting with Georgia Southerns' unceremonious first round … Continue reading Burn, Baby, Burn: Post Season Edition #SunBeltHeat!
Neither the Bobcats nor the Trojans (of Troy) was supposed to be playing for a Sun Belt tournament title. Troy was predicted to finish 9th in the conference. The Bobcats, dead last. But the Bobcats were secretly maestros of defense, limiting opponents to 63.5 points per game, the 23rd stingiest in the nation. Troy's offense … Continue reading Put on your boogy shoes, Trojans of Troy. You’re Big Dancing!
Because you are a loyal and regular reader of Forgotten 5, I don't really need to remind you that the Texas State Bobcats were picked to finish dead last by Sun Belt hoops coaches to start the 2016-17 season. In that same poll, the Trojans (of Troy) were predicted to finish 9th, while UTA, Little … Continue reading It’s gonna be Texas State and Troy in the Sun Belt Finals, of course
The Sun Belt basketball season was bedlam, with Texas State and Arkansas State contending for the title when very little was expected of both programs. The Sun Belt basketball season went, more or less, as expected, with preseason favorite UT Arlington eventually riding preseason Player of the Year Kevin Hervey to a 24-7 record and … Continue reading Entropy Reigns! Sun Belt Basketball Tournament Preview
Last October, Texas State was picked by Sun Belt coaches to place dead last in conference. Flash forward to March, and Texas State finishes the regular season with a SBC Tournament bye. Winners of 3 of its last four contests, the Bobcats overcame all expectations to earn the fourth and final tournament bye, beating out Arkansas State, … Continue reading Sun Belt predictably ends its regular season unpredictably