2015 Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
The 2015 Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was held in New Orleans, Louisiana from March 12 to March 15 at Lakefront Arena. The tournament winner received an automatic bid into the 2015 NCAA Tournament. Opening round games were televised on ESPN3, with the championship game on ESPN2, on Sunday March 15.
|2015 Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Tournament|
Sun Belt Tournament Logo
New Orleans, Louisiana
|Champions||Georgia State (1st title)|
|Winning coach||Ron Hunter (1st title)|
|MVP||Kevin Ware (Georgia State)|
|2014–15 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball standings|
|Georgia State †||15||–||5||.750||25||–||10||.714|
|*ineligible for postseason play due to APR penalties|
|† 2015 Sun Belt Conference Tournament winner |
Only the top eight teams advanced to the Sun Belt Conference Tournament. If a team ineligible for the NCAA Tournament should finish in the top eight, its seed would fall to the next eligible team. Teams were seeded based on conference record with a tie breaker system used to separate teams who are tied. The top two seeds received a double bye, and the third and fourth seeds received a single bye.
|2||Georgia Southern*||14–6||21–8||1–1 vs. Louisiana–Lafayette|
|3||UL Monroe#||14–6||20–11||0–2 vs. Louisiana–Lafayette|
|‡ – Sun Belt Conference regular season champions.|
* – Received a first-round and second-round bye in the conference tournament.
# – Received a first-round bye in the conference tournament.
Overall record are as of the end of the regular season.
|First round – Thursday, March 12|
|1||1||5:00 pm||#5 UT–Arlington 62 vs. #8 Texas State 68||ESPN3|
|2||7:30 pm||#6 South Alabama 57 vs. #7 Arkansas–Little Rock 55|
|Quarterfinals – Friday, March 13|
|2||3||5:00 pm||#4 UL–Lafayette 53 vs. #8 Texas State 43||ESPN3|
|4||7:30 pm||#3 UL–Monroe 77 vs. #6 South Alabama 59|
|Semifinals – Saturday, March 14|
|3||5||1:00 pm||#1 Georgia State 83 vs. #4 UL–Lafayette 79||ESPN3|
|6||4:30 pm||#2 Georgia Southern 44 vs. #3 UL–Monroe 43||ESPN3|
|Championship – Sunday, March 15|
|4||7||12:00 pm||#1 Georgia State 38 vs #2 Georgia Southern 36||ESPN2|
|*Game times in CST. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.|
Thursday, March 12
Friday, March 13
Saturday, March 14
Sunday, March 15
|8||Texas State||68||1||Georgia State||38|
|6||South Alabama||57||6||South Alabama||59|
- "2013-14 Sun Belt Media Guide". xosdigital. Archived from the original on 2013-01-28. Retrieved October 26, 2012.