Tag:Sun Belt
Posted on: March 3, 2009 11:25 am
Edited on: March 3, 2009 11:43 am
 

Conference Tournament Previews: Sun Belt

I am going to preview every single conference tournament one by one. Instead of what I initially started I am going to do them all on separate blog entries because I feel like this will give everyone a chance to discuss these conference tournaments. It will give them a home where everyone can join in and post their thoughts. Please comment.

First Round

#9 Florida International at #8 Louisiana-Lafayette (March 4th)
#13 Florida Atlantic at #4 North Texas (March 4th)
#12 Arkansas State at #5 Middle Tennessee (March 5th)
#11 New Orleans at # #6 South Alabama (March 5th)
#10 Louisiana-Monroe at #7 Denver (March 5th)

Quarterfinals:
Florida International/La-Lafayette vs. #1 Western Kentucky
Florida Atlantic/North Texas vs. Arkansas State/Middle Tennessee
New Orleans/So. Alabama vs. #2 Arkansas Little-Rock
Lou-Mon/Denver vs. #3 Troy

Semifinals: March 9th

Championship: March 10th

Prediction: Western Kentucky is the favorite, as shown by their #1 seed. The Hilltoppers lost some key players off of last season's NCAA Tournament Cinderella squad but have reloaded. The key is that all these teams are all in the same boat. Depite their dominance WKU still has to win the conference tournament to get in, as does everyone else. This is going to be one of the best small tourneys to watch.

 

Remember to check out my other conference tournament previews also.

Atlantic Sun
Big South
CAA
Horizon
Ohio Valley
Patriot League
Sun Belt

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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