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!
The Sun, that big yellow ball in the center of our solar system, uses its tremendously dense and hot core to turn hydrogen into helium, creating an atomic fusion that scatters atoms to the surface of the sun, bursting into space in the form of electromagnetic radiation. We feel the heat on Earth. The Sun … Continue reading Nothing’s settled! Sun Belt hoops continue to sizzle
Total chaos ensued Monday night when conference leader Georgia Southern lost its second straight conference game, and preseason favorite UT-Arlington fell to Coastal Carolina, creating a three-way tie between the Eagles, Red Wolves, and surging Georgia State. The Red Wolves were lead by a defense that has limited 8 of 9 Sun Belt opponents to below season … Continue reading Red Wolves survive “Mayhem Monday” while entropy rules the Sun Belt
Before the hoops season started, the Sun Belt Preseason Coaches Poll predicted an 11th place finish for the Arkansas State Red Wolves. Fair enough, considering A-State was breaking in an overhauled roster and a new head coach in Grant McCasland. While expectations were tempered, the fan base was eager to see how the team would … Continue reading Pump the Brakes! Red Wolves humbled on eastern road trip.