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!
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
After the long Sun Belt Weekend, the standings ... remain more or less unchanged. Sure, Texas State flipped flopped with Coastal, and Louisiana exchanged places with Troy, but the Solar Power Four emerged firmly entrenched at the top of the standings, unchanged, though the Mavericks did increase its conference lead. With one week remaining before the … Continue reading The universe trembles as powerhouses trade punches in the Sun Belt!
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
The Mavericks didn't ask for much. UT Arlington needed only two small concessions this weekend to gain sole control of the Sun Belt standings: 1) Two home wins, and 2) six losses from the top three teams in the conference. Request granted! Arkansas State, Georgia State and Georgia Southern emerged winless from the Sun Belt Weekend, … Continue reading Bedlam in the Belt! It’s the most chaotic Sun Belt recap ever!
The top three teams in the Sun Belt took care of business on weekend home stands, setting up an upcoming showdown between Georgia State, Georgia Southern, Arkansas State and 2nd-place UT-Arlington. The Red Wolves avenged their only two conference losses, first willing their way past Appalachian State 79-78, then dispatching Coastal Carolina more crisply on Monday … Continue reading Red Wolves, Panthers and Eagles tighten paws and talons on the Sun Belt
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
Deven Simms was Grant McCasland's first big get as head coach for the Arkansas State Red Wolves. A 6'4" junior guard, Simms was a first-team all-America junior college standout from Connors State College who averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds. If the Red Wolves hoped to have more than just another "rebuilding year," McCasland was going … Continue reading Deven Simms and the Red Wolves are chasing Eagles in the Sun Belt