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The best Sun Belt bball team of all time?
"Best" Sun Belt Basketball team (current members only) from 1978 to current?
(NCAA seeding started 1978, however, earlier teams are welcome to be discussed)


Men's


Women's

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EDIT:*Got to be current member, but can be before you joined Sun Belt.

Im a relatively new Sun Belt conference bball fan, so thought I might learn a little history.
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02-09-2018 10:02 AM
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The best Sun Belt bball team of all time?
Current members only toughens it up.


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RE: The best Sun Belt bball team of all time?
(02-09-2018 10:05 AM)WolfBird Wrote:  Current members only toughens it up.


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Yep. WKU and La Tech held their history over our heads long enough.
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RE: The best Sun Belt bball team of all time?
this team?


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RE: The best Sun Belt bball team of all time?
What a depressing subject for App fans. This is the best team we've fielded as a SBC member and I doubt we finish in the top half. Sorry guys.
02-09-2018 11:19 AM
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RE: The best Sun Belt bball team of all time?
(02-09-2018 11:01 AM)GSUALUM17 Wrote:  this team?


I think there was more talent on the previous team. Manny Atkins + Devonta White > Kevin Ware.
02-09-2018 11:29 AM
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RE: The best Sun Belt bball team of all time?
That's tough...

I can think of four men's teams that were extremely good, in no particular order:

1982 UAB (finished #17), made it to the Elite 8
1985 VCU (finished #11), made it to the 2nd Round
1993 New Orleans (finished #18), made it to the 1st Round
2008 WKU (finished #22), made it to the Sweet 16
02-09-2018 11:36 AM
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RE: The best Sun Belt bball team of all time?
Maybe a candidate is the 1980-1981 South Alabama team. South started the season 14-1 with a win over #7 Ohio State in which the announcers on tv said if we had Notre Dame on our jerseys we’d be ranked in the top 5. The poll back then was a top 20 poll and USA would find itself ranked for 8 straight weeks, climbing as high as #11.

USA didn’t win the SBC tournament and at the time the NCAA Tournament only took 48 teams. Having tied with VCU and UAB for the regular season title but with UAB and VCU meeting for the conference tournament championship, those two teams went on to play in the NCAA Tournament. USA was 1-1 against both of those teams in the regular season. UAB and VCU went 3-2 in the NCAA Tournament.

South went on to play in the NIT, beating UTA and Georgia before falling by 1 point to Tulsa in the quarterfinals. South finished the season 24-6. 2 of the 6 losses were by 1 point and another one by 3 points (the regular season loss to UAB).
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RE: The best Sun Belt bball team of all time?
(02-09-2018 11:19 AM)Saint3333 Wrote:  What a depressing subject for App fans. This is the best team we've fielded as a SBC member and I doubt we finish in the top half. Sorry guys.

Let's open it up.

Got to be current member, but can be before you joined Sun Belt.
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(02-09-2018 11:53 AM)SkullyMaroo Wrote:  Maybe a candidate is the 1980-1981 South Alabama team. South started the season 14-1 with a win over #7 Ohio State in which the announcers on tv said if we had Notre Dame on our jerseys we’d be ranked in the top 5. The poll back then was a top 20 poll and USA would find itself ranked for 8 straight weeks, climbing as high as #11.

USA didn’t win the SBC tournament and at the time the NCAA Tournament only took 48 teams. Having tied with VCU and UAB for the regular season title but with UAB and VCU meeting for the conference tournament championship, those two teams went on to play in the NCAA Tournament. USA was 1-1 against both of those teams in the regular season. UAB and VCU went 3-2 in the NCAA Tournament.

South went on to play in the NIT, beating UTA and Georgia before falling by 1 point to Tulsa in the quarterfinals. South finished the season 24-6. 2 of the 6 losses were by 1 point and another one by 3 points (the regular season loss to UAB).

This is what Im talking about. We got a contender here!
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