2012 Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2012 Sun Belt Conference Men's
Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2011–12
Teams 11
Site Summit Arena
Convention Center Court
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Champions WKU (31st title)
Winning coach Ray Harper (1st title)
Attendance 4,126
Television ESPN Regional Television, ESPN2
Post-Sun Belt Conference
tournament(s)
2012 NIT, 2012 NCAA,
2012 CBI, 2012 CIT
Sun Belt Conference Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«2011  2013»
2011–12 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Middle Tennessee 14 2   .875     27 7   .794
South Alabama 8 8   .500     17 12   .586
Florida Atlantic 7 9   .438     11 19   .367
WKU 7 9   .438     16 19   .457
Troy 5 11   .313     10 18   .357
Florida International 5 11   .313     8 21   .276
West
Arkansas–Little Rock 12 4   .750     15 16   .484
Denver 11 5   .688     22 9   .710
Louisiana–Lafayette 10 6   .625     16 16   .500
North Texas 9 7   .563     18 14   .563
Arkansas State 6 10   .375     14 20   .412
*Louisiana–Monroe 2 14   .125     3 26   .103
2012 Sun Belt Tournament winner
As of March 21, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for conference tournament

The 2012 Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was held in Hot Springs, Arkansas from March 3 to March 6 at the Summit Arena and the Convention Center Court. Eleven Sun Belt teams participated in the tournament with seedings based on their conference record. Louisiana-Monroe did not compete in the 2012 Sun Belt Tournament due to failing to meet the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate requirements.[1] This was Denver's final year in the Sun Belt due to the move to the Western Athletic Conference for the 2012–13 basketball season. The tournament winner received an automatic bid into the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

Format[edit]

All teams except Louisiana-Monroe qualified for the 2012 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament. The championship game was broadcast on ESPN2.[2]

Bracket[edit]

  First Round
Saturday, March 3
Quarterfinals
Sunday, March 4
Semifinals
Monday, March 5
Championship Game
Tuesday, March 6
                                     
        
   1  Middle Tennessee 61  
    9  Arkansas State 64  
8  Florida Atlantic 55
9  Arkansas State 70  
   9   Arkansas State 72  
   5  North Texas 76  
        
        
  4  Louisiana Lafayette 62
    5  North Texas 65  
      
        
  5  North Texas 70
  7  WKU 74
        
        
  2  Arkansas–Little Rock 63
    7  WKU 68  
7  WKU 65
10  Florida International 64  
  7  WKU 67
   3  Denver 63  
        
        
  3  Denver 61
    6  South Alabama 50  
6  South Alabama 87
11  Troy 81  

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