Sun Belt Women's Basketball Tournament

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Sun Belt Women's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
Sport Basketball
Conference Sun Belt Conference
Number of teams 13
Format Single-elimination tournament
Current stadium Summit Arena
Current location Hot Springs, Arkansas
Played 1983-present
Current champion UALR Lady Trojans
Most championships Western Kentucky Lady Toppers (8)
Official website SunBeltSports.org Women's Basketball

The Sun Belt Women's Basketball Tournament has been played every year since the 1982-83 academic year. The winner of the tournament is guaranteed an automatic berth into the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship.

In 2008, the Sun Belt received an at-large berth, as Middle Tennessee State received an invite to the national tournament. In 2010 it happened again, as UALR also received an at-large big, having entered the conference tourney as a #1 seed, then taking MTSU to double overtime before eventually falling by a mere 2 points.

Basketball champions by year[edit]

Season Tournament Champion Score Runner-Up Game Site
1983 Old Dominion 78-67 Western Kentucky Old Dominion University Fieldhouse; Norfolk, Virginia
1984 Old Dominion 78-69 South Alabama same
1985 Old Dominion 76-63 Western Kentucky same
1986 Western Kentucky 69-61 Old Dominion E. A. Diddle Arena; Bowling Green, Kentucky
1987 Old Dominion 64-61 South Alabama ODU Fieldhouse
1988 UNC Charlotte 74-69 VCU USF Sun Dome, Tampa, Florida
1989 Western Kentucky 67-54 South Alabama E.A. Diddle Arena; Bowling Green, KY.
1990 Old Dominion 72-57 UAB ODU Fieldhouse
1991 Western Kentucky 81-73 UAB UAB Arena; Birmingham, Alabama
1992 Western Kentucky 65-62 Arkansas State E.A. Diddle Arena; Bowling Green, KY
1993 Western Kentucky 81-73 Louisiana Tech Thomas Assembly Center; Ruston, Louisiana
1994 Louisiana Tech 68-43 Western Kentucky E. A. Diddle Arena; Bowling Green, KY
1995 Western Kentucky 71-68 Louisiana Tech same
1996 Louisiana Tech 71-53 Western Kentucky Convocation Center; Jonesboro, Arkansas
1997 Louisiana Tech 80-68 Western Kentucky E. A. Diddle Arena; Bowling Green, KY
1998 Louisiana Tech 69-68 Western Kentucky Thomas Assembly Center; Ruston, LA
1999 Louisiana Tech 84-60 FIU Convocation Center; Jonesboro, Ark.
2000 Louisiana Tech 97-94 Western Kentucky E.A. Diddle Arena
2001 Louisiana Tech 67-55 Denver Mitchell Center; Mobile, AL
2002 FIU 66-49 North Texas Lakefront Arena; New Orleans, LA
2003 Western Kentucky 86-83 Middle Tennessee E. A. Diddle Arena
2004 Middle Tennessee 79-57 Western Kentucky same
2005 Middle Tennessee 67-52 Louisiana-Lafayette UNT Coliseum; Denton, TX
2006 Middle Tennessee 84-73 Western Kentucky Murphy Center, Murfreesboro, TN
2007 Middle Tennessee 77-67 Louisiana-Lafayette first round at campus sites; rest at Cajundome; Lafayette, Louisiana
2008 Western Kentucky 65-49 Middle Tennessee first round games at higher seed; rest at Mitchell Center
2009 Middle Tennessee 74-54 UALR Summit Arena; Hot Springs, Arkansas
2010 Middle Tennessee 70-68(ot) UALR same
2011 UALR 66-59 Western Kentucky same
2012 UALR 71-70 OT Middle Tennessee same
2013 Middle Tennessee 53-48 UALR same
2014 same

Performance By School[edit]

Member Winners Winning Years
Western Kentucky
8
1986, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 2003, 2008
¹Louisiana Tech
7
1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
¹Middle Tennessee State
7
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013
¹Old Dominion
5
1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1990
UALR
2
2011, 2012
¹FIU
1
2002
¹Charlotte
1
1988
TOTAL
26

¹no longer a conference member

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