Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament

The Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament has been played every year since the formation of the Sun Belt conference for the 1976-1977 academic year. The winner of the tournament is guaranteed an automatic berth into the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

The Sun Belt has a storied basketball history, sending multiple teams into the NCAA tournament in the 1980's and 1990's (most recently 1994), and then again in 2008 when both regular season champion South Alabama, and tournament winner Western Kentucky received bids.

Charlotte reached the Final Four in 1977, and future Sun Belt member Western Kentucky reached the Final Four in 1971. Overall, past and present Sun Belt schools have posted 21 wins in the NCAA Tournament, during the time they called the Sun Belt home.

Basketball Champions By Year

Note: 'Southwestern Louisiana' became the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, in 1999.

Performance By School

¹no longer a conference member

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