Sun Belt Tournament 2023: Bracket, schedule, scores, teams, and more

The run to the Final Four kicks off in earnest on Tuesday night, with the Hercules Tires Men’s Basketball Championship.

This has been a rather tumultuous year in the “Fun Belt,” thanks to conference realignment. While the moves were largely made to address the changing landscape of college football — the Sun Belt added added Marshall, Old Dominion and Southern Miss from Conference USA, alongside James Madison from the Colonial Athletic — the new landscape had a huge impact on the college basketball season.

All four additions finished in the top half of the conference standings, and each finished with a winning record on the year. In fact, three of the additions — James Madison, Marshall, and Southern Miss — are among the top four seeds in the tournament, with Southern Miss entering this week as the top seed.

Marshall currently sits as the highest-ranked Sun Belt team in Ken Pomeroy’s rankings, ranked 79th. The conference overall rose to 13th in Pomeroy’s rankings, up from 17th a season ago.

Here is the bracket, along with the schedule of games.

2023 men’s Sun Belt tournament bracket

2023 men’s Sun Belt tournament schedule

February 28 First Round

Game 1: Arkansas State 86, Coastal Carolina 69

Game 2: Texas State 81, Georgia State 76

March 2 Second Round

Game 3: South Alabama 68, App State 61

Game 4: Troy 63, Arkansas State 59

Game 5: Texas State 65, Old Dominion 36

Game 6: Georgia Southern 66, UL Monroe 57

March 4 Quarterfinals

Game 7: South Alabama 78, Southern Miss 61

Game 8: James Madison 75, Troy 72

Game 9: Texas State 71, Marshall 68

Game 10: Louisiana 69, Georgia Southern 49

March 5 Semifinals

Game 11: South Alabama vs. James Madison, 6 p.m., ESPN+

Game 12: Texas State vs. Louisiana, 8:30 p.m., ESPN+

March 6 Championship

Game 13: Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 12, 6:00 p.m., ESPN2