Sun Belt Conference Baskeball Championships Return to Hot Springs


The 2012 Sun Belt Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball
Championships return to Summit Arena in Hot Springs, March 3-6. Eleven men’s
and twelve women’s teams will compete for the league’s automatic bids to the
NCAA Tournament. In women’s basketball, the Sun Belt Conference has sent
multiple teams to the Women’s NCAA Basketball Championship in three of the last
five seasons. This past season UALR 
represented the league in the NCAA postseason. 2011 Sun Belt Conference
Player of the Year Chastity Reed from UALR was honored as an All-American and
was selected by the WNBA Draft. The league has had five players selected in the
WNBA Draft in the last five years.


The opening rounds of the tournaments will be held March 3,
Quarterfinals on March 4 and the semifinals on March 5. The men’s championship
game is on March 6 at 7 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN. The women’s game is
scheduled for March 6 at 2 p.m. and will be televised on ESPNU. For more
details on the tournament check out
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