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Izzy Higginbottom excels for Arkansas State

The junior guard is averaging a conference-best 22.9 points per game and is a semifinalist for Mid-Major Player of the Year

‘What was poured into me, I pour back into our girls’

Chelsea Dungee stepped right off the court as a player and into a role as an assistant coach at Troy

App State finds success one ‘stair’ at a time

The Mountaineers defeated James Madison for sole possession of first place in Sun Belt in front of raucous sellout crowd

The Madness of the Sun Belt is at it again

After James Madison’s loss to Southern Miss last Saturday, the Sun Belt has shown that no matter how good its top teams are, there will still be a tightly-contested race for the crown come March

Mid-Major Madness Women’s Player of the Week: Terren Ward, Georgia Southern

The senior averaged 25.5 points and 13.0 rebounds in two wins

Cliff Ellis retires from Coastal Carolina

The 78-year-old won 833 games at the Division-I level with stops at Coastal, South Alabama, Auburn and Clemson

College Basketball day one features numerous upsets

James Madison and Princeton pulled off big road wins to kickoff the season

Texas State comeback falls short in season-opener against Little Rock

The Trojans start off 1-0 after an opening-night slugfest win over Sun Belt’s Texas State

Sun Belt Preview: An always unpredictable conference will be fun to watch once again

Five teams received first-place votes in the preseason coaches poll as Fun Belt season is near

Old Dominion’s Jordan Brooks mentors players in multiple aspects

Brooks enters his second season with the Monarchs after stops at Howard, Southeastern Louisiana and Xavier

Mid-Major Stars: Where are they now? Georgia State’s RJ Hunter

RJ Hunter was a three-year star at Georgia State University, leading his team to a March Madness berth in his third season

Louisiana Head Coach Bob Marlin Makes More History en route to Sun Belt title

Louisiana came back to beat South Alabama in the championship game, 71-66, in Pensacola. 30 years earlier, head coach Bob Marlin won a junior college title for the area’s team.

Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Conference Tournament Central

Trying to find brackets, times, match-up info and previews of all your favorite mid-major college basketball tournaments? Look no further.

Sun Belt Tournament bracket, preview and schedule: Parity in Pensacola?

Of the four teams with double byes, 3 are in their first season in the Sun Belt.

Southern Mississippi hit jackpot with Assistant Coach Juan Cardona

Cardona could one day be the first born-and-raised Puerto Rican to become a D1 head men’s basketball coach.

Mid-Major Madness Sun Belt Twitter Space Preview: Dustin Kerns, Scott Cross, Mike Balado

Nick Lorensen and co-hosts, Brady and David from THERSday Night, talk with coaches from around the league

Who are the Georgia State Panthers?

A primer on the Georgia State Panthers, who will meet Gonzaga in the Round of 64 on Thursday

Sun Belt Conference Final Preview: Can the Cajuns pull off one more upset?

Sun Belt bullies Georgia State meet an improbable opponent in Monday’s conference championship game

Chaos defines Sun Belt Conference this season

With one week of regular season play remaining, several teams continue to battle for conference supremacy

Mostafa leads charge for Coastal Carolina

When Essam Mostafa is at his best, Coastal Carolina has what it takes to compete in the Sun Belt.

Scott Cross leads Troy turnaround in year three

The Trojans made an obvious hire when appointing Scott Cross to lead the program, and now they’re enjoying the benefits.

Returning stars will shine this season in the Sun Belt

The top storylines from one of the most competitive mid-major conferences

Rumor: UT Arlington could leave the Sun Belt and join the Missouri Valley Conference

After falling into Sun Belt mediocrity, the Mavericks could look to a new conference to change their fortunes, and set off a string of activity in the process.

How South Alabama is creating a new identity through the transfer portal

Will South Alabama’s Richie Riley be able to use the transfer portal to create a Sun Belt super team?

Norfolk State hangs on, advances to date with No. 1 Gonzaga

Don’t look now, but the Spartans have a winning overall record in the NCAA Tournament.

Sun Belt Tournament: In a wacky bracket, Appalachian State clinched its first bid since 2000

Mountaineers win four games in four days to win their first Sun Belt Tournament.

From Bluefields, Nicaragua to Freshman Phenomenon: The Story of Norchad Omier

Arkansas State’s young star poised to earn Freshman of the Year honors

Jumbled Sun Belt is awash with contenders

The league may house one of the most compelling regular season title races in the sport.

Rob Lanier has Georgia State ready to contend in the Sun Belt

In Rob Lanier’s second season, the Panthers can take it to the next level

The Other Top 25 Preseason Rankings: No. 22 Little Rock Trojans

Little Rock is ready to take care of unfinished business

Jaylen Shead’s powerful statements about his time at Texas State and Cal Poly gives both schools the opportunity to make things right

Shead played for Danny Kaspar in 2018-19 and Joe Callero from 2015-17.

Kerns helped Appalachian State escalate expectations in 2019-20

The Mountaineers were one of the most improved teams in mid-major basketball last season.