Sun Belt RUMORS & NEWS

  • Isaiah Williams transferring to Georgia State

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "A day after losing a point guard, Georgia State picked up one with Isaiah Williams deciding to transfer from Samford. Williams, a 6-foot-1 native of Buford, averaged 11.9 points and 3.4 assists per game last year in winning the Southern Conference’s freshman of the year. He had an..." June 14

  • Kevin Ware moving on, not forgetting

    Louisville Courier-Journal "The finality hit Kevin Ware last week as he sat in his dorm room and realized it was time to pack, time to go home, time to move on. He was surrounded by relics from his time at the University of Louisville. There were all of his Cardinals basketball jerseys. There was one of the nets from the..." May 02

  • Kevin Ware moving on to Georgia State, but not forgetting Louisville

    USA Today "The finality hit Kevin Ware last week as he sat in his dorm room and realized it was time to pack, time to go home, time to move on. He was surrounded by relics from his time at the University of Louisville. There were all of his Cardinals basketball jerseys. There was one of the nets from the..." May 01

  • Jeremy Hollowell transferring to Georgia State

    Inside The Hall "Former Indiana forward Jeremy Hollowell will finish his collegiate career at Georgia State. The news was first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports and a source close to Hollowell confirmed the report to Inside the Hall. Hollowell averaged 5.7 points and 3.5 rebounds for the Hoosiers last..." April 22

  • Elfrid Payton off to NBA draft

    ESPN.com "Louisiana-Lafayette junior point guard Elfrid Payton is heading to the NBA. Multiple sources told ESPN that the 6-foot-3 floor leader, who could be taken late in the first round of the NBA draft, will make an official announcement on Monday afternoon. Payton developed from a lightly..." April 21

  • Former Louisville guard Kevin Ware is going to Georgia State

    ESPN.com "Kevin Ware is headed closer to home and will transfer to Georgia State, he confirmed in a text message to ESPN.com. The 6-foot-2 guard, who gained national attention a little more than a year ago when he suffered a gruesome broken leg in the Elite Eight against Duke, made a visit to Ron..." April 13

  • Texas riches extend to basketball courts

    USA Today "The state of Texas – including all of its more than 268,000 square miles – is still the home to $60 million high school football stadiums, Johnny Football and the NFL franchise that considers itself "America's Team." But as Arlington this week welcomes the men's basketball Final Four – the..." April 02

  • Creighton Advances with 76-66 Win over Louisiana-Lafayette

    GoCreighton.com "Doug McDermott scored in bunches and Ethan Wragge delivered the critical 3-pointers. Together they kept Creighton marching on, right back where they'd promised they'd be. McDermott scored 30 points and Wragge made three huge momentum-changing shots in the second half, sending No. 3 seed..." March 21

  • UL-Lafayette coach Bob Marlin has been on the NCAA tournament stage before

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When it comes to NCAA tournament experience, Creighton is well ahead of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. The 16th-ranked Bluejays, seeded third in the West Regional, are dancing for the third straight year and have four senior starters. The 14th-seeded Ragin' Cajuns, who will meet..." March 20

  • Defending Creighton's Doug McDermott will be tough for UL-Lafayette

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "University of Louisiana-Lafayette coach Bob Marlin was in on the ground floor of Creighton sharpshooter Doug McDermott. In November of 2010, Marlin took his Ragin' Cajuns on the road to Creighton to face the Bluejays and McDermott, then just a freshman with no name recognition in his only his..." March 20

  • Clemson 78, Georgia St 66

    ProSportsDaily "K.J. McDaniels tied career highs with 30 points and 14 rebounds and also blocked five shots to lead the host Tigers to a first-round win in the NIT. Damarcus Harrison finished with 17 points and six rebounds while Jordan Roper added 11 points for Clemson (21-12). The Tigers will host the winner..." March 19

  • UL-Lafayette rallies for 82-81 overtime victory in Sun Belt championship

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Georgia State guard Ryan Harrow missed an off-balance jumper in the lane with five seconds left in overtime and the University of Louisiana-Lafayette held on for an 82-81 victory in the championship game of the Sun Belt Tournament on Sunday afternoon at UNO's Lakefront Arena. The victory sends the..." March 17

  • R.J. Hunter named Sun Belt Player of the Year

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter was named the Sun Belt’s Player of the Year in men’s basketball on Tuesday, leading a parade of Panthers who received honors. Coaches and one media member covering each school voted. Ron Hunter was named the conference’s coach of the year after leading the team to a..." March 12

  • How South Alabama, Louisiana-Monroe fared against this week's opponents earlier this season

    Alabama.com "The South Alabama women's basketball team knows what it must do if it wants to earn a spot in the Sun Belt Conference tournament as the No. 8 seed: win its final two game against Texas State (Wednesday) and Texas-Arlington (Saturday), both at the Jaguars' Mitchell Center. It also knows what..." March 04

  • Augustine Rubit will close out his South Alabama career this week

    Alabama.com "His team has been eliminated from contention for a berth in the Sun Belt Conference tournament. That means South Alabama senior forward Augustine Rubit has just two games remaining in his college career. And it has been quite the career. Last season's Sun Belt Player of the Year and a former..." March 04

  • Atkins named Sun Belt player of the week

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia State’s Manny Atkins was named the Sun Belt men’s basketball player of the week on Monday. Atkins, a senior, averaged 16 points and 7.7 rebounds in leading the Panthers (20-7, 13-1) to three consecutive wins. His 3-pointer with eight-tenths of a second remaining lifted the Panthers..." February 26

  • Barrington Stevens III has embraced leadership role at point guard position for Jaguars

    Alabama.com "Last season, Barrington Stevens III went from being a standout prep player to a freshman playing Division I college basketball. This season, with a year of limited experience under his belt, the South Alabama point guard was asked to play the role of a veteran in the backcourt, helping the Jaguar..." February 25

  • How bad is college basketball in Alabama? Let me count the ways

    Alabama.com "If you love college basketball, you have to hate what's happening to the sport in the state of Alabama. Because what's happening is we're living through what may be the worst college basketball season here in the last 30 years. Take a look at this snapshot. If you care about the game, it'll..." February 25

  • UT Arlington men look to regroup in Sun Belt

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "UT Arlington has had a rough few weeks but gets a chance to turn things around Thursday night against Louisiana-Monroe. The Mavericks tip off at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe. UTA beat the Warhawks 83-79 at home earlier this season. After winning three consecutive..." February 13

  • South Alabama endures 24-hour bus trip, winds up walking to team hotel

    CBSSports.com "Plenty of people around the American south had hellish experiences over the past few days because of the snow and ice that wreaked havoc across multiple states. It would appear the South Alabama women's basketball team encountered more trouble than anyone on the road for sports reasons. The..." January 30

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