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1979-80 Sun Belt Conference
Season Summary

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Record: 111-114, .493 W-L% (25th of 29) (Schedule and Results)
* Records do not reflect forfeits and vacated games.
SRS: -2.23 (18th of 29) ▪ SOS: -1.27 (16th of 29)

Regular Season Champion: South Alabama
Conf. Tournament Champion: VCU

NCAA Tournament: 2 (South Alabama and VCU)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll: 0

Standings

Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 South Alabama 12 2 .857 23 6 .793 74.5 65.3 5.3 -4.0 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
2 Alabama-Birmingham 10 4 .714 18 12 .600 77.3 72.4 4.6 -0.3
3 Jacksonville 10 4 .714 20 9 .690 66.4 59.9 4.2 -2.4
4 Charlotte 9 5 .643 15 12 .556 76.8 75.6 0.8 -0.4
5 Virginia Commonwealth 8 6 .571 18 12 .600 75.7 71.9 3.2 -0.7 NCAA Tournament; Conf. Tournament Champion
6 Georgia State 4 10 .286 6 21 .222 69.6 81.4 -13.8 -2.0
7 New Orleans 2 12 .143 5 21 .192 68.4 77.3 -9.4 -0.5
8 South Florida 1 13 .071 6 21 .222 70.3 82.9 -12.7 -0.1

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 12/4 12/11 12/18 12/26 1/2 1/8 1/15 1/22 1/29 2/5 2/12 2/19 2/26 Final
Alabama-Birmingham - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Charlotte - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Georgia State - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jacksonville - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
New Orleans - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
South Alabama - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
South Florida - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Virginia Commonwealth - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Conference Tournament


Quarterfinal
Sat, Feb 23 Georgia State 59 @ Jacksonville 70
Sat, Feb 23 South Alabama 86 @ South Florida 57
Sat, Feb 23 Alabama-Birmingham 85 @ New Orleans 75
Sat, Feb 23 Virginia Commonwealth 100 @ Charlotte 93

Semifinal
Sun, Feb 24 South Alabama 72 @ Virginia Commonwealth 74
Sun, Feb 24 Alabama-Birmingham 64 @ Jacksonville 60

Final
Mon, Feb 25 Alabama-Birmingham 88 @ Virginia Commonwealth 105

NCAA Tournament

First Round
South Alabama lost (70-62) versus Alcorn State (Midwest Regional)
Virginia Commonwealth lost (86-72) versus Iowa (East Regional)