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1996-97 Sun Belt Conference Season Summary

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Record: 140-142, .496 W-L% (16th of 31) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: -4.55 (17th of 31) ▪ SOS: -3.28 (18th of 31)

Regular Season Champion: New Orleans and South Alabama
Tournament Champion: South Alabama

NCAA Tournament: 1 (South Alabama)

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
1 New Orleans R 14 4 .778 22 7 .759 71.6 62.9 4.7 -4.0
2 South AlabamaRT 14 4 .778 23 7 .767 64.9 56.3 4.0 -4.5
3 Arkansas-Little Rock  11 7 .611 18 11 .621 73.0 70.4 -1.6 -4.1
4 Lamar  10 8 .556 15 12 .556 73.0 73.1 -4.5 -4.3
5 Louisiana Tech  10 8 .556 15 14 .517 66.0 63.0 -0.7 -3.7
6 Western Kentucky  9 9 .500 12 15 .444 70.4 74.0 -4.7 -1.1
7 Louisiana-Lafayette  9 9 .500 12 16 .429 73.4 76.6 -6.0 -2.8
8 Arkansas State  8 10 .444 15 12 .556 72.7 73.7 -5.5 -4.5
9 Jacksonville  4 14 .222 5 23 .179 74.1 86.9 -14.0 -1.2
10 Texas-Pan American  1 17 .056 3 25 .107 54.4 69.2 -17.3 -2.6

NCAA Tournament

First Round
South Alabama lost (65-57) versus Arizona (Southeast Regional)