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2003-04 Sun Belt Conference Season Summary

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Record: 160-151, .514 W-L% (12th of 32) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: -2.66 (17th of 32) ▪ SOS: -1.75 (18th of 32)

Regular Season Champion: Arkansas-Little Rock (East) and Louisiana-Lafayette (West)
Tournament Champion: Louisiana-Lafayette

NCAA Tournament: 1 (Louisiana-Lafayette)

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

Standings

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games
Conference Overall PTS/G SRS
Rk East W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Arkansas-Little Rock R 9 5 .643 17 12 .586 69.9 66.9 -1.0 -4.0
2 Western Kentucky  8 6 .571 15 13 .536 74.4 72.7 1.6 -0.1
3 Middle Tennessee  8 6 .571 17 12 .586 68.7 67.6 -0.7 -1.7
4 Arkansas State  7 7 .500 17 11 .607 72.8 70.0 -1.6 -4.4
5 Florida International  1 13 .071 5 22 .185 54.3 68.0 -15.3 -1.5 *Overall W-L adjusted to 0-22
Rk West W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Louisiana-LafayetteRT 12 3 .800 20 9 .690 75.4 69.6 6.2 0.4 *Overall W-L adjusted to 6-8
2 New Orleans  9 6 .600 17 14 .548 69.5 71.3 -2.4 -0.5
3 North Texas  8 7 .533 13 15 .464 71.7 75.0 -6.2 -2.9
4 South Alabama  6 9 .400 12 16 .429 65.5 68.7 -4.4 -1.2
5 Denver  6 9 .400 14 13 .519 69.6 70.3 -2.4 -1.7
5 New Mexico State  6 9 .400 13 14 .481 64.7 66.4 -3.3 -1.6

Conference Tournament

Semifinal
March 8 2004
Final
March 9 2004

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Louisiana-Lafayette lost (61-52) versus North Carolina State (Phoenix Regional)

Conference Leaders

Minimum Stat Requirements ▪ Stats include all games played
Games
1. A.J. MeredithNew Orleans 31
  Bo McCalebbNew Orleans 31
  Kentrell MartinNew Orleans 31
  Ben EliasNew Orleans 31
  Johnell SmithNew Orleans 31
  Kyle BuggsNew Orleans 31
7. Tommy GunnMiddle Tenn. 29
  Zack GraberUALR 29
  Chris CameronLa.-Lafayette 29
  Marcus RobinsonMiddle Tenn. 29
  Laurie BridgesLa.-Lafayette 29
  Brandon FreemanUALR 29
  Jamal HoldenUALR 29
  Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 29
  Darius EasonUALR 29
  Bryan SmithsonMiddle Tenn. 29
  Josh JacobsUALR 29
  Nathaniel ParkerNew Orleans 29
  Antoine LandryLa.-Lafayette 29
  Brad BoydLa.-Lafayette 29
  Zack WrightUALR 29
Field Goals
1. Nigel DixonWestern Ky. 179
2. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. 174
3. J.J. MontgomeryArkansas St. 157
4. Tommy GunnMiddle Tenn. 151
5. Mike WellsWestern Ky. 148
6. James MooreNew Mexico St. 144
7. Bo McCalebbNew Orleans 143
8. Johnell SmithNew Orleans 140
9. Anthony WinchesterWestern Ky. 133
10. Antoine LandryLa.-Lafayette 131
  Erik BenzelDenver 131
Field Goal Attempts
1. Johnell SmithNew Orleans 384
2. J.J. MontgomeryArkansas St. 375
3. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. 364
4. Mike WellsWestern Ky. 352
5. Bo McCalebbNew Orleans 324
6. Tommy GunnMiddle Tenn. 317
7. Anthony WinchesterWestern Ky. 316
8. Erik BenzelDenver 306
  Chris YoungSouth Ala. 306
  Brandon FreemanUALR 306
Field Goal Percentage
1. Nigel DixonWestern Ky. .678
2. James MooreNew Mexico St. .535
3. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. .478
4. Tommy GunnMiddle Tenn. .476
5. Mike WellsWestern Ky. .420
6. J.J. MontgomeryArkansas St. .419
2-Point Field Goals
1. Nigel DixonWestern Ky. 179
2. James MooreNew Mexico St. 144
3. J.J. MontgomeryArkansas St. 142
4. Bo McCalebbNew Orleans 129
5. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 121
6. Kim AdamsArkansas St. 113
7. Brett StarkeyDenver 111
  Jamal HoldenUALR 111
9. Johnell SmithNew Orleans 109
10. Shawnson JohnsonNorth Texas 103
2-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. J.J. MontgomeryArkansas St. 310
2. Johnell SmithNew Orleans 286
3. Bo McCalebbNew Orleans 279
4. Nigel DixonWestern Ky. 264
5. James MooreNew Mexico St. 262
6. Jamal HoldenUALR 239
7. Brett StarkeyDenver 238
8. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 197
9. Victor BrownNew Orleans 195
10. Malerick BeddenSouth Ala. 191
2-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Nigel DixonWestern Ky. .678
2. Kim AdamsArkansas St. .628
3. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette .614
4. Shawnson JohnsonNorth Texas .595
5. Michael DeGrateNorth Texas .585
6. Dwayne MitchellLa.-Lafayette .573
7. Tommy GunnMiddle Tenn. .562
8. Richard HardmanUALR .557
9. James MooreNew Mexico St. .550
10. Darius EasonUALR .538
3-Point Field Goals
1. Erik BenzelDenver 97
2. Brad BoydLa.-Lafayette 93
3. Chris YoungSouth Ala. 89
4. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. 86
5. Antoine LandryLa.-Lafayette 79
6. Kyle BuggsNew Orleans 71
7. Mike WellsWestern Ky. 68
8. Brandon FreemanUALR 63
9. Mike DeanMiddle Tenn. 62
10. Anthony WinchesterWestern Ky. 58
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Brad BoydLa.-Lafayette 263
2. Chris YoungSouth Ala. 236
3. Erik BenzelDenver 230
4. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. 188
5. Mike WellsWestern Ky. 183
6. Antoine LandryLa.-Lafayette 180
  Kyle BuggsNew Orleans 180
8. Tevoris ThompsonArkansas St. 166
9. Brandon FreemanUALR 165
10. Anthony WinchesterWestern Ky. 158
3-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. .457
2. Antoine LandryLa.-Lafayette .439
3. Mike DeanMiddle Tenn. .437
4. Erik BenzelDenver .422
5. Chris YoungSouth Ala. .377
6. Brad BoydLa.-Lafayette .354
Free Throws
1. J.J. MontgomeryArkansas St. 172
2. James MooreNew Mexico St. 128
3. Leonard HopkinsNorth Texas 113
4. Tommy GunnMiddle Tenn. 106
  Bo McCalebbNew Orleans 106
6. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. 99
7. Jamal HoldenUALR 95
8. Michael CuffeeMiddle Tenn. 87
  Nigel DixonWestern Ky. 87
  Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 87
Free Throw Attempts
1. J.J. MontgomeryArkansas St. 223
2. Nigel DixonWestern Ky. 201
3. Bo McCalebbNew Orleans 175
4. James MooreNew Mexico St. 153
5. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 139
6. Leonard HopkinsNorth Texas 138
7. Jamal HoldenUALR 134
8. Tommy GunnMiddle Tenn. 130
9. Brett StarkeyDenver 127
10. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. 124
Free Throw Percentage
1. Anthony WinchesterWestern Ky. .878
2. Tevoris ThompsonArkansas St. .857
3. James MooreNew Mexico St. .837
4. Brandon FreemanUALR .826
5. Leonard HopkinsNorth Texas .819
6. Tommy GunnMiddle Tenn. .815
7. Zack WrightUALR .808
8. Carvell McAlisterDenver .807
9. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. .798
10. Mike WellsWestern Ky. .772
Total Rebounds
1. Nigel DixonWestern Ky. 287
2. Kim AdamsArkansas St. 273
3. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 200
4. Shawnson JohnsonNorth Texas 194
5. Brett StarkeyDenver 193
6. Zeljko ZupicDenver 192
7. James MooreNew Mexico St. 178
8. Richard HardmanUALR 177
9. Laurie BridgesLa.-Lafayette 174
10. Kelsey CrooksNew Mexico St. 167
Assists
1. Rodney BillupsDenver 134
2. Zack GraberUALR 118
3. Antonio HaynesWestern Ky. 117
4. Bryan SmithsonMiddle Tenn. 113
5. Brad BoydLa.-Lafayette 104
6. Johnell SmithNew Orleans 93
7. Laurie BridgesLa.-Lafayette 89
8. A.J. MeredithNew Orleans 84
9. Dwayne MitchellLa.-Lafayette 83
10. Shane SpencerSouth Ala. 77
Steals
1. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 58
2. Carlos MorbanFIU 53
3. James MooreNew Mexico St. 50
  Rodney BillupsDenver 50
5. Dwayne MitchellLa.-Lafayette 45
  Tommy GunnMiddle Tenn. 45
7. Laurie BridgesLa.-Lafayette 42
  Bo McCalebbNew Orleans 42
9. Mike WellsWestern Ky. 41
10. Zack GraberUALR 40
  Orien GreeneLa.-Lafayette 40
  Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. 40
Blocks
1. Shawnson JohnsonNorth Texas 69
2. James MooreNew Mexico St. 55
3. Nathaniel ParkerNew Orleans 44
4. Byron BurnettFIU 34
5. Darius EasonUALR 31
  Kim AdamsArkansas St. 31
7. Yemi NicholsonDenver 30
8. Alex WeekesMiddle Tenn. 25
9. Zeljko ZupicDenver 22
  Mike WellsWestern Ky. 22
Points
1. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. 533
2. J.J. MontgomeryArkansas St. 501
3. Tommy GunnMiddle Tenn. 464
4. Nigel DixonWestern Ky. 445
5. Mike WellsWestern Ky. 442
6. James MooreNew Mexico St. 416
7. Bo McCalebbNew Orleans 406
8. Anthony WinchesterWestern Ky. 396
9. Leonard HopkinsNorth Texas 391
  Brandon FreemanUALR 391
Points Per Game
1. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. 19.0
2. J.J. MontgomeryArkansas St. 17.9
3. Mike DeanMiddle Tenn. 16.2
4. Tommy GunnMiddle Tenn. 16.0
5. Nigel DixonWestern Ky. 15.9
6. Mike WellsWestern Ky. 15.8
7. James MooreNew Mexico St. 15.4
8. Erik BenzelDenver 14.4
9. Anthony WinchesterWestern Ky. 14.1
10. Leonard HopkinsNorth Texas 14.0
Total Rebounds Per Game
1. Nigel DixonWestern Ky. 10.2
2. Kim AdamsArkansas St. 9.8
3. Shawnson JohnsonNorth Texas 8.4
4. Brett StarkeyDenver 7.1
5. Zeljko ZupicDenver 7.1
6. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 6.9
7. James MooreNew Mexico St. 6.6
8. Richard HardmanUALR 6.3
9. Kelsey CrooksNew Mexico St. 6.2
10. Victor BrownNew Orleans 6.1
Assists Per Game
1. Rodney BillupsDenver 5.0
2. Antonio HaynesWestern Ky. 4.2
3. Zack GraberUALR 4.1
4. Bryan SmithsonMiddle Tenn. 3.9
5. Brad BoydLa.-Lafayette 3.6
6. Dwayne MitchellLa.-Lafayette 3.2
7. Laurie BridgesLa.-Lafayette 3.1
8. Johnell SmithNew Orleans 3.0
9. Kelsey CrooksNew Mexico St. 2.8
10. Shane SpencerSouth Ala. 2.8
Steals Per Game
1. Carlos MorbanFIU 2.4
2. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 2.0
3. Rodney BillupsDenver 1.9
  James MooreNew Mexico St. 1.9
5. Dwayne MitchellLa.-Lafayette 1.7
6. Tommy GunnMiddle Tenn. 1.6
7. Mike WellsWestern Ky. 1.5
8. Laurie BridgesLa.-Lafayette 1.4
9. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. 1.4
10. Zack GraberUALR 1.4
Blocks Per Game
1. Shawnson JohnsonNorth Texas 3.0
2. James MooreNew Mexico St. 2.0
3. Nathaniel ParkerNew Orleans 1.5
4. Byron BurnettFIU 1.3
5. Yemi NicholsonDenver 1.2
6. Kim AdamsArkansas St. 1.1
7. Darius EasonUALR 1.1
8. Alex WeekesMiddle Tenn. 0.9
9. Zeljko ZupicDenver 0.8
10. Mike WellsWestern Ky. 0.8
Effective Field Goal Percentage
1. Nigel DixonWestern Ky. .678
2. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. .596
3. Tommy GunnMiddle Tenn. .565
4. James MooreNew Mexico St. .535
5. Mike WellsWestern Ky. .517
6. J.J. MontgomeryArkansas St. .439
True Shooting Percentage
1. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. .630
2. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette .624
3. Nigel DixonWestern Ky. .619
4. Tommy GunnMiddle Tenn. .613
5. James MooreNew Mexico St. .609
6. Michael DeGrateNorth Texas .608
7. Antoine LandryLa.-Lafayette .604
8. Erik BenzelDenver .599
9. Kyle BuggsNew Orleans .568
10. Michael CuffeeMiddle Tenn. .566
Offensive Win Shares
1. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. 3.9
2. Tommy GunnMiddle Tenn. 3.3
3. James MooreNew Mexico St. 3.0
4. Nigel DixonWestern Ky. 3.0
5. Erik BenzelDenver 2.5
6. Antoine LandryLa.-Lafayette 2.4
7. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 2.3
8. Mike WellsWestern Ky. 1.9
9. Brandon FreemanUALR 1.9
10. Mike DeanMiddle Tenn. 1.9
Defensive Win Shares
1. James MooreNew Mexico St. 2.6
2. Kim AdamsArkansas St. 2.2
3. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 2.1
4. Tommy GunnMiddle Tenn. 2.0
5. Mike WellsWestern Ky. 1.9
6. Richard HardmanUALR 1.9
7. Shawnson JohnsonNorth Texas 1.9
8. Nathaniel ParkerNew Orleans 1.8
9. Darius EasonUALR 1.8
10. Laurie BridgesLa.-Lafayette 1.7
Win Shares
1. James MooreNew Mexico St. 5.6
2. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. 5.4
3. Tommy GunnMiddle Tenn. 5.3
4. Nigel DixonWestern Ky. 4.4
5. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 4.4
6. Kim AdamsArkansas St. 4.0
7. Mike WellsWestern Ky. 3.9
8. Richard HardmanUALR 3.5
9. Erik BenzelDenver 3.4
10. Shawnson JohnsonNorth Texas 3.1