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2004-05 Sun Belt Conference Season Summary

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Record: 171-156, .523 W-L% (13th of 32) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: -0.95 (14th of 32) ▪ SOS: -0.10 (15th of 32)

Regular Season Champion: Arkansas-Little Rock (East) and Denver (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 10 4 .714 18 10 .643 66.5 67.9 -0.5 0.9
2 Western Kentucky  9 5 .643 22 9 .710 76.6 71.1 5.0 -0.5
3 Middle Tennessee  7 7 .500 19 12 .613 70.2 66.5 2.3 -1.4
4 Arkansas State  7 7 .500 16 13 .552 74.1 73.4 -1.2 -1.9
5 Florida International  4 10 .286 13 17 .433 67.1 71.4 -3.9 0.3 *Overall W-L adjusted to 0-17
Rk West W L W-L% W L W-L% Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
1 Denver R 12 3 .800 20 11 .645 72.6 67.6 4.6 -0.4
2 Louisiana-LafayetteT 11 4 .733 20 11 .645 72.0 68.2 5.7 1.9 *Overall W-L adjusted to 3-10
3 New Orleans  7 8 .467 13 17 .433 66.6 69.9 -3.2 0.1
4 South Alabama  6 9 .400 10 18 .357 60.6 66.5 -5.9 0.1
5 North Texas  6 9 .400 14 14 .500 71.9 75.2 -4.3 -1.0
6 New Mexico State  1 14 .067 6 24 .200 66.3 76.2 -9.1 0.7

Conference Tournament

Quarterfinal
March 5 2005
FIU69
UALR (bye)64
Denver (bye)64
Arkansas State57
Western Kentucky (bye)78
New Orleans (bye)67
Semifinal
March 7 2005
Final
March 8 2005

NCAA Tournament

First Round
Louisiana-Lafayette lost (68-62) versus Louisville (Albuquerque Regional)

Conference Leaders

Minimum Stat Requirements ▪ Stats include all games played
Games
1. Andrew CarpenterDenver 31
  Michael CuffeeMiddle Tenn. 31
  Tiras WadeLa.-Lafayette 31
  Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 31
  Chris CameronLa.-Lafayette 31
  Boris SiakamWestern Ky. 31
  Antonio HaynesWestern Ky. 31
  Courtney LeeWestern Ky. 31
  Dwayne MitchellLa.-Lafayette 31
  Francis CuylerMiddle Tenn. 31
  Anthony WinchesterWestern Ky. 31
  Kyle YoungMiddle Tenn. 31
  Rodney BillupsDenver 31
  Anthony PorchDenver 31
  Ty RogersWestern Ky. 31
  Brett SegerDenver 31
  Terrence GordonDenver 31
  Yemi NicholsonDenver 31
  Danny RumphWestern Ky. 31
  Ross MoutonLa.-Lafayette 31
  Erik BenzelDenver 31
  Marcus MorrisonMiddle Tenn. 31
Field Goals
1. Bo McCalebbNew Orleans 261
2. Yemi NicholsonDenver 235
3. Tiras WadeLa.-Lafayette 215
4. Anthony WinchesterWestern Ky. 196
5. Ivan AlmonteFIU 189
6. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. 187
7. Courtney LeeWestern Ky. 176
8. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 171
9. Brandon FreemanUALR 164
10. Michael CuffeeMiddle Tenn. 158
Field Goal Attempts
1. Bo McCalebbNew Orleans 544
2. Tiras WadeLa.-Lafayette 463
3. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. 423
4. Leonard HopkinsNorth Texas 409
5. Yemi NicholsonDenver 400
6. Courtney LeeWestern Ky. 391
7. Anthony WinchesterWestern Ky. 390
8. Mario JointerSouth Ala. 368
9. Ivan AlmonteFIU 357
10. Brandon FreemanUALR 349
Field Goal Percentage
1. Yemi NicholsonDenver .588
2. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette .538
3. Ivan AlmonteFIU .529
4. Anthony WinchesterWestern Ky. .503
5. Michael CuffeeMiddle Tenn. .498
6. J.J. MontgomeryArkansas St. .481
7. Bo McCalebbNew Orleans .480
8. Brandon FreemanUALR .470
9. Tiras WadeLa.-Lafayette .464
10. Courtney LeeWestern Ky. .450
2-Point Field Goals
1. Bo McCalebbNew Orleans 236
2. Yemi NicholsonDenver 235
3. Ivan AlmonteFIU 182
4. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 170
5. J.J. MontgomeryArkansas St. 139
6. Michael CuffeeMiddle Tenn. 138
  Tiras WadeLa.-Lafayette 138
8. Elgrace WilbornWestern Ky. 122
9. Courtney LeeWestern Ky. 119
  Anthony WinchesterWestern Ky. 119
2-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Bo McCalebbNew Orleans 448
2. Yemi NicholsonDenver 400
3. Ivan AlmonteFIU 335
4. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 313
5. J.J. MontgomeryArkansas St. 273
6. Tiras WadeLa.-Lafayette 265
7. Leonard HopkinsNorth Texas 257
8. Michael CuffeeMiddle Tenn. 248
  Courtney LeeWestern Ky. 248
10. Anthony PorchDenver 240
2-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Elgrace WilbornWestern Ky. .656
2. Byron BurnettFIU .613
3. Yemi NicholsonDenver .588
4. Marcus ArdisonArkansas St. .574
5. Jeffrey SimpsonNorth Texas .569
6. Michael CuffeeMiddle Tenn. .556
7. Trevor LawrenceNew Mexico St. .553
8. Dwayne MitchellLa.-Lafayette .550
9. Ivan AlmonteFIU .543
10. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette .543
3-Point Field Goals
1. Erik BenzelDenver 101
2. Mario JointerSouth Ala. 85
3. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. 84
4. Tiras WadeLa.-Lafayette 77
  Anthony WinchesterWestern Ky. 77
6. Brandon FreemanUALR 74
7. Chad BarnesNew Orleans 67
8. Jerry NicholsArkansas St. 61
9. Josh JenkinsNew Mexico St. 59
10. Courtney LeeWestern Ky. 57
3-Point Field Goal Attempts
1. Erik BenzelDenver 236
2. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. 216
3. Mario JointerSouth Ala. 214
4. Tiras WadeLa.-Lafayette 198
5. Brandon FreemanUALR 177
  Chad BarnesNew Orleans 177
7. Anthony WinchesterWestern Ky. 170
8. Mike DeanMiddle Tenn. 159
9. Junior MatiasFIU 155
10. Antonio HaynesWestern Ky. 154
3-Point Field Goal Percentage
1. Erik BenzelDenver .428
2. Brandon FreemanUALR .418
3. Mario JointerSouth Ala. .397
4. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. .389
Free Throws
1. Leonard HopkinsNorth Texas 151
2. J.J. MontgomeryArkansas St. 135
3. Bo McCalebbNew Orleans 132
4. Ivan AlmonteFIU 130
5. Zack WrightUALR 126
6. Tiras WadeLa.-Lafayette 121
7. Mike DeanMiddle Tenn. 116
8. Anthony PorchDenver 114
9. Michael CuffeeMiddle Tenn. 106
  Antonio HaynesWestern Ky. 106
Free Throw Attempts
1. Bo McCalebbNew Orleans 233
2. Ivan AlmonteFIU 202
3. J.J. MontgomeryArkansas St. 180
4. Leonard HopkinsNorth Texas 176
5. Zack WrightUALR 152
6. Mike DeanMiddle Tenn. 149
7. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 148
8. Tiras WadeLa.-Lafayette 147
9. Michael CuffeeMiddle Tenn. 144
10. Dwayne MitchellLa.-Lafayette 142
Free Throw Percentage
1. Leonard HopkinsNorth Texas .858
2. Anthony PorchDenver .857
3. Zack WrightUALR .829
4. Anthony WinchesterWestern Ky. .826
5. Tiras WadeLa.-Lafayette .823
6. Junior MatiasFIU .787
7. Calvin WatsonNorth Texas .786
8. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. .781
9. Mike DeanMiddle Tenn. .778
10. Antonio HaynesWestern Ky. .774
Total Rebounds
1. Ivan AlmonteFIU 297
2. Yemi NicholsonDenver 261
3. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 236
4. Michael CuffeeMiddle Tenn. 230
5. Anthony WinchesterWestern Ky. 223
6. Richard HardmanUALR 205
7. Kitus WitherspoonArkansas St. 204
8. Elgrace WilbornWestern Ky. 199
9. Anthony PorchDenver 196
10. Tiras WadeLa.-Lafayette 188
  Shawn MalloyNew Orleans 188
Assists
1. Rodney BillupsDenver 199
2. Dereke TiplerArkansas St. 155
3. Antonio HaynesWestern Ky. 127
4. Zack GraberUALR 124
5. Dwayne MitchellLa.-Lafayette 111
6. Bo McCalebbNew Orleans 110
7. Josh JenkinsNew Mexico St. 105
8. Isaac HinesNorth Texas 104
9. Jamie McNeillyNew Orleans 100
10. Orien GreeneLa.-Lafayette 98
Steals
1. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 75
2. Orien GreeneLa.-Lafayette 68
3. Isaac HinesNorth Texas 60
4. Antonio HaynesWestern Ky. 59
5. Rodney BillupsDenver 58
6. Courtney LeeWestern Ky. 55
  Bo McCalebbNew Orleans 55
8. Andrew CarpenterDenver 50
9. Erik BenzelDenver 48
10. Mario JointerSouth Ala. 47
Blocks
1. Yemi NicholsonDenver 92
2. Elgrace WilbornWestern Ky. 83
3. Jeffrey SimpsonNorth Texas 51
4. Trevor LawrenceNew Mexico St. 41
5. Byron BurnettFIU 39
6. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 37
7. Darius EasonUALR 32
8. Daniel NorthernSouth Ala. 30
9. Kenny SimmsFIU 26
10. Isaac WellsArkansas St. 20
  Jacque PateSouth Ala. 20
Points
1. Bo McCalebbNew Orleans 679
2. Tiras WadeLa.-Lafayette 628
3. Anthony WinchesterWestern Ky. 564
4. Yemi NicholsonDenver 561
5. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. 540
6. Ivan AlmonteFIU 515
7. Leonard HopkinsNorth Texas 508
8. Mario JointerSouth Ala. 464
9. Courtney LeeWestern Ky. 461
10. Brandon FreemanUALR 456
Points Per Game
1. Bo McCalebbNew Orleans 22.6
2. Tiras WadeLa.-Lafayette 20.3
3. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. 18.6
4. Anthony WinchesterWestern Ky. 18.2
5. Leonard HopkinsNorth Texas 18.1
6. Yemi NicholsonDenver 18.1
7. Ivan AlmonteFIU 17.2
8. Mario JointerSouth Ala. 16.6
9. J.J. MontgomeryArkansas St. 16.5
10. Brandon FreemanUALR 16.3
Total Rebounds Per Game
1. Ivan AlmonteFIU 9.9
2. Yemi NicholsonDenver 8.4
3. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 7.6
4. Steve ThomasMiddle Tenn. 7.5
5. Michael CuffeeMiddle Tenn. 7.4
6. Richard HardmanUALR 7.3
7. Anthony WinchesterWestern Ky. 7.2
8. Kitus WitherspoonArkansas St. 7.0
9. Elgrace WilbornWestern Ky. 6.9
10. Isaac HinesNorth Texas 6.4
Assists Per Game
1. Rodney BillupsDenver 6.4
2. Dereke TiplerArkansas St. 5.3
3. Zack GraberUALR 4.4
4. Antonio HaynesWestern Ky. 4.1
5. Orien GreeneLa.-Lafayette 4.1
6. Isaac HinesNorth Texas 3.7
7. Bo McCalebbNew Orleans 3.7
8. Dwayne MitchellLa.-Lafayette 3.6
9. Josh JenkinsNew Mexico St. 3.5
10. Jamie McNeillyNew Orleans 3.3
Steals Per Game
1. Orien GreeneLa.-Lafayette 2.8
2. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 2.4
3. Isaac HinesNorth Texas 2.1
4. Antonio HaynesWestern Ky. 1.9
5. Rodney BillupsDenver 1.9
6. Bo McCalebbNew Orleans 1.8
7. Courtney LeeWestern Ky. 1.8
8. Mario JointerSouth Ala. 1.7
9. Andrew CarpenterDenver 1.6
10. Zack GraberUALR 1.6
Blocks Per Game
1. Yemi NicholsonDenver 3.0
2. Elgrace WilbornWestern Ky. 2.9
3. Jeffrey SimpsonNorth Texas 1.8
4. Trevor LawrenceNew Mexico St. 1.4
5. Byron BurnettFIU 1.3
6. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 1.2
7. Darius EasonUALR 1.1
8. Daniel NorthernSouth Ala. 1.1
9. Kenny SimmsFIU 0.9
10. Duane JohnNew Mexico St. 0.7
Effective Field Goal Percentage
1. Anthony WinchesterWestern Ky. .601
2. Yemi NicholsonDenver .588
3. Brandon FreemanUALR .576
4. Tiras WadeLa.-Lafayette .548
5. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. .541
6. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette .539
7. Ivan AlmonteFIU .539
8. Michael CuffeeMiddle Tenn. .530
9. Courtney LeeWestern Ky. .523
10. Mario JointerSouth Ala. .515
True Shooting Percentage
1. Anthony WinchesterWestern Ky. .634
2. Erik BenzelDenver .629
3. Zack WrightUALR .609
4. Yemi NicholsonDenver .606
5. Brandon FreemanUALR .599
6. Tiras WadeLa.-Lafayette .589
7. Michael CuffeeMiddle Tenn. .573
8. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. .571
9. Josh JenkinsNew Mexico St. .570
10. Calvin WatsonNorth Texas .570
Offensive Win Shares
1. Anthony WinchesterWestern Ky. 4.1
2. Tiras WadeLa.-Lafayette 3.8
3. Yemi NicholsonDenver 3.7
4. Erik BenzelDenver 3.2
5. Brandon FreemanUALR 3.0
6. Ivan AlmonteFIU 2.7
7. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. 2.7
8. Michael CuffeeMiddle Tenn. 2.5
9. Zack WrightUALR 2.3
10. Bo McCalebbNew Orleans 2.1
Defensive Win Shares
1. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 3.3
2. Yemi NicholsonDenver 2.8
3. Elgrace WilbornWestern Ky. 2.7
4. Marcus MorrisonMiddle Tenn. 2.4
5. Steve ThomasMiddle Tenn. 2.0
6. Dwayne MitchellLa.-Lafayette 1.9
7. Michael CuffeeMiddle Tenn. 1.9
8. Orien GreeneLa.-Lafayette 1.8
9. Tiras WadeLa.-Lafayette 1.7
10. Courtney LeeWestern Ky. 1.6
Win Shares
1. Yemi NicholsonDenver 6.4
2. Anthony WinchesterWestern Ky. 5.5
3. Tiras WadeLa.-Lafayette 5.5
4. Brian HamiltonLa.-Lafayette 5.1
5. Elgrace WilbornWestern Ky. 4.4
6. Erik BenzelDenver 4.4
7. Dewarick SpencerArkansas St. 4.3
8. Michael CuffeeMiddle Tenn. 4.3
9. Marcus MorrisonMiddle Tenn. 4.1
10. Ivan AlmonteFIU 3.9