2018 Sun Belt Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament
  • Presented By: Sun Belt Conference
  • Dates: March 6, 2018 - March 11, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Lakefront Arena
  • Address: 6801 Franklin Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122


12 sessions, 22 games - Winner goes on to March Madness!

Ticket Books are $120 for all 12 sessions.

Individual Tickets are $15 per session (a session includes two games, with the exception of the women’s championship game and the men’s championship game).

Kid tickets are $5 per session, and include a hot dog and drink.

Tournament Schedule

All Times Central Standard Time

Tuesday, March 6           Women’s Games Only

Session 1          Game Times      11:30am and 2:00pm

Session 2          Game Times      5:00pm and 7:30pm


Wednesday, March 7     Men’s Games Only

Session 3          Game Times      11:30am and 2:00pm

Session 4          Game Times      5:00pm and 7:30pm


Thursday, March 8        Women’s Games Only

Session 5          Game Times      11:30am and 2:00pm

Session 6          Game Times      5:00pm and 7:30pm


Friday, March 9               Men’s Games Only

Session 7          Game Times      11:30am and 2:00pm

Session 8          Game Times      5:00pm and 7:30pm


Saturday, March 10     

Session 9                                  Men’s Semifinal Games

Game Times      11:30am and 2:00pm

                                                Women’s Semifinal Games

Session 10        Game Times      5:00pm and 7:30pm


Sunday, March 11

Session 11                                Men’s Championship (espn 2)

Game Time        1:00pm

Session 12                                Women’s Championship

Game Time        6:00pm           


Community Event

Saturday, March 10 is our Annual Sun Belt Sports Fest and Dribble Drive Event on the grounds of the Lakefront Arena

Children ages 3-12 receive a free t-shirt, free basketball, and two free tickets to the men’s semi-final games for participating in the Drive.

School Field Trips

The Basketball Championship will also offer The Science of Basketball STEM Field Trips Tuesday, March 6-Friday, March 9. The field trips provide an opportunity for students to learn academic skills through the sport of basketball. The field trip includes lunch and attendance to the first session game of the day. Pre-registration is require.

School Outreach

The Conference provides an opportunity for schools to fundraise through the tournament.  Each participating school will receive $5 tickets for all students, family, and faculty. $2 will be donated back to the school for every ticket sold (minimum of 20 tickets sold).

Schools can participate as a group or individual in various in-game opportunities:

National Anthem

Color Guard

Halftime Performances (cheerleaders/dance team/bands/drumline)

Honorary Ball Captains

On-Court Promotions/Giveaways

Recognition of your group on Arena Videoboard

Volunteer Opportunities

The Sun Belt Conference is a non-profit organization (501 c3), and is looking for high school students in need of service hours to work the Sports Fest and Dribble Drive on Saturday, March 10.  You will receive 6 hours for working the entire event.

Each game, two ball kids (boys or schools) are needed to work the game.  Ball kids must be 10 years or older.


Information on sponsorships, VIP Hospitality and charitable ticket purchase, contact:



Sun Belt Conference