Sun Belt says all teams will play in hoops tournament in '17

Sun Belt says all teams will play in hoops tournament in '17

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - All basketball teams in the Sun Belt Conference will take part in the Sun Belt Conference's tournament beginning in 2017.

Conference presidents and chancellors met Monday in New Orleans. In a statement released Monday afternoon, the league said all teams would make the tournament. Currently, the field is limited to eight teams.

The league also approved a one-year extension to a contract awarded the conference men's and women's basketball tournaments to New Orleans, through March 2017.

The league will also distribute $1.5 million among the school's 11 full-time members.

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