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.