Sunbelt announces COVID protocols for Pensacola tournament

The Sun Belt Conference has modified its COVID-19 protocols for the 2021-22 men’s and women’s basketball season effective immediately.

Games that cannot be played due to COVID-19 will be canceled and considered a no-contest and will not be rescheduled. The minimum threshold required to compete is seven (7) student-athletes (scholarship or non-scholarship), plus one full-time coach. If a team meets that minimum threshold, they are required to play. Teams may choose to play with less than the minimum threshold.

Conference play for both men’s and women’s teams is set to start on Thursday, December 30.

The 2022 Sun Belt Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments are scheduled for March 2-7, at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Fla. All 12 Sun Belt Conference men’s and women’s teams will compete in the single-elimination tournament with the two tournament champions earning automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament. First-round games are scheduled for Wednesday, March 2 and both championship games are slated for Monday, March 7, 2022.