2019 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament

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2019 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2018–19
Teams8
SiteCampus sites
ChampionsLiberty (1st ASUN title)
Winning coachRitchie McKay (2nd title)
MVPScottie James (Liberty)
Top scorerGarrison Mathews (Lipscomb)
(69 points)
TelevisionESPN+, ESPN
← 2018
2020 →
2018–19 Atlantic Sun men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Lipscomb 14 2   .875     29 8   .784
Liberty 14 2   .875     29 7   .806
North Florida 9 7   .563     16 17   .485
Florida Gulf Coast 9 7   .563     14 18   .438
NJIT 8 8   .500     22 13   .629
North Alabama 7 9   .438     10 22   .313
Jacksonville 5 11   .313     12 20   .375
Kennesaw State 3 13   .188     6 26   .188
Stetson 3 13   .188     7 24   .226
2019 ASUN Tournament winner

The 2019 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament was the conference postseason tournament for the Atlantic Sun Conference. The tournament was the 40th year the league has conducted a postseason tournament. The tournament was held March 4, 7, and 10, 2019 at campus sites of the higher seeds. Liberty upset top-seeded Lipscomb 74–68 in the championship game to win the tournament, and the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.[1]

Seeds[edit]

Seed School Conference Tiebreaker
1 Lipscomb 14–2 NET Rating 47
2 Liberty 14–2 NET Rating 63
3 North Florida 9–7 1–1 vs. FGCU, 1–3 vs. Lipscomb/Liberty, 1–1 vs. NJIT, 2–0 vs. UNA
4 Florida Gulf Coast 9–7 1–1 vs. UNF, 1–3 vs. Lipscomb/Liberty, 1–1 vs. NJIT, 1–1 vs. UNA
5 NJIT 8–8
6 North Alabama 7–9
7 Jacksonville 5–11
8 Kennesaw State 3–13 1–1 vs. Stetson, 0–4 vs. Lipscomb/Liberty, 1–3 vs. UNF/FGCU, 1–1 vs. NJIT
DNQ Stetson 3–13 1–1 vs. Kennesaw State, 0–3 vs. Lipscomb/Liberty, 1–3 vs. UNF/FGCU, 0–2 vs. NJIT

Because North Alabama is in the first year of a four-year transition from NCAA Division II to Division I, it will not be eligible to compete in either the NCAA Tournament or the NCAA-operated NIT. Should the Lions win the ASUN tournament final, the ASUN's automatic NCAA Tournament bid goes either to Lipscomb or to Liberty if Liberty advances further than Lipscomb in the A-Sun tournament.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Time Matchup Score Television Attendance
Quarterfinals – Monday, March 4
8:00 pm No. 8 Kennesaw State at No. 1 Lipscomb 71–86 ESPN+ 2,957
7:00 pm No. 5 NJIT at No. 4 Florida Gulf Coast 83–78 2,289
7:00 pm No. 6 North Alabama at No. 3 North Florida 66–76 1,924
7:00 pm No.7 Jacksonville at No. 2 Liberty 58–72 1,738
Semifinals – Thursday, March 7
8:00 pm No. 5 NJIT at No. 1 Lipscomb 55–78 ESPN+ 3,157
7:00 pm No. 3 North Florida at No. 2 Liberty 63–71 2,319
Final – Sunday, March 10
3:00 p.m. No. 2 Liberty at No. 1 Lipscomb 74–68 ESPN 5,607
*Game times in ET. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket[edit]

[3]

Quarterfinals
March 4
ESPN+
Semifinals
March 7
ESPN+
Championship
March 10
ESPN
         
1 Lipscomb 86
8 Kennesaw State 71
1 Lipscomb 78
5 NJIT 55
4 Florida Gulf Coast 78
5 NJIT 83
1 Lipscomb 68
2 Liberty 74
2 Liberty 72
7 Jacksonville 58
2 Liberty 71
3 North Florida 63
3 North Florida 76
6 North Alabama 66

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ASUN Tournament Championship recap: Liberty wins a wild game for first NCAA Tournament since 2013". Mid-Major Madness. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "2019 ASUN Men's Basketball Championship". Atlantic Sun Conference.
  3. ^ "2019 Atlantic Sun Tournament Bracket" (PDF). Atlantic Sun. Retrieved November 3, 2016.

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