2017 Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Tournament

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2017 Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2016–17
Teams 8
Site campus sites
Champions Florida Gulf Coast (4th title)
Winning coach Karl Smesko (4th title)
MVP China Dow (Florida Gulf Coast)
Television ESPN3
Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Tournaments
← 2016
2018 →
2016–17 Atlantic Sun women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Stetson 13 1   .929     26 7   .788
Florida Gulf Coast 12 2   .857     26 9   .743
Jacksonville 11 3   .786     23 9   .719
Kennesaw State 8 6   .571     10 20   .333
NJIT 4 10   .286     11 19   .367
North Florida 3 11   .214     10 20   .333
Lipscomb 3 11   .214     6 24   .200
USC Upstate 2 12   .143     9 21   .300
2017 ASUN Tournament winner
As of March 18, 2017; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017 Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Tournament was the 31st edition of the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship. It took place from March 3, 8 and 12, 2017 in several arenas. Florida Gulf Coast won the tournament and received an automatic trip to the NCAA Women's Tournament.

Format

The ASUN Championship is a six-day single-elimination tournament. Eight teams competed in the championship, with the higher seeded team in each matchup hosting the game.[1]

Seeds

Seed School Conference Overall Tiebreaker
1 Stetson 13–1 24–5
2 Florida Gulf Coast 12–2 23–8
3 Jacksonville 11–3 22–7
4 Kennesaw State 8–6 9–19
5 NJIT 4–10 11–18
6 Lipscomb 3–11 6–23 2-0 vs. North Florida
7 North Florida 3–11 10–19 0-2 vs. Lipscomb
8 USC Upstate 2–12 9–20
Overall records are as of the end of the regular season.

Schedule

Game Matchup# Time* Television Attendance
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 3
1 #8 USC Upstate at #1 Stetson
7 pm
WatchESPN
640
2 #5 NJIT at #4 Kennesaw State
7 pm
983
3 #7 North Florida #2 at Florida Gulf Coast
7 pm
1,039
4 #6 Lipscomb at #3 Jacksonville
7 pm
603
Semifinals – Wednesday, March 8
5 #4 Kennesaw State at #1 Stetson
7 pm
WatchESPN
688
6 #3 Jacksonville at #2 Florida Gulf Coast
7 pm
1,203
Championship – Sunday, March 12
7 #2 Florida Gulf Coast at #1 Stetson
3 pm
WatchESPN
*Game times in ET. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding. All games hosted by higher-seeded team.

Bracket

[2]

  Quarterfinals
March 3
WatchESPN
Semifinals
March 8
WatchESPN
Championship
March 12
WatchESPN
                           
  1 Stetson '70  
8 USC Upstate 49  
  1 Stetson 78  
    4 Kennesaw State 48  
4 Kennesaw State '62
  5 NJIT 60  
    1 Stetson 70
  2 Florida Gulf Coast 77
  3 Jacksonville 91  
6 Lipscomb 64  
2 Florida Gulf Coast 68
    3 Jacksonville 64  
2 Florida Gulf Coast 59
  7 North Florida 42  

See also

References

  1. ^ "Championship Format". Atlantic Sun. Presto Sports. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  2. ^ "2017 Atlantic Sun Tournament Bracket" (PDF). Atlantic Sun. Retrieved 3 November 2016.

External links

  • Championship Details
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