2015 Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Tournament

The 2015 Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Tournament was the 29th edition of the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship. It took place from March 6, 2015 through March 15, 2015 in several arenas. All games took place at the higher-seeded of the two teams competing.

2015 Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season201415
Teams8
Sitecampus sites
Finals siteAlico Arena
Fort Myers, Florida
ChampionsFlorida Gulf Coast (3rd title)
Winning coachKarl Smesko (3rd title)
MVPWhitney Knight (Florida Gulf Coast)
TelevisionESPN3
Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball Tournaments
2014–15 Atlantic Sun women's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#20 Florida Gulf Coast140 1.000  313  .912
Stetson113 .786  238  .742
Northern Kentucky*86 .571  1914  .576
Kennesaw State68 .429  1713  .567
USC Upstate68 .429  1416  .467
Jacksonville68 .429  1217  .414
Lipscomb311 .214  821  .276
North Florida212 .143  1119  .367
2015 Atlantic Sun Tournament winner
As of March 23, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for postseason play due to Div. I transition

Format

The A-Sun Championship is a six-day single-elimination tournament. Eight teams will compete in the championship.[1]

On July 22. 2014 The A-Sun announced Northern Kentucky will be eligible for all conference postseason championships for which their teams qualify starting with the upcoming 2014-15 academic year, as part of their transition to Division I from Division II, The Norse must still complete the four-year reclassification period before becoming eligible for NCAA Championships. The change in A-Sun policy arose after NCAA clarification that a conference may set specific criteria allowing its highest ranked finisher to be the AQ recipient if a non-eligible team were to participate and win the conference postseason tournament. Prior policy had determined that the conference would lose its AQ if an ineligible team won the tournament.[2]

Seeds

Seed School Conference Overall Tiebreaker
1 Florida Gulf Coast 14–0 27–2
2 Stetson 11–3 22–6
3 Northern Kentucky 8–6 17–12
4 Jacksonville 6–8 11–16 3-3 vs. Jax, KSU, USCUS
5 Kennesaw State 6–8 17–12 3-3 vs. Jax, KSU, USCUS
6 USC Upstate 6–8 14–15 2-4 vs. Jax, KSU, USCUS
7 Lipscomb 3–11 8–20
8 North Florida 2–12 11–18
Overall records are as of the end of the regular season.

Bracket

  Quarterfinals
March 6
ESPN3
Semifinals
March 11
ESPN3
Championship
March 15
ESPN3
                           
  1 Florida Gulf Coast 74  
8 North Florida 35  
  1 Florida Gulf Coast 62  
    4 Jacksonville 42  
4 Jacksonville 55
  5 Kennesaw State 54  
    1 Florida Gulf Coast 60
  3 Northern Kentucky 43
  2 Stetson 92  
7 Lipscomb 69  
2 Stetson 52
    3 Northern Kentucky 53  
3 Northern Kentucky 64
  6 USC Upstate 45  

See also

References

  1. "Championship Format". Atlantic Sun. Presto Sports. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  2. "NKU Eligible for A-Sun Championships in 2014-15 Season". Atlantic Sun. Presto Sports. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
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