2014 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2014 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament was the 36th edition of the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship. It took place from March 4 through March 9 in several arenas. All games took place at the higher seed of the two teams competing.[1]

2014 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2013–14
Teams8
SiteAlico Arena
Fort Myers, FL
ChampionsMercer (3rd title)
Winning coachBob Hoffman (1st title)
MVPLangston Hall (Mercer)
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2013–14 Atlantic Sun men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Mercer 14 4   .778     27 9   .750
Florida Gulf Coast 14 4   .778     22 13   .629
USC Upstate 11 7   .611     19 15   .559
East Tennessee State 10 8   .556     19 16   .543
Lipscomb 10 8   .556     15 15   .500
North Florida 10 8   .556     16 16   .500
Jacksonville 8 10   .444     12 18   .400
Northern Kentucky* 5 13   .278     9 21   .300
Stetson 5 13   .278     7 24   .226
Kennesaw State 3 15   .167     6 25   .194
2014 Atlantic Sun Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for postseason play due to Div. I transition

FormatEdit

The A-Sun Championship was a six-day single-elimination tournament. The top eight teams (with the exception of Northern Kentucky) competed in the championship. As part of their transition to Division I from Division II, Northern Kentucky will not be eligible for post-season play until 2017, including the A-Sun tournament. The winner of the tournament earned the A-Sun's automatic bid into the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

The top seed was the defending champion Florida Gulf Coast University.

SeedsEdit

Seed School Conference Overall Tiebreaker
1 Florida Gulf Coast 14–4 20–11 2–0 vs #3 USC Upstate
2 Mercer 14–4 23–8 1–1 vs #3 USC Upstate
3 USC Upstate 11–7 18–13
4 East Tennessee State 10–8 17–14 3–1 vs. Lip./NF
5 Lipscomb 10–8 15–14 2–2 vs. ETS/NF
6 North Florida 10–8 16–15 1–3 vs. ETS/Lip.
7 Jacksonville 8–10 12–17
8 Stetson 5–13 7–23
Overall records are as of the end of the regular season.

BracketEdit

Quarterfinals
March 4
ESPN3 / ASun.tv
Semifinals
March 6
CSS / ESPN3
Championship
March 9
ESPN2
         
1 Florida Gulf Coast 77
8 Stetson 55
1 Florida Gulf Coast 69
4 East Tennessee State 64
4 East Tennessee State 89**
5 Lipscomb 88
1 Florida Gulf Coast 60
2 Mercer 68
2 Mercer 85
7 Jacksonville 64
2 Mercer 78**
3 USC Upstate 75
3 USC Upstate 80
6 North Florida 74

* indicates overtime period

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014 Atlantic Sun Tournament General Information". Atlantic Sun Conference. Archived from the original on 2014-02-19. Retrieved Feb 1, 2014.

External linksEdit