Sophomore Zach Johnson scored 24 points and Florida Gulf Coast won its first-ever outright Atlantic Sun title on Thursday night with an 80-70 win over Stetson.
That means the Eagles will be the No. 1 seed in the Atlantic Sun Tournament, which tips off Monday at campus sites. Every game in the tournament will be played on the home court of the higher seed.
Here’s the full bracket:
Lipscomb closed its regular season with an 85-74 victory over Kennesaw State, and will be the 2 seed, hosting NJIT on Monday.
North Florida squeaked past its crosstown rival Jacksonville 83-79 to earn the 3 seed. The Ospreys and Dolphins will meet again on Monday in the quarterfinals.
USC Upstate and Kennesaw State had matching 7-7 conference marks to finish tied for fourth, but with USC Upstate’s regular season victory over Florida Gulf Coast, the Spartans earned the tiebreaker and will host the quarterfinal 4-5 matchup.
Last season, FGCU claimed its spot in the NCAA Tournament, rolling through as the 4 seed. The Eagles beat Stetson 80-78 in an overtime thriller, thanks to Johnson’s late block on a Divine Myles layup.