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ASUN Tournament bracket: Florida Gulf Coast and Lipscomb are 1 and 2

The road to the NCAA Tournament will run through Fort Myers

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Florida Gulf Coast, Lipscomb, Jacksonville, and NJIT will be the four teams hosting quarterfinal games in the 2018 ASUN Tournament. Top-seeded FGCU recently fell into a bit of a rough patch, losing two straight home games, but the Eagles finished the regular season with a resounding victory over Stetson in Deland.

Meanwhile, second seed Lipscomb fought off a feisty Kennesaw State squad to finish off its regular season with a victory. Elsewhere during the conference’s last day, Jacksonville knocked off North Florida in the River City Rumble to secure the all-important home court advantage for Monday night.

On top of that, NJIT won a close one against USC Upstate to finish the year with a .500 ASUN record. The Highlanders hold the tiebreaker over UNF, so they will host the Ospreys in the quarterfinals.

How to watch

The first and second rounds will be available exclusively on the ESPN app or ESPN3, and the championship game will air on ESPN.

Quarterfinals (Monday, Feb. 26):

  • (1) FGCU vs. (8) USC Upstate - 7 p.m. EST
  • (2) Lipscomb vs. (7) Stetson - 7 p.m. EST
  • (3) Jacksonville vs. (6) Kennesaw State - 7 p.m. EST
  • (4) NJIT vs. (5) North Florida - 7:30 p.m. EST

Semifinals (Thursday, March 1):

  • Higher seeds hosting both quarterfinals, times TBA

Conference Championship (Sunday, March 4):

  • Highest remaining seed will host - 3 p.m. EST

ASUN Tournament Bracket

Prediction:

FGCU, UNF, Lipscomb, and Jacksonville advance to the Semis. FGCU faces off against Lipscomb in the championship. FGCU wins 85-77 over the Bisons for its third-straight NCAA tournament birth.