Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament

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Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
Atlantic Sun logo
Sport Basketball
Conference Atlantic Sun Conference
Number of teams 8
Format Single-elimination tournament
Current stadium campus sites
Current location campus sites
Played 1979–present
Last contest 2014
Current champion Mercer
Most championships Belmont Bruins (5)
TV partner(s) ESPN
Official website Atlantic Sun men's basketball

The Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Tournament (popularly known as the Atlantic Sun Tournament) is the conference championship tournament in basketball for the Atlantic Sun Conference. The tournament has been held every year since 1979, except for 1992–93. It is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season records. The winner, declared conference champion, receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

History[edit]

Year Champion Score Runner-up MVP Location
1979 Northeast Louisiana 90–69 Mercer Calvin Natt, Northeast Louisiana[1] Fant-Ewing ColiseumMonroe, LA
1980 Centenary 79–77 Northeast Louisiana George Lett, Centenary[1] Fant-Ewing ColiseumMonroe, LA
1981 Mercer 72–67 Houston Baptist Tony Gattis, Mercer[1] Hirsch ColiseumShreveport, LA
1982 Northeast Louisiana 98–85 Centenary Donald Wilson, Northeast Louisiana[1] Fant-Ewing ColiseumMonroe, LA
1983 Georgia Southern 68–67 Arkansas-Little Rock Jim Lampley, UALR[1] Barton ColiseumLittle Rock, AR
1984 Houston Baptist 81–76 Samford Craig Beard, Samford[1] Spring Branch ColiseumHouston, TX
1985 Mercer 105–96 Arkansas-Little Rock Sam Mitchell, Mercer[1] Hanner FieldhouseStatesboro, GA
1986 Arkansas-Little Rock 85–63 Centenary Michael Clarke, UALR[1] Barton ColiseumLittle Rock, AR
1987 Georgia Southern 49–46 Stetson Jeff Sanders, Georgia Southern[1] Barton ColiseumLittle Rock, AR
1988 Texas-San Antonio 76–69 Georgia Southern Frank Hampton, UTSA[1] Ocean CenterDaytona Beach, FL
1989 Arkansas-Little Rock 100–72 Centenary Jeff Cummings, UALR[1] Barton ColiseumLittle Rock, AR
1990 Arkansas-Little Rock 105–95 Centenary Derrick Owens, UALR[1] Barton ColiseumLittle Rock, AR
1991 Georgia State 80–60 Arkansas-Little Rock Chris Collier, Georgia State[1] Edmunds CenterDeLand, FL
1992 Georgia Southern 95–82 Georgia State Charlton Young, Georgia Southern[1] Hanner FieldhouseStatesboro, GA
1993 No tournament
1994 Central Florida 70–67 Stetson Victor Saxton, UCF[1] UCF ArenaOrlando, FL
1995 FIU 68–57 Mercer James Mazyck, FIU[1] UCF ArenaOrlando, FL
1996 Central Florida 86–77 Mercer Harry Kennedy, UCF[1] Edmunds CenterDeLand, FL
1997 College of Charleston 83–73 Florida International Anthony Johnson, C of C[1] John Kresse ArenaCharleston, SC
1998 College of Charleston 72–63 Florida International Sedric Webber, C of C[1] John Kresse ArenaCharleston, SC
1999 Samford 89–61 Central Florida Marc Salyers, Samford[1] Jacksonville ColiseumJacksonville, FL
2000 Samford 81–68 Central Florida Marc Salyers, Samford[1] Jacksonville ColiseumJacksonville, FL
2001 Georgia State 79–55 Troy Thomas Terrell, Georgia State[1] GSU Sports ArenaAtlanta, GA
2002 Florida Atlantic 76–75 Georgia State Thomas Terrell, Georgia State[1] UCF ArenaOrlando, FL
2003 Troy 80–59 Central Florida Ben Fletcher, Troy[1] GSU Sports ArenaAtlanta, GA
2004 Central Florida 60–55 Troy Dexter Lyons, UCF[1] Curb Event CenterNashville, TN
2005 Central Florida 63–54 Gardner-Webb Gary Johnson, UCF[1] Curb Event CenterNashville, TN
2006 Belmont 74–69 OT Lipscomb Justin Hare, Belmont[1] Memorial CenterJohnson City, TN
2007 Belmont 94–67 East Tennessee State Justin Hare, Belmont[1] Memorial CenterJohnson City, TN
2008 Belmont 79–61 Jacksonville Shane Dansby, Belmont[1] Allen ArenaNashville, TN
2009 East Tennessee State 85–68 Jacksonville Kevin Tiggs, ETSU[1] Allen ArenaNashville, TN
2010 East Tennessee State 72–66 Mercer Micah Williams, ETSU[1] University CenterMacon, GA
2011 Belmont 87–46 North Florida Mick Hedgepeth, Belmont[1] University CenterMacon, GA
2012 Belmont 83–69 Florida Gulf Coast Kerron Johnson, Belmont[1] University CenterMacon, GA
2013 Florida Gulf Coast 88–75 Mercer Brett Comer, FGCU[1] University CenterMacon, GA
2014 Mercer 68–60 Florida Gulf Coast Langston Hall, Mercer Alico ArenaFort Myers, FL

Performance by school[edit]

Member Winners Winning Years
Belmonta
5
2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012
Central Floridaa
4
1994, 1996, 2004, 2005
Georgia Southerna
3
1983, 1987, 1992
Arkansas-Llittle Rocka
3
1986, 1989, 1990
Mercer
3
1981, 1985, 2014
Georgia Statea
2
1991, 2001
Samforda
2
1999, 2000
Northeast Louisianaa b
2
1979, 1982
College of Charlestona
2
1997, 1998
East Tennessee State
2
2009, 2010
FIUa
1
1995
Florida Atlantica
1
2002
Troya
1
2003
Florida Gulf Coast
1
2013
Texas-San Antonioa
1
1988
Houston Baptista
1
1984
Centenarya
1
1980
TOTAL
34

Footnotes[edit]

  • a No longer a conference member.
  • b Known since 1999 as Louisiana–Monroe (in full, the University of Louisiana at Monroe).

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