Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament

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Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
Sport Basketball
Conference Atlantic Sun Conference (2002–present)
Trans America Athletic Conference (1979–2001)
Number of teams 8
Format Single-elimination tournament
Current stadium campus sites
Current location campus sites
Played 1979–present
Last contest 2017
Current champion Florida Gulf Coast
Most championships Belmont Bruins (5)
TV partner(s) ESPN
Official website ASUN men's basketball

The Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Tournament (popularly known as the ASUN Tournament and formerly known as the Trans America Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament between 1979 and 2001) is the conference championship tournament in basketball for the Atlantic Sun Conference, branded since the 2016–17 school year as the ASUN 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]

Trans America Athletic Conference[edit]

Year Champion Score Runner-up MVP Location
1979 Northeast Louisiana 90–69 Mercer Calvin Natt, Northeast Louisiana[1] Fant–Ewing ColiseumMonroe, Louisiana
1980 Centenary 79–77 Northeast Louisiana George Lett, Centenary[1] Fant–Ewing Coliseum • Monroe, Louisiana
1981 Mercer 72–67 Houston Baptist Tony Gattis, Mercer[1] Hirsch ColiseumShreveport, Louisiana
1982 Northeast Louisiana 98–85 Centenary Donald Wilson, Northeast Louisiana[1] Fant–Ewing Coliseum • Monroe, Louisiana
1983 Georgia Southern 68–67 Arkansas–Little Rock Jim Lampley, UALR[1] Barton ColiseumLittle Rock, Arkansas
1984 Houston Baptist 81–76 Samford Craig Beard, Samford[1] Spring Branch ColiseumHouston, Texas
1985 Mercer 105–96 Arkansas–Little Rock Sam Mitchell, Mercer[1] Hanner FieldhouseStatesboro, Georgia
1986 Arkansas–Little Rock 85–63 Centenary Michael Clarke, UALR[1] Barton ColiseumLittle Rock, Arkansas
1987 Georgia Southern 49–46 Stetson Jeff Sanders, Georgia Southern[1] Barton Coliseum • Little Rock, Arkansas
1988 Texas–San Antonio 76–69 Georgia Southern Frank Hampton, UTSA[1] Ocean CenterDaytona Beach, Florida
1989 Arkansas–Little Rock 100–72 Centenary Jeff Cummings, UALR[1] Barton Coliseum • Little Rock, Arkansas
1990 Arkansas–Little Rock 105–95 Centenary Derrick Owens, UALR[1] Barton Coliseum • Little Rock, Arkansas
1991 Georgia State 80–60 Arkansas–Little Rock Chris Collier, Georgia State[1] Edmunds CenterDeLand, Florida
1992 Georgia Southern 95–82 Georgia State Charlton Young, Georgia Southern[1] Hanner Fieldhouse • Statesboro, Georgia
1993 No tournament
1994 Central Florida 70–67 Stetson Victor Saxton, UCF[1] UCF ArenaOrlando, Florida
1995 Florida International 68–57 Mercer James Mazyck, FIU[1] UCF Arena • Orlando, Florida
1996 Central Florida 86–77 Mercer Harry Kennedy, UCF[1] Edmunds CenterDeLand, Florida
1997 College of Charleston 83–73 Florida International Anthony Johnson, C of C[1] John Kresse ArenaCharleston, South Carolina
1998 College of Charleston 72–63 Florida International Sedric Webber, C of C[1] John Kresse Arena • Charleston, South Carolina
1999 Samford 89–61 Central Florida Marc Salyers, Samford[1] Jacksonville ColiseumJacksonville, Florida
2000 Samford 81–68 Central Florida Marc Salyers, Samford[1] Jacksonville Coliseum • Jacksonville, Florida
2001 Georgia State 79–55 Troy State Thomas Terrell, Georgia State[1] GSU Sports ArenaAtlanta

Atlantic Sun Conference[edit]

Year Champion Score Runner-up MVP Location
2002 Florida Atlantic 76–75 Georgia State Thomas Terrell, Georgia State[1] UCF ArenaOrlando, Florida
2003 Troy State 80–59 Central Florida Ben Fletcher, Troy[1] GSU Sports Arena • Atlanta
2004 Central Florida 60–55 Troy State Dexter Lyons, UCF[1] Curb Event CenterNashville, Tennessee
2005 Central Florida 63–54 Gardner–Webb Gary Johnson, UCF[1] Curb Event Center • Nashville, Tennessee
2006 Belmont 74–69OT Lipscomb Justin Hare, Belmont[1] Memorial CenterJohnson City, Tennessee
2007 Belmont 94–67 East Tennessee State Justin Hare, Belmont[1] Memorial Center • Johnson City, Tennessee
2008 Belmont 79–61 Jacksonville Shane Dansby, Belmont[1] Allen Arena • Nashville, Tennessee
2009 East Tennessee State 85–68 Jacksonville Kevin Tiggs, ETSU[1] Allen Arena • Nashville, Tennessee
2010 East Tennessee State 72–66 Mercer Micah Williams, ETSU[1] University CenterMacon, Georgia
2011 Belmont 87–46 North Florida Mick Hedgepeth, Belmont[1] University Center • Macon, Georgia
2012 Belmont 83–69 Florida Gulf Coast Kerron Johnson, Belmont[1] University Center • Macon, Georgia
2013 Florida Gulf Coast 88–75 Mercer Brett Comer, FGCU[1] University Center • Macon, Georgia
2014 Mercer 68–60 Florida Gulf Coast Langston Hall, Mercer Alico ArenaFort Myers, Florida
2015 North Florida 63–57 USC Upstate Demarcus Daniels, North Florida UNF Arena • Jacksonville, Florida
2016 Florida Gulf Coast 80–78OT Stetson Marc-Eddy Norelia, FGCU Alico ArenaFort Myers, Florida
2017 Florida Gulf Coast 77–61 North Florida Brandon Goodwin, FGCU Alico ArenaFort Myers, Florida

Broadcaster[edit]

Year Network Play-by-play Analyst
2017 ESPN2 Kevin Brown Cory Alexander
2016 ESPN2 Tom Hart Cory Alexander
2015 ESPN2 Tom Hart Cory Alexander
2014 ESPN2 Jason Benetti Cory Alexander
2013[2] ESPN2 Roy Philpott Dereck Whittenburg
2012[3] ESPN2 Adam Amin Bob Valvano
2011[4] ESPN2 Mark Jones Bob Valvano
2010[5] ESPN2 Rob Stone Tim McCormick
2009[6] ESPN Eric Collins Bob Valvano
2008
2007[7] ESPN2 Jon Sciambi Bucky Waters
2006 ESPN Lou Canellis Bucky Waters
1998 ESPN Dewayne Staats Len Elmore

Performance by school[edit]

Member Winners Winning years
Belmonta
5
2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012
UCFa
4
1994, 1996, 2004, 2005
Arkansas-Llittle Rocka
3
1986, 1989, 1990
Georgia Southerna
3
1983, 1987, 1992
Florida Gulf Coast
3
2013, 2016, 2017
Mercera
3
1981, 1985, 2014
College of Charlestona
2
1997, 1998
East Tennessee Statea
2
2009, 2010
Georgia Statea
2
1991, 2001
Northeast Louisianaa b
2
1979, 1982
Samforda
2
1999, 2000
Centenarya
1
1980
FIUa
1
1995
Florida Atlantica
1
2002
Houston Baptista
1
1984
North Florida
1
2015
Troya
1
2003
UTSAa
1
1988
TOTAL
38

Footnotes[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah 2013-14 Atlantic Sun Record book, page 6
  2. ^ http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2013/03/66592/
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 1, 2012. Retrieved February 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.espnmediazone3.com/us/2011/02/28/championship-week-presented-by-dick%e2%80%99s-sporting-goods-schedule/?s-sporting-goods-schedule/
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 12, 2010. Retrieved December 17, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 7, 2009. Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 7, 2009. Retrieved March 1, 2009.