Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tournament Position on the Line in the Final Weekend

The Atlantic Sun enters its final weekend of regular season action with both the men’s and women’s championship field set but with only one of eight seeds locked in.

If you want to see the race for the A-Sun title make sure you get your tickets as soon as possible.
Here’s the link to A-Sun Championships Tickets - http://www.mercerbears.com/sports/2009/7/27/GEN_0727091836.aspx?tab=tickets

Not everyone can make it to Macon for the Atlantic Sun Championships but that does not mean you have to miss out. A-Sun.TV will have all the games and the best part is the first round matchups are free. Here’s the link to A-Sun.TV - https://asun.neulion.com/asc/console.jsp

The General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun Championships begin March 3 at the University Center in Macon Ga., but with little over a week before the tournament gets underway there still remains a great deal up in the air. Only one seed in both the men’s and women’s championships has been set with ETSU the top team in the women’s bracket.

In the men’s standings, none of the seeds are locked up, setting the table for a wild final weekend of the regular season. Campbell and Jacksonville enter the final slate of games tied atop the men’s basketball standings with a critical meeting between the two schools coming on Thursday in Jacksonville. A contest that can be seen live on ASun.TV.

Entering the final weekend of games, four teams remain in contention for the regular season title and the No. 1 seed in the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship. Campbell, Jacksonville, Belmont and Lipscomb could all finished tied for atop the regular season standings in which case Lipscomb would win the tie breaker and earn the top seed in the conference tournament. Meanwhile a three way time between the Camels, Dolphins and Bruins would result in top seed going to Belmont.

We have not even touched on the teams that even though can’t claim the No. 1 seed, could still drastically improve their position in the conference championship. ETSU enters the weekend in the fifth spot but possibly rise all the way to the second seed.

The Dolphins could have the most interesting games as they face Campbell Thursday and ETSU Saturday. With a pair of wins the Dolphins would pick up the regular season title and the No. 1 seed in the Atlantic Sun or they could possibly fall all of the way to the fifth seed with a pair of losses.

On the women’s side, the Lady Bucs cannot rest on the final weekend of regular season action as they sit only a game behind FGCU for the regular season crown. With two games to play for nearly everyone, seeds two though eight could fall to anyone.

Mercer enters the final weekend of action in the No. 2 seed position but open action Thursday against Belmont, who with a Campbell loss could slip into the two-slot as well. Campbell faces Kennesaw State and Jacksonville, who enter the weekend with the same record and could get seeded any where from third to eighth. Stetson enters the weekend with a tough tasking with only one game to try and lift themselves out of the eighth spot and avoid facing defending champs ETSU in the first round.

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1 comment:

  1. Great look into this weekend's action. I've looked everywhere but can't find a lick of information on what the A-Sun regular season tiebreakers are. If Jacksonville lost this weekend, and Belmont, Campbell and Lipscomb all won, what are the tiebreakers that would send Lipscomb to the top?



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