clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

2020 ASUN Tournament: Schedule, Bracket, Recent History, TV/Streaming Info

The Liberty Flames, the 2019 champions, will be back in the 2020 NCAA Tournament.

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Liberty vs Mississippi State Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Visit Conference Tournament Central and the 2020 Conference Tournaments Hub for full Championship Fortnight coverage.

2020 ASUN Men’s Basketball Tournament Basics

Dates

Tuesday, March 3rd (quarterfinals); Thursday, March 5th (semifinals); Sunday, March 8th (championship)

Format

Traditional bracket

Site(s)

Higher seeds host on campus

TV/Streaming Info

ESPN has the final on Sunday afternoon. The earlier rounds are streaming on ESPN+ .

Participants

Only the top eight of the conference’s nine teams. The Kennesaw State Owls (1-28, 0-16) are excluded. The North Alabama Lions, in their second transitional season, are participating, but ineligible for the NCAA Tournament bid.

Downloadable Bracket

Schedule

Quarterfinals (Tue., March 3)

ESPN+ ($) will stream all four games.

Game 1: No. 8 NJIT Highlanders (9-21, 6-10) 49, No. 1 Liberty 55
The Flames swept the season series.

Game 2: No. 5 North Alabama Lions (13-17, 8-8) 72, No. 4 Stetson 82
The Hatters swept the season series.

Game 3: No. 6 FGCU Eagles (10-22, 7-9) 63, No. 3 Lipscomb 66
The season series was a home split.

Game 4: No. 7 Jacksonville Dolphins (14-18, 7-9) 88, No. 2 North Florida 99
The Eagles swept the season series.

Semifinals (Thu., March 5)

ESPN+ ($) will stream both games.

Game 5: No. 4 Stetson Hatters (16-17, 9-7) 62, No. 1 Liberty 66
The season series was a home split.

Game 6: No. 3 Lipscomb 73, No. 2 North Florida Ospreys (21-12, 13-3) 71
The season series was a home split.

Championship (Sun., March 8)

Game 7: No. 3 Lipscomb Bisons (16-16, 9-7) 57, No. 1 Liberty Flames (30-4, 13-3) 73
The season series was a home split.

10-Year Mayhem Potential

Data from Bob Vetrone Jr. on Twitter.

Over the past 10 seasons, one of the ASUN’s top two seeds has won the automatic bid eight times. The No. 2 has won the last two titles, with the No. 1 last winning in 2017.

  • 1 seed (4): 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017
  • 2 seed (3): 2013, 2014, 2018, 2019
  • 4 seed (1): 2016
  • 5 seed (1): 2010

10-Year NCAA Seeding Record

Years with an NCAA win are in bold.

  • 12 seed (1): 2019
  • 13 seed (1); 2011
  • 15 seed (2): 2018, 2013
  • 14 seed (3): 2017, 2014, 2012
  • 16 seed (3): 2016 (First Four), 2015 (First Four), 2010

If Liberty defends its title, it’s likely to be a 12 or 13 seed. If anyone else wins, a 15 or 16, even a trip to Dayton, is likely.

Last NCAA Tournament Appearances

Liberty: 2019 (12 seed, 2nd Round)
Lipscomb: 2018 (15 seed, 1st Round)
FGCU: 2017 (14 seed, 1st Round)
North Florida: 2015 (16 seed, First Four)
Jacksonville: 1986 (8 seed, 1st Round, Sun Belt member)

NJIT and Stetson have never qualified for the NCAA Tournament (neither has Kennesaw State, who has to wait until 2021), while North Alabama will first be eligible in 2023. The Bellarmine Knights, who join the conference from D2 in 2020-21, must wait until 2025.

Be sure to follow @ChrisDobbertean on Twitter and to like Blogging the Bracket on Facebook.