2017-18 ASUN Men's Basketball News

  • Former Lipscomb Star Josh Williams Signs Contract With BBC Arantia Larochette
    July 24, 2018
    LakePoint, Ga. - Former Lipscomb Men's Basketball student-athlete Josh Williams has signed his first professional basketball contract with BBC Arantia Larochette of Luxembourg.
  • Kennesaw State's Nick Masterson Signs Contract With Aris Leeuwarden
    July 23, 2018
    Recent Kennesaw State men's basketball graduate Nick Masterson has signed a professional contract with Netherlands-based Aris Leeuwarden, the organization announced this week.
  • Seven @ASUNMBB Standouts Named to NABC Honors Court
    July 18, 2018
    Seven ASUN Conference Men's Basketball student-athletes were named to the NABC Honors Court for the 2017-18 season recognizing student-athletes excelling in academics off the court.
  • Former @ASUNMBB Stars Goodwin, Ray Shine in NBA Summer League
    July 17, 2018
    Two former ASUN Men's Basketball standouts have concluded great runs in the NBA Summer League following the conclusion of both player's schedules with their respective teams coming to an end in the Summer League Tournament.
  • Jacksonville Named NABC 2017-18 Team Academic Excellence Award Winners
    July 13, 2018
    The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today announced the sixth annual Team Academic Excellence Awards, created by the NABC Committee on Academics. These awards recognize outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the 2017-18 season.
  • Lipscomb Men's Basketball Receives NABC Team Academic Excellence Award
    July 12, 2018
    KANSAS CITY, Mo -- The Lipscomb men’s basketball team received commendation from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) on Wednesday for its work in the classroom as a recipient of the sixth annual Team Academic Excellence Award.
  • @FGCU_MBB Product Brandon Goodwin Makes Memphis Grizzlies Summer League
    June 28, 2018
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Former FGCU men's basketball standout Brandon Goodwin has become the first player in program history to earn an NBA Summer League roster spot as the Memphis Grizzlies announced the guard as one of their 17 mini-camp members.
  • ASUN Conference Announces Liberty University as League Member for 2018-19
    May 17, 2018
    LYNCHBURG, Va. – The ASUN Conference announced today the induction of Liberty University into the league after a unanimous vote by the ASUN Presidents Council. The Flames will become a member of the ASUN Conference starting with the 2018-19 season alongside the University of North Alabama, bringing the ASUN membership up to nine.
  • FGCU's Goodwin Selected To Prestigious Portsmouth Invitational Tournament
    April 09, 2018
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. – On Monday, officials from the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament finalized the players who will compete in this year's event, and FGCU's Brandon Goodwin is one of the select few who will participate in the four-day tournament with the opportunity to showcase his skill set and increase his professional stock.
  • Michael Fly Named Next @FGCU_MBB Head Coach
    April 05, 2018
    DUNK CITY, Fla. – Michael Fly, who has spent the previous seven years as an assistant coach on the Eagles' staff, has been selected as the head coach of the FGCU men's basketball program.
  • Tony Pujol Named North Alabama's Men's Basketball Head Coach
    April 02, 2018
    FLORENCE, Ala. -- Tony Pujol, an assistant basketball coach at the University of Wyoming with 14 years of collegiate coaching experience, has been hired as the head men's basketball coach at the University of North Alabama, UNA Athletic Director Mark Linder announced Monday.
  • FGCU's Brandon Goodwin Named AP All-American Honorable Mention
    March 28, 2018
    DUNK CITY, Fla. – Brandon Goodwin can add another award to his name: All-American. The FGCU redshirt senior guard has been named an Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press, joining Sherwood Brown in 2013 as the only FGCU men's basketball players to garner the award.
  • Quartet Set to Represent @ASUNMBB in 3x3U National Championship
    March 28, 2018
    LakePoint, Ga. – FGCU's Brandon Goodwin, Kennesaw State's Nick Masterson, USC Upstate's Ramel Thompkins and Stetson's Divine Myles were selected to participate and represent the ASUN Conference in the inaugural 3X3U National Championship during Final Four Weekend in San Antonio.
  • Lipscomb's Historic Season Ends in NCAA First Round Against UNC
    March 16, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Lipscomb men’s basketball team’s historic run came to an end on Friday afternoon as the 15-seed Bisons fell to the 2-seed North Carolina 84-66 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • Bisons & Tar Heels Square Off in Lipscomb's First March Madness Appearance
    March 15, 2018
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The 2018 ASUN Champions, Lipscomb Bisons make their debut in the NCAA Tournament Friday at 2:45 ET on CBS against No. 2 seed and defending National Champions, North Carolina. The Bisons reached the NCAA Tournament with three victories in the ASUN Championship including a 108-96 decision in the Final against FGCU.
  • @FGCU_MBB Falls In NIT First Round At Oklahoma State
    March 13, 2018
    STILLWATER, Okla. – Despite another spirited late-game comeback, the 7th-seeded FGCU men's basketball team (23-12) had its 2017-18 season come to a close Tuesday night in the NIT First Round at 2nd-seeded Oklahoma State (20-14), falling 80-68.
  • Lipscomb Draws North Carolina in Charlotte For NCAA Tournament First Round
    March 11, 2018
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Sunday brought plenty of reasons for Lipscomb fans to celebrate. Bison players, coaches, fans and friends gathered in Allen Arena to watch the NCAA bracket be unveiled on TBS' Selection Show. 
  • FGCU to Open NIT at Oklahoma State on Tuesday Night on ESPN2
    March 11, 2018
    STILLWATER, Okla. – The FGCU men's basketball team is seeded 7th will open the NIT with a contest at 2nd-seeded Oklahoma State on Tuesday, Mar. 13, at 9 p.m. Eastern (8 local) in a First Round contest that will be televised nationally on ESPN2.
  • Bisons Stampede Out of Gate; Hold Off FGCU in #ASUNMadness Thriller
    March 04, 2018
    FORT MYERS, Fla. - No. 2 Lipscomb defeated top-seeded FGCU on its home court to head to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. An instant classic of a championship final, the Bisons held off a furious second-half comeback by the Eagles for the 108-96 victory, marking the most combined points in an ASUN Final surpassing the 1985 Final.
  • 2018 @ASUNMBB Championship Final Social Media Recap
    March 04, 2018
    FORT MYERS, Fla. - Enjoy some of the sights and tweets from the 2018 ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Championship Final between No. 1 FGCU and No. 2 Lipscomb. Fans from across the country joined the conversation by following @ASUNMBB on Twitter and using the hashtag: #ASUNMadness or #ASUNMBB.
  • Bisons & Eagles Tangle in #ASUNMadness Final; Trip to NCAA Tournament Awaits
    March 03, 2018
    FORT MYERS, Fla. - The 2018 ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Championship Final features the top-two seeds as No. 1 FGCU hosts No. 2 Lipscomb on Sunday, March 4th at 3 PM ET on ESPN. The two sides split the regular season meetings with each team winning on the road.
  • Dominating Defensive First Half Guides Bisons to #ASUNMadness Final
    March 01, 2018
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The No. 2-seeded Lipscomb Bisons are back in the ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Championship Final after a dominating defensive performance in the 77-62 win vs. No. 3 Jacksonville. Lipscomb advances to its first final since 2006 and will face No. 1 FGCU on Sunday at 3 PM ET. 
  • Hot-Shooting Eagles Earn Third-Straight Trip to #ASUNMadness Final
    March 01, 2018
    FORT MYERS, Fla. - Top-seeded FGCU reached its third-straight ASUN Championship Final and sixth in program history with a 95-72 victory vs. No. 5 North Florida on Thursday in Alico Arena. The Eagles now host the ASUN Final for the third-straight year on Sunday, March 4th at 3 PM ET on ESPN.
  • Fort Myers and Nashville Play Host to Thursday's #ASUNMadness Semifinals
    February 28, 2018
    LakePoint, Ga. - The 2018 ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Championship continues with semifinal contests from Alico Arena in Fort Myers and Allen Arena in Nashville with No. 1 FGCU hosting No. 5 North Florida at 7 PM ET, while No. 2 Lipscomb tangles with No. 3 Jacksonville at 7 PM CT. Both games can be seen on ESPN3.
  • #ASUNMadness Opens Monday Night; Four Quarterfinal Sites Set to Tip
    February 26, 2018
    LakePoint, Ga. - The 2018 ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Championship opens on Monday night from four different sites as FGCU, Lipscomb, Jacksonville and NJIT serve as the top-four seeds in the conference tournament. 
  • No. 5 North Florida Rides Hot Shooting to #ASUNMadness Semifinals
    February 26, 2018
    NEWARK, N.J. - The Birds of Trey lived up to their name on Monday night, as No. 5 North Florida knocked down 10 three pointers en route to a 80-76 victory over No. 4 NJIT. Garrett Sams led the way for the Ospreys, as he poured 28 points. Noah Horchler and Trip Day also posted double figures with 12 a piece. North Florida will now face No. 1 FGCU in the ASUN Semifinals 
  • No. 3 Jacksonville Blazes Past No. 6 KSU in #ASUNMadness First Round
    February 26, 2018
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville protected home court in the opening round of the 2018 ASUN Men's Basketball Championship defeating Kennesaw State, 87-68. The last time Jacksonville won an ASUN Championship game was back in 2010 against North Florida.
  • Second Half Surge Propels No. 2 Lipscomb into #ASUNMadness Semifinals
    February 26, 2018
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Lipscomb advanced to its fourth consecutive ASUN Men's Basketball Championship semifinal with a big second half against Stetson. The Bisons will host No. 3 Jacksonville on Thursday night at Allen Arena.
  • Eagles Improve to 7-0 in #ASUNMadness Quarters; Johnson Drops 26 Points
    February 26, 2018
    FORT MYERS, Fla. - Top-seeded FGCU improved its record in the ASUN Men's Basketball Championship Quarterfinals to 7-0 with a 96-76 victory against No. 8 USC Upstate on Monday night in Alico Arena. Zach Johnson neared his career-high in scoring as the junior guard registered 26 points in the win.
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