ATLANTA, Ga. - FGCU earned a share of the ASUN Conference Women's Basketball Regular Season title on Saturday, while Liberty and North Florida locked up spots in the ASUN Championship. The Ospreys and Kennesaw State overcame large deficits to earn comeback victories, while the Eagles and Owls both collected road victories.
Today's Top ASUN Conference Performances
• Jazz Bond, North Florida: 18 Points (8-12 FGs), 12 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 2 Blocks
• Gillian Piccolino, Kennesaw State: 21 Points (8-10 FGs; 3-4 3FGs), 6 Rebounds, 3 Steals
• Ashtyn Baker, Liberty: 21 Points (8-14 FGs), 4 Rebounds, 6 Assists, 3 Steals
• Tytionia Adderly, FGCU: 28 Points (9-17 FGs; 7-13 3FGs), 8 Rebounds
• Casey Collier, Lipscomb: 14 Points, 6 Rebounds, 2 Assists
• Danielle Tunstall, NJIT: 16 Points, 10 Rebounds, 2 Steals
• Day'Neshia Banks, Stetson: 16 Points, 8 Rebounds, 3 Steals
• Ivy Wallen, North Alabama: 8 Points, 6 Rebounds, 10 Assists
North Florida 67, North Alabama 65
- The Ospreys trailed by as many as 19 in the game, but outscored the Lions by 14 in the second half to overcome the deficit.
- Janesha Green posted a game-high 19 points, while Adrienne Jackson pulled down 15 rebounds in the home victory.
- Jaida Bond and Olivia Noah both scored 14 points off the bench for UNA as the Lions made 12 three's in the road loss.
Kennesaw State 70, Stetson 67
- Kennesaw State trailed by 20 in the contest but outscored the Hatters 51-34 in the second half to earn their fifth league win.
- Only five Owls scored in the game with Alexis Poole (16), Amani Johnson (15) and Carlotta Gianolla (14) joining Piccolino in double figures.
- KSU reached 12 wins on the season with the road victory, which is most for the Owls since winning 17 in 2015.
No. 22 FGCU 78, Lipscomb 45
- Leading by one at halftime, FGCU went on a 16-0 run to start the third quarter. The Eagles outscored Lipscomb 48-16 in the second half.
- FGCU hit 17 three's in their 12th league victory with Adderly leading the way with seven. Nine total Eagles connected from deep.
- FGCU earned a share of the regular season title and can clinch the No. 1 overall seed in their next contest. It marks their third-straight league title.
Liberty 66, NJIT 48
- A 27-17 third quarter extended Liberty's lead on NJIT with Baker scoring 17 of her 21 points in the quarter.
- Twelve Flames played in the contest with eight scoring as Mya McMillian was the only other Flame in double figures with 11.
- Liberty locked up a spot in the ASUN Championship for the second-straight year in the league, while also moving into a tie for third place with North Florida at 7-5.
Monday, Feb. 17
Jacksonville vs. North Florida - 7 PM (ESPN+)
No. 22 FGCU vs. Kennesaw State - 7 PM (ESPN+)
North Alabama vs. Stetson - 7 PM ET (ESPN+)
NJIT vs. Lipscomb - 6:30 PM CT (ESPN+)
ABOUT THE ASUN
The ASUN Conference is an NCAA Division I league with nine member institutions committed to Building Winners for Life. The ASUN meets the challenge of maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement through a true balance between student and athlete. Six ASUN schools reside in Nielsen Top 50 national media markets, and all nine are in top 80 markets. The ASUN includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Liberty University, Lipscomb University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of North Alabama, University of North Florida and Stetson University. Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky., joins the ASUN for the 2020-21 academic year.
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