A-Sun Basketball on the Rise

11:23 PM, Mar 25, 2013   |    comments
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One conference making big noise in post season play this basketball season is none other than the Atlantic Sun with its headquarters located right here in Macon.

Four womens teams and both the mens regular season and tournament champs were selected to go tournament dancing.

Florida Gulf Coast is busy making history by being the first 15th seed to leap frog both opponents into the Sweet Sixteen.

The Mercer men are reigning CollegeInsider.com tournament champs and fell in the second round of the NIT to BYU. It's been no secret the ASUN has been improving on the hardwood. Now ASUN officials are glad the attention is spreading.

Senior Associate Commissioner, Matt Wilson explains the excitment, "Over the last three years, we've had 7 of our 10 teams placed in post season play. We've had a total of 13 post season wins. We got a preview of what was working last year when Mercer made a run at at CIT title. This year its even better,  Mercer wins a NIT game and FGCU earns a bid to the sweet sixteen. We're the only non BCS conference in the nation to have wins in the NCAA and the NIT this year."

FGCU takes on Florida on Friday night at 10 in Arlington, Texas to see who advances to the Elite 8.

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