2018-19 ASUN Conference Men's Basketball News

  • Lipscomb Heads to Davidson for NIT First Round Matchup
    March 19, 2019
    DAVIDSON, N.C. – For the second time in program history, Lipscomb is set to compete in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) as the Bisons face Davidson on Tuesday night in the First Round at 7 PM ET on ESPN3. Lipscomb previously participated in the tournament in 2006 when they squared off against UTEP.
  • Lipscomb Earns First D-I Postseason Victory; Defeat Davidson in NIT
    March 19, 2019
    DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Lipscomb men’s basketball team needed a second-half rally, but when the horn sounded, the Bisons found themselves advancing to the next round of the NIT with a wild 89-81 victory at Davidson Tuesday night inside John M. Belk Arena. The victory gave the Bisons their first postseason victory in the D-I era.
  • Bisons Headed to Davidson for NIT on Tuesday Night
    March 18, 2019
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For the second year in a row, Lipscomb men’s basketball is back in postseason play. The Bisons earned an NIT bid as a No. 5 seed and will visit No. 4 Davidson at 6 p.m. CT on Tuesday in a game to be aired on ESPN3. The winner will move on to face either UNCG or former ASUN member Campbell. Second-round games will be held on campus sites from March 21-25.
  • NJIT Ready for Third CIT Appearance; Host Quinnipiac on Monday Night
    March 18, 2019
    NEWARK, N.J. – For the third time in program history and second as a member of the ASUN Conference, NJIT tips in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. The Highlanders host Quinnipiac on Monday night at 7 PM ET with the game set for broadcast on WatchCIT.com.
  • NJIT Defeats Quinnipiac in CIT First Round; Cooks Drops 34 in Win
    March 18, 2019
    NEWARK, N.J. – The NJIT Highlanders (22-12) eliminated Quinnipiac (16-15) in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) on Monday at the Wellness and Events Center, 92-81.
  • Liberty Faces Mississippi State in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament
    March 17, 2019
    LYNCHBURG, Va - The Liberty men's basketball team will face Mississippi State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Flames will be in the South Region, where they will face the Bulldogs on Friday, March 22, at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.
  • NJIT Set to Host Quinnipiac in First Round of CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament
    March 14, 2019
    NEWARK, N.J. – NJIT will participate in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) and host Quinnipiac in the first round on Monday, March 18, at the Wellness and Events Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. (TV: ESPN+)
  • Flames Topple Defending Champs in Front of Record Crowd in Allen Arena
    March 10, 2019
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In their debut ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Championship, Liberty came away the conference title and automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament with a 74-68 victory against top-seeded Lipscomb. Led by ASUN Championship Most Valuable Player, Scottie James, the Flames wet against a hostile crowd of 5,687 which set a facility record for attendance and marked the seventh-straight sell-out crowd for a conference final.
  • 2019 @ASUNMBB Championship Final Social Media Recap
    March 10, 2019
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Enjoy some of the sights and tweets from the 2019 ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Championship Final between No. 1 Lipscomb and No. 2 Liberty. Fans from across the country joined the conversation by following @ASUNMBB on Twitter and using the hashtag: #ASUNMadness or #ASUNMBB.
  • Bisons & Flames Clash on Sunday for @ASUNMBB Championship Title
    March 09, 2019
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The 2019 ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Championship comes to a head on Sunday afternoon in Nashville, as the top-seeded Lipscomb Bisons host the No. 2 seed Liberty Flames at Allen Arena. The game can be viewed on ESPN with tip coming at 2 PM CT.
  • Nashville & Lynchburg Play Hosts to #ASUNMadness Semifinals
    March 07, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The 2019 ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Championship continues on Thursday night with semifinal action. Top seed Lipscomb hosts No. 5 NJIT in Nashville, while second-seeded Liberty welcomes No. 3 North Florida into the Vines Center.
  • James & Flames Earn Debut Appearance in #ASUNMadness Championship Final
    March 07, 2019
    LYNCHBURG, Va. - No. 2 Liberty earned a spot in the ASUN Championship Final with a 71-63 victory against No. 3 North Florida in the Vines Center on Thursday night. With the victory, Liberty extended its Division I record for single-season victories to 27 as the Flames enter the conference finale on a four-game win streak. 
  • Bisons Return to @ASUNMBB Final; Mathews Guides Lipscomb with 22 Points
    March 07, 2019
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Top-seeded Lipscomb took care of business on Thursday night in Allen Arena as the Bisons registered a 78-55 victory against No. 5 NJIT in the ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Championship Semifinal. With the win, Lipscomb advances to its third ASUN Championship Final in program history and second-straight after capturing the league title last year. The Bisons host No. 2 Liberty on Sunday, Mar. 10th at 2 PM CT on ESPN.
  • Lipscomb's Mathews Highlights 2019 @ASUNMBB Postseason Awards
    March 04, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Lipscomb landed two of the top ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Postseason All-Conference accolades on Monday with the Bisons' Garrison Mathews & Head Coach Casey Alexander landing the league's Player of the Year and Coach of the Year distinctions. North Alabama's Jamari Blackmon secured the Freshman of the Year honors, while FGCU's Schadrac Casimir collected the Newcomer of the Year honor. North Florida's Wajid Aminu took home the Defensive Player of the Year honors.
  • Top-seeded Lipscomb Takes Down Kennesaw State To Advance to Semifinals
    March 04, 2019
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Top seeded Lipscomb advanced to the semifinals of the 2019 ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Championship on Monday night, as they took down No. 8 Kennesaw State, 86-71. Kenny Cooper registered a triple double of 15 pts, 10 rebs and 10 assists. ASUN Player of the Year, Garrison Mathews led the Bisons with 26 points. More to come...
  • Liberty Advances to @ASUNMBB Semifinals in Flames #ASUNMadness Debut
    March 04, 2019
    LYNCHBURG, Va. - Liberty advanced to the ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Semifinal with a 72-58 win against No. 7 Jacksonville on Monday night from the Vines Center. Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz went 3-for-4 from the three-point line to score 16 points for the Flames while ASUN First Team All-Conference selection, Scottie James, adds 15 points and five rebounds. 
  • Ospreys Swoop Into Fifth-Straight #ASUNMadness Semifinal; Defeat UNA 76-66
    March 04, 2019
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - No. 3 North Florida earned its fifth-straight ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Championship Quarterfinal victory with a 76-66 victory against No. 6 North Alabama. The Ospreys were led in scoring by junior Garrett Sams with 18 points.
  • NJIT Scores First-Ever @ASUNMBB Championship Win; Tops FGCU in Fort Myers
    March 04, 2019
    FORT MYERS, Fla. - The fifth-seeded NJIT Highlanders won their first-ever ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Championship game with an 83-78 final behind 26 points from Diandre Wilson. 
  • UNF's JT Escobar Tabbed @ASUNMBB Scholar-Athlete of the Year
    March 03, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - North Florida's JT Escobar was selected as the ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, announced Sunday by the league office. Escobar is joined by eight other Men's Basketball student-athletes on the All-Academic Team.
  • #ASUNMadness Begins on Monday Night At Four Campus Sites
    March 03, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The 2019 ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Championship opens up on Monday night at four campus sites, as Lipscomb, Liberty, North Florida and FGCU serve as the top four seeds and hosts of the conference championship.
  • Mathews, Hooker & Hendricksen Take Home Final @ASUNMBB Weekly Awards
    March 02, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Lipscomb's Garrison Mathews, Kennesaw State's Tyler Hooker and North Florida's Carter Hendricksen garner the season's final ASUN Conference Men's Basketball weekly honors, as announced by the league office on Saturday.
  • @ASUNMBB Season Wraps Up On Friday With Regular Season Title on the Line
    March 01, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The 2018-19 ASUN Conference Men's Basketball regular season wraps up on Friday evening with plenty still on the line. Lipscomb looks to clinch at least a share of the regular season title and the #1 seed in the ASUN Championship, as they hit the road to square off with North Alabama. Liberty also looks to secure at least a share of the ASUN Regular Season crown, when they travel up to NJIT, who has home court implications on the line.
  • Lipscomb & Liberty Clinch @ASUNMBB Regular Season Crowns In Season Finale
    March 01, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Lipscomb and Liberty clinched shares of the 2019 ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Regular Season Title on Friday night. The Bisons went on the road and took down North Alabama by a score of 87-75. The Flames held off NJIT in Newark, 57-51. 
  • ASUN Conference & MAAC Announce Men's & Women's Basketball Challenge
    February 26, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. – The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and the ASUN Conference have announced the ASUN/MAAC Men's and Women's Basketball Challenge in November of 2019-20 and 2021-22.
  • Ospreys Lock Up @ASUNMBB Home Game; Flames Set D-I Wins Record
    February 26, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Home teams defended their courts on Tuesday night in ASUN Conference Men's Basketball action with victories from Liberty, North Alabama & North Florida. The Ospreys became the third team to lock up a home game in the ASUN Quarterfinals joining Lipscomb and the Flames.
  • UNF's Aminu & FGCU's Scott Pick Up @ASUNMBB Weekly Nods
    February 25, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - North Florida's Wajid Aminu & FGCU's Zach Scott garner this week's ASUN Conference Men's Basketball weekly honors, as announced by the league office on Monday.
  • Aerial Attack Leads Bisons Past NJIT on Senior Night
    February 25, 2019
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Behind a season high 16 treys on Senior Night, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team held on to defeat NJIT 81-77 Monday in the regular season home finale at Allen Arena.
  • UNF Upsets Liberty to Extend Win Streak to Five; NJIT, Stetson & FGCU Grab Wins
    February 23, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - North Florida, NJIT, Stetson and FGCU all locked up victories on Saturday in ASUN Conference Men's Basketball action. With the results of Saturday, the Dolphins earned a spot in the conference tournament, while the Eagles and Ospreys moved above .500 in ASUN play with their victories. 
  • Eagles Upset Bisons; Ospreys Collect OT Win in River City Rumble
    February 20, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - FGCU, NJIT, North Alabama and North Florida all locked up victories on Wednesday night in ASUN Conference Men's Basketball action. The Lions earned a spot in the conference tournament with their victory, while the Eagles and Ospreys evened their league record.
  • Liberty's Cabbil & Stetson's Sumner Garner @ASUNMBB Recognition
    February 18, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - Liberty's Lovell Cabbil & Stetson's Marques Sumner capture this week's ASUN Conference Men's Basketball awards, as announced by the league office on Monday.
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