ATLANTA, Ga. - The 2018-19 ASUN Conference Men's Basketball season culminates on March 10th at 3 PM ET with the 40th edition of the ASUN Championship Final. Set for a television broadcast on ESPN, the ASUN Championship Final will be also be aired on the nation's largest radio network via Westwood One for the fifth-straight season.
Westwood One is home to some of the most exciting sports broadcasts on radio. In addition to NCAA Basketball, including the NCAA Men's and Women's Tournaments and the Final Four; it is also the exclusive provider of the Frozen Four®, the Men's Lacrosse Championship, and the Men's and Women's College World Series®. In addition, Westwood One has been the exclusive network radio partner to the NFL since 1987. Its other properties include the Masters, the Olympics, the Kentucky Derby, the NHL, The Stanley Cup Final, and more. Westwood One also distributes NBC Sports Radio and CBS Sports Radio 24/7 sports talk. On social media, join the Westwood One Sports community on Facebook at facebook.com/westwoodonesports and Twitter at twitter.com/westwood1sports. For more information, visit www.westwoodonesports.com
The ASUN & Westwood One partnership first began for the 2015 ASUN Championship Final, which featured the largest final crowd in the league's tournament history with 6,155 fans in attendance at UNF Arena to watch North Florida win its first conference title. In 2016, the broadcast saw a dramatic overtime finish as FGCU defeated Stetson, 80-78, to return to the NCAA Tournament. Alico Arena has hosted the past three ASUN Championship Finals including last season's thrilling 108-96 contest won by Lipscomb.
"The ASUN Conference is thrilled to continue to feature the Men's Basketball Championship Final with Westwood One," said ASUN Commissioner Ted Gumbart. "Having our Men's Championship Final on multiple national broadcasts has provided national audiences an opportunity to connect with our conference and allows the ASUN to highlight our student-athletes and member institutions over a great network that has a longstanding tradition in March Madness. The reach provided by Westwood One allows fans across the country and the world to share in the culmination of the battle for the ASUN crown and our automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament."
"We are very pleased to be able to continue our relationship with the ASUN conference and broadcast their conference championship game again", said Howard Deneroff, EVP/Executive Producer, Westwood One Sports. "Games like this are what make March so special for all of our listeners nationwide."
About the ASUN
The ASUN Conference is a NCAA Division I league with nine member institutions committed to Building Winners for Life by meeting the challenge of maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement with a true balance between student and athlete. 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.