2018-19 ASUN Conference Women's Basketball News

  • Former Liberty Women's Basketball Standout Returns to WNBA Action
    July 01, 2019
    Former Liberty women's basketball standout Avery Warley-Talbert was signed by the WNBA's New York Liberty earlier today and is in uniform for tonight's matchup with the Dallas Wings.
  • FGCU Assistant Coach Accepts Head Coaching Position With High Point Women's Basketball
    May 31, 2019
    FORT MYERS, Fla. - Chelsea Banbury, the associate head coach for the FGCU women's basketball program, will step down to accept the head coaching job at High Point University, a Division-I school in North Carolina. She will replace DeUnna Hendrix, who accepted the head job at Miami University in April.
  • Lipscomb Hires Lauren Sumski to Lead Women's Basketball Program
    April 22, 2019
    NASHVILLE – Lipscomb University Athletic Director Philip Hutcheson announced Monday morning that Lauren Sumski has been named the fifth head coach in the history of the women’s basketball program. She becomes the first-ever female to lead the program.
  • Kennesaw State's Berenato Receives Carol Eckman Award From WBCA
    April 08, 2019
    TAMPA – The Women's Basketball Coaches Association presented Head Coach Agnus Berenato with the Carol Eckman Integrity in Coaching Award at the NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four over the weekend.
  • Lions Prepare to Face North Texas For WBI Finals Appearance
    March 28, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - In the team's first season of Division I play, North Alabama is on the cusp of history for ASUN Conference Women's Basketball as the Lions look to become the first team to ever make the Finals of the WBI Postseason Tournament with an upcoming matchup vs. North Texas on the road.
  • Lions Top Southern Miss in WBI Quartefinals, 69-65 Behind Panetti's 18 Points
    March 26, 2019
    HATTIESBURG, Miss., – Emma Wallen scored a game-high 22 points, including a go-ahead three-point basket in the final minute of overtime to lead North Alabama to a 69-65 road victory at Southern Mississippi Monday in the second round of the Women's Basketball Invitational. With the win, UNA improves to 21-8 and extends its season to play at either North Texas or Utah State in the third round.
  • FCA Honors Liberty's Carey Green with Kay Yow Heart of a Coach Award
    March 22, 2019
    LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has honored Liberty Women’s Basketball Head Coach Carey Green with the 2019 Kay Yow Heart of a Coach Award.
  • Wallen's 20 Leads North Alabama to WBI Victory in Opening Round
    March 22, 2019
    FLORENCE – Three players reached double figures in scoring as the University of North Alabama women's basketball team opened play in the 2019 Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI) with a 64-57 victory over Georgia State Thursday evening at Flowers Hall. With the win, UNA improves to 20-8 on the season and advances to play at Southern Mississippi in the second round. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. on Monday in Hattiesburg, Miss.
  • FGCU Soars Into Coral Gables to Face Miami in NCAA Tournament First Round
    March 21, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - After claiming the ASUN Conference Women's Basketball Championship title over Liberty, FGCU prepares for its third-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament with a meeting vs. Miami (Fla.) ahead in a 13-4 matchup. The game can be found live on ESPN2 with a projected start time of 9 PM ET from Coral Gables, Fla. 
  • Stetson to Face South Florida in WNIT First Round
    March 19, 2019
    DeLand, Fla. – The Stetson women's basketball team won't have to travel far to begin postseason play.
  • North Alabama Accepts WBI Bid, Hosts Georgia State on Thursday
    March 19, 2019
    FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama women's basketball team has been selected to play in the 2019 Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI). The Lions will host Georgia State Thursday in the opening round. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. at Flowers Hall.
  • FGCU to Meet Miami in NCAA Tournament Opening Round Matchup
    March 19, 2019
    FORT MYERS, Fla. - In anticlimactic but celebratory fashion, the 29th-ranked FGCU women's basketball team (28-4) learned it will be a No. 13 seed and travel to Miami on Friday for a first-round NCAA Tournament matchup at 9 p.m. against the 4th-seeded Hurricanes (24-8).
  • FGCU, Liberty Meet For @ASUNWBB Supremacy on Sunday
    March 17, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - One game separates #1 FGCU and #3 Liberty from ASUN Conference Women's Basketball glory as the two sides prepare to meet in the ASUN Final on Sunday. A matchup of two programs who each went to the NCAA Tournament last season, only one can claim an automatic berth to get a second-straight berth.
  • FGCU Dominates Liberty To Win Third-Straight #ASUNWBB Title
    March 17, 2019
    FORT MYERS, Fla. - For the sixth time in eight seasons, the FGCU Eagles are the ASUN Conference Women's Basketball Champions. The Eagles took care of the Liberty Flames in the ASUN Championship Final by a score of 72-49. Keri Jewett-Giles led the way for the Eagles, as she poured in a game-high 21 points. More to come...
  • 2019 @ASUNWBB Championship Social Recap
    March 17, 2019
    FORT MYERS, Fla. - Enjoy some of the sights and tweets from the 2019 ASUN Conference Women's Basketball Championship Final between No. 1 FGCU and No. 3 Liberty. Fans from across the country joined the conversation by following @ASUNMBB on Twitter and using the hashtag: #ASUNMadness or #ASUNWBB
  • Fort Myers and Lynchburg Serve as Hosts For The @ASUNWBB Semifinals
    March 13, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The ASUN Conference Women's Basketball Championship is down to four teams in search of the conference title and automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament. Top-seeded FGCU and third-seed Liberty host semifinals action on Wednesday night as No. 5 North Florida and No. 7 Kennesaw State look to pull upsets for the second-straight round.
  • Flames Defense Puts Clamps on UNF; Advances to @ASUNWBB Final
    March 13, 2019
    LYNCHBURG, Va. - In just their first year in the league, the No. 3 Liberty Flames are headed to the ASUN Championship Final after defeating No. 5 North Florida on Wednesday night in Lynchburg. The Flames had four players in double figures led by Emily Lytle, who had 18 points on 6-of-10 from the field and 4-of-8 from three-point land. More to come...
  • FGCU's Hot Shooting Leads To @ASUNWBB Finals Berth
    March 13, 2019
    FORT MYERS, Fla. - Behind a slew of three-pointers and multiple double-digit scorers, top-seeded FGCU advances into the ASUN Conference Women's Basketball Championship Finals with a 77-48 victory vs. No. 7 Kennesaw State.
  • #ASUNMadness Begins Friday Night at Four Campus Host Sites
    March 08, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The ASUN Conference Women's Basketball championship has arrived with the Quarterfinals set to begin at four campus sites. FGCU, Liberty, North Alabama and Stetson all earned hosting rights for the opening round of the conference tournament with Jacksonville, Kennesaw State, NJIT and North Florida hitting the road looking for upsets.
  • Stifling Defense Leads #1 FGCU Over #8 NJIT in @ASUNWBB Quarterfinals
    March 08, 2019
    FORT MYERS, Fla. - Behind a defense that allowed just 45 points, top seed FGCU advanced to the ASUN Championship Semifinals as the Eagles topped visiting eight seed NJIT at home Friday night.
  • No. 7 Kennesaw State Upsets No. 2 Stetson to Advance to @ASUNWBB Semifinal
    March 08, 2019
    DeLAND, Fla. - Kennesaw State pulled off the upset in the ASUN Conference Women's Basketball quartefinals on Friday night, as they marched into DeLand and took down No. 2 Stetson by a score of 67-59. With the win the Owls move on to just their third-ever semifinal appearance. The Owls will now face No. 1 seed FGCU in the ASUN Championship Semifinal on Wednesday, March 13th. 
  • Ospreys Tame Lions; Advance to Second-Straight @ASUNWBB Semis
    March 08, 2019
    FLORENCE, Ala. - Fifth-seeded North Florida collected a 55-53 victory on fourth-seeded North Alabama's home floor in the ASUN Women's Basketball Quarterfinals on Friday night. The Ospreys were led by Jazz Bond who collected 13 points, seven rebounds and three blocks. Bond swatted two of the Lions' shots in the final 26 seconds of the game to take UNF to its second-straight ASUN Championship Semifinals.
  • Liberty's Fourth Quarter Run Bounces Jacksonville in @ASUNWBB Quarterfinals
    March 08, 2019
    LYNCHBURG, Va. - No. 3 Liberty advanced to the ASUN Championship Semifinals with a 65-53 victory against No. 6 Jacksonville on Friday night from the Vines Center. The Flames utilized a dominant fourth quarter effort to reach the second round and were fueled by four players in double-figure scoring.
  • FGCU's Ulel Highlights 2019 @ASUNWBB Postseason Awards
    March 07, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - FGCU landed two of the top ASUN Conference Women's Basketball Postseason All-Conference accolades on Thursday with Nasrin Ulel & Head Coach Karl Smesko earning the league's Player of the Year and Coach of the Year distinctions. Kennesaw State's Amani Johnson secured the Freshman of the Year honors, while Stetson's Day'Neshia Banks collected the Newcomer of the Year honor. FGCU's Tytionia Adderly took home the Defensive Player of the Year honors.
  • NJIT's Kelly Guarino Tabbed @ASUNWBB Scholar-Athlete of the Year
    March 07, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - NJIT's Kelly Guarino was selected as the ASUN Conference Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, announced Thursday by the league office. Guarino is joined by seven other Women's Basketball student-athletes on the All-Academic Team.
  • Jewett-Giles, Bond & Johnson Claim Final @ASUNWBB Weekly Accolades
    March 06, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - FGCU's Keri Jewett-Giles, North Florida's Jazz Bond and Kennesaw State's Amani Johnson each helped their teams to secure seeding in the ASUN Conference Women's Basketball Championship and have been recognized as league weekly award winners, announced by the league office on Wednesday.
  • FGCU Finishes Perfect Conference Slate; Championship Field Set
    March 05, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The ASUN Conference Women's Basketball regular season came to an end Tuesday night with the final seeds up for grabs decided. FGCU, Liberty, Lipscomb and North Florida claimed victories to finish out the season, setting the stage for the Conference Championship that begins on Friday with the eight teams who earned berths in the recent weeks.
  • Three Seeds Decided in Saturday @ASUNWBB Action
    March 02, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - With four more victorious teams emerging on Saturday, the ASUN Conference Women's Basketball season comes down to one final gameday with four seeds still up for grabs. Three seeds in the conference tournament were decided on Saturday with Jacksonville claiming the sixth, Kennesaw State the seventh and NJIT clinching the eight spot.
  • Final Weekend of @ASUNWBB Approaches With Teams Aiming To Secure Seeding
    February 28, 2019
    ATLANTA, Ga. - The ASUN Conference Women's Basketball regular season has only two gamedays left with all eight berths in the Conference Championship locked down. But with two games or less to go for the eight teams in the tournament, seeding is still up for grabs for seven spots, coming down to the wire to determine the first round of matchups.
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