Scores

Final

Stetson 70

(24-8, 14-4 A-Sun)

FGCU 64

(27-6, 18-0 A-Sun)

Coverage: FULLCT/ESPN3

5:30 PM ET, March 9, 2013

1 2 T
STET 27 4370
FGCU 40 2464

Top Performers

Stetson: S. Sims 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Blk

FGCU: J. Iamstrong 31 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

Stetson women win Atlantic Sun and NCAA berth

Associated Press

MACON, Ga. -- Sasha Sims scored 15 points, and Victoria McGowan and Cherisse Burris each added 14 to help Stetson rally for an NCAA tournament berth with a 70-64 victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday in the Atlantic Sun tournament championship game.

Shanasa Sanders chipped in with 12 points for the Hatters (24-8), who overcame a 15-point deficit and were perfect from the free throw line in the final minute to break Gulf Coast's 21-game winning streak.

C.J. Coddington's free throw tied it at 62 for Stetson with 1:32 left and the Hatters took the lead with two free throws from Burris with 54.5 seconds left.

Joyce Iamstrong, who led the Eagles with 31 points, tied it with a drive but Sims hit a 14-footer with 20 seconds remaining to give Stetson a 66-64 lead. Gulf Coast couldn't answer and the Hatters sealed it with four throws from Burriss and Sanders.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
STET
FGCU
Points 70 64
FG Made-Attempted 23-52 (.442) 22-61 (.361)
3P Made-Attempted 4-11 (.364) 11-37 (.297)
FT Made-Attempted 20-25 (.800) 9-10 (.900)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
Largest Lead 6 15

Game Leaders

 
STET
FGCU
PointsS. Sims 15J. Iamstrong 31
ReboundsV. McGowan 9J. Iamstrong 6
AssistsC. Coddington 3J. Iamstrong 3
StealsC. Coddington 2J. Iamstrong 3
BlocksS. Sims 5S. Hansen 2

2012-13 Season

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