Jacksonville knocks off FGCU for A-Sun title, 56-54
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Brandi Buie's baseline jumper with 3.1 seconds left gave Jacksonville its only lead of the second half, and the Dolphins stunned Florida Gulf Coast 56-54 on Sunday afternoon to win the Atlantic Sun Conference title and league's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
Buie scored 16 points for the Dolphins (22-10), who trailed by 13 midway through the third quarter. Sherranda Reddick had 11 points and Jasmyn Brown finished with 10 for Jacksonville, which had lost its last 18 meetings with FGCU.
Kaneisha Atwater scored 22 points for FGCU (28-5), which had its 21-game winning streak snapped. It was also the first time in 72 games that FGCU lost to an A-Sun opponent at home.
Whitney Knight scored 17 for the Eagles, missing a baseline jumper that could have tied it on the game's final shot.