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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

    Florida Gulf Coast: 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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