JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville University women's basketball team has a potential date with history Sunday. After clinching its first Atlantic Sun Final appearance under third-year Head Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin, Jacksonville looks to win its first conference championship in its 16-year history.
The Dolphins will face Florida Gulf Coast at Alico Arena at 2 p.m.
Atlantic Sun Championship
No. 1 Florida Gulf Coast vs. No. 2 Jacksonville
General admission tickets are $15 and are available via FGCUTickets.com or through the FGCU Ticket Office. Atlantic Sun students with a valid school I.D. and children 3-17 will be charged $5.
- The championship matchup features the top two seeds for the fourth time in the last five seasons
- The Dolphins previously appeared in the A-Sun Finals in 2008-09 and 2011
- In its last final appearance, Jacksonville fell, 69-50, to Stetson
JU's Last Outing
The Dolphins clinched a spot in the title game with a 67-56 semifinal victory over USC Upstate. Briona Brown recorded a double-double on 19 points and 14 rebounds, while Brandi Buie, Sherranda Reddick and Christin Mercer each scored in double figures.
Jacksonville's stifling defense limited the Spartans to just seven made baskets from the floor (23.3 percent), en route to a 33-18 advantage at the half.
- In the decision, the Dolphins concluded their home schedule with a mark of 14-1; a 59-55 overtime decision against FGCU was their lone loss of the season
- Jacksonville is currently riding the waves of a seven-game winning streak
Scouting the Opposition
Florida Gulf Coast defeated Stetson, 61-46, in the conference semifinals to earn its fifth straight final appearance. The two-time defending conference champions trailed the Hatters, 41-40, at the end of the third quarter, before clamping down in the fourth to outscore Stetson, 21-5.
Series: FGCU guides the all-time series, 18-1
Last Meeting: The Dolphins were seconds away from handing the Eagles their first A-Sun loss since the 2013-14 season … instead, a last second layup forced an extra period where FGCU walked away with the 59-55 decision