First round, Tuesday, March 1, 2022 (ESPN+)
#3W Central Arkansas 74, #6E Stetson 73 (Box Score)
The Bears pick up their first ever ASUN Tournament win, narrowly escaping at home against the Stetson hatters. Collin Cooper drilled a three-pointer with 11 seconds left to give Central Arkansas the final margin of 74-73. They would have to sweat out two Christiaan Jones free throws with less than a second left after he was fouled as he attempted a shot. Jones would miss both, as UCA overcame a 14-point second half deficit.
#4E Kennesaw State 82, #5W Eastern Kentucky 73 (Box Score)
Eastern Kentucky jumped out to an early first half lead, pushing the margin to double digits where it stayed much of the opening half. The Colonels led by as many as 14 points at 32-18 with 3:48 left in the first half. Kennesaw State would utilize a 17-0 run that stretched into the second half as they took a lead. The two teams would exchange the lead several times down the stretch until the Owls scored 9 straight to seize control in the closing minutes.
#3E FGCU 81, #6W North Alabama 72 (Box Score)
Heavy favorites, FGCU fell behind by as many as nine points to begin the game, but the Eagles would quickly get back into the game and take the lead. Tavian Dunn-Martin scored 26 points and Kevin Samuel had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds in the win for FGCU who controlled throughout the duration of the game.
#4W Lipscomb 74, #5E North Florida 65 (Box Score)
The Bisons are no stranger to having success in the ASUN Tournament. Lipscomb outlasted North Florida thanks in large part to first-team all-conference performer Ahsan Asadullah. He finished the game with 28 points, 11 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Quarterfinals, Thursday, March 3, 2022 (ESPN+)
#2E Jacksonville 79, #3W Central Arkansas 69
The Dolphins controlled throughout and were able to overcome three double figure scorers for Central Arkansas, to advance to the semifinals on Saturday night. Bryce Workman paced Jacksonville with 21 points while Mike Marsh added 12. UCA made a push in the closing minutes to cut the lead to as few as five points with just under two minutes to play before JU secured the victory.
#1W Jacksonville State 78, #4E Kennesaw State 67
Darian Adams had 17 points to lead Jacksonville State to the win and into the ASUN Semifinals. The Owls jumped out to a first half lead behind strong three-point shooting, but the host and top seeded Gamecocks outlasted KSU and pulled away in the second half to a comfortable win. Brandon Huffman and Maros Zeliznak scored 14 apiece for Jacksonville State. Chris Youngblood had 20 points for Kennesaw State in the loss.
#2W Bellarmine 81, #3E FGCU 68
The Knights picked up their first ever ASUN Tournament win, knocking off one of the hottest teams in the league and a sleeper pick by many to advance in this tournament. FGCU’s Tavian Dunn-Martin led all scorers with 27 points and Kevin Samuel had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough for the surging Eagles. Bellarmine had all five starters score in double figures and made 45.2% of their 31 three-point attempts for the win.
#1E Liberty 52, Lipscomb 47
Liberty was able to overcome 29.8% shooting from the field and just 6 of 32 from three-point range to outlast the Bisons and to reach a fourth straight ASUN Tournament semifinal. Darius McGhee led the way wiht 27 points while Keegan McDowell scored 10. Lipscomb was paced by true freshman Trae Benham’s 21 points as he made 9 of 20 from the field.