A-Sun Postseason Basketball Resume: Stetson Hatters

Friday, March 15, 2013

MACON, Ga. - After completing the 2012-13 Atlantic Sun Conference Basketball season, several teams on the men's and women's side have positioned themselves for postseason play. Here is the body of work by the Stetson Hatters women's team:

Stetson (24-8, 14-4 A-Sun – 2nd)
Results | Stats | Home Page

Postseason Event:
NCAA Tournament

Good Wins:
v. FGCU – No 1 in the Atlantic Sun Conference; No. 51 RPI (70-64 – Mar. 9) | Recap
v. Mercer – No 3 in the Atlantic Sun Conference (at 74-41 – Dec. 31, vs. 74-60 – Mar. 2, vs. 67-52 – Mar. 8) | Recap 1 | Recap 2 | Recap 3
v. Northern Kentucky – No 4 in the Atlantic Sun Conference (62-39 – Jan. 21) | Recap

Key Players:
Victoria McGowan – First Team All-Atlantic Sun; A-Sun All-Tournament Team (16.0 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 2.2 Three-Point FG, .416 Three-Point FG Percentage, 4.2 Assists PG, 2.1 Steals PG)
Shanasa Sanders – Second Team All-Atlantic Sun (14.0 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 2.4 Assists PG)
Sasha Sims – Second Team All-Atlantic Sun; A-Sun All-Tournament Team (12.0 PPG, 1.6 Blocks PG, .479 FG Percentage)

Notables
• Finished second in the Atlantic Sun and won the A-Sun Championship
• Second A-Sun Championship title in last three years
• Made its third straight appearance in the A-Sun Championship Final, making the Hatters the first team to do so since the 2008-10 championships.
• Jumped 21 spots in the RPI to No. 86 during their championship run
• The Hatters set school records for most wins in a season (24), most conference wins in a single season (14), longest winning streak (11) and longest home court win streak (16)
• Stetson also tied school records for most home wins in a single season (14) and most road wins in a season (8)
• After starting the season 1-3, Stetson went 23-5 over its final 28 games
• McGowan, Sanders and Sims rank in the top-ten in the A-Sun in scoring; the most players from any team
• Marked a scoring margin of 12.9 points vs. conference opponents
• Victoria McGowan collected her fourth career triple-double this season with 19 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists vs. Lipscomb
• One of three teams in the A-Sun to secure 20+ wins; the most teams since the 2009-10 season
• Victoria McGowan became the ninth player in A-Sun history to be a three-time All-Tournament selection
• Won nine of last 11 games

National Statistics
• No. 19 in turnovers per game (13.5)
• No. 20 in field goal percentage (44.0)
• No. 36 in turnover margin (3.97)
• No. 39 in scoring margin (10.3)
• No. 41 in won-loss percentage (75.0)
• No. 43 in scoring offense (69.3 PPG)
• No. 47 in assist/turnover ratio (.98)

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