The Nashville City Paper previews the Atlantic Sun Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament, which starts tonight in Dothan, Ala. Belmont’s women’s basketball team won won the A-Sun regular season title outright with a victory over Florida Atlantic and are the top seed in the tournament. They play Stetson University tonight. The winner of the A-Sun tournament gets an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament. Belmont’s star freshman, Alysha Clark, fresh off her clean sweep of the A-Sun Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year awards, said it would be “awesome” for both BU teams to qualify for the NCAA tourney.
Says the City Paper, “The Bruins are red-hot entering the tournament. They’ve won 13 of their past 14 games. The team has also proven it can win with the pressure rising. Last Saturday, FAU visited the Curb Event Center with the A-Sun regular season title on the line. BU won handily by 17 points.”
The Tennessean today says Clark is “Belmont’s Supergirl.”
“The Bruins wouldn’t have won the Atlantic Sun Conference regular-season title, earning them a No. 1 seed for the tournament, which tips off today in Dothan, Ala., without the incredible play of Alysha Clark,” the paper says, noting that “the former Mt. Juliet High School star earlier this week became the first player in A-Sun history to be named Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year – in the same year.”
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