That is because Florida Gulf Coast lost on Thursday night to South Carolina Upstate by the slimmest of margins, 63-62. FGCU’s 22-10 record more than likely should get them one of the 32 NIT berths.
The Atlantic Sun final on Sunday afternoon will feature SC Upsate and the top seed in North Florida–who easily creamed Lipscomb by a 71-57 count.
The only other upset of significance was in the Ohio Valley Conference, as Morehead State used 54 percent shooting to upset the 4 seed in Tennessee-Martin 76-65. Next up on Friday, a matchup with the top seed in the Racers of Murray State–whom I affectionately refer to every March as the “Susan Lucci” of the NCAA Tournament. Presuming the Racers win the automatic bid, I will explain how some media members came up with that term in remembering one of America’s formerly great soap opera stars.
Three more conferences begin on Friday, so look tomorrow morning for your key details and broadcast/online information to catch all of the games.