The game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. start at the University Center on the Mercer campus. Coverage of the game will be available exclusively on ESPN3.com online.
Stetson enters the 2012 Basketball Championship as one of only two A-Sun teams with a 20-win season under its belt. The Hatters capped the season with a 21-8 record and 12-5 in conference play en route to the No. 2 seed in the championship.
Junior Victoria McGowan - the 2012 Atlantic Sun Player of the Year Award - looks to repeat on her Tournament MVP performance last season and return the Hatters to the top of the A-Sun. McGowan leads the nation with two triple-doubles and is best on Stetson for scoring (16.5), assists (4.9) and steals (2.7).
Aiding McGowan in the pursuit for back-to-back titles includes Second Team All-Conference member, Sasha Sims, and All-Freshman team member, Cherisse Burris. Junior transfer Shanasa Sanders adds some firepower to the Hatters’ lineup by averaging 12.9 points per game - second-best on the team.
Last season, head coach Lynn Bria became the first coach in A-Sun history to guide two different squads to an A-Sun Championship after previously leading UCF to the title in 1999.