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Begins: Tuesday. Final, Sunday, 12:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2 Where: Higher seed hosts Overview: North Florida will look to repeat its title from last year, which gave the Ospreys their first NCAA tournament bid. There’s tons of parity in this conference, though, so the race for the title is wide open. Florida Gulf Coast, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Jacksonville are expected to be North Florida’s biggest challengers. This conference is a high-scoring one, with every team averaging more than 72 points per game and North Florida ranking third in the country in scoring (85.5), so expect to see a lot of buckets in this tournament.
STANDINGS North Florida 10-4, 21-10 NJIT 8-6, 17-13 Jacksonville 8-6, 16-15 Florida Gulf Coast 8-6, 17-13 Kennesaw State 7-7, 11-19 Lipscomb 7-7, 11-20 *Stetson 4-10, 10-21 S.C. Upstate 4-10, 10-21 *Banned from NCAA tournament but eligible for conference tournament.