NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Derick Newton and Brian Pegg combined to score 47 points and No. 7 seed Stetson upset No. 6 seed Lipscomb in the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament Thursday night, 96-75 to advance to Sunday's championship game.
The Hatters will play at No. 4 seed Florida Gulf Coast, which upset top-seeded North Florida in the other semifinal, with an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament on the line.
Stetson, however, is ineligible for the NCAA tournament. If the Hatters win Sunday, the NCAA tourney berth reverts to regular-season champion North Florida, which lost its semifinal by 33 points to Florida Gulf Coast.