Austin Peay had a miserable offensive performance for most of its Wednesday night loss to North Florida.
USC Upstate wins a wild one at Florida Gulf Coast and will now look to sweep North Florida in the conference championship Sunday afternoon.
The opening night in the Atlantic Sun Tournament featured three blowouts but one overtime thriller in a game that was expected to be close all along.
Kessens leads four Tide players in double figures, as Alabama empties the bench in a 76-61 win over North Florida.
Mercer and ETSU departed for the Southern Conference while Florida Gulf Coast stands as the favorite in an A-Sun conference that posses a few sleepers.