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John Friend (left) is technically retired but he still serves as a consultant and chief fundraiser for the athletics department at Purdue-Calumet. He played basketball at Lipscomb, but is known throughout the country as a top football coach and is a frequent speaker at clinics.
The No. 5 Bisons head to the Sunshine State on Thursday night for a 6 p.m. A-Sun Tournament semifinal game at No. 1 North Florida. The game will air live on 102.1 The Light as well as ESPN and the WatchESPN app.
The No. 5 Bisons opened the 2015 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship with a 76-73 overtime win at No.4 Northern Kentucky. Senior Martin Smith led the way with a 13-point night. The Bisons head to top-seeded North Florida on Thursday night for a semifinal matchup with the Ospreys.
The road to the A-Sun championship begins in the Bluegrass State for the Bisons with a 6 p.m. tilt against Northern Kentucky. The game will air locally on 94.9 Game 2 as well as ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
Sophomore guard Josh Williams has been named first-team All-Atlantic Sun Conference by a vote of the league coaches. Williams and the Bisons open the 2015 A-Sun Tourney on Tuesday night at Northern Kentucky.