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Lipscomb Moves To NCAA Division I


On May 1, 1999, former Lipscomb President Steve Flatt announced that the Lipscomb Board of Trustees had approved for Lipscomb to move its athletic affiliation from the NAIA to the NCAA at the Division I level. On September 1, 1999, the NCAA granted Lipscomb provisional membership at the Division I level.

Because it was so close to the start of the season, the NCAA also granted Lipscomb dual membership in 1999 to compete in the NAIA and NCAA for the purposes of fielding teams. The Bisons competed as an NCAA provisional Division I team in 1999, but played a full NAIA schedule and were allowed to compete in the NAIA National Tournament. In 2000, the Bisons were allowed to play a mixed schedule of NAIA teams along with NCAA Division I opponents. In 2001, Lipscomb basketball played its first full Division I schedule, and in October of 2001 Lipscomb received membership to the Atlantic Sun Conference beginning in 2003. On September 1, 2003, the NCAA granted Lipscomb active membership allowing all athletic teams to compete for postseason awards both in the Atlantic Sun Conference and in the NCAA National tournaments.

After Lipscomb's transition to Division I, there have been many questions as to when Lipscomb was officially recognized as a Division I member. Initially Lipscomb considered everything from September of 1999 on as its "NCAA era." Following consultation with the NCAA statistical staff in 2009, Lipscomb now considers all records from the 2001-02 season and on as its "NCAA era" records.


NCAA Era


Overall Record: 155-172
Overall Home Record: 100-47
Overall Road Record: 47-117
Overall Neutral Site Record: 8-8


Biggest Wins In NCAA Era:

67 - Over Oakland City, 121-54, on November 15, 2008
53 - Over Fisk University, 102-49, on February 5, 2001
43 - Over Fort Valley State, 96-53, on November 11, 2011
42 - Over Indiana University-Southeast, 113-71, on January 25, 2001
41 - Over Reinhardt College, 91-50, on November 27, 2000
41 - Over Sewanee, University of the South, 100-59, on November 18, 2003
40 - Over Rochester College, 104-64, on January 7, 2002
37 - Over Oakland City, 105-68, on February 10, 2001
37 –Over Oakland City, 105-68, on December 12, 2009
36 - Over Milligan College, 97-61, on November 26, 2002
36 - vs Mercer University (at ETSU), 85-49, on March 1, 2007
34 - Over Webber, 83-49, on November 30, 2000
32 - Over University of North Florida, 74-42, on February 7, 2008
31 - Over Fisk University, 82-51, on January 28, 2002


Worst Defeats In NCAA Era:

36 - At Furman University, 92-56, on December 30, 2003
36 - At Belmont University, 88-52, on January 13, 2011
35 - At Kansas State University, 92-57, on November 25, 2003
33 - At University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 77-44, on December 29, 2001
32 - At Gardner-Webb University, 104-72, on February 20, 2001
29 - At University of Arkansas, 83-54, on December 20, 2004
28 - At Troy University, 100-72, on January 10, 2004
28 - To Troy University, 96-68, on February 17, 2004
28 - At Cincinnati, 80-52, on December 19, 2009
26 - At University of Mississippi, 75-49, on January 2, 2002
26 - At Texas-Pan American University, 96-70, on January 17, 2002
26 - At Belmont, 84-58, on January 6, 2012

Longest Winning Streak In the NCAA Era:

16 Game Winning Streak - Began with a 106-52 win against the University of Michigan Dearborn in the first game of the 1999 season on October 30, 1999. The streak ended when the Bisons lost 77-70 at Lambuth University on January 8, 2000.


Longest Losing Streak In the NCAA Era:

Eight Game Losing Streak (Twice) - The first losing streak began with a 73-57 loss against the University of Central Florida on February 7, 2004 and continued through the first game of the 2005 season with an 83-66 loss at the University of Minnesota on November 21, 2004. The streak ended with an 83-66 win over Savannah State University on November 23, 2004. The second losing streak began with an 86-76 loss at Sacramento State University on December 17, 2001 and continued through a 71-60 loss at Savannah State University on January 4, 2002. The streak ended with an 104-64 win over Rochester College on January 7, 2002.


Top 15 Largest Crowds To Watch A Lipscomb Game In NCAA Era:

1.    19,369 - November 14, 2005 at University of Kentucky - 67-49 Loss
2.    17,368 - December 30, 2010 at University of Memphis- 88-70 Loss
3.    16,432 - November 12, 2010 at University of North Carolina – 80-66 Loss
4.    16,162 - December 19, 2011 at University of Memphis- 85-75 Loss
5.    15,967 - December 29, 2005 at University of Tennessee - 69-58 Loss
6.    14,827 - December 28, 2008 at Indiana - 74-69 Win
7.    14,376 - November 9, 2007 vs Centenary College (at Iowa State) - 72-69 loss
8.    14,376 - November 10, 2007 vs Winston Salem State University (at Iowa State) - 68-58 Loss
9.    13,788 - December 8, 2007 at Vanderbilt University - 90-67 Loss
10.    13,503 - November 17, 2011 at Illinois - 79-64 Loss
11.     13,481- November 16, 2009 at Vanderbilt University – 95-73 Loss
12.    12,972 - December 21, 2009 at Arizona – 83-82 Loss (overtime)
13.    12,907 - November 20, 2007 at Purdue University - 66-62 Loss
14.    12,626 - November 19, 2006 at University of South Carolina - 75-68 Loss
15.    11,555 - November 24, 2009 at Ohio State University – 84-64 Loss
16.    11,513 - December 21, 2011 at Iowa State - 81-64 Loss
17.    11,289 - December 20, 2004 at University of Arkansas - 83-54 Loss
18.     10,855 - December 7, 2006 at Vanderbilt University - 59-50 Loss


Overtime Games In The NCAA Era:

Overtime Record: 10-15

OT - December 7, 2002 - UT-Martin 99, Lipscomb 90 (Allen Arena)
2OT - February 12, 2003 - Campbell 91, Lipscomb 90 (Buies Creek, NC)
OT - December 1, 2003 - IUPUI 94, Lipscomb 84 (Allen Arena)
OT - January 27, 2004 - Belmont 66, Lipscomb 64 (Allen Arena)
OT - January 8, 2005 - Lipscomb 59, Georgia State 57 (Allen Arena)
OT - January 21, 2005 - Belmont 71, Lipscomb 61 (Curb Event Center)
OT - February 17, 2005 - Lipscomb 71, Campbell 65 (Allen Arena)
OT - January 20, 2006 - Lipscomb 97, Belmont 85 (Allen Arena)
OT - March 4, 2006 - Belmont 74, Lipscomb 69 (Johnson City, Tenn.; A-Sun Tournament Championship Game)
OT - January 4, 2007 - ETSU 75, Lipscomb 72 (Johnson City, TN)
OT - November 26, 2007 - Lipscomb 70, Samford 65 (Allen Arena)
OT - January 3, 2008 - Lipscomb 86, Campbell 79 (Buies Creek, NC)
2OT - January 12, 2008 - Belmont 99, Lipscomb 91 (Allen Arena)
OT - January 17, 2008 - Lipscomb 76, USC Upstate 74 (Allen Arena)
OT - December 22, 2008 - Elon 79, Lipscomb 76 (Elon, N.C.)
OT - January 17, 2009 - ETSU 85, Lipscomb 82 (Johnson City, Tenn.)
OT - January 31, 2009 - Stetson 85, Lipscomb 81 (DeLand, Fla.)
OT – December 21, 2009 – University of Arizona 83, Lipscomb 82 (Tucson, Az.)
OT – January 30, 2010 – Lipscom 85, ETSU 84 (Johnson City, Tenn.)
OT – November 18, 2010 – Lipscomb 104, Austin Peay 101 (Allen Arena)
2OT – February 19, 2011 – ETSU 102, Lipscomb 95 (Allen Arena)
OT - December 10, 2011 - Tennessee Tech 89, Lipscomb 87 (Cookeville, Tenn.)
OT - January 14, 2012 - FGCU 84, Lipscomb 80 (Allen Arena)
OT - January 16, 2012 - Lipscomb 104, Stetson 103 (Allen Arena)
OT - February 11, 2012 - Lipscomb 99, Stetson 91 (DeLand, Fla.)

Honors (NCAA era)

NCAA Atlantic Sun Player of the Year
Adnan Hodzic (2009-2010)


NCAA Atlantic Sun All-Conference Team

Josh Slater, First Team (2010-2011)
Adnan Hodzic, First Team (2010-2011)
Josh Slater, First Team (2009-2010)
Adnan Hodzic, First Team (2009-10)
Adnan Hodzic, First Team (2008-2009)
Eddie Ard, Second Team (2007-2008)
Brian Fisk, Second Team (2006-2007)
Eddie Ard, Second Team (2006-2007)
Eddie Ard, First Team (2005-2006)
Brian Fisk, First Team (2005-2006)
Brian Fisk, Second Team (2004-2005)


NCAA Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team

Malcom Smith (2011-2012)
Brian Wright (2008-2009)
Adnan Hodzic (2007-2008)
Josh Slater (2007-2008)
Eddie Ard (2004-2005)
Brian Fisk (2003-2004)


NCAA All-Independent Freshman Team

James Poindexter (2002-2003)

NCAA Atlantic Sun All-Tournament Team

Brian Fisk (2006-2007)
Eddie Ard (2005-2006)
LaKory Daniels (2005-2006)


NCAA Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Year

Brian Fisk (2006-2007)

NCAA Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year

Scott Sanderson (2005-2006)

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Scott Sanderson (2005-2006 A-Sun Coach of the Year)

Brian Fisk (2005-2006 A-Sun MVP)


NCAA Atlantic Sun Players of the Week

12/27/11 - Jordan Burgason
12/14/10- Adnan Hodzic
2/2/10 – Josh Slater
2/22/10 – Josh Slater
3/1/10 – Adnan Hodzic
12/28/09 – Adnan Hodzic
2/16/09 - Adnan Hodzic
12/29/08 - Adnan Hodzic
12/31/07 - Eddie Ard
1/15/07 - Eddie Ard
12/18/06 - Brian Fisk
12/4/06 - Trey Williams
1/30/06 - Brian Fisk
1/23/06 - Eddie Ard
12/26/05 - Brian Fisk

NCAA Atlantic Sun Newcomer of the Week

12/13/11 - Deonte Alexander
12/6/11 - Malcolm Smith
11/29/11 - Zavion Williams

Walter Nipper Sportsmanship Award

Chad Hartman (2004-2005)


NCAA Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team

2010-11
Jacob Arnett
Zach Brown
Justin Glenn
Adnan Hodzic
Milos Kleut
Josh Slater
Brett Staal
Michael Teller
Brian Wright


2009-2010
Jacob Arnett
Brandon Barnes
Zach Brown
Justin Glenn
Adnan Hodzic
Milos Kleut
Johnny Lee
Rob Murphy
Michael Teller

2008-2009
Jacob Arnett
Jordan Burgason
Justin Glenn
Rob Murphy
Michael Teller

2007-2008
Nick Hodge
Jason Hopkins
Jimmy Oden
Michael Teller

2006-2007
Blake Giles
Jason Hopkins
Thomas Pfaff
Michael Teller

2005-2006
Kris Alpers
James Poindexter

2004-2005
Stephan Bolt
Brandon Hartwell
James Poindexter

2003-2004
Chad Hartman
Matt Jarboe
Michael Mays