January 24, 20141st2ndFinal
Northern Kentucky314374
Stats at a GlanceLIPNKU
FG Percentage.512 (22-43) .413 (26-63)
3P FG Percentage.429 (9-21) .360 (9-25)
FT Percentage.537 (22-41) .650 (13-20)
Offensive Rebounds1216
Defensive Rebounds2421
Total Rebounds3637
Bench Points1621
PointsSMITH - 21
ReboundsWILLIAMS - 8
AssistsWILLIAMS - 3
StealsHAMPTON - 2
BlocksSANKEY - 1
Men's hoops set for battle with Northern Kentucky on CSS
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Men's hoops set for battle with Northern Kentucky on CSS

Highland Heights, Ky. –  The Lipscomb men’s basketball team continues Atlantic Sun Conference action on Friday night taking on Northern Kentucky on CSS at 7 p.m. at the Bank of Kentucky Center in Highland Heights, Ky.

Along with coverage on CSS, the game will air in the Nashville market on 94.9 Game 2 with Jonathan Seamon on the call

The two squads split the first two games between the two schools in the NCAA era last season with the Norse taking a 67-53 on their home court before the Bisons avenged the loss with a 76-58 win at Allen Arena.

  • With starters Talbot Denny and Martin Smith sidelined last Saturday afternoon, senior guard Khion Sankey led the way for the Bisons with a career-high 19 points against Mercer.
  • Redshirt-freshman guard J.C. Hampton continues to lead all A-Sun freshmen in scoring averaging 14.5 points per game.  Hampton ranks 6th  in the league with a 15.9 ppg average in conference play.  He also ranks tied for sixth  nationally in 3-pointers made (50) and 14th nationally in total points (279) among freshmen guards.
  • Junior forward Martin Smith ranks second on the A-Sun scoring chart averaging 16.7 points-per-game.  Smith missed his first start in 59 games last Saturday against Mercer due to a lower-body injury sustained in practice last Friday.
  • Ranking 10th with a 14.9 ppg average in league play, freshman guard Josh Williams   Williams also ranks 13th in the nation in field goal percentage (.503) among freshmen guards.
  • Close contests have been the norm for the Bisons in A-Sun play with six of the eight contests being decided by five points or less.
  • The Bisons are among the nation’s best at getting to the free-throw line and firing off 3-pointers. Lipscomb ranks 3rd in the nation with 483 3-point attempts, 8th in the nation with 166 made 3-pointers and 15th nationally averaging 8.7 treys per game.  The Purple and Gold also rank 17th nationally with 516 free-throw tries and 29th with 35 made free throws.
  • Hitting the 70-point mark and hitting more free throws than the opponent seems to be the magic recipe so far in 2013-14. The Bisons are 7-4 when scoring 70 or more and also 6-4 when shooting more free throws.