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2008-09 Men's Basketball News
July 06, 2009
Lipscomb coach Scott Sanderson has prepared his toughest schedule in his 11-year tenure as Ohio State, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt and Arizona highlight the non-conference foes for the Bisons during the 2009-10 season.
June 25, 2009
Former Lipscomb University basketball coach Don Meyer will receive the “Jimmy V Award for Perseverance” from EPSN at the ESPY Awards.
May 21, 2009
Lipscomb head coach Scott Sanderson announced Thursday that Nashville native Johnny Lee will join the Bisons basketball squad for the 2009-10 season. Lee, who completed his undergraduate degree at George Washington University last week, played three years as a point guard for the Colonials.
May 01, 2009
Lipscomb basketball player Jimmy Oden, a 6-3 guard from Murfreesboro, Tenn., has asked for his release from the Bisons.
April 13, 2009
The Bisons and Lady Bisons celebrated the 2008-2009 basketball seasons Monday night with a banquet in Allen Arena. Justin Glenn, Brett Staal and Brian Wright received special recognition.
April 02, 2009
The 2009 Lipscomb basketball banquet will be held Monday, April 13th at 6 p.m. in Allen Arena. The banquet is open to Bison and Lady Bison fans. The cost is $15 per person which includes dinner. Everyone is asked to RSVP to Sherie Eubanks by Thursday, April 9 at 615-966-6479.
March 06, 2009
The Lipscomb Bisons were unable to carry any momentum from Thursday's 30-point win in the first round of the Atlantic Sun Championship into Friday's semifinal matchup with Jacksonville. The Dolphins held Lipscomb scoreless for the first five minutes of the game before cruising to an 88-72 victory ending Lipscomb's season and snapping its nine game win streak.
March 05, 2009
Brandon Brown posted his third double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Lipscomb University Bisons defeated Campbell University 82-52 in the first round of the 2009 General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun Championship.
March 05, 2009
The Lipscomb men's basketball team opens postseason play Thursday night against Campbell in the Atlantic Sun Championship at 8:30 p.m. in Allen Arena. The game will be televised on CSS.
March 03, 2009
Sophomore center Adnan Hodzic was named to the Atlantic Sun All-Conference First Team and forward Brian Wright was named to the All-Freshman team, the conference announced Tuesday.
March 02, 2009
Tickets to the 2009 General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun Basketball Tournaments are now on sale through Ticketmaster. The Atlantic Sun men's and women's basketball championships run simultaneously March 4-7 in Allen Arena on the campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.
March 02, 2009
Sophomore center Adnan Hodzic was named the Mid-Majority Baller of the Week for his efforts in Lipscomb's wins over Jacksonville and North Florida last week.
February 28, 2009
It wasn't his last game on the court inside Allen Arena because the Lipscomb University Bisons will host the Atlantic Sun Championship next week, but Michael Lusk certainly put on a Senior Day show Saturday against North Florida barely missing a triple-double. Lusk had 21 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists in Lipscomb's 90-69 win.
February 26, 2009
Six members of the Lipscomb men's basketball team posted in double figures as the Bisons defeated Jacksonville 92-82 Thursday evening in Allen Arena to win their seventh consecutive game.
February 22, 2009
After six games on five different days of the week in a two week period, the Lipscomb University Bisons were ready to conclude their road schedule Sunday afternoon in Kennesaw, Ga. Lipscomb defeated Kennesaw State 61-44 with the support of 37 points off the bench in a sloppy game.
February 20, 2009
The Lipscomb University Bisons jumped out to a 12-2 lead Friday evening and went on to defeat Mercer University 88-67 in the Atlantic Sun Game of the Week. It was the fifth consecutive win for the Bisons who continued their run to improve their seed in the Atlantic Sun tournament.
February 20, 2009
Tonight's men's basketball game at Mercer will be broadcast on a tape delay on Cox Sports Television tonight at 10 p.m. Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast, and the Bright House Sports Network will carry the game live at 6 p.m.
February 18, 2009
Lipscomb University announced Wednesday that its men's basketball game at Mercer this Friday will be available live online at in addition to the previously announced television broadcasts on Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS) and the Bright House Sports Network as part of the Atlantic Sun Game of the Week.
February 17, 2009
Facing a three-game in five-day gauntlet that featured two of the Atlantic Sun's frontrunners, Lipscomb's Adnan Hodzic pushed the Bisons back to a .500 conference record to earn his second Player of the Week award of the season, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
February 16, 2009
When the Lipscomb University Bisons and East Tennessee State University met on Jan. 17 in Johnson City, Lipscomb had a 15-point halftime lead but committed 27 turnovers before eventually falling in overtime. Monday evening in Allen Arena the Bisons held a 15-point lead at the half and held on for a 96-91 win against ETSU.
February 14, 2009
While it was the third game in six days for the Lipscomb University Bisons, the Bisons certainly weren't lethargic Saturday afternoon against USC Upstate in Allen Arena. The Bisons took the first lead of the game on a layup by Adnan Hodzic and extended their lead 17-8 at the midpoint of the first half to cruise to a 77-44 win over the Spartans.
February 12, 2009
Adnan Hodzic scored 28 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds to power the Bisons past Belmont 73-68 in the "Battle of the Boulevard" in front of 4,778 fans in Allen Arena.
February 12, 2009
The Bisons are looking to even the season series with Belmont in tonight's "Battle of the Boulevard" in Allen Arena. Game time is 6 p.m. The game will be televised live on CSS.
February 09, 2009
Brian Wright scored a career high 23 points and Adnan Hodzic had 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Lipscomb University Bisons defeated the Campbell University Fighting Camels Monday evening in Buies Creek, N.C.
February 02, 2009
January was a heartbreaking month for the Lipscomb University Bisons. Six losses by an average of 3.7 points. February didn't start any better for the Bisons with a 76-73 loss to the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Monday evening in Alico Arena.
January 31, 2009
Stetson University connected on 22-of-30 free throws, including 12-of-14 in overtime, to slip past the Lipscomb University Bisons 85-81. It was the third overtime loss of the year for the Bisons. Michael Lusk led the Bisons with a career high 22 points, including 13 in overtime.
January 26, 2009
The Lipscomb University Bisons used exceptional ball movement in a 90-78 victory over the Kennesaw State Owls Monday evening in Allen Arena. Lipscomb dished out 27 assists on 30 field goals. Michael Lusk had a career high eight assists.
January 26, 2009
Saturday was Family Day with the Bisons. The afternoon was full of fun and excitement. Thanks to the 501st Legionnaire of Stormtroopers, several Star Wars characters made an appearance at Allen Arena. Larry & Bob from VeggieTales were there too. After the game kids got to see the Bisons in their locker room and shoot on the Allen Arena baskets that were lowered to eight feet.
January 24, 2009
It had been 21 days since the last Lipscomb victory. Five games. Five losses by a combined 20 points. The Bisons were thirsty for a victory. Saturday afternoon the Bisons delivered a total team effort in front of a “Family Day” crowd in Allen Arena snapping the losing streak with a 84-68 victory over the Mercer Bears.
January 19, 2009
USC Upstate squeaked past the Lipscomb Bisons 57-56 Monday afternoon at the Hodges Center in Spartanburg, S.C. Adnan Hodzic led the Bisons with 17 points while Josh Slater added 15.
January 17, 2009
Lipscomb jumped out of the boxes Saturday to a 15 point lead at halftime, but the Bisons turned the ball over 12 times and ETSU converted 13-of-16 free throws in the second half to catch the Bisons, force overtime, and eventually pull out the victory 85-82. Sophomore Adnan Hodzic scored a career-high 30 points in the loss.
January 13, 2009
Tickets to Lipscomb's Feb. 12 matchup with Belmont in Allen Arena went on sale Tuesday. All remaining single-game tickets are $15 and are bleacher seats. Chick-fil-A Brentwood Family Four Packs are also on sale for $99. The package includes four reserved chair back seats and four Chick-fil-A sandwiches at the Belmont game, the Jan. 24 doubleheader with Mercer, the Feb. 16 men's game against ETSU, and the Feb. 28 doubleheader with North Florida.
January 12, 2009
The Lipscomb Bisons fell 79-74 to Belmont Monday evening in the Curb Event Center. Lipscomb never led, but was tied at 63 with 5:15 remaining. Sophomore Josh Slater led Lipscomb with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
January 12, 2009
The Lipscomb Bisons and Lady Bisons travel down the Boulevard tonight to face Belmont in this year's first installment of the "Battle of the Boulevard." Women play at 5 and the men follow at 7:15. Tickets are still available.
January 09, 2009
The Bright House Sports Network will broadcast Lipscomb's Feb. 20 men's basketball game at Mercer in the Central Florida and Tampa Bay media markets. Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) will distribute and also broadcast the game as part of its weekly Atlantic Sun Game of the Week.
January 08, 2009
Campbell's Jundard Hartley nailed a fadeaway three-pointer from the corner in front of his bench as time expired to give Campbell a 69-68 win over the Lipscomb University Bisons Thursday evening in Allen Arena.
January 05, 2009
Adnan Hodzic scored 19 points and Brian Wright added 12 for the Lipscomb University Bisons in a 76-68 loss to Stetson University Monday evening in Allen Arena. Stetson opened the game on a 10-0 run. The Bisons didn't post their first points until Wright connected on a jumper at 16:47.
January 03, 2009
Adnan Hodzic scored a career high 26 and Josh Slater posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds in a 82-76 victory over Florida Gulf Coast Saturday in Allen Arena.
December 30, 2008
MACON, Ga. - Despite falling behind by 21 in the first half, Adnan Hodzic led the comeback as he scored 17 of his 19 points over the final 21 minutes of play leading Lipscomb past Indiana. For his effort, the sophomore earned his first Player of the Week award, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
December 28, 2008
The Bisons fought back from being down 21 points in the first half to defeat the Indiana Hoosiers 74-69. Indiana products Michael Teller and Adnan Hodzic scored 19 each for Lipscomb.
December 27, 2008
The Lipscomb Bisons (4-6, 1-1 A-Sun) will face the Hoosiers (5-6, 0-0 Big Ten) Sunday at 5 p.m. at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
December 22, 2008
ELON, N.C. – The first few minutes of each half can set the tone for a team or create a difficult spread to close. The Bisons allowed Elon to go on early runs at the beginning of both halves Monday night in a 79-76 loss at Elon. While the Bisons went on their own runs to close the gap and forced overtime, the energy expended with an injury-shortened bench provided a significant obstacle to overcome during the extra period.
December 20, 2008
The scoreboard read 78-58 at the end of the game as the NC State Wolfpack defeated the Lipscomb University Bisons Saturday afternoon. If not for a seven minute stretch late in the first half when the Wolfpack went on a 14-0 run, the Bisons might have had an opportunity for a marquee win.
December 19, 2008
The Lipscomb University Bisons will face a tall challenge in both the literal and physical sense when they face North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday at 1 p.m. The N.C. State Wolfpack, members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, are 6-1 on the year. Their sole loss was on the road to No. 22 Davidson 72-67. But the Bisons (4-4, 1-1 A-Sun) will also have to face a starting frontcourt that checks in at 6-9, 6-9 and 6-6 while combining to average 42.5 points and 20.3 rebounds.
December 18, 2008
Barry Brewer, a Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame member, passed away on Dec. 10 after an 11-year battle with cancer. Brewer was Lipscomb men's basketball coach Scott Sanderson's best friend for the last 10 years, a proud Lipscomb graduate, and perhaps Bison athletics' most active plain-clothes cheerleader. Grant Boone celebrates the positive influence his cousin left on this world.
December 09, 2008
The Lipscomb University Bisons have traditionally been known for their strong defense leading the Atlantic Sun in field goal percentage defense two of the last three years. This year the Bisons defense had been struggling, allowing opponents to shoot 44.3 percent for seventh in the A-Sun. But Tuesday night against SIU Edwardsville, the Bisons unveiled a new starting lineup and the defense that opponents have come to expect in a 70-47 win.
December 06, 2008
Rarely are basketball games defined in the first few ticks of the clock. Saturday afternoon the Lipscomb University Bisons turned the ball over on each of their first four possessions in an 83-67 loss at Jacksonville University. While Jacksonville only jumped to a 4-0 lead off the first turnovers, the Bisons struggled throughout the game with the quick athleticism of Jacksonville.
December 04, 2008
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Entering Atlantic Sun Conference play coming off two difficult losses, the Lipscomb University Bisons connected on early shots to propel themselves to a 69-54 win over North Florida. Lipscomb shot 68.4 percent from the field in the first half to jump to a 16 point halftime lead.
December 01, 2008
It was snowing outside the Eblen Center Monday night as the Lipscomb Bisons arrived for their game against Tennessee Tech. Unfortunately the cold weather converted into a chilly start for the Bisons. The Bisons found themselves chasing the Golden Eagles for the majority of the game eventually falling 78-71.
November 24, 2008
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Lipscomb Bisons traveled to Birmingham, Ala., Monday night to face the Samford Bulldogs in their first road game of the year. The Bulldogs frustrated the Bisons with their precision-style Princeton offense and pulled away in the second half to defeat Lipscomb 57-50.
November 20, 2008
Free throws down the stretch can propel a team to a win or allow a game to slip through a team's hands. With Tuesday's free throw struggles fresh in the Bisons minds, Lipscomb hit 17-of-20 free throws in the second period to propel itself to a 70-58 win over Southeastern Louisiana.
November 19, 2008
Lipscomb University head coach Scott Sanderson announced the signing of two guards and a center for the 2009-2010 season. Brandon Barnes from Chapel Hill High School in Douglasville, Ga., and Zach Brown from William Mason High School in Mason, Ohio, will join the Bisons backcourt next year. Serbian native Milos Kleut of North Cobb Christian in Kennesaw, Ga., will provide another big body in the Lipscomb post.
November 19, 2008
It was a game played mainly in the post, with the teams combining for 72 points in the paint, while Lipscomb's starting center Adnan Hodzic was out nursing an injured lower leg. Senior forward Thomas Pfaff filled in beautifully for Hodzic at center scoring a career-high 20 points. He also posted his second consecutive double-double grabbing a game-high 11 rebounds.
November 15, 2008
The Lipscomb Bisons used a balanced attack to dispatch Oakland City University 121-54. Seven Bison scored in double figures with Brian Wright leading the way with 21 points. The game started on a sour note for Lipscomb when sophomore center Adnan Hodzic injured his lower leg on the opening tip.
November 10, 2008
Former Lipscomb forward Eddie Ard was selected by the Utah Flash in the eighth round of the 2008 National Basketball Association Developmental League Draft. A four-year starter at Lipscomb, Ard finished his career with 1,624 points. He earned First Team All-Atlantic Sun honors his sophomore year and Second Team All-Atlantic Sun honors his junior and senior seasons.
November 06, 2008
If the Bisons basketball team gives coach Scott Sanderson the right answers to most of the questions surrounding the 2008-2009 season then they should challenge for the Atlantic Sun regular season championship and their first NCAA Tournament berth.
November 04, 2008
It may have just been an exhibition game, but the old rivalry was rekindled between two sister schools as Lipscomb held off Freed-Hardeman 63-59 in Allen Arena. The Bisons led by as many as 11 points in the second half, but the Lions roared back to reach within two points with 10 seconds left in the game. However, a couple of free-throws by Adnan Hodzic sealed the win for the Bisons.
October 30, 2008
With the basketball season about to get underway, the men's basketball media guide is now online in a PDF format for fans to get the most comprehensive coverage of the upcoming season.
October 17, 2008
Classrooms and offices across Lipscomb's campus may have been dark on Friday for fall break, but the lights were shining bright in Allen Arena. The Bisons took the court late Friday afternoon for their first practice in preparation for the upcoming season.
October 08, 2008
The Bisons were picked fourth in both the coaches and media preseason polls released Wednesday by the Atlantic Sun Conference. Lipscomb will open its season on November 4 in an exhibition game against Freed-Hardeman in Allen Arena.
September 22, 2008
Lipscomb basketball teams will play three regular season games on Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS) as part of the Atlantic Sun Conference television package. An additional nine postseason games will be broadcast in March from Allen Arena during the Atlantic Sun Conference basketball tournaments.
August 21, 2008
Lipscomb sophomore guard Josh Slater recently returned from a sports mission trip to the Dominican Republic. The trip gave Slater an opportunity not only to play against the Dominican national teams and top club teams, but also an opportunity to serve underprivileged children.The trip was organized by SCORE International, a group that organizes many sports mission trips around the world each year.
August 14, 2008
Wayne Dedrick has decided to pursue a professional baseball career. Dedrick, the 30th round selection of the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, signed a contract with the club Thursday morning. Dedrick had previously signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Lipscomb University.
July 08, 2008
Lipscomb coach Scott Sanderson jumped at the opportunity to play Indiana, not only seeking a signature game, but also to increase Lipscomb's presence in the prospect-heavy state. The Bisons are heading to Bloomington, Ind., to face off against the Hoosiers on Sunday, December 28th. Lipscomb travels to NC State on Dec. 20. Cross-town rival Belmont visits Allen Arena on Feb. 12.
July 08, 2008
Wayne Dedrick could not have had a better high school senior year. He signed a basketball scholarship from Lipscomb and lead Hillcrest High School to the state basketball title. Lipscomb coach Scott Sanderson was justifiably elated when Dedrick arrived in Nashville, enrolled in summer school and began working out, preparing for his career as a Bison. But that all changed when Dedrick was unexpectedly selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the MLB draft.
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