NASHVILLE – 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 Brian Wright connected on a jumper at 16:47.
Down 15-5 at 14:23, Adnan Hodzic nailed a jumper in the paint to start a 10-2 run to close the gap to 17-15.
Lipscomb was unable to sustain the momentum allowing Stetson to go on a 17-0 run to go up 32-15.
The Bisons turned around and responded with a 17-4 run to go into the half. Stetson led 36-32 at half.
Lipscomb opened the second half on an 8-2 run to go up 41-37 with 16:28 left.
Lipscomb knotted it at 37 at 17:55 on a layup by Hodzic.
The Bisons took their first lead of the night on the next possession with a layup by Brandon Brown.
Stetson steadily game back extending their lead to nine with 7:59 left after Hodzic found himself on the bench with four fouls.
Lipscomb started a run back with a three-pointer by Michael Teller with 5:38 left to close Stetson’s lead to 60-54.
Michael Lusk added an and-one on the next possession to bring the Bisons within one.
But that was the closest the Bisons would come.
Lipscomb only scored three points from 5:03 to 1:10 as Stetson went up 69-62.
Sophomore Josh Slater delivered a strong performance with nine points, six rebounds, and six assists.
Lipscomb shot 24-of-49 for 49 percent. Stetson was 25-of-63 for 39.7 percent.
Stetson out-rebounded Lipscomb 35-32.
Michael Teller and Slater led the Bisons with 6 rebounds each.
Lipscomb turned the ball over 20 times to Stetson’s 12. Stetson capitalized with 25 points of Lipscomb turnovers.
Stetson improves to 6-6, 3-1 in the A-Sun. Lipscomb falls to 6-7, 2-2 in the A-Sun.
Lipscomb closes out their three game homestand Thursday evening against Campbell. Game time is 8:15 p.m.
Jonathan Seamon, Benjamin Seamon, and Justin Seamon will be on the call for the Lipscomb Sports Network. Free online audio streaming is available at www.LipscombSports.com/sportsnetwork/.