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2009-10 Men's Basketball News
May 07, 2010
Adnan Hodzic withdrew from the National Basketball Association draft late Thursday and will return to Lipscomb University this fall for his senior season.
April 15, 2010
Lipscomb University head coach Scott Sanderson announced the signing of forward Damarius Smith from Kenwood High School in Clarksville, Tenn. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Smith averaged 20 points, six rebounds and eight assists as a senior.
April 08, 2010
Lipscomb power forward Adnan Hodzic has declared that he will enter the 2010 NBA Draft. Hodzic does not intend to hire an agent and therefore he will be eligible to return to Lipscomb next year if he removes his name from the draft at a later date.
April 05, 2010
Lipscomb junior center Adnan Hodzic continues to receive accolades for his performance this season having been named an Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press.
March 17, 2010
Marcus Bodie was one of the most exciting players in Bisons basketball history playing from 1986 to 1990. He is college basketball's all-time steals leader with 440 steals.
March 16, 2010
Center Adnan Hodzic and guard Josh Slater received postseason awards this week. Hodzic was honored by three different groups.
March 12, 2010
Lipscomb center Adnan Hodzic can add the Sporting News Atlantic Sun Player of the Year Award to his collection. The junior was named earlier this month as the A-Sun Player of the Year by a vote of coaches and the media. He has greatly surpassed expectations with his success on the court.
March 03, 2010
Lipscomb coach Scott Sanderson has been preaching all season long that consistent defense was the way to win. But an inconsisent defensive performance knocked the No.1-seeded Bisons out of the A-Sun Tournament Wednesday with a 72-69 loss to No. 8 seed Kennesaw State.
March 03, 2010
The No. 1 seed Lipscomb Bisons open the 2010 General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun Championship Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. against No. 8 seed Kennesaw State.
March 03, 2010
Wimp Sanderson is not shy about offering advice to his son Scott about how to coach the Lipscomb Bisons, but he doesn't think anyone is listening. He would be surprised how much his son listens when it comes to winning conference tournaments.
March 02, 2010
Lipscomb junior center Adnan Hodzic was named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Year while junior guard Josh Slater was named to the Atlantic Sun All-Conference first team, the conference office announced Tuesday morning.
March 01, 2010
Lipscomb's Adnan Hodzic helped the Bisons to a 2-0 week against Mercer and Kennesaw State and the No. 1 seed in the General Shale Brick A-Sun Basketball Championships, earning the junior center Atlantic Sun Player of the Week honors, the conference announced Monday.
February 27, 2010
The Bisons won a share of the Atlantic Sun regular season championship and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament with an 85-73 win over Mercer Saturday. Center Adnan Hodziic scored a career high 37 points and pulled down 17 rebounds.
February 27, 2010
Lipscomb assistant men's basketball coach Jay Walton is participating in's National Coaches' Diary Series. His first entry is entitled "The Art of the Post Feed"
February 26, 2010
The Lipscomb Bisons are still in the running for the A-Sun Championship and the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament, but Mercer is one of the obstacles standing in their way. Saturday at 5 at Allen Arena the two teams will play live on CSS.
February 25, 2010
Lipscomb center Adnan Hodzic scored 24 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to become the first A-Sun player since 2005 to reach the 20-20 level in those categories in a game. The Bisons won 74-66 Thursday night at Allen Arena against Kennesaw St.
February 24, 2010
Rebounding will be a major key to the Bisons success Thursday night against Kennesaw State and Saturday against Mercer. The Bisons average 36.4 rebounds per game while holding opponents to 33.8 per game.
February 23, 2010
The Lipscomb Bisons have two practices and two games left in the regular season. In many ways they are in control of their destiny, but they also need some help if they are going to emerge as the Atlantic Sun Conference regular season champion and the No. 1 seed in next week's tournament.
February 22, 2010
Lipscomb's Josh Slater continued to make his push for the Atlantic Sun's player of the year award by leading the Bisons to a pair of victories, netting the junior his second Player of the Week award, the conference announced on Monday.
February 22, 2010
Saturday men's basketball against Mercer has been selected as the Atlantic Sun “Hot Game” and will be televised on CSS and, the conference announced Monday morning. To accommodate the broadcast, the men will tip at 5 p.m. while the women will play at 2 p.m.
February 20, 2010
Juniors Josh Slater and Adnan Hodzic scored 26 points each as the Lipscomb Bisons defeated Stetson 85-71 Saturday evening in the Edmunds Center.
February 20, 2010
The Lipscomb Bisons play their final road game of the season Saturday in DeLand, Fla., against Stetson at 6 p.m. CT. Lipscomb has not won at Stetson in six meetings in the NCAA-era.
February 18, 2010
Josh Slater flirted with a triple-double Thursday evening finishing with 19 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds in Lipscomb's 93-75 win against Florida Gulf Coast in Alico Arena.
February 17, 2010
In the 10 games Lipscomb has won in the A-Sun they have allowed an average of 68 points. They have given up 81 points per game in six loses. Coach Sanderson is seeking defensive consistency in the final games of the season.
February 11, 2010
Lipscomb was unable to hold on to a 14-point first half lead against the strong second half shooting of USC Upstate falling 81-74 Thursday evening. Upstate outscored the Bisons 50-34 in the second half.
February 11, 2010
The Lipscomb Bisons will be seeking their fourth straight road win of the season tonight at USC Upstate at 6:30. The Bisons enter the game tied for the lead in the Atlantic Sun Conference.
February 07, 2010
It was a true team effort as the Lipscomb Bisons won 79-61 over Jacksonville Sunday afternoon at Allen Arena. The win moves the Bisons into a share of first place in the A-Sun.
February 06, 2010
The Lipscomb Bisons have a chance to move into first place in the Atlantic Sun Sunday afternoon when they face Jacksonville at 1 at Allen Arena. Based on the past few games fans are encouraged to stay in their seats until the final buzzer.
February 05, 2010
The Lipscomb Bisons made two long runs, but time ran out in a 72-70 last second loss to North Florida Friday night at Allen Arena. The Bisons, 9-5 in the A-Sun, are tied with Belmont for second place, one-half game behind Jacksonville.
February 04, 2010
The trio of Adnan Hodzic, Josh Slater and Jordan Burgason has been leading the way for the Lipscomb Bisons, but coach Scott Sanderson is looking for some help from the rest of the team as North Florida visits Friday night at 7 at Allen Arena.
February 03, 2010
John Mansfield played basketball at Lipscomb from 1958-60. Today he spends a great deal of his time serving as an Abraham Lincoln presenter, making public appearances across the country as the 16th president of the United States.
February 01, 2010
Junior guard Josh Slater drained a three from in front of the Lipscomb bench with 0.2 seconds left to give the Lipscomb Bisons a 60-59 win against Campbell Monday evening.
February 01, 2010
Josh Slater delivered back-to-back career outings last week to give the Lipscomb Bisons critical road wins against Belmont and ETSU. The junior earned his first Player of the Week award, the conference announced on Monday.
January 31, 2010
The Bisons made the six-hour journey across snowy North Carolina to reach Buies Creek where they will attempt to complete the sweep of their three-game road trip when they face Campbell Monday at 7 p.m. CT.
January 30, 2010
Josh Slater had a career-high and team season-high 35 points and Jordan Burgason hit a 19-foot jumper with 4.5 seconds left in overtime to lift the Lipscomb Bisons over ETSU 85-84.
January 29, 2010
The Lipscomb Bisons travel to ETSU Saturday afternoon to attempt to avenge a loss only nine days earlier on a last second shot by ETSU's Jarvis Jones. Game time is set for 3 p.m. inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.
January 29, 2010
The Lipscomb men's basketball coaches will wear sneakers instead of dress shoes Saturday against ETSU as part of Coaches vs. Cancer® Suits and Sneakers awareness weekend.
January 27, 2010
David Fox of named Allen Arena as one of the Top 10 surprising home-court advantages in the nation.
January 27, 2010
Lipscomb holds a narrow lead on ETSU in the A-Sun All-Academic race. The Bisons' percentages for men's cross country, men's basketball and women's basketball all top the conference. The Bisons lead with 87 student-athletes on the team.
January 26, 2010
Josh Slater scored a game-high 26 points, with 12 coming from the free throw line, and Adnan Hodzic added 25, with seven points on free throws, as the Lipscomb Bisons beat Belmont 78-72 Tuesday night at the Curb Event Center.
January 25, 2010
The Lipscomb Bisons won the first round of the "Battle of the Boulevard", but they will be facing a more confident Belmont team Tuesday night at the Curb Event Center.
January 25, 2010
It's impossible to overlook Josh Slater when he's on the basketball court. The junior guard for Lipscomb plays with an energy and a level of enthusiasm that is undeniable.
January 23, 2010
Adnan Hodzic, Josh Slater and Jordan Burgason combined to score 71 points, but the rest of the Bisons only chipped in with 11 in an 86-82 loss to Campbell Saturday afternoon at Allen Arena.
January 22, 2010
Lipscomb coach Scott Sanderson spent Friday's practice session preparing his Bisons for Saturday's game against Campbell at Allen Arena. But he knows their minds are still on the last second shot in their 71-69 loss to ETSU Thursday night.
January 21, 2010
ETSU is considered to be the second biggest rival for the Lipscomb Bisons. Thursday night the game went down to the wire with the Bisons losing 71-69 on a last second shot.
January 20, 2010
The Lipscomb Bisons will face two of the biggest tests of the season. Thursday night ETSU visits Allen Arena followed by Campbell on Saturday. Control of first place in the conference could be determined by the outcome of these games.
January 16, 2010
Junior center Adnan Hodzic scored 29 points as the Lipscomb Bisons blew past North Florida 79-55 Saturday evening at UNF Arena. The teams were whistled for a combined 55 fouls and were 42-of-69 from the free throw line.
January 16, 2010
The Lipscomb University Bisons (8-8, 5-2 A-Sun) look to earn a split on their road trip Saturday evening against North Florida (9-8, 4-3 A-Sun). Game time is set for 6 p.m. CT in UNF Arena.
January 14, 2010
Jordan Burgason hit seven second half treys but the Bisons were not able to complete their rally from a 16-point first half deficit falling to Jacksonville 79-73 Thursday evening.
January 13, 2010
The Lipscomb Bisons have won their last four games and sit on top of the Atlantic Sun Conference with a 5-1 record as they face Jacksonville Thursday night on the road.
January 11, 2010
Guard Josh Slater led the Lipscomb Bisons with 16 points and 14 rebounds on the way to a 64-53 win over Belmont Monday night in Allen Arena in the 125th meeting between the two teams and the 20th anniversary of the "Battle of the Boulevard".
January 11, 2010
General admission tickets are still available for $15 for tonight's basketball doubleheader through the Athletic Ticket at 615-966-5899. They may also be bought through the box office beginning at 4 p.m. Shuttle service will be available between Stokes Elementary and Allen Arena tonight.
January 10, 2010
Emotions always run at a high level when the Lipscomb Bisons and Belmont Bruins meet in the "Battle of the Bouvleard". Both have an early share of first place in the Atlantic Sun which raises the importance of the game to an even higher level.
January 09, 2010
Monday night's game with Belmont becomes even more important as the Lipscomb Bisons enter the game tied with the Bruins for first place in the Atlantic Sun Conference after beating USC Upstate 80-66 at Allen Arena Saturday night.
January 08, 2010
The Bisons have won their last two games, but point guard Johnny Lee and his teammates are still seeking improvement as they head into Saturday night's game with USC Upstate at Allen Arena.
January 08, 2010
Lipscomb's men's basketball game against Belmont Monday at 8 p.m. will be shown on, ESPN Full Court, and the Bright House Sports Network, the Atlantic Sun conference announced Friday. Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) will distribute and also broadcast the game as part of the A-Sun television package.
January 07, 2010
The Lipscomb Bisons beat arch-rival Belmont 124-107 Feb. 17, 1990 in front of an NAIA record crowd of 15,399 fans at Vanderbilt's Memorial Gym. The crowd is one of the main things that former players in the game remember.
January 04, 2010
Jordan Burgason and Johnny Lee each scored a game-high 22 points and Brandon Brown added 20 as the Lipscomb Bisons beat Florida Gulf Coast 89-79 Monday night at Allen Arena.
January 03, 2010
The Lipscomb Bisons continue their homestand Monday evening against the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles. Game time is 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $7.
January 02, 2010
Center Adnan Hodzic scored a game-high 29 points and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds as the Lipscomb Bisons beat Stetson 84-63 Saturday afternoon at Allen Arena in an Atlantic Sun game.
January 01, 2010
The Lipscomb Bisons ring in the New Year as they return to Atlantic Sun Conference action to face Stetson in Allen Arena Saturday at 3:15 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $7.
December 28, 2009
Junior center Adnan Hodzic's 34 points and 13 rebounds against Arizona last Monday garnered him a share of this week's Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week Award.
December 21, 2009
Arizona's Nic Wise drained a three-pointer as the buzzer expired to give Arizona an 83-82 overtime win over Lipscomb. Adnan Hodzic had a career-high 34 points to go along with 13 rebounds
December 20, 2009
The Lipscomb Bisons close out the pre-Christmas schedule Monday night at Arizona, a Pac-10 team.
December 20, 2009
Junior center Adnan Hodzic has already accomplished a great deal for the Lipscomb Bisons, but he is constantly fine-tuning his game as the coaching staff works with him to find an even higher performance level.
December 19, 2009
Junior center Adnan Hodzic scored his 1,000th career point Saturday against No. 25 Cincinnati but the Bearcats proved too versatile dropping the Bisons 80-52.
December 18, 2009
The Lipscomb Bisons will face the Cincinnati Bearcats Saturday at 1 p.m. CST. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Ohio and streamed at
December 17, 2009
Tickets to the 125th meeting between Lipscomb and Belmont on Jan. 11 in Allen Arena are now on sale through the Lipscomb Athletic Ticket Office at 615-966-5899.
December 12, 2009
The Bisons closed out the home portion of their pre-Christmas scheduled with 105-68 win over Oakland City, an NCAA Division II team Saturday night at Allen Arena.
December 11, 2009
The Lipscomb Bisons offense continues to roll while coach Scott Sanderson and his staff work on defensive fine-tuning as Oakland City, an NCAA Division II team, visits Allen Arena Saturday night.
December 10, 2009
The Bisons followed up a lackluster first half with a strong second half both offensively and defensively to defeat SIU Edwardsville 94-74 Thursday night at Allen Arena. It was the 250th win for Sanderson in his career.
December 09, 2009
Coach Scott Sanderson would like the gift of defensive consistency for his team, but he can't wait until Christmas to get his wish. The Bisons start a two game homestand Thursday night when SIU Edwardsville visits Allen Arena for a game at 7.
December 05, 2009
Junior Josh Slater scored a career high for the second straight game finishing with 29 points in Lipscomb's 97-91 loss to Kennesaw State Saturday evening at the Convocation Center in Kennesaw, Ga.
December 05, 2009
Matt Shaw, a 6-7 forward from Kennesaw, Ga., has asked for his release from the Lipscomb basketball team.
December 05, 2009
The Lipscomb Bisons seek their second Atlantic Sun win Saturday against a much improved Kennesaw State squad. Game time is 6:30 p.m. CST at the Convocation Center in Kennesaw, Ga.
December 03, 2009
Sophomore Jordan Burgason hit eight 3-pointers scoring 31 points while juniors Adnan Hodzic and Josh Slater netted 25 and 24 points, respectively, in Lipscomb's 98-89 win against the Mercer Bears Thursday evening.
December 02, 2009
The Lipscomb Bisons open Atlantic Sun Conference play Thursday evening as they take on the Mercer Bears at the University Center in Macon, Ga. Game time is 6:30 p.m. CST.
November 28, 2009
Adnan Hodzic led Lipscomb (1-4) with 23 points and 11 rebounds as the Lipscomb Bisons defeated SIU Edwardsville (0-5) 67-64 Saturday afternoon in Edwardsville, Ill.
November 27, 2009
The Lipscomb Bisons (0-4) seek their first win of the 2009-10 season when they travel to SIU Edwardsville (0-4) Saturday afternoon. Game time is 2 p.m. in the Vadalabene Center.
November 24, 2009
The Lipscomb Bisons played tough with No. 17 Ohio State but in the end fell 84-64 to the Big Ten team in Columbus Tuesday evening.
November 23, 2009
When Lipscomb coach Scott Sanderson put together his schedule, he knew this year's would be the toughest during his 11 years at Lipscomb and the difficult schedule would make his team better prepared for A-Sun conference games.
November 21, 2009
The Lipscomb athletic department will host a pregame rally at The Columbus Renaissance hotel Tuesday at 4:15 (ET) prior to the men's basketball game with Ohio State that evening.
November 19, 2009
Adnan Hodzic scored 24 points and Josh Slater added 19 but the Lipscomb Bisons were unable to pull out a victory over Tennessee Tech falling 92-89 Thursday evening in Allen Arena.
November 19, 2009
The Lipscomb men's basketball squad takes the court in Allen Arena at 7 p.m. on Thursday against Tennessee Tech seeking its first win of season. Tickets are $7 and are available at the door.
November 18, 2009
Lipscomb men's basketball coach Scott Sanderson announced the signing of Robert Boyd at Wednesday's Fastbreak Club Luncheon. Boyd is a 6'3 guard from two-time defending state champion Fulton High School in Knoxville, Tenn.
November 16, 2009
Josh Slater scored 20 points and Adnan Hodzic added 18 as the Bisons fell 95-73 Monday night to Vanderbilt on the road at Memorial Gym.
November 16, 2009
The Lipscomb University Bisons (0-1, 0-0 A-Sun) travel across town to face Vanderbilt University (0-0, 0-0 SEC). Game time is set for 7 p.m. (CT) in Memorial Gym.
November 14, 2009
Lipscomb jumped out to a 16-7 lead behind 13 early points from Brandon Brown, but the Bisons were not able to overcome a strong shooting performance by Elon University as Lipscomb fell 91-86 in their season opener Saturday evening in Allen Arena.
November 13, 2009
The Lipscomb Bisons will tip off their regular season Saturday against Elon in Allen Arena at 7 p.m. They will attempt to avenge an overtime loss at Elon last year. Tickets are $7 and are available at the door.
November 11, 2009
After spending several years as one of the top defensive teams in the A-Sun, Lipscomb showed during a nine-game win streak last year that it had an offense capable of scoring lots of points.
November 10, 2009
MACON, Ga. - 11 Days of A-Sun Men's Basketball takes its second trip to Nashville, Tenn. - this time for a look at the Lipscomb Bison - the team that tied for first in the preseason coaches' poll
November 10, 2009
Tickets are now on sale to the public for seats inside a special Lipscomb section at the Bisons basketball game at Ohio State on Tuesday, Nov. 24. The tickets are located in the lower level and are available for $27.
November 05, 2009
Josh Slater posted a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in Lipscomb's 88-59 win over Freed-Hardeman Thursday evening in an exhibition.
November 05, 2009
Lipscomb University Hall of Fame men's basketball star John Kimbrell passed away on the morning of Thursday Nov. 5 as a result of an unexpected aneurysm suffered the previous week. He was 46 years old.
November 05, 2009
The Bisons play host to former NAIA rival Freed-Hardeman Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in Allen Arena. Tickets are available at the door for $7. Laser Chase of Cool Springs is sponsoring a pregame "Farmer Night" cookout from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
November 04, 2009
Lipscomb athletics hosted an afternoon of community events Tuesday leading up to HoopapaLUza and the kickoff to his year's basketball season.
November 04, 2009
Lipscomb's home men's and women's basketball games against Belmont on Jan. 11 will be broadcast on Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS). To accommodate the television broadcast the women's game will tip off at 5:30 p.m. and the men's game will start at 8 p.m.
October 31, 2009
Lipscomb University has received ticket allotments for Lipscomb's men's basketball games at Vanderbilt University and Ohio State. These tickets are now on sale to National Bison Club members.
October 27, 2009
With basketball season right around the corner, Lipscomb Athletics is hosting a “Meet Your Seat” night next Tuesday Nov. 3 in conjunction with HoopapaLUza, the annual basketball kickoff event.
October 27, 2009
Life-changing moments rarely are planned, which is why many times they go unrecognized until months or even years later. As a 5-year-old, however, Adnan Hodzic understood immediately that his life never was going to be the same.
October 19, 2009
Junior center Adnan Hodzic is surrounded by several solid shooters on the court, but there is no doubt that his play inside will dictate much of the success for the Bisons this season.
October 16, 2009
The Bisons officially start basketball practice for the 2009-2010 season Friday night. One of the top concerns for coach Scott Sanderson is finding a point guard to provide consistent leadership on the court.
October 07, 2009
The Bisons nave been picked to win the A-Sun Conference tournament title and tie for the regular season crown, the conference office announced Wednesday. Adnan Hodzic was named to the preseason All-Conference Team
October 05, 2009
Lipscomb head coach Scott Sanderson will participate in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Breakfast Thursday, Oct. 8 at the Wildhorse Saloon. Sanderson will join local head coaches Kevin Stallings, Rick Byrd, and John Cooper in discussing the upcoming basketball season.
October 02, 2009
USA Today: If there is a bright spot in the picture, it is that Lipscomb looks to have the makings of a contender next season. Four starters return, including the top two scorers, Adnan Hodzic and Josh Slater. Justin Glenn, a 6-foot-8 transfer from Centenary, will join the team.
September 30, 2009
Lipscomb head basketball coaches Scott Sanderson and Frank Bennett announced the 2009-10 Fastbreak Club luncheon schedule this afternoon. The first lunch will be Wednesday, Oct. 14 at noon.
September 30, 2009
Lipscomb basketball camp schedules for the summers of 2010 and 2011 were announced Wednesday by men's basketball coach Scott Sanderson. Registration for the 2010 camps will start early next year.
September 29, 2009
Lipscomb's men's basketball matchup at Belmont on Tuesday, January 26 will be televised live on Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS) at 6 p.m.
August 26, 2009
With the start of school comes the start of individual workouts, weight training and daily pickup games for the Lipscomb basketball squad. But the Bisons took part of their Tuesday afternoon off from basketball to serve in the South Nashville community.
July 17, 2009
Fans of Lipscomb athletics should turn to ESPN Sunday night at 8 (CDT) for the 17th annual ESPY Awards presentation. The event was filmed Wednesday night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles with former Lipscomb basketball coach Don Meyer receiving the "Jimmy V Perseverance" Award.
July 07, 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.
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