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Lipscomb (10-10, 5-3 A-Sun)
ETSU (10-8, 5-3 A-Sun)
1/21/2012 | MSHA Athletic Center (Johnson City, TN) | Attendance: 4348
Saturday, January 21, 2012
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Senior Jordan Burgason drained nine 3-pointers tying his own single-game record and posted a career-high 33 points Saturday afternoon as Lipscomb defeated ETSU 73-65 in Johnson City, Tenn.
He also hit nine treys at Iowa State on Dec. 21 setting Lipscomb’s NCAA era record. The Bison (10-10, 5-3 A-Sun) connected on a season high 15 three-pointers against ETSU (10-8, 5-3 A-Sun).
In the last eight games, Burgason has hit an unfathomable 4.8 treys a game and is shooting 59.3 percent from beyond the arc.
Burgason’s bombs started at the top of the game as he made three treys in Lipscomb’s first five possessions. Lipscomb led the whole first half and was up 39-30 at half.
Lipscomb went cold after a 3-pointer by Burgason less than four minutes into the second half. The Bison didn’t score in a span of 13 possessions over 7:31 and allowed ETSU to go on a 17-0 run to take a 51-44 lead.
Freshman Martin Smith snapped the streak with a traditional three-point play at the 9:09 mark. Two possessions later Smith nailed a three.
Then Burgason took back over hitting three consecutive 3-pointers to give Lipscomb a 59-56 lead with 5:44 left.
Martin finished with a career-high 17 points and four 3-pointers including a trey with 56 seconds remaining to put Lipscomb up four.
ETSU missed its final four shot attempts and Burgason made five free throws to close the game.
ETSU led 46-33 on the boards. It was the seventh time in the last nine outings that Lipscomb trailed in rebounding. The Bucs had 24 offensive rebounds and 16 second chance points.
Jarvis Jones paced ETSU with 18 points while Tommy Hubbard posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Isiah Brown had 13 rebounds.
Zavion Williams had a team-high eight rebounds for Lipscomb. The Bison had 18 assists on 25 baskets.
Lipscomb shot 48.1 percent from the field while ETSU shot 37.1 percent.
The Bison handed ETSU its first home loss of the season.
Lipscomb plays at USC Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C., Monday at 6 p.m. central. USC Upstate is coming off a 79-78 win on a last second shot against Belmont Saturday.
Monday’s game will be broadcast by the Lipscomb Sports Network presented by Jackson live on 102.1 The Light and LipscombSports.com beginning with the Lyons Chevrolet Buick GMC Countdown to Tipoff show at 5:45.
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