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Bisons to open 2014 action in Dunk City on Wednesday
Lipscomb (5-8, 0-2 A-Sun)
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FGCU (8-7, 2-0 A-Sun)
1/1/2014 | Alico Arena (Fort Myers, FL) | Attendance: 3368
1st2ndFinal
Lipscomb303262
FGCU393675
Stats at a GlanceLIPFGCU
FG Percentage.385 (20-52) .491 (26-53)
3P FG Percentage.360 (9-25) .211 (4-19)
FT Percentage.565 (13-23) .679 (19-28)
Offensive Rebounds911
Defensive Rebounds2230
Total Rebounds3141
Turnovers1012
Steals56
Bench Points921
Statistical LeadersLIPFGCU
PointsSMITH - 20
COMER - 24
ReboundsWILLIAMS - 6
FIELER - 10
McKNIGHT - 10
AssistsDENNY - 3
WILLIAMS - 3
JONES - 2
GRAF - 2
StealsHAMPTON - 3
JONES - 2
THOMPSON - 2
BlocksSMITH - 1
McKNIGHT - 3

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

FT MYERS, Fla. – The Lipscomb men’s basketball team opens 2014 play on Wednesday as Atlantic Sun Conference road play continues at Florida Gulf Coast at 4 p.m. at Alico Arena.

The contest will air on both ESPN3 with David Moulton and J. Webb Horton calling the action as well as 94.9 Game 2 with Jonathan Seamon behind the mic.

The Bisons (5-7, 0-1 A-Sun) are coming off a tough 65-63 loss at Stetson on Monday night to open league play while the Eagles (7-7, 1-0 A-Sun) downed Northern Kentucky 60-56.

  • Lipscomb owns an 8-3 advantage all-time against the Eagles including both contests a year ago. The Bisons were the only A-Sun opponent in 2012-13 to earn a win in Ft. Myers and earn a series sweep against the Eagles. Lipscomb took an 87-78 overtime thriller in the Sunshine State before taking care of FGCU in the Music City 84-74.
  • Junior forward Martin Smith continues to lead the Bisons in scoring averaging an A-Sun second-best 17.3 points per game. The Clarksville, Tenn. native has scored in double figures in each of the last seven games for the Purple and Gold.
  • Redshirt freshman guard J.C. Hampton is pacing all A-Sun rookies in scoring with a 13.6 points-per-game average.  That figure ranks Hampton ninth overall in the A-Sun scoring race and ranks him tied for 25th nationally in freshman guard scoring.
  • Free throws have been key for the Bisons in each of the five wins this season having hit 75 percent (138-of-184) from the charity stripe. The Purple and Gold are also 5-2 when shooting more free throws than the opponent.  In the seven losses in 2013-14, Lipscomb has shot just 61 percent (103-of-169) from the line. 
  • 70 seems to be the magic number so far in 2013-14.  The Bisons are 5-2 when scoring 70 or more points but winless when scoring below 70.
  • Wednesday’s contest wraps up a 5-game road swing for the Bisons that started Dec. 7 at Murray State. Lipscomb returns home for the first time in 30 days on Saturday hosting North Florida at 4 p.m. at Allen Arena.