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Men's hoops returns home to host USC Upstate
USC Upstate (13-11, 6-5 A-Sun)
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Lipscomb (11-12, 6-6 A-Sun)
2/6/2014 | Nashville, Tenn. - Allen Arena | Attendance: 1457
1st2ndFinal
USC Upstate314475
Lipscomb294877
Stats at a GlanceUPSTLIP
FG Percentage.472 (25-53) .489 (23-47)
3P FG Percentage.333 (8-24) .414 (12-29)
FT Percentage.680 (17-25) .792 (19-24)
Offensive Rebounds134
Defensive Rebounds2220
Total Rebounds3524
Turnovers1511
Steals38
Bench Points136
Statistical LeadersUPSTLIP
PointsCRAIG - 18
WILLIAMS - 21
HAMPTON - 21
ReboundsGLENN - 9
SMITH - 6
AssistsMILLER - 9
HAMPTON - 7
StealsGLENN - 2
SMITH - 3
BlocksWILLIAMS - 1

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Riding a three-game road winning streak, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team returns to Allen Arena on Thursday night to take on Atlantic Sun Conference foe USC Upstate at 6 p.m.

The Bisons (10-12, 5-6 A-Sun) look to snap a five-game skid against the Spartans (13-10, 6-4 A-Sun) and climb above .500 in league play.  Upstate owns a slim 7-6 advantage in the all-time series that dates back to 2008.

The contest is set to air on ESPN3 with Steve Selby and Justin Seamon on the call as well as 94.9 Game 2 with Justin Seamon, Jay Walton and Jared Revlett bringing the action. 

To purchase tickets logon to http://www.LipscombTickets.com or call 615-966-HERD (4373).

  • The Bisons are currently riding a three-game winning streak for the first time since the 2009-10 season when Lipscomb finished up the regular season with 5-straight victories to claim the A-Sun Regular Season crown.
  • Redshirt-freshman guard J.C. Hampton picked up his second A-Sun Newcomer of the Week award on Monday for his efforts last week against Jacksonville and North Florida.  Hampton sank 15 points in each contest including hitting the game-winning shot against the Ospreys with 45 seconds left.  The Gainesville, Ga. native notched four rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals against Jacksonville and grabbed four rebounds and added three steals against North Florida.  Hampton continues to lead all A-Sun freshmen in scoring averaging 14.3 points per game, a figure that ranks him ninth overall in the league.  He has also scored double figures in 14 of the last 15 contests.
  • Freshman guard Josh Williams continues to make a big impact in his first season averaging a league eighth best with a 15.3 points per game in conference games. He scored a game-high 27 points last Thursday to help the Bisons down Jacksonville.  He also averages five rebounds per contest a figure that ranks ninth best in the nation among freshmen guards.
  • The Bisons currently lead the league with four players ranked in the top-15 in scoring in Atlantic Sun games.
  • With seven wins on the road this season, the Bisons lead the league ahead of Mercer, who has claimed six of their 18 wins away from home.
  • Long distance has been a big part of the Bisons this season as Lipscomb leads the league in 3-pointers made per game at 8.7.  The Bisons rank 7th nationally with 546 attempts.  Senior guard Khion Sankey leads the league with a .464 percentage from beyond the arc.
  • Close contests have been the norm for the Bisons in A-Sun play with eight of the 11 contests being decided by five points or less.
  • Hitting the 70-point mark and hitting more free throws than the opponent seems to be the magic recipe so far in 2013-14. The Bisons are 9-4 when scoring 70 or more and also 7-4 when shooting more free throws.