|November 14, 2014||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||BCM||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.333 (21-63)||.403 (29-72)|
|3P FG Percentage||.476 (10-21)||.324 (11-34)|
|FT Percentage||.667 (18-27)||.629 (22-35)|
Coleman Ellingsworth - 13
Caleb Johnson - 13
Coleman Ellingsworth - 1
Monty Wilson - 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lipscomb men’s basketball returns to Allen Arena on Friday night as the Bisons welcome Berry College for an 8 p.m. tipoff.
The series between the two teams dates back to 1967 when the Bisons claimed an 82-70 victory in McQuiddy Gymnasium over the Vikings.
The two schools have played eight times over the years with the Bisons coming out on top in all eight games. The last meeting came in 2000 with the Purple and Gold taking an 88-69 win.
The game will be broadcast live on ASun.TV with Jonathan and Justin Seamon bringing all of the action live from the Music City. To purchase tickets call 615-966-HERD (4373) or logon to http://www.LipscombTickets.com
- Sophomore guard J.C. Hampton and senior forward Martin Smith were both selected to the Atlantic Sun Conference Preseason team.
- The Bisons were tabbed third in the 2014 A-Sun coaches preseason poll behind favorite FGCU and North Florida. The media poll had second and third places reversed for the Bisons and Ospreys with Lipscomb selected to finish just behind FGCU.
- NBC Sport’s CollegeBasketballTalk agreed with the A-Sun media picking Lipscomb to finish second in the 8-team league.
- Martin Smith heads into Friday night’s contest needing just 17 points to join twin brother Malcolm Smith with 1,000 career points as a Bison. Malcolm accomplished the feat in the 2014-15 season finale.
- The Bisons return four players that averaged double figures a year ago, the most of any team in the A-Sun. Martin Smith leads the way as the top returning scorer in the league with a 15.6 ppg average just ahead of J.C. Hampton, who scored 14.5 ppg last year. They were joined in double figures by Malcolm Smith (13.8 ppg) and Josh Williams (13.0 ppg)
- Lipscomb was featured by BleacherReport in July as one of the next mid-major team’s that are poised to become a powerhouse. The publication cited the Bisons high-octane offense and the number of returning scorers as reasons why Lipscomb could join the ranks of Butler, Creighton, Davidson and VCU as teams that have become mid-major powers.
- BleacherReport also predicted the Bisons to be the ninth-best 3-point shooting team in the country in 2014-15 and gave the Purple and Gold an honorable mention in the top-10 best “Small Ball” lineups in college basketball.