|November 24, 2014||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||BEL|
|FG Percentage||.441 (26-59)||.563 (27-48)|
|3P FG Percentage||.391 (9-23)||.500 (11-22)|
|FT Percentage||.696 (16-23)||.500 (17-34)|
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb men’s basketball team is set for a rematch of last week’s “Battle of the Boulevard” against Belmont as the Bisons make the short trek up Belmont Boulevard to take on the Bruins at the Curb Event Center on Monday night at 7 p.m.
The Bisons (2-2) look to avenge last Monday night’s 87-62 loss to the Bruins (3-1) at Allen Arena. The contest will air locally on 94.9 Game 2 with the “Babbling Bison” Jonathan Seamon calling all of the action.
Tickets are available through the Belmont ticket office by calling 615-460-2255 or by clicking here.
Inside the Herd:
- Monday night is the 136th meeting of two of the closest rivals in NCAA Division I athletics. The Bisons hold a 73-62 lead overall in the series but the Bruins hold a 15-9 edge in the Division I era after winning the last six contests.
- The ties between the two coaching staffs are deep with Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander having starred on the court for the Bruins from 1991-95 before joining Rick Byrd’s staff for 16 seasons. Bisons assistant coach Steve Drabyn was also a standout guard for Belmont from 2000-04. Lipscomb associate head coach Roger Idstrom also spent from 2000-11 on the Belmont bench as one of Byrd’s assistants.
- The Lipscomb players also have connections to Belmont with graduate transfer Chad Lang having suited up for the Bruins the last four seasons and Asa Duvall’s father, Danny, having played for Belmont.
- Alexander enters the contest looking for his first win against his mentor having gone winless in five attempts. Alexander’s Stetson squads came up empty in two tries in 2011-12 and the Bisons dropped both contests to the Bruins a year ago.
- Sophomore guard Josh Williams sits atop the A-Sun scoring leaders with conference preseason Player of the Year Bernard Thompson of FGCU averaging 18.0 points per game. Williams has now scored in double figures in each of the last six contests for the Bisons. He ranks tied for 12th nationally in scoring among sophomore guards.
- Freshman guard Nathan Moran has made an early impact in just four games averaging 10.2 ppg including leading the Bisons with a 16-point effort against Transylvania. The newcomer ranks second among all A-Sun rookies trailing Stetson’s Divine Myles, who is averaging 10.8 ppg.