December 13, 20141st2ndFinal
Lipscomb303868
Austin Peay263359
Stats at a GlanceLIPAPSU
FG Percentage.391 (18-46) .333 (16-48)
3P FG Percentage.296 (8-27) .333 (5-15)
FT Percentage.800 (24-30) .611 (22-36)
Offensive Rebounds813
Defensive Rebounds2724
Total Rebounds3537
Turnovers1616
Steals97
Bench Points2819
LeadersLIPAPSU
PointsWishon - 21
DYSON - 21
ReboundsJosh Williams - 7
DAVIS - 10
AssistsMoran - 3
HORTON - 2
DAVIS - 2
PURVIS - 2
FREEMAN - 2
DYSON - 2
StealsJosh Williams - 3
Smith - 3
HORTON - 2
DAVIS - 2
BlocksDenny - 1
Lang - 1
DIOP - 1
HORTON - 1
21 from Wishon leads men's hoops past Austin Peay
Saturday, December 13, 2014
21 from Wishon leads men's hoops past Austin Peay

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Behind an 18-point, second-half effort from sophomore Brett Wishon, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team was able to fight off a determined Austin Peay squad 68-59 on Saturday afternoon at the Winfred Dunn Center in Clarksville.

The Concord, N.C. native was lethal from deep hitting 7-of-12 from beyond the arc for a career-high, 21 points. Six of the treys came in the second half to propel the Bisons (4-5) to the victory.

“Brett was 7-for-12 from three while the rest of the team was 1-for-15,” said Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander. “He made some timely threes while they were making their run and had a lot of momentum.  He stepped up and made some really big shots.”

Free throws were also a huge part of the win for the Purple and Gold as well, as the Bisons hit 24-of-30 for a season-high 80 percent from the charity stripe.  The Governors (2-7) hit just 22-of-36 from the line.

“Just getting off to a good start got the monkey off our back at the free-throw line,” said Alexander. “That was critical.  It was a game where we both shot a lot of free throws and us making a high percentage was very important.”

Senior forward Malcolm Smith was a big part of that free-throw shooting hitting 5-of-6 to finish in double figures with 11 total points.  Sophomore guard Josh Williams also finished in double figures with a 10-point night making 4-of-4 from the line.

“We played through a lot of adversity tonight,” said Alexander. “We had a couple of guys go down with injuries in the second half and we had a ton of foul trouble. It was really good to get a win and we’ll take wins when we can get them but we still have a lot of improvement to do.”

APSU’s Ed Dyson led the Governors by matching Wishon with a 21-point effort.

 

Herd notes:

  • Josh Williams finished in double digits for the 11th-straight contest, a figure that leads all Atlantic Sun Conference players.
  • The Bisons were able to overcome a 37-35 deficit on the boards including a 13-8 advantage for the Govs in offensive rebounding.
  • Both teams turned the ball over 16 times but Lipscomb was able to convert the Austin Peay miscues into 21 points, while the Governors only had 14 points off turnovers.
  • Lipscomb won the shooting battle against Austin Peay 39.1 percent to 33.3 percent after holding the Governors to just 27 percent shooting in the second half.
  • The win snapped a five-game road skid for the Bisons dating back to the final game of the 2013-14 season at ETSU.

 

Up next: The Bisons travel to Austin, Texas for a meeting with the No. 8 Texas at the Frank Ervin Center.  The contest will air live on the Longhorn Network, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.