|December 16, 2014||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||UT|
|FG Percentage||.306 (19-62)||.538 (35-65)|
|3P FG Percentage||.300 (9-30)||.500 (12-24)|
|FT Percentage||.609 (14-23)||.649 (24-37)|
TEAM - 5
Turner - 9
Lang - 1
Johnson - 1
Korn - 1
Brammeier - 1
Smith - 1
AUSTIN, Texas. – The Lipscomb men’s basketball team heads into Tuesday night’s 7 p.m. contest at No. 9 Texas in what will mark several firsts for the Bisons.
The game will be the first between the Bisons (4-5) and the Longhorns (8-1) in the history of the two programs.
The contest will air nationally on the Longhorn Network with Lowell Galindo, Reid Gettys and Jane Slater handling the broadcast duties. It will also be available on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
Lipscomb looks to pick up its first-ever win in the Lonestar State having come up empty in five previous attempts. A win would also be the first against a Big 12 opponent for the Purple and Gold.
Inside the Herd:
- Sophomore forward Brett Wishon was named the Atlantic Sun Conference Newcomer of the Week on Monday after leading the Bisons with a 21-point effort at Austin Peay on Saturday afternoon. The Concord, N.C., native sank six treys in the second half en route to his first league weekly honor.
- Tuesday marks the sixth trip to the Lonestar state in the NCAA Division I era for the Bisons. Lipscomb last played in Texas in 2010 falling at Baylor.
- The Bisons will be without veteran wing man Martin Smith on Tuesday night after the senior suffered a foot injury in the second-half of the game at Austin Peay. The Clarksville, Tenn., native has been an ironman for the Bisons over his career playing in 97 games in his 3-plus seasons including 77 starts.
- Senior forward Malcolm Smith moved into the No. 2 position all-time on the free-throw charts as a Bison on Saturday. The veteran hit 5-of-6 from the charity strip to move past former Lipscomb great Adnan Hodzic with 405. Smith now trails only Josh Slater, who finished with 484.
- Sophomore guard Josh Williams sits among the A-Sun scoring leaders in fourth, averaging 14.2 points per game. Williams has now scored in double figures in each of the last 11 contests for the Bisons a figure that leads the A-Sun. He ranks tied for 19th nationally in scoring among sophomore guards.
- Freshman guard Nathan Moran has made an early impact averaging 10.1 ppg including leading the Bisons with a 16-point effort against Transylvania and a 17-point afternoon at Colorado. The newcomer ranks 4th in the A-Sun averaging 2.4 treys per game and ranks second among all freshmen in the A-Sun in scoring.