December 16, 20141st2ndFinal
Lipscomb322961
Texas5848106
Stats at a GlanceLIPUT
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)
Offensive Rebounds1119
Defensive Rebounds1736
Total Rebounds2855
Turnovers119
Steals56
Bench Points2058
LeadersLIPUT
PointsSmith - 17
Turner - 26
ReboundsBrammeier - 5
TEAM - 5
Lammert - 9
Turner - 9
AssistsHampton - 4
Holland - 8
StealsDenny - 1
Lang - 1
Johnson - 1
Korn - 1
Brammeier - 1
Barnett - 2
BlocksSmith - 1
Smith - 1
Turner - 6
No. 9 Texas proves tough road task for the Bisons
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
No. 9 Texas proves tough road task for the Bisons

AUSTIN, Texas – In the first-ever meeting between the two squads, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team could not keep pace with No. 9 Texas on Tuesday night as the Longhorns proved worthy of their lofty ranking as the Bisons fell 106-61 at the Frank Erwin Center.

The Bisons (4-6) had little answer for the Longhorns (9-1) offensive attack as Texas put up 58 points in the first half behind 52 percent shooting including hitting 8-of-15 beyond the arc.  Lipscomb on the other hand was held to just 29 percent as the Purple and Gold trailed 58-32 at the break.

“Texas was on a mission offensively,” said Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander. “They’re regarded as the best defensive team in the country to date, so we knew that end of the floor was going to be a challenge.

“They were really intentional about playing fast and being aggressive offensively and they had us on our heels from the very beginning. My hat’s off to them.  They are a really good team.”

Senior forward Malcolm Smith led the way for the Bisons with a 17-point effort.  He was joined in double figures by sophomore guard Josh Williams, who finished the night with 13 points.  The Bisons also got eight points each from Brett Wishon and Nathan Moran.

“Considering how good Texas is defensively, I thought our shots from the perimeter were very good,” said Alexander. “When you play a team like this on the road and things aren’t going your way, you can tend to get a little hurried and you get a rushed three and a little bit out of your comfort zone.”

Texas freshman Myles Turner led the way for the Longhorns with a game-high 26 points.  Turner hit 9-of-17 from the field, 7-of-7 from the line and added nine rebounds and six blocks.

Herd notes:

  • The Bisons turned the ball over 11 times in the final 20 minutes of action after not committing a single turnover in the first half of action. The Longhorns were careful with the ball as well committing only nine miscues.
  • With 13 points Josh Williams scored in double figures for the 12th-straight game
  • Lipscomb is now 0-9 all-time against ranked opponents and 0-4 against Big 12 foes. Lipscomb is also 0-7 in the Lonestar State.
  • The Longhorns dominated the boards holding a 55-28 advantage in rebounding including 19 offensive rebounds that resulted in 21 second-chance points.
  • Lipscomb’s 61 points were a season low.
  • Texas’ 106 points are the first time the Bisons have allowed an opponent to cross the century mark since Belmont downed Lipscomb 100-66 in 2012.

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Up next: The Bisons travel to take on Ivy League foe Princeton on Friday night in Princeton, New Jersey.