|January 13, 2015||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||UPST||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.431 (22-51)||.426 (20-47)|
|3P FG Percentage||.308 (8-26)||.286 (6-21)|
|FT Percentage||.300 (6-20)||.700 (14-20)|
CUTHBERTSON - 1
STEPHENS - 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Riding a five-game winning streak at Allen Arena, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team continues home Atlantic Sun Conference action on Tuesday night hosting USC Upstate at 6:30 p.m.
The contest is set to air on ESPN3 with Jonathan and Justin Seamon calling the action from the Music City. The Spartans are also riding a five-game streak of their own having won the last five contests en route to their 13-4 record.
The series sits dead even at 7-7 between the two conference foes with both teams winning on their home court in 2013-14.
Inside the Herd:
- The Bisons had a record-setting effort on January 5 against Rhodes shooting a blistering 68.2 percent from the field. That figure is the highest shooting percentage in the NCAA era for the Purple and Gold surpassing a 67.4 percent effort in 2008 against Jacksonville. Lipscomb took just 44 shots on Monday night making 30 including the first eight buckets of the game.
- Sophomore guard Josh Williams leads the team in scoring averaging 15.1 ppg. That figure ranks third best in the Atlantic Sun. Williams leads the team in rebounding averaging 5.2 boards a night and has scored in double figures in 17 of the last 18 games.
- 70 seems to be the magic number for the Bisons as all seven wins have come when the Purple and Gold hold the opponent to 70 points are fewer.
- Senior forward Malcolm Smith moved into the No. 2 position all-time on the free-throw charts as a Bison in the game at Austin Peay. The veteran hit 5-of-6 from the charity strip to move past former Lipscomb great Adnan Hodzic with 405. Smith has 435 and now trails only Josh Slater, who finished with 484.
- Freshman guard Aaron Korn has played a big role in the Bisons wins in the past two games. The Indiana native scored a dozen in the win over Rhodes before notching a season-high 13 against Northern Kentucky.