January 13, 20151st2ndFinal
USC Upstate322658
Stats at a GlanceUPSTLIP
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)
Offensive Rebounds137
Defensive Rebounds2325
Total Rebounds3632
Bench Points918
PointsBUCHANAN - 13
ReboundsSTEPHENS - 8
AssistsGREENE - 7
StealsSMITH - 1
BlocksSCHULTE - 1
Home streak on line for men's hoops against Upstate
Monday, January 12, 2015
Home streak on line for men's hoops against Upstate

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.