January 17, 20151st2ndFinal
Lipscomb474491
Kennesaw State364177
Stats at a GlanceLIPKSU
FG Percentage.475 (28-59) .364 (20-55)
3P FG Percentage.519 (14-27) .286 (6-21)
FT Percentage.840 (21-25) .756 (31-41)
Offensive Rebounds1016
Defensive Rebounds2925
Total Rebounds3941
Turnovers1011
Steals64
Bench Points124
LeadersLIPKSU
PointsSmith - 29
WILSON - 25
ReboundsSmith - 11
WILSON - 10
AssistsHampton - 7
BROWN - 3
StealsWilliams - 3
BROWN - 2
BlocksWishon - 1
JONES - 1
MORENA - 1
BENNETT - 1
WILSON - 1
Men's hoops heads to Kennesaw State for A-Sun action
Friday, January 16, 2015
Men's hoops heads to Kennesaw State for A-Sun action

KENNESAW, Ga. – The Lipscomb men’s basketball team looks to improve to 3-0 in Atlantic Sun Conference for the first time in school history on Saturday afternoon against Kennesaw State at 1 p.m.

The contest will air live on ESPN3 as well as on 94.9 Game 2 in the Nashville market.

It marks the 19th meeting between the two league foes with Lipscomb holding a 13-5 advantage in the series.  The Bisons have won the last eight with the last win for the Owls coming during the 2010 A-Sun tournament in Macon.

 

Inside the Herd:

  • The 2-0 start in A-Sun play ties the 2010-11 team for the best league start in school history.
  • Sophomore guard Josh Williams leads the team in scoring averaging 15.3 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 18 of the last 19 games.
  • 70 seems to be the magic number for the Bisons as all eight wins have come when the Purple and Gold hold the opponent to 70 points are fewer.
  • The Bisons will be without veteran wing man Martin Smith on Saturday afternoon after the senior suffered a foot injury in the second-half of the game at Austin Peay. 
  • 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 441 and now trails only Josh Slater, who finished with 484.  His 672 attempts ranks sixth among active NCAA career leaders
  • Freshman guard Nathan Moran ranks sixth in the nation for three pointers made by a freshman.  He averages 2.3 per game, a figure that ranks fourth best in the conference.  39 of the rookie’s 49 made field goals have been from beyond the arc.
  • 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 making 30 including the first eight buckets of the game.