January 24, 20151st2ndFinal
North Florida195675
Stats at a GlanceUNFLIP
FG Percentage.404 (19-47) .371 (23-62)
3P FG Percentage.400 (10-25) .286 (6-21)
FT Percentage.900 (27-30) .824 (14-17)
Offensive Rebounds1213
Defensive Rebounds2817
Total Rebounds4030
Bench Points1420
PointsBEECH - 27
ReboundsNESBITT - 7
AssistsMOORE - 7
KORN - 4
StealsBEECH - 1
LANG - 1
Star Wars, Adoption Rally, A-Sun unbeatens on tap for Bisons
Friday, January 23, 2015
Star Wars, Adoption Rally, A-Sun unbeatens on tap for Bisons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In a battle of Atlantic Sun Conference unbeatens, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team hosts North Florida on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. at Allen Arena.  The contest features the annual Star Wars Day and Adoption Rally.

A pair of special events are set to be a part of the contest as Lipscomb hosts the 4th Annual Adoption Rally and 7th Annual Star Wars Day.  100 percent of ticket sales for Saturday’s game will benefit families, who are adopting children from across the globe.  The 501st Legion MidSouth Garrison will be on hand wearing various costumes from the Star Wars movies.

Purchase tickets at http://www.LipscombTickets.com

The contest will air live on ESPN3 with Jonathan and Justin Seamon calling the action.

  • The 4-0 start in A-Sun play marks the best league start in school history.
  • Thursday night’s double-overtime thriller marked only the second time that the Bisons have played two extra periods during the NCAA Division I era and the first time that Lipscomb was victorious.
  • Sophomore guard J.C. Hampton notched 10 assists in the win on Thursday night against Jacksonville becoming just the second Bison to do so in the NCAA era.  Hampton joined former standout guard Josh Slater, who accomplished the feat five times and holds the single-game record of 11 helpers.
  • Lipscomb looks to make it six-straight wins on Saturday.  The last time a Bison squad did that was in 2008-09 when the Purple and Gold won nine of the last 10 before falling to Jacksonville in the A-Sun tournament at Allen Arena.  Lipscomb is also riding an 8-game winning streak in league play dating back to last season when the Bisons won the final four league games of the year.
  • Sophomore guard Josh Williams picked up a pair of Player of the Week honors this week behind named co-Player by the Atlantic Sun Conference and Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sports Writer’s Assocation as the top performance in the Volunteer State.  He scored 18 points against USC Upstate on Tuesday night before pouring in 28 on Saturday at Kennesaw State.
  • Williams leads the team in scoring averaging 16.3 ppg.  That figure ranks third best in the Atlantic Sun but the sophomore leads the league in conference games averaging 23 ppg.  Williams has scored in double figures in 21 of the last 21 games.
  • 70 seems to be the magic number for the Bisons as eight of the 10 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 stripe to move past former Lipscomb great Adnan Hodzic with 405.  Smith has 465 and now trails only Josh Slater, who finished with 484.  He ranks tied for seventh in A-Sun history with Slater and his 672 attempts ranks sixth among active NCAA career leaders.