|January 29, 2015||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||FGCU|
|FG Percentage||.390 (23-59)||.470 (31-66)|
|3P FG Percentage||.241 (7-29)||.364 (8-22)|
|FT Percentage||.692 (9-13)||.533 (8-15)|
BRAMMEIER - 1
DeBOSE - 1
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Lipscomb men’s basketball team continues Atlantic Sun Conference action on Thursday night taking on FGCU at Alico Arena at 6:05 p.m.
The contest will be carried live on ESPN3 as the Bisons (10-10, 4-1 A-Sun) and Eagles (14-7, 4-1 A-Sun) battle for sole possession of second place in the league.
The two conference foes have met 13 times with the Bisons holding a 9-4 advantage with the Purple and Gold winning three of the last four meetings.
Inside the herd:
- Josh Williams leads the team in scoring averaging 16.5 ppg. That figure ranks third best in the Atlantic Sun but the sophomore leads the league in conference games averaging 22.6 ppg. That figure ranks 11th in the nation. Williams has scored in double figures in 22 of the last 23 games.
- The 4-1 start in A-Sun play marks the best league start in school history.
- Last Thursday night’s double-overtime, 80-77 thriller over Jacksonville 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 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. Hampton leads the A-Sun with a 5.6 apg average in conference contests.
- 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 470 and now trails only Josh Slater, who finished with 484. He ranks tied for seventh in A-Sun history with Slater and his 677 attempts ranks sixth among active NCAA career leaders.