|February 19, 2015||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||UNF|
|FG Percentage||.458 (27-59)||.583 (28-48)|
|3P FG Percentage||.250 (5-20)||.526 (10-19)|
|FT Percentage||.613 (19-31)||.659 (27-41)|
TEAM - 7
MORAN - 3
DENNY - 2
SMITH - 2
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Lipscomb men’s basketball team escaped the North Pole like conditions of Nashville to head to the Sunshine State for a Thursday-night Atlantic Sun Conference contest at North Florida’s UNF arena.
The contest between two of the nation’s most prolific 3-point shooting teams is set to air on ESPN3 and via the WatchESPN app but there will be no radio coverage
The game is a rematch of the contest on Jan. 24 that saw the Ospreys claim a 75-66 win at Allen Arena. The two teams sit even at 9-9 in the all-time series as they meet for the 19th time. The series is also tied at UNF Arena with both squads owning four victories.
Inside the Herd:
- Last Thursday night’s 87-85 win over Stetson was win number 50 for head coach Casey Alexander. The Bisons skipper is 50-64 in his four seasons as a head coach.
- Sophomore guard Josh Williams continues to lead the way for the Bisons averaging a conference second-best 21.5 points per game in league play and 16.9 points per outing overall. He leads the team with 33 steals on the season and is second on the team lead in rebounding hauling in boards a 5.0 per game clip.
- The Bisons welcomed senior forward Martin Smith back to the lineup on Saturday against FGCU. The veteran wingman had been out for 15 games after suffering a foot injury at Austin Peay on Dec. 13.
- Already a member of the exclusive 1,000-point club, senior forward Malcolm Smith became the NCAA era career record holder for the Bisons on Feb. 7 hitting eight gimmes to pass Josh Slater’s previous mark of 484. The Clarksville native ranks seventh all-time in A-Sun history and currently sits in third in scoring in league games with a 18.0 ppg average.
- Sophomore guard J.C. Hampton notched 10 assists in the win against Jacksonville becoming just the second Bison to do so in the NCAA era. Hampton joined Slater, who accomplished the feat five times and holds the single-game record of 11 helpers. Hampton leads the A-Sun in assist-to-turnover ratio in conference contests.
- The Bisons have tried 12 different starting lineups in 2014-15 with no fivesome getting more than six starts. The quintet of Nathan Moran, J.C. Hampton, Josh Williams, Malcolm Smith and Brett Wishon hold the distinction of starting the most games and posting a 4-2 mark.
- 70 seems to be the magic number for the Bisons as eight of the 11 wins have come when the Purple and Gold hold the opponent to 70 points are fewer.
- With a start against UNF, Malcolm Smith overtook twin brother Martin in the active career games started category. It was the 77th start for Malcolm and his 103rd appearance in Purple and Gold. Only nine other Bisons have played in more contests in the NCAA Division I era.