|February 28, 2015||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||KSU||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.368 (25-68)||.412 (28-68)|
|3P FG Percentage||.207 (6-29)||.407 (11-27)|
|FT Percentage||.864 (19-22)||.818 (27-33)|
COLEMAN - 6
COLEMAN - 2
LANG - 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Wrapping up the 2014-15 regular season slate, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team hosts Atlantic Sun Conference foe Kennesaw State on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at Allen Arena.
Free coffee compliments of the Well and free donuts courtesy of Fox’s Donut Den will be served. The first 400 fans will also get a complimentary coffee mug.
The game will air on ESPN3 and via the WatchESPN app with Jonathan and Justin Seamon calling the action.
Lipscomb enters the contest tied with Northern Kentucky for fourth place in the A-Sun standings. To host an A-Sun Tournament playoff game, the Bisons have to win against the Owls as well as have the Norse fall on their home court to No. 3 USC Upstate. Lipscomb and Northern Kentucky will meet in the first round on Tuesday night but the location will be determined by Saturday’s outcomes.
Inside the herd:
- The Bisons will honor graduate student Chad Lang and seniors Chad Johnson and Martin Smith during a pregame ceremony on Saturday morning.
- Lipscomb will be without the services of senior forward Malcolm Smith after the veteran wingman decided to leave the program earlier in the week.
- Sophomore guard Josh Williams continues to lead the way for the Bisons averaging a conference second-best 20.3 points per game in league play and 17.1 points per outing overall. He leads the team with 38 steals on the season and is second on the team lead in rebounding hauling in boards a 4.8 per game clip.
- 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 13 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 12 wins have come when the Purple and Gold hold the opponent to 70 points are fewer. The Bisons are also 7-0 when scoring 80 or more points.