|March 03, 2015||1st||2nd||1OT||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||NKU|
|FG Percentage||.489 (23-47)||.443 (27-61)|
|3P FG Percentage||.316 (6-19)||.478 (11-23)|
|FT Percentage||.686 (24-35)||.500 (8-16)|
MORAN - 2
DENNY - 2
SMITH - 2
BRAMMEIER - 3
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – March Madness is here as the Lipscomb men’s basketball teams opens the 2015 Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament on Tuesday night as the No. 5 seed taking on fourth-seeded Northern Kentucky at 6 p.m. at Regents Hall.
The contest is set to air on 94.9 Game 2 with Jonathan Seamon calling all of the action along with being broadcast on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
The two A-Sun foes split the regular season with fairly easy wins on their home floors. Lipscomb took an 80-61 win at Allen Arena on Jan. 10 before the Norse claimed a 77-60 win at the Bank of Kentucky Center on Feb. 7. Lipscomb holds a 6-3 advantage all-time against the Norse including a 4-2 mark in the A-Sun. Tuesday night will be the first postseason meeting between the two schools.
Ticket for the game are available through the NKU ticket office: http://nkunorse.com/sports/2015/2/25/A_Sun_BB_2015_Tickets.aspx?id=214
Inside the Herd:
- Sophomore guard Josh Williams was named to the 2015 All-Atlantic Sun Conference first-team on Monday becoming the first Bison since Adnan Hodzic in 2011 to earn all-conference honors. Williams leads the way for the Bisons averaging a conference second-best 20.2 points per game in league play and 17.2 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 at a 5.0 per game clip.
- The Bisons look to snap a five-game skid in A-Sun Tournament action. Lipscomb’s last postseason win came in 2009 at Allen Arena over Campbell. The Purple and Gold have not secured a tournament win away from Allen Arena since 2007.
- 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 8-0 when scoring 80 or more points.
- 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 ranks third in the A-Sun in assist-to-turnover ratio in league games trailing teammate Brett Wishon, who leads the league with a 3.1 ratio.
- The Bisons have used 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.
- Tuesday night’s contest will be hosted by NKU at Regents Hall. The Norse typically play their home games at the Bank of Kentucky Center but the venue is unavailable due to hosting the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Boys and Girls 9th Region Tournament.