|November 17, 2015||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||OCU-M||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.383 (23-60)||.541 (33-61)|
|3P FG Percentage||.444 (8-18)||.500 (14-28)|
|FT Percentage||.833 (15-18)||.615 (16-26)|
Bell - 1
Mathews - 1
Pepper - 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After a trip to the west coast for the 49th Annual Cable Car Classic to open the season, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team opens home action on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. hosting Oakland City at Allen Arena.
The contest will air on ESPN3 with Jonathan and Justin Seamon calling the action. Tickets are available starting at $9 for adults. Visit www.LipscombTickets.com to order tickets online or call 615-966-HERD (4373).
Inside the herd:
- Tuesday night will be the third meeting between Lipscomb and Oakland City. The Bisons have claimed wins in all three contests with two of the three contests reaching triple digits on the scoreboard. The two teams last met in 2013 with Lipscomb claiming an 88-78 victory for Casey Alexander’s first victory on the Bison bench.
- The Bisons enter Tuesday night 1-2 on the season after a double-overtime win over Santa Clara on Friday night and a pair of close losses to Milwaukee and Denver in the Cable Car Classic. Oakland City is 1-0 having downed Earlham College 79-67 on Friday night in
- Freshman Eli Pepper was named the A-Sun Freshman Newcomer of the Week for his play in the 49th Annual Cable Car Classic. The Princeton, Kentucky native averaged 7.7 points and 11.3 rebounds per contest.
- Junior Josh Williams was named to the Lou Henson Award preseason watch list last week. He is one of 30 players named to the preseason all-American squad including Santa Clara’s Jared Brownridge. The award goes to the top mid-major player in the nation.
- The Bisons open this season with a whirlwind playing seven games in the first 10 games of the campaign. After opening action at the Cable Car Classic, Lipscomb returns home to host Oakland City on Tuesday night before hitting the road to Oxford, Ohio for the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic hosted by Miami (Ohio) next weekend.
- Along with four new players on the squad, Casey Alexander has a new assistant on the bench for the first time since 2012-13 as Sean Rutigliano replaces Dwight Evans after a four-year stint at Army-West Point.