|November 21, 2015||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||NU||LIPSCOMB|
|FG Percentage||.536 (30-56)||.397 (23-58)|
|3P FG Percentage||.333 (9-27)||.438 (7-16)|
|FT Percentage||.500 (10-20)||.560 (14-25)|
WILLIAMS - 2
OXFORD, Ohio – The Lipscomb (2-4) men’s basketball team notched its second loss of the weekend 79-67 against Northeastern (4-0) on Saturday at the Men Against Breast Cancer Challenge.
Junior J.C. Hampton led the Bisons in points, 22, and rebounds, six. He shot 6-13 from the field and 3-4 from behind the arc. Sophomore George Brammeier doubled his career high, notching 12 points and going a perfect 5-5 from the field.
“They were switching screens and really playing aggressively out,” Lipscomb men’s basketball head coach Casey Alexander said. “If they’re going to do that, they can’t help. Our post guys capitalized on that.
“David [Wishon] and George collectively gave us a really good effort. They drew a ton of fouls, which often goes unnoticed. That’s one thing I want to give David a lot of credit for, he draws a lot of fouls, and that is important for our team.”
Despite only being down 31-29 at the half, the Purple and Gold had trouble stopping Northeastern, a 2014-15 NCAA Tournament team, and senior David Walker in the second half. Walker scored 30 points on 11-16 shooting, including 5-10 from three-point range. In all, the Huskies notched 48 points in the second half.
“I think it’s important for us to keep in perspective that they’re a really quality opponent,” Alexander said. “It was going to take both great effort and a great performance to win the game. I thought we tried really hard, but they made life difficult for us. Ultimately, that’s why we got the result we got.
“I think we were slow to react, and that’s a coaching staff problem,” Alexander said. “We’ve got to get our guys to finish plays better so we can win some of those lose balls, finish some of those possessions, and string together some stops.”
- Quincy Ford added 18 points, 19 rebounds, and four blocks for the Huskies, while Zach Stahl notched 15 points.
- 10 players played double-digit minutes for the Bisons, and 12 played four or more minutes.
- Sophomore Nate Moran led the Purple and Gold with eight assists and added seven points and two steals.
- The Huskies had an advantage in the post, out-rebounding Lipscomb 40-32 and notching eight blocks.
UP NEXT: The Bisons will close out the tournament with a matchup against Florida Atlantic on Sunday at 11 a.m.
“It’s a real gut-check time for us,” Alexander said. “It’s early in the season, so obviously there are no must-win games, but I’m really anxious to see how our team responds, and if we come out tomorrow as if our backs are against the wall because they are.”