December 07, 20151st2ndFinal
Belmont405393
Lipscomb364884
Stats at a GlanceBELLIP
FG Percentage.571 (32-56) .412 (28-68)
3P FG Percentage.333 (8-24) .368 (14-38)
FT Percentage.875 (21-24) .778 (14-18)
Offensive Rebounds713
Defensive Rebounds3018
Total Rebounds3731
Turnovers129
Steals68
Bench Points1819
LeadersBELLIP
PointsBRADDS - 27
WILLIAMS - 21
ReboundsBRADDS - 8
PEPPER - 6
AssistsLUKE - 8
HAMPTON - 5
StealsWINDLER - 2
BRADDS - 2
HAMPTON - 2
KORN - 2
BlocksMERCER - 1
EGEKEZE - 1
WISHON - 1
"Battle of the Boulevard" comes to campus on Monday night
Sunday, December 6, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb men’s basketball team continues home action on Monday night hosting rival Belmont in the 138th installment of the “Battle of the Boulevard”, the nation’s closest rivalry in NCAA Division I basketball.

The contest will tipoff at 6:30 p.m. from Allen Arena on the Lipscomb campus and will air on ESPN3 with Jonathan and Justin Seamon calling the action.

Lipscomb holds a 73-64 advantage in the all-time series between the two schools and looks to snap an eight-game skid against the Bruins.  The two squads met just last Tuesday night with Belmont taking a 105-89 win at the Curb Event Center. 

A limited number of tickets are available and can be purchased at www.LipscombTickets.com or by calling 615-966-HERD (4373).

With a record number of students on campus this fall parking close to the arena will be extremely limited, fans are encouraged to arrive early and utilize the shuttle system from one of the satellite lots.  

Inside the herd:

  • The ties between the two coaching staffs are deep with Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander having starred on the court for the Bruins from 1991-95 before joining Rick Byrd’s staff for 16 seasons. Bisons assistant coach Steve Drabyn was also a standout guard for Belmont from 2000-04.  Lipscomb associate head coach Roger Idstrom also spent from 2000-11 on the Belmont bench as one of Byrd’s assistants.
  • Alexander enters the contest looking for his first win against his mentor having gone winless in seven attempts.
  • Junior guard Josh Williams became the 45th member of the Lipscomb 1,000-point club Nov. 27 with a 21-point effort at South Carolina. Williams reached the mark in 68 career games becoming the fastest player in the NCAA Division I era for the Bisons to reach the mark.
  • Williams is one of 30 players named to the Lou Henson Award preseason watch list and the preseason All-American team. The award goes to the top mid-major player in the nation annually.
  • Williams was also a unanimous selection to the Atlantic Sun Conference preseason squad after being named a first-team all-conference selection in 2014-15.
  • The Bisons have been spreading the ball around so far in 2015-16 ranking fourth in the nation with 176 assists. Sophomore Nathan Moran ranks 14th in the nation with 56 helpers through 10 games. That figure ranks him second in the nation among sophomores.
  • Lipscomb ranks third in the nation with 107 3-point field goals made and sits second in the nation in 3-point field goal attempts with 286 trifectas through 10 games. The Bisons 10.7 3-point field goals per game ranks 9th in the nation.
  • The Bisons opened the season with a whirlwind playing seven games in the first 10 games of the campaign. After opening action at the Cable Car Classic, Lipscomb returned home to host Oakland City before hitting the road to Oxford, Ohio for the Men Against Breast Cancer Challenge hosted by Miami (Ohio).
  • Junior J.C. Hampton earned all-tournament honors in the Men Against Breast Cancer Challenge in Oxford, Ohio. Hampton averaged 14 points per game to go along with a 4.0 rebound-per-game average.