December 10, 20151st2ndFinal
Cumberland242953
Lipscomb424183
Stats at a GlanceCU-MLIP
FG Percentage.345 (19-55) .500 (30-60)
3P FG Percentage.250 (3-12) .484 (15-31)
FT Percentage.545 (12-22) .727 (8-11)
Offensive Rebounds129
Defensive Rebounds2230
Total Rebounds3439
Turnovers1715
Steals104
Bench Points1483
LeadersCU-MLIP
PointsCraig - 10
HAMPTON - 15
ReboundsShelton - 8
PEPPER - 8
AssistsBond - 2
MORAN - 7
StealsBrown - 3
Hickerson - 3
BRAMMEIER - 1
MORAN - 1
HAMPTON - 1
MATHEWS - 1
BlocksDodd - 2
MATHEWS - 2
Aerial attack leads men's basketball past Cumberland
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Aerial attack leads men's basketball past Cumberland

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Powered by 10, 3-pointers in the opening stanza and 15 overall, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team downed Cumberland 83-53 on Thursday night at Allen Arena.

“What I’m pleased with the most of everything tonight is that we won the last four media timeouts,” said Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander.  “The game wasn’t out of hand but we were in control and we kept playing.  That’s one thing we really talked about was getting 40 minutes of play regardless of the score and circumstance.”

The Bisons (4-8) were led by junior guard J.C. Hampton, who scored 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the field including a trio of 3-pointers.  He was joined in double figures by junior forward Brett Wishon, who added 12 points and freshman forward Eli Pepper, who scored 11 on 5-of-6 shooting from the floor. 

Cumberland was led by forward Devarus Craig with 10 points.

Herd notes:

  • Thursday night’s meeting was the first between the Bisons and Bulldogs in 14 years. The two teams last met in 2001 as Lipscomb was beginning the transition to NCAA Division I.
  • Seven different Bisons sank a shot from beyond the arc in the win.
  • 11 different Lipscomb players found their way into the points column with nine tallying five or more points. Lipscomb held a 32-14 advantage in points off the bench.
  • The Bisons hit 15-of-31 from deep for a 48.4 percent average from 3-point land.
  • Lipscomb held a 39-34 advantage in rebounding. Pepper led the Bisons with eight boards, while George Brammeirer grabbed seven.

Up next:  The Bisons continue home action on Saturday afternoon hosting Princeton at 4 p.m. at Allen Arena.  The contest will air on ESPN3 with Jonathan and Justin Seamon calling the action.  To purchase tickets visit http://www.LipscombTickets.com or call 615-966-HERD (4373).

“Princeton is a really good team,” said Alexander.  “Anybody that knows anything about Princeton knows a lot about their offensive efficiency but they have really good defensive numbers to this point too. They’re going to be a hard team to guard and will be a real challenge. I’m excited about it.”