|January 02, 2016||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||AKRON|
|FG Percentage||.397 (27-68)||.394 (26-66)|
|3P FG Percentage||.324 (11-34)||.406 (13-32)|
|FT Percentage||.727 (8-11)||.625 (15-24)|
JOHNSON - 20
IVEY - 2
JOHNSON - 2
After spending the entire month of December in the “Music City”, the Lipscomb men's basketball team opens 2016 action at Akron at James A. Rhodes Arena against Akron at 6 p.m..
The final nonconference contest of the season for both teams marks the first-ever meeting between the two schools in the hardwood.
Video coverage will be provided on www.GoZips.com
Inside the herd:
- Saturday’s game marks the second trip of the season to Ohio for the Bisons. Lipscomb came to Ohio to participate in the Men Against Breast Cancer Challenge hosted by Miami (Ohio) in November. The conest also marks the start of a four-game road swing.
- Junior guard Josh Williams sustained a torn left ACL in the first half against Princeton earlier in the month. Williams had surgery on Dec. 17 and will miss the remainder of the 2015-16 season. He joins Talbot Denny (Arm), Dylan Greene (Heel) and David Wishon (Wrist) as members of the team sidelined due to injury.
- 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 annually.
- The Bisons have been spreading the ball around so far in 2015-16 ranking seventh in the nation with 263 assists. Sophomore Nathan Moran ranks 24th in the nation with 80 helpers through 16 games. That figure ranks him fifth in the nation among sophomores.
- Lipscomb ranks second in the nation with 171 3-point field goals made and sits third in the nation in 3-point field goal attempts with 457 trifectas through 16 games. The Bisons 10.7, 3-point field goals per game ranks 7th in the nation.
- Freshman Eli Pepper ranks fourth in the nation among rookies with 94 defensive rebounds.
- 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.