January 21, 20161st2ndFinal
STETSON315687
Lipscomb494392
Stats at a GlanceSTETLIP
FG Percentage.435 (30-69) .508 (31-61)
3P FG Percentage.367 (11-30) .444 (12-27)
FT Percentage.593 (16-27) .857 (18-21)
Offensive Rebounds76
Defensive Rebounds2539
Total Rebounds3245
Turnovers1019
Steals116
Bench Points1928
LeadersSTETLIP
PointsNEWTON - 19
MATHEWS - 19
ReboundsPEGG - 13
PEPPER - 9
AssistsMYLES - 8
MILLER - 5
StealsLOZOYA - 2
MYLES - 2
DOYLE - 2
PEGG - 2
HAMPTON - 2
MATHEWS - 2
BlocksPEGG - 3
PEPPER - 3
Men's hoops opens A-Sun home play against Stetson on Thursday night
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Men's hoops opens A-Sun home play against Stetson on Thursday night

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb men’s basketball team returns to action at Allen Arena on Thursday night hosting Atlantic Sun Conference foe Stetson in the home league opener at 6:30 p.m.

The game marks the 25th meeting between the two schools with Stetson holding a slim 13-12 advantage in the series.  The two teams have split the last four meetings with each team holding serve on its home court.

The contest, along with all A-Sun games this season, will air on ESPN3.   Father-son duo, Jonathan and Justin Seamon will be on the call from Don Meyer Court.

Inside the Herd:

  • Junior guard J.C. Hampton became the 46th member of the 1,000-point club Lipscomb last Saturday with a 17-point effort at Jacksonville reaching the feat in 83 games.
  • Freshman forward Eli Pepper picked up his second A-Sun Newcomer of the Week honor last week after notching a 22-point, 17-rebound effort at Kennesaw State.
  • Junior guard Josh Williams sustained a torn left ACL in the first half against Princeton last month. Williams had surgery on Dec. 17 and will miss the remainder of the 2015-16 season.  He joins Talbot Denny (Arm),  and Dylan Greene (Heel) as members of the team sidelined due to injury.  David Wishon (Wrist) returned to action last Thursday night against UNF after missing the seven previous games.
  • 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.
  • Since losing Williams, Hampton has stepped up his game and has averaged 19.3 ppg.
  • The Bisons have been spreading the ball around so far in 2015-16 ranking ninth in the nation with 340 assists. Sophomore Nathan Moran ranks 31st in the nation with 99 helpers through 20 games.
  • Lipscomb ranks second in the nation with 213, 3-point field goals made and sits third in the nation in 3-point field goal attempts with 580 trifectas. The Bisons 10.7, 3-point field goals per game ranks seventh in the nation.
  • Pepper ranks fourth in the nation among rookies with 121 defensive rebounds. The newcomer has grabbed eight or more rebounds in 12 contests and ranks third in the A-Sun with 8.2 rpg.