|February 01, 2016||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||NJIT||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.476 (30-63)||.518 (29-56)|
|3P FG Percentage||.552 (16-29)||.304 (7-23)|
|FT Percentage||.700 (14-20)||.684 (13-19)|
MATHEWS - 2
BRAMMEIER - 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb men’s basketball continues home Atlantic Sun Conference action on Monday night hosting league newcomer NJIT at 6:30 p.m. at Allen Arena.
The contest marks the second meeting inside of a week for the two foes as the Bisons claimed an 81-72 win over the Highlanders in Newark, New Jersey just last Wednesday night in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
The contest is slated to air on ESPN3 with Jonathan and Justin Seamon calling the action from Don Meyer Court.
- Herd notes:
Freshman Garrison Mathews picked up his first A-Sun weekly honor last week as the A-Sun “Newcomer of the Week.” Mathews scored 19 points against Stetson before dropping 16 in a win over FGCU on Sunday. Mathews ranks as No.2 scoring freshman in the A-Sun in league play with a 15.4 ppg average.
- With the first seven league games complete, the Bisons boast three of the top-12 scorers in league action. Junior guard J.C. Hampton ranks seventh with a 17.7 ppg average ahead of sophomore guard Nathan Moran, who ranks tied for 10th with a 15.6 ppg average and Mathews, who ranks 12th with a 15.4 ppg mark.
- Junior guard Cam Miller sits atop the A-Sun rankings in 3-point shooting percentage in league contests. Miller owns a .636 average from beyond the arc and ranks second overall in shooting percentage with a .575 mark. He is averaging 8.7 ppg in league play as well.
- Hampton is also sitting at the top of one of the A-Sun categories leading the league with a 2.3 steals per game average. He also ranks second in free throw shooting having made .912 percent of his shots (31/34).
- Hampton became the 46th member of the 1,000-point club Lipscomb 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 two weeks ago after notching a 22-point, 17-rebound effort at Kennesaw State. His 12 offensive rebounds in that contest are tied as a national superlative.
- Junior guard Josh Williams sustained a torn left ACL in the first half against Princeton. 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 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.
- The Bisons have been spreading the ball around so far in 2015-16 ranking third in the nation and leading the A-Sun with 4 assists. The Bisons have notched 20-plus assists in five of the last six games Sophomore Nathan Moran ranks 29th in the nation with 118 helpers through 2 games.
- Lipscomb ranks second in the nation with 259, 3-point field goals made and sits third in the nation in 3-point field goal attempts with 692 trifectas launched. The Bisons 11.0, 3-point field goals per game ranks fifth in the NCAA Division I.
- Pepper ranks fifth in the nation among rookies with 146 defensive rebounds. The newcomer has grabbed eight or more rebounds in 14 contests and ranks second in the A-Sun in league contests with 9.3 rpg.