|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. – Committing five turnovers in the first five minutes was a precursor of things to come for the Lipscomb men’s basketball team on Monday night at Allen Arena as the Bisons dropped a 90-78 decision to Atlantic Sun Conference newcomer NJIT.
The Bisons (7-18, 3-5 A-Sun) would go on to turn the ball over a season high 23 times leading to 26 points for the Highlanders (13-11, 4-4 A-Sun).
“We struggled to approach the game like it was of dire importance,” said Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander. “We got off to a tough start and gave NJIT a lot of confidence. They took it to us right from the very beginning and we were fighting uphill the entire time.”
Lipscomb got a lift from big man David Wishon off the bench as he scored the first six points of the game for the Purple and Gold en route to a career high 24 points. The Concord, North Carolina native hit 9-of-11 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds.
“It was good to see David’s play,” said Alexander. “Hopefully that will inspire him to finish strong. We know that he can be a weapon down there. Tonight was the first time since probably the game against Florida Atlantic where he’s played comfortably. He kept it simple and didn’t try to do too much.”
He was joined in double figures by junior guard J.C. Hampton with 18, sophomore center George Brammeier with 12 and sophomore guard Nathan Moran with 11.
The Highlanders were led by Damon Lynn, who scored 26 points and added five assists and a quintet of steals.
Inside the herd:
- NJIT took to the air to take command of the game hitting 16-of-29 from behind the arc while limiting Lipscomb to just 7-of-23 shooting from deep.
- The Bisons held a 38-28 advantage in rebounding including nine from freshman forward Eli Pepper.
- Wishon shattered his previous career high of nine points.
- The Bisons held a 40-28 advantage in points in the paint thanks to Wishon’s 24 and Brammeier’s 12. The duo combined to hit 14-of-16 on the night as Lipscomb held a 51.8-47.6 percent advantage in shooting percentage.
Up next: The Bisons hit the road on Saturday to take on A-Sun foe USC Upstate at 1 p.m. The contest will air live on ESPN3.