February 11, 20161st2ndFinal
Stats at a GlanceJULIP
FG Percentage.522 (36-69) .500 (31-62)
3P FG Percentage.455 (10-22) .326 (14-43)
FT Percentage.833 (10-12) .708 (17-24)
Offensive Rebounds813
Defensive Rebounds2127
Total Rebounds2940
Bench Points035
PointsWHITE - 28
ReboundsWHITE - 7
AssistsBABINEAUX - 8
BlocksPEPPER - 2
Men's hoops takes down A-Sun co-leader with team effort
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Men's hoops takes down A-Sun co-leader with team effort

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Behind a team effort that saw four players score 15-plus points, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team downed Atlantic Sun Conference co-leader Jacksonville 93-92 on Thursday night at Allen Arena in Nashville.

“We asked our guys when we were in Jacksonville ‘What do you want this team to be?’,” said Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander. “Resiliency was one of the words that the team gave us. They believe in that part of who they are and it showed tonight.

“This win should give us some confidence and give us some excitement.”

The Bisons (8-18, 5-5 A-Sun) were led by freshman Eli Pepper, who scored 19 points including 16 in the second half to go along with seven rebounds.  Sophomore Nathan Moran added 18 points and eight assists ahead of 17 from junior J.C. Hampton.  Freshman Garrison Mathews added 15 and grabbed 10 rebounds for his first career double-double.

“The most impressive part of the game to me was how Garrison went in and kept balls alive on the offensive glass,” said Alexander. “His seven offensive rebounds were huge emotional plays.”

Jacksonville (15-11, 7-2 A-Sun) was led by Marcel White, who scored 28 points including five treys.

  • The Bisons hit 14 threes marking the 18th time this season the Purple and Gold have hit 10 or more from beyond the arc.
  • The game featured 11 lead changes, eight of which came in the second half.
  • After scoring just 13 points in the first 10:45 of the game, the Bisons would score 80 points in the final 29:15 of action.
  • Lipscomb’s bench outscored Jacksonville 35-0.
  • The Bisons held a 40-29 advantage on the boards including a 13-8 advantage on the offensive glass.
  • Both teams shot the ball well with Jacksonville holding a slim 52.2 percent to 50 percent edge in field-goal percentage.

Up next:  The Bisons continue A-Sun home action on Saturday afternoon hosting league co-leader North Florida at 4 p.m.