|February 20, 2016||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||STET|
|FG Percentage||.517 (30-58)||.450 (27-60)|
|3P FG Percentage||.294 (5-17)||.476 (10-21)|
|FT Percentage||.706 (12-17)||.667 (10-15)|
MATHEWS - 1
PEPPER - 1
WISHON - 1
DELAND, Fla. – The Lipscomb men’s basketball team wrapped up 2015-16 regular-season road action with a 77-74 Atlantic Sun Conference win over Stetson on Saturday afternoon at the Edmunds Center in DeLand.
“We made it hard on ourselves today,” said Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander. “We really played well for a lot of the game but we made too many mistakes that I think can be corrected. Jacksonville capitalized on those and kept the game close. It was a fight for sure.”
The Bisons (11-19, 7-6) were led by freshman guard Garrison Mathews, the reigning A-Sun Newcomer of the Week, with a 21-point, six-rebound effort.
“Garrison is playing with great confidence offensively,” said Alexander. “He’s really doing a nice job of complementing his ability to make threes by getting to the basket, finishing well and getting to the free-throw line. That’s huge for our team
“If you look back to when Josh (Williams) got injured, Gary is the guy that’s risen to the occasion and I’m proud of him.”
The rookie was joined in double figures by sophomore Nathan Moran and George Brammeier, who each had a baker’s dozen, and junior J.C. Hampton, who added 12.
Stetson (9-20, 3-10) was led by Divine Myles, who finished with 16 points and eight rebounds.
- Led by nine rebounds from freshman forward Eli Pepper, the Bisons held a 26-23 advantage on the boards.
- The Bisons also held an advantage in shooting percentage outshooting the Hatters 51.7 percent to 45.0 percent.
- Lipscomb also held a 44-32 advantage in points in the paint.
- The five makes from beyond the arc were the second fewest this season for the Purple and Gold.
- The win marks the first victory for the Bisons at the Edmunds Center since the 2011-12 season.
Up next: The Bisons return home on Thursday night hosting Kennesaw State in the regular season finale. The “Senior Night” contest is slated to get underway at 6:30 p.m. from Allen Arena on ESPN3.