November 11, 20161st2ndFinal
Stats at a GlanceSEWANE~1LIP
FG Percentage.356 (21-59) .541 (33-61)
3P FG Percentage.227 (5-22) .296 (8-27)
FT Percentage.750 (6-8) .710 (22-31)
Offensive Rebounds815
Defensive Rebounds1932
Total Rebounds2747
Bench Points1129
PointsWilliams - 13
ReboundsStone - 9
AssistsWilliams - 2
StealsStone - 1
Williams - 1
Born - 1
Barry - 1
BlocksKORN - 1
Men's basketball cruises past Sewanee in season opener
Friday, November 11, 2016
Men's basketball cruises past Sewanee in season opener

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Placing five players in double figures including 22 from sophomore center Rob Marberry, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team opened the 2016-17 season on Friday afternoon with a 96-53 win over Sewanee at Allen Arena in Nashville.

The Bisons (1-0) limited the Tigers to just 16.7 percent shooting from the floor in the first half en route to a 42-22 lead at the break and never looked back. The Lipscomb offense then rolled in the second half putting up 54 points over the final 20 minutes to seal the win over the Tigers.

“I was pleased with the way we played today,” said Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander. “I thought the 40-minute effort and our desire to be efficient and solid on both ends of the floor was really good.

“It was nice to have that kind of margin on the scoreboard without our two best scorers really being major factors.  Rob gave us a big lift with what he did getting some easy baskets.”

Herd notes:

  • Joining Marberry in double figures were Josh Williams (14), Aaron Korn (13), Nathan Moran (12) and George Brammeier (10).
  • In 19 minutes of action, Marberry hit 10-of-13 from the floor in his Lipscomb debut after sitting out last season as a transfer from Western Kentucky. The newcomer added eight rebounds including six offensive boards.
  • Freshman Michael Buckland helped the Bisons to a significant 47-27 edge in rebounding hauling in 11 rebounds and just missing a double-double with eight points in his debut. The newcomer also added four assists tying Moran for the game high.
  • The Bisons notched 17 helpers as a team and turned the ball over 12 times while forcing 14 miscues for the Tigers.
  • Lipscomb held a 54.1-35.6 percent advantage in shooting. Both teams struggled from beyond the arc as the Bisons hit 8-of-27 for 29.6 percent while Sewanee was held to just 22.7 percent on 5-of-22 shooting from deep.
  • The Purple and Gold held a 29-11 advantage in bench points.
  • The win gives Lipscomb 14 straight victories against the Tigers and moves the series to 25-7 all-time in the Bisons favor.

Up next: Lipscomb travels to take on Morehead State on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the Bluegrass State. The game will air on the OVC Digital Network.