November 15, 20161st2ndFinal
Piedmont333770
LIPSCOMB534699
Stats at a GlancePCMLIP
FG Percentage.381 (24-63) .576 (38-66)
3P FG Percentage.381 (8-21) .448 (13-29)
FT Percentage.667 (14-21) .526 (10-19)
Offensive Rebounds96
Defensive Rebounds2536
Total Rebounds3442
Turnovers2016
Steals46
Bench Points3045
LeadersPCMLIP
PointsGAINES - 12
MARBERRY - 15
BRAMMEIER - 15
ReboundsVALLEJO - 6
PEPPER - 10
AssistsASSINESI - 5
BUCKLAND - 5
COOPER - 5
StealsMINGLEDOFF - 3
MORAN - 2
BlocksVALLEJO - 1
MARBERRY - 1
PEPPER - 1
Men's hoops returns home to host Piedmont
Monday, November 14, 2016
Men's hoops returns home to host Piedmont

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb men’s basketball team returns home on Tuesday night hosting nonconference foe Piedmont at 6:30 p.m. at Allen Arena.

The contest will be the first meeting between the two schools since Dec. 4, 1998 when Lipscomb claimed an 86-56 win over the Lions in the Purity Bison Classic in McQuiddy Gymnasium.

The contest will air on ESPN3 with father-son duo Jonathan and Justin Seamon calling the action from Don Meyer Court.

The game will be the first of the season for the Lions, while the Bisons enter with a 1-1 mark on the young season.  

The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive a free schedule magnet. To purchase tickets visit http://www.LipscombTickets.com or call 615-966-4373. 

Herd notes:

  • Tuesday night’s contest against the Lions marks the third game in five days for the Bisons and the midpoint of a six-game stretch in just 10 days.
  • Scoring 21 points in the final 20 minutes of play on Sunday, sophomore guard Garrison Mathews matched his career with a 27-point effort in the Bisons loss at Morehead St.
  • Sophomore transfer Rob Marberry got his Lipscomb career off to a solid start against Sewanee with a 22-point, 8-rebound effort against the Tigers. The Western Kentucky transfer drained 10-of-13 from the floor to lead the Bisons in the home opener.
  • Fellow newcomer Michael Buckland also narrowly missed a double-double in his debut in Purple and Gold nothing eight points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
  • Sophomore forward Eli Pepper dressed against Sewanee and Morehead State but did not see action due to injury. Pepper entered the season having started all 33 games as a freshman a season ago.
  • The Bisons were tabbed to finish fourth in ASUN league standings by a vote of the league coaches. That was two slots higher than the media, who predicted a sixth-place finish for Lipscomb. Both groups forecasted a first-place finish for reigning tournament champion FGCU.
  • The league skippers voted senior guard Josh Williams onto the preseason All-ASUN team. Williams returns for his final campaign after becoming the fastest player in the NCAA era to reach the 1,000 point mark last season.  Williams became the 45th member of the exclusive club before a knee-injury sidelined him before the Christmas break.  Williams returned to the Lipscomb lineup against Sewanee scoring 14 points and grabbing six rebounds. 
  • Williams sits 35th all-time in scoring with 1,089 trailing Martin Smith, who ranks 34th with 1,095.
  • Lipscomb returns 74.1 percent of the offense from 2015-16 that nailed an NCAA era school record 331 shots from beyond the arc. The Bisons also set the school mark for most points in a season with 2,590.
  • Nearly half of the Lipscomb roster is from the Nashville metropolitan area. Seven players (Rob Marberry - Nashville, Cam Miller - Franklin, Nathan Moran - Franklin, Asa Duvall - Brentwood, John Matt Merritt - Nashville, Kenny Cooper - Nashville, Garrison Mathews - Franklin) call the Music City home.