|November 18, 2016||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||SPUM|
|FG Percentage||.471 (24-51)||.449 (22-49)|
|3P FG Percentage||.409 (9-22)||.429 (9-21)|
|FT Percentage||.714 (20-28)||.725 (37-51)|
WILLIAMS - 1
PEPPER - 1
MATHEWS - 1
BRAMMEIER - 1
MATHEWS - 1
Welton - 1
The Lipscomb men’s basketball team heads to the Big Apple this weekend for the Johnny Bach Classic hosted by Fordham at Rose Hill Gym in the Bronx. Lipscomb takes on Saint Peters on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. followed by Saturday’s 4:30 p.m. contest against Fairleigh-Dickinson. The 3-day event concludes on Sunday with at 2:30 p.m. against Fordham.
The trip marks the first games for the Bisons in New York City having previously played a pair of contests at nearby NJIT. It also marks the first ever meetings with Saint Peters, Fairleigh Dickinson and Fordham.
The three contests will conclude a quick start to the season that will see the Bisons play six games in the first 10 days.
- After setting the school record for 3-pointers made in 2015-16 (331), the Bisons aerial attack is in full swing again this season. With three games in the books, Lipscomb ranks sixth in the NCAA with 30 treys made so far.
- 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 returned to the lineup against Piedmont after missing the first two contests with an injury. Prior to missing those pair of contests, Pepper had started all 33 games he had played in.
- 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 39th all-time in scoring with 1,100 after surpassing Martin Smith, who ranks 40th with 1,095 in the Piedmont game.
- 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) call the Music City home.