|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
BRONX, N.Y. – 11 first-half turnovers were too much for the Lipscomb men’s basketball team to overcome in the Johnny Bach Classic in a 90-77 loss to Saint Peters on Friday night at Rose Hill Gym in Bronx, New York.
Those first-half 11 miscues led to 16 points for the Peacocks (1-1) and dug a 15-point deficit for the Bisons (2-2) at the break that was too much to overcome despite a strong second half.
“Unfortunately tonight was too much like the Morehead State game in the first half,” said Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander. “We weren’t so much out of sync like we were in that game but let them play harder than we did and execute better than we did.
“We dug ourselves a hole and I was really disappointed in that we didn’t have more pride in how hard we played and competed. Therefore, the execution wasn’t as good as it should have been. We came back and gave ourselves a chance. But when you fight so hard to dig yourself out of that kind of a hole, you have to play perfect down the stretch and we didn’t.
Senior Josh Williams led Lipscomb with an 18-point effort behind a quartet of treys.
- Williams was joined in double figures by Garrison Mathews (13), Rob Marberry (12) and George Brammeier (10).
- Lipscomb pulled within seven points at 78-71 behind a pair of free throws from Mathews with 2:00 to play but Saint Peter’s would sink four free throws to stretch the lead back out to double digits and seal the win.
- The contest was the first-ever meeting between Lipscomb and Saint Peters.
- Cam Miller returned to action for the Bisons after missing the first three games of the season with an injury.
- The Peacocks claimed a 42-28 advantage in rebounding including 13 offensive rebounds that led to 13 second-chance points.
- Saint Peter’s 51 free throw attempts are the most for a Lipscomb opponent since 2013 when Belmont made 52 trips to the charity stripe. The Peacocks held a 37-20 advantage in made free throws.
- The Bisons held a 20-14 advantage in assists but turned the ball over 14 times compared to only 11 times by Saint Peter’s.
- Saint Peter’s Quadir Welton led all scorers with a 23-point night hitting 6-of-11 from the field and 11-of-13 from the line.
Up next: The Bisons continue action in the Johnny Bach Classic on Saturday taking on Fairleigh Dickinson at 4:30 p.m.