November 19, 20161st2ndFinal
Fairleigh Dickinson325890
Lipscomb333972
Stats at a GlanceFDULIP
FG Percentage.545 (30-55) .333 (21-63)
3P FG Percentage.500 (7-14) .270 (10-37)
FT Percentage.719 (23-32) .769 (20-26)
Offensive Rebounds715
Defensive Rebounds3123
Total Rebounds3838
Turnovers1417
Steals82
Bench Points834
LeadersFDULIP
PointsDarian ANDERSON - 28
Garrison MATHEWS - 13
George BRAMMEIER - 13
ReboundsStephan JIGGETTS - 10
Eli PEPPER - 11
AssistsStephan JIGGETTS - 10
Josh WILLIAMS - 4
StealsDarnell EDGE - 3
Mike HOLLOWAY - 3
Aaron KORN - 2
BlocksMalik MILLER - 2
George BRAMMEIER - 2
Sluggish second half costs men's basketball against Fairleigh Dickinson
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Sluggish second half costs men's basketball against Fairleigh Dickinson

BRONX, N.Y. – Allowing a 20-5 run to start the second half was too much to overcome for the Lipscomb men’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon in a 90-72 loss to Fairleigh Dickinson at Rose Hill Gym in Bronx, New York.

The second day of action in the Johnny Bach Classic, saw the Bisons (2-3) take a 33-32 advantage into the half over the Knights (2-2) but FDU went on a tear out of the break to put the contest out of reach.  

“We’re missing something,” said Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander. “The mentality is not where it needs to be when things don’t go our way. I thought the first half we really responded really well to our poor performance last night.

“We didn’t perform particularly well but we played harder and we cut down on mistakes.  Then the second half they score 18 by the first media timeout and it took all of the life out of us.  That’s tough to overcome no matter how good or bad you are but we let effectively end the game.  We were never ourselves or what we want to be once that happened.”

Lipscomb got a lift from the bench as the Bisons got 34 points from the reserves including 13 from junior center George Brammeier, who tied sophomore guard Garrison Mathews for the team high.

Herd Notes:

  • Brammeier and Mathews were joined in double figures by Aaron Korn and Josh Williams, who each added a dozen.
  • Thanks to a combined 25 from Brammeier and Korn, the Bisons held a 34-8 edge in points off the bench.
  • FDU forced the Bisons into 17 turnovers that resulted in 20 points. Lipscomb forced 14 turnovers from the Knights but only converted those into 10 points.
  • Lipscomb held a slight 76.9-71.9 percent advantage in free-throw shooting.
  • The Knights dominated in the paint outscoring the Bisons 38-22.
  • Rebounding was dead even with both squads hauling in 38 apiece. The Bisons held a 15-7 advantage in offensive rebounds.
  • FDU’s Darian Anderson led all scorers with a 28-point effort

 

Up next:  The Bisons conclude action in the Johnny Bach Classic on Sunday afternoon taking on host Fordham at 2:30 p.m.