|November 26, 2016||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||CIN|
|FG Percentage||.424 (28-66)||.525 (31-59)|
|3P FG Percentage||.259 (7-27)||.471 (8-17)|
|FT Percentage||.833 (5-6)||.724 (21-29)|
COOPER - 4
CAUPAIN - 5
COOPER - 1
MARBERRY - 1
CINCINNATI, Ohio – After playing six games in the first 10 days of the year, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team returns to action on Saturday after a much-needed break in the action for Thanksgiving to take on Cincinnati at 1:30 p.m. at Fifth Third Arena in the “Queen City”.
The contest will air live on Fox Sports Ohio and ESPN3 with Tom Gelehrter and Terry Nelson calling the action in the nonconference contest.
The game marks the second ever meeting between the two teams. The Bearcats own a 1-0 lead having won the previous meeting 80-52 on Dec. 19, 2009 at Fifth Third Arena.
- 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 six games in the books, Lipscomb ranks eighth in the NCAA with 58 treys made so far.
- Scoring 21 points in the final 20 minutes of play, 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 37th all-time in scoring with 1,138 after surpassing Jordan Burgason, who ranks 39th with 1,132 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.