|February 16, 2017||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||UNF||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.611 (33-54)||.441 (30-68)|
|3P FG Percentage||.421 (8-19)||.242 (8-33)|
|FT Percentage||.679 (19-28)||.824 (14-17)|
MARBERRY - 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. –Scoring droughts proved to be too much for the Lipscomb men’s basketball team to overcome on Thursday night in a 93-82 home, ASUN loss to North Florida on Thursday night at Allen Arena.
The biggest drought came early in the first half when after building a 9-2 lead over the Ospreys (12-17, 7-5 ASUN), the Bisons (17-12, 9-3 ASUN) went 4:46 without a score and allowed North Florida to go on a 17-3 run and take control of the game.
“I’m pretty disappointed for a lot of reasons,” said Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander. “I give North Florida a lot of credit. They played well and they’re a good team. We knew that coming in here.
“I didn’t think we played with the competitiveness that it takes to win tough games and that’s what this was. We knew it would be. I don’t think we had enough fight down the stretch. I didn’t see it in our eyes in the timeouts and huddles. We’ve got to find a way to will ourselves to a better performance.”
The Bisons would battle back in the second half from a 41-33 deficit to retake the lead with 15:22 to play in the game but North Florida would quickly regain momentum and take control behind Dallas Moore, who finished with 39 points hitting 14-of-20 from the field.
Lipscomb was led by Rob Marberry, the reigning ASUN Newcomer of the Week, as he posted a double-double with 26 points and 10 rebounds. The sophomore hit 10-of-13 from the floor and 6-of-8 from the free-throw line to go along with four assists, three steals and a block.
- The loss snapped a six-game winning streak for the Bisons that began after a 90-84 loss to the Ospreys on Jan. 21.
- With the loss, the Bisons fall to second place in the ASUN standings behind FGCU, who won at NJIT on Thursday night.
- Marberry was joined in double figures by Josh Williams (19), Garrison Mathews (12) and Kenny Cooper (10).
- Lipscomb held a 22-18 advantage in assists led by six from Cooper.
- After hitting 55 percent from the field in the first half, UNF sank 68.0 percent in the final 20 minutes of action including their last 10 from the field. Overall, the Ospreys held a 61.1-44.1 percent advantage in shooting.
- The loss was only the third for the Bisons when scoring 80 or more, two of which are against the Ospreys.
- Lipscomb hit just 3-of-16 from beyond the arc in the second half to finish the night 8-of-33 (24.2 percent). North Florida finished the night 8-of-19 (42.1 percent).
- UNF held a 33-31 edge in rebounding.
- Lipscomb held a 20-16 edge in turnovers and a 26-23 edge in points off turnovers.
Up next: The Bisons wrap up home regular season action on Saturday hosting Jacksonville at 4 p.m. for Senior Day. The game also features a Lou Bison bobblehead giveaway. To purchase tickets visit http://www.LipscombTickets.com or call 615-966-4373