December 14, 20171st2ndFinal
Florida College363268
Lipscomb4456100
Stats at a GlanceFCLIP
FG Percentage.421 (24-57) .459 (39-85)
3P FG Percentage.409 (9-22) .344 (11-32)
FT Percentage.611 (11-18) .524 (11-21)
Offensive Rebounds1018
Defensive Rebounds3229
Total Rebounds4247
Turnovers265
Steals312
Bench Points3848
LeadersFCLIP
PointsHEGARTY - 14
MATHEWS - 21
ReboundsNICKELS - 12
PEPPER - 10
AssistsHAMILTON - 7
PEPPER - 6
StealsHAMILTON - 1
TSOUNGUI - 1
BENJAMIN - 1
MARBERRY - 3
BUCKLAND - 3
BlocksNICKELS - 1
BUCKLAND - 1
ROSE - 1
FLEMING - 1
PEPPER - 1
26 forced turnovers aide men's basketball to win over Florida College
Thursday, December 14, 2017
26 forced turnovers aide men's basketball to win over Florida College

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Behind a defensive effort that forced 26 turnovers, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team downed nonconference foe Florida College 100-68 on Thursday night at Allen Arena in Nashville Tennessee.

"We sped them up a little bit and that's the reason for the 26 turnovers," said Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander. "I felt like we got after them a little bit, but we made some mistakes too. We lunged for balls a couple of times that turned into open 3-point shots for them. 

"You have to respect the game and I didn't feel like we did.  You have to respect your opponent and I didn't thnk we did. That's really disppointing. We've shown that we can be a good team and tonight was one of 29 chances to come out and improve. Tonight we learned a lesson I hope, but we didn't improve our play."

The Bisons (7-4) turned those Falcons (9-2) miscues into 28 points. On the offensive end all 13 Lipscomb players that played got in the scoring column.  Junior guard Garrison Mathews led the way with a 21-point night hitting 9-of-18 from the field in 19 minutes of action.  It marked the sixth time in 11 games that the Franklin native has eclipsed the 20-point mark this season.

Sophomore Michael Buckland joined Mathews in double figure scoring with a 16-point effort as did Greg Jones and Aaron Korn, who added 12 and 11, respectively.

Herd notes:

  • Not only did the Bisons force 26 Falcons miscues, the Purple and Gold only turned the ball over five times and held a 23-14 advantage in assists.
  • The Bisons held a 47-42 edge on the boards including an 18-10 edge in offensive rebounding that led to 21, second-chance points. Eli Pepper led the way with a 10-rebound night.
  • Lipscomb held a 46-42 percent advantage in field goal percentage.
  • Both teams hit 11 free throws in the contest with Lipscomb going 11-for-21, while Florida College hit 11-of-18.
  • Lipscomb also dominated the paint with a 52-28 edge down low in points in the paint.
  • The two teams combined to launch 54, 3-point attempts in the game with Lipscomb hitting 11-of-32, while the Falcons hit 9-of-22 on the night.

Up next:  The Bisons continue home action on Sunday hosting Abilene Christian in the Music City for the first time since 1958.  The contest tipsoff at 1 p.m. at Allen Arena and will air on ESPN3.  To purchase tickets visit http://www.LipscombTickets.com