|January 24, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||UPST||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.409 (27-66)||.550 (33-60)|
|3P FG Percentage||.333 (6-18)||.200 (4-20)|
|FT Percentage||.643 (18-28)||.710 (22-31)|
KORN - 4
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb men’s basketball team got a 24-point night from junior center Rob Marberry and a big lift from the bench on Wednesday night to defeat ASUN Conference foe USC Upstate 92-78 at Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Bisons (13-8, 3-3 ASUN) got 31 points from the bench against the Spartans (6-17, 1-5 ASUN) to draw even in league play. The largest chunk of those points came from senior center George Brammeier, who scored a season-high 14 points.
“The guys that went in there off the bench did a great job,” said Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander. “I’m really proud of them for being ready and answering when their number was called. It needs to be a team effort. We talk a lot about getting more production from more people and it was good to see that tonight.”
Marberry led all scorers hitting 10-of-12 from the field to go with a 4-for-4 night at the line. He added eight rebounds and a pair of assists.
“Rob had a great game in there tonight,” said Alexander. “He really gave us an outlet on the offensive end. There were a lot of easy baskets.
Mike Cunningham led the Spartans with a 20-point night hitting 7-of-16 from the floor including a quartet of triples.
- Junior guard Garrison Mathews notched his third double-double of the season with a 10-point, 11-rebound effort.
- Sophomore guard Kenny Cooper rounded out the double-figure scorers for the Bisons with a 16-point night, just two off his career high. Cooper added four assists, three rebounds and a trio of steals.
- The Bisons dominated down low with a 56-24 edge in points in the paint.
- Lipscomb also held a 55 percent to 41 percent advantage in field goal percentage.
- The Purple and Gold also shot the ball well at the charity stripe hitting 71 percent (22-31)
- The Bisons used a 10-0 run to close the first half and open up what had been a tight contest between the teams.
Up next: The Bisons travel to Newark, New Jersey on Saturday to take on NJIT at the WEC at 3 p.m. The contest will air live on ESPN3.