|February 08, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||JU||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.390 (23-59)||.483 (28-58)|
|3P FG Percentage||.278 (5-18)||.435 (10-23)|
|FT Percentage||.667 (8-12)||.727 (16-22)|
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb men’s basketball team will look to get back to its winnings ways on Thursday when it hosts Jacksonville in a pivotal ASUN Conference matchup at 6:30 p.m. inside Allen Arena.
The Dolphins (12-14, 6-3 ASUN) come to Nashville in second place in the ASUN standings, just one game ahead of the Bisons (15-9, 5-4 ASUN).
The contest will air live on ESPN3 with Jonathan and Justin Seamon calling the action from the Music City. To purchase tickets visit http://www.LipscombTickets.com
- Lipscomb owns a 17-15 edge in the all-time series between the two schools.
- The Bisons traveled to the Sunshine State in January and fell victim 87-69 to the Dolphins inside Swisher Gymnasium.
- Lipscomb leads the series 11-4 at Allen Arena, including having won four straight in Nashville going into Thursday.
- Casey Alexander is 7-3 against JU as Lipscomb’s head coach.
Offensively, Jacksonville is pouring in 73.3 points per game while holding its opponents to 75.3. On the boards the Dolphins are third in the ASUN pulling down 36.2 rebounds per game.
Junior Jace Hogan leads a trio of Dolphins who are averaging double-figures in scoring at 16.4 per outing – fifth most in the league.
Freshman JD Notae, who scored a team-high 21 points versus the Bisons earlier this season, leads all ASUN rookies in scoring at 15.8 per game, and has already grabbed three weekly conference honors this season. His is sixth in the ASUN in scoring and third in steals (1.9).
Fellow rookie Jalyn Hinton leads the conference and is second among all freshman in the nation in field goal percentage at 63.6 percent.
Five different players have combined to record 13 double-doubles for JU this season, the most it has compiled since at least the 2000-01 season and as many as the previous three seasons combined (13).
- Lipscomb leads the ASUN in scoring (81.2 ppg) and rebounding (40.3 rpg).
- At home this season, the Bisons are averaging 84.7 points and 8.5 triples per game. In the first matchup with JU on the road, they hit just 4-of-26 from beyond the arc.
- The Bisons are third in the nation in free throw attempts (622) and fifth in free throws made (441).
- On the boards, Lipscomb is first in the conference at 40.1 rebounds per game. The team’s +3.8 rebounding margin is second in the league.
- Garrison Mathews continues to lead the ASUN in scoring at 22.3 points per outing. He has upped that number to 23.9 in conference games entering this week’s action.
- After scoring 20+ points in four consecutive outings, junior Rob Marberry registered just 10 in the loss against NJIT last Saturday. He is still second in ASUN play, scoring 19.4 per game.
- Michael Buckland (38.9) and Matt Rose (38.7) have the highest shooting percentages on the team from behind the arc.
- Eli Pepper paces the Bisons pulling down 8.0 rebounds each time out. He and Marberry are two of nine ASUN players to average 2.0 offensive boards per game.
- Pepper has reeled in double-digit rebounds in four of his last five games, giving him 10 such games this season.
- Mathews sits third on the program’s NCAA era scoring list with 1,549 career points. He is 53 points behind Josh Slater for second most.
- Lipscomb is 8-2 at home this season after falling to NJIT last weekend.
Lipscomb continues its home stand on Saturday when the North Florida Ospreys come to Nashville for a 4 p.m. contest. The Dolphins are currently tied for third in the ASUN standings at 11-15 overall and 5-4 in league play.