Mathews ties ASUN Men's Hoops record with 8th-career Player of the Week honor
Monday, December 3, 2018
By Kirk Downs
Mathews ties ASUN Men's Hoops record with 8th-career Player of the Week honor

 ATLANTA, Ga. – For the second-straight week Lipscomb’s Garrison Mathews has been named the ASUN Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, announced by the league office on Monday.

The senior garnered his 8th-career weekly honor, tying him with Centenary’s Willie Jackson (1980-84) for the most ASUN Men's Basketball Player of the Weeks awards in league history.

Mathews led the Bisons in a 10-point win on the road at Middle Tennessee on Saturday with a season-high 29 points in 29 minutes.

The Franklin, Tennessee native was 8-19 from the floor, including four from long distance, and went 9-10 at the charity stripe.

It was his 43rd-career game of at least 20 points. Mathews moved into 10th all-time on Lipscomb’s career scoring list, and 15th all-time in ASUN history with 1,868 career points.

Lipscomb (6-1) is off to its best start since 2004-05 and has won 14 of its last 16 games, including nine-straight road wins.

The Bisons are back in action Tuesday at 7 p.m. with a short trek to the Curb Event Center where Lipscomb and Belmont will battle it out for the second time this season.


- Eighth Career ASUN Conference Player of the Week; tied for most in league history
- Led Bisons to a victory over traditional mid-major power, Middle Tennessee State
- Poured in 29 points in just 29 minutes of action against the Blue Raiders
- Shot 8-19 from the floor, with four three pointers and was 9-10 from the charity stripe
- Pulled down two boards, dished out two assists and collected a steal in the win 
- Moved into 15th place on the ASUN all-time scoring list, now sits with 1,868 career points
- Mathews leads the ASUN in scoring at 20 PPG; tied for 59th in the NCAA