|January 12, 2019||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||STET||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.391 (25-64)||.470 (31-66)|
|3P FG Percentage||.333 (6-18)||.320 (8-25)|
|FT Percentage||.625 (15-24)||.833 (25-30)|
RAWLEY - 7
RAWLEY - 5
WEBB - 1
VERK - 1
RAWLEY - 1
PEPPER - 1
BUCKLAND - 1
MARBERRY - 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb men’s basketball team continues home ASUN Conference action on Saturday afternoon hosting Stetson at 4 p.m. at Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lipscomb owns a 20-15 advantage over the Hatters including a 14-4 edge on Don Meyer Court. The Bisons have won eight of the last nine against the Hatters.
Live stats can be followed here.
- The Hatters come to Nashville 4-12 overall and 0-1 in the ASUN after opening with a 71-53 loss to Liberty on Wednesday.
- Sophomore guard Christiaan Jones led the Hatters with 12 points, but Stetson couldn't overcome a slow start and 54 percent shooting by the Flames.
- Stetson is 0-8 on the road this season and has lost 17 of its last 18 away from home.
- The Hatters have made 30 three-pointers in their last three games, and are shooting a 37.2-percent clip from beyond the arc in that span. They have made at least seven treys in each of their last seven contests, including a season high of 12 at Longwood.
- Jones leads the team in scoring at 11.2 per game, while Abayomi Iyiola is adding 10.6 and a team high 6.8 rebounds per game.
- Iyiola has pulled down four double-doubles on the year, tied for second most in the league.
- Kenny Aninye sits tied for second in the ASUN for assists at 4.0 per game. After totaling 28 a season ago, he is up to 64 this season.
- The Hatters are third in the league in steals at 7.4 per game.
- Dating back to last season, Lipscomb has won 19 of its last 24 games. In that span they are 11-2 in home games.
- With 15 games in the books, the Bisons are ranked 50th in the latest NET Rankings.
- Last year, the Bisons defeated Stetson 85-82 in Allen Arena during the regular season and then posted a 89-73 win in the ASUN Championship Quarterfinals.
- Garrison Mathews averaged 22 PPG vs. Stetson in the three meetings last season with a 29-point outburst on Feb. 26th.
- The senior guard also owns 282 career three’s made in his time at Lipscomb. Mathews is currently tied for the program’s D-I record for triples made with Jordan Burgason (2008-12). The duo is tied for 9th-best in league history as the record sits at 316.
- On Wednesday, Eli Pepper passed Hodzic for the program’s D-I record for career rebounds with 851. Pepper collected 11 rebounds as well as 20 points vs. UNF.
- Pepper is 11th in the ASUN record books for career boards and is on pace to become the 10th in league history to reach 900 for their career.
- A win against Stetson would give Lipscomb its first 3-0 start to league play since the 2014-15 season when the Bisons opened with a 4-0 record.
- With a scoring average of 84.9 PPG, Lipscomb leads all ASUN teams on the offensive side this season and rank 16th nationally.
- In seven games at Allen Arena this season, the Bisons’ average increases to 94.9 PPG. They have scored at least 80 points in every home game.
- Seniors Rob Marberry and Nathan Moran continue to climb the league career record books. Marberry is fifth all-time for field goal percentage (61.0) and 125th for points (1,147), while Moran ranks in four categories; points (1,078; 154th), free throw percentage (85.2; 5th), three’s made (247; 18th), three’s attempted (648; t17th).
- On the defensive side of the ball, the Bisons are 17th in the country forcing 17.5 turnovers per game. Kenny Cooper leads the team and stands 34th in D-I with 33 total steals on the year. He only trails NJIT’s Zach Cooks for the most in the ASUN.
- The Bisons posted back-to-back 20-win seasons over the past two years for the first time in its NCAA Division I history. Lipscomb’s 23 wins last year registered as a program D-I best. Since the 2016-17 season, the Bisons own a combined 52-27 mark.
- Lipscomb was picked as the preseason favorite in the 2018-19 ASUN Conference race by a vote of the league’s skippers and the league’s media members.
- Mathews and Rob Marberry were both selections to the preseason All-ASUN team.
Lipscomb hits the road for NJIT next Wednesday. The Bisons and Highlanders will tip things off at 6 p.m. in Newark, New Jersey.