|November 15, 2019||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||DU|
|FG Percentage||.292 (14-48)||.367 (22-60)|
|3P FG Percentage||.000 (0-18)||.045 (1-22)|
|FT Percentage||.667 (8-12)||.765 (13-17)|
- 14||Marcus Weathers
Baylee Steele - 13
- 6||Marcus Weathers
WOLFE - 1
JOHNSON - 1
BUCKLAND - 1
BUCKLAND - 2
BUCKLAND - 1
FLEMING - 1
Michael Hughes - 2
NASHVILLE – After playing its first three games of the season in Music City, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team is headed to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to take on Duquesne in a 6 p.m. CT tip inside the Kerr Fitness Center on Friday.
It will be the first meeting ever between the programs with Tim Benz and Ellis Cannon calling the action on ESPN+.
With renovations ongoing at their on-campus UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse, the Bisons and Dukes will battle 20 minutes north at La Roche University.
SCOUTING THE DUKES
- Picked to finish eighth in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll, Duquesne enters the weekend 2-0 on the year after a 94-67 win over Princeton in the opener, and a 66-56 victory against Lamar on Tuesday.
- DU has five players averaging in double figures, led by sophomore guard Sincere Carry at 19.5 ppg. The preseason Atlantic 10 pick, Curry has been on fire shooting .652 from the floor and has hit on 6 of 10 attempts from long distance.
- The Dukes have outscored their opponents 100-58 in the second half in two games.
- Junior center Michael Hughes scored 15 of his game-high 17 points against Lamar in the second half. Hughes, who went 5-of-5 from the field with a pair of dunks, added 10 boards for his fourth career double-double.
- Grad transfer Baylee Steele, who tied his career high with 19 points in the opener against Princeton, came off the bench to grab nine rebounds versus Lamar.
- In his third season with Duquesne, head coach Keith Dambrot is 1-0 in his career against Lipscomb with an 80-73 home win on Jan. 2, 2016 while at Akron.
- Lipscomb (1-2) is coming off back-to-back heartbreaking defeats where Middle Tennessee (L 73-70) and Tennessee State (L 79-78) hit go-ahead shots in the final seconds.
- The Bisons will try and pick up their first road win of the season after leading the nation with 14 last season.
- Despite missing Tuesday’s contest, sophomore Ahsan Asadullah paces four Lipscomb players in double figures on the season at 15.0 ppg.
- The Bisons lead the ASUN Conference in scoring (84.0 ppg), and in field goals made per game (30.7). They rank second in blocks per game (4.3), free throws made per game (15.3), field goal attempts per game (64.3) and field goal percentage (47.7).
- The purple and gold has made nine more shots from the free throw line (46-63) than its opponents have attempted (25-37).
- Senior Andrew Flemming is second on the team at 12.7 ppg, but leads the team with 4.3 assists per game. He is second in the ASUN with 13 assists and seventh with a 53.6 field goal percentage.
- Senior Michael Buckland had his best outing of the young season against TSU on Tuesday. He poured in 14 points and shot 4 of 7 from three-point range. He is averaging 11.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.
- Freshman KJ Johnson took over the game in the second half where he scored 14 of his team-high 16 points. Nine of those came in the final 2:01 of action, including seven straight.
- Without Asadullah on Tuesday, Lipscomb struggled on the glass. The Bisons pulled down a season-low 22 boards after recording 54 and 41 in their first two games. Asadullah leads the team at 12.5 rpg, followed by Fleming’s 5.7 and Parker Hazen’s 5.3.
Lipscomb will get a few days off before welcoming Casey Alexander and the Belmont Bruins to Allen Arena on Wednesday, November 20 for the first meeting of the year in the annual Battle of the Boulevard.