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Tuesday, December 13, 2011Junior college transfer Deonte Alexander was named the Atlantic Sun Conference Newcomer of the Week Tuesday for the week of Dec. 6-12. It was the third straight week that a Bison was honored with the award.
Alexander averaged 15.5 points and 5.5 rebounds last week as Lipscomb split a pair of non-conference games. He shot 61.1 percent (11-of-18) from the field and 60 percent from the 3-point line.
In a 70-55 home win against UT Martin last Tuesday, Alexander scored 10 points while hitting a pair of three's.
Saturday Alexander had a breakout game for the Bisons in an overtime loss at Tennessee Tech. Coming off the bench he scored a career-high 21 points and had a career-best seven rebounds. Alexander was 7-of-11 from the floor and 4-of-6 from beyond the arc.
Alexander averages 6.7 points and 2.7 rebounds this year. The Nashville native game attended East Mississippi Community College prior to joining the Bisons squad.
Lipscomb travels to Murray, Ky., to face No. 24 Murray State Thursday night at 7 p.m. The Lipscomb Sports Network presented by Jackson will carry the game on LipscombSports.com and 102.1 The Light.