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2012-13 Men's Basketball News
May 20, 2013
Take a glimpse at Sunday's press conference introducing Casey Alexander as the 18th men's basketball coach in school history as well as media coverage around the web.
May 19, 2013
The selection of Casey Alexander as the 18th coach of the storied Lipscomb men's basketball program has drawn praise from the basketball community.
May 18, 2013
With 18 years of coaching experience in the Atlantic Sun Conference including the last two as head coach at Stetson, Casey Alexander has been named the 18th coach in the history of the Lipscomb men's basketball program.
May 01, 2013 caught up with Eddie Ard, a former men's basketball player at Lipscomb, who is an investment adviser representative for Primerica Advisors in Brentwood, Tenn.
April 24, 2013
Jackson, Miss. standout Josh Williams from Jackson Prep has signed a National Letter of Intent to suit up for the Bisons in 2013-14.
April 17, 2013
As a basketball player at Lipscomb University Michael Lusk was known for his moves on the court. He is still on the move, but in a different way. In his work at School of the Legends Lusk finds himself moving in circles with NFL players and personnel.
April 09, 2013
After 14 years on the Lipscomb sidelines, Bisons men's basketball head coach Scott Sanderson has resigned as announced by Philip Hutcheson director of Athletics on Tuesday.
April 08, 2013
The Atlantic Sun Conference will revamp its basketball tournament format for the 2014 edition of the General Shale A-Sun Basketball Championships.
March 06, 2013
The Bisons were held to 21 percent shooting in the second half en route to an 82-48 Atlantic Sun Tournament opening-round loss to Mercer on Wednesday night in Macon, Ga.
March 06, 2013
Senior guard Deonte Alexander finished with a game-high 15 points in the Bisons 82-48 loss to Mercer in the opening round of the 2013 Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament in Macon, Ga.
March 05, 2013
The Bisons open the 2013 Atlantic Sun Conference basketball tournament on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. CST against top seed Mercer. The game will air on ESPN3 and 102.5 The Game.
March 05, 2013
Redshirt-freshman center Stephen Hurt has been named the Atlantic Sun Conference "Freshman of the Year" as voted on by the league coaches.
March 02, 2013
Missing the final five shots from the floor proved to be costly for the Bisons on Saturday night in an 85-78 loss to North Florida in the regular season finale.
March 01, 2013
Hosting the 2nd-annual Adoption Rally and "Senior Night", the Bisons conclude the 2012-13 regular season with a chance to clinch the No. 6 seed in next week's Atlantic Sun Conference tournament.
February 28, 2013
The Bisons got 24 points from sophomore Martin Smith and 20 from redshirt freshman Stephen Hurt to claim a 77-73 win over Jacksonville on Thursday night at Allen Arena.
February 27, 2013
The Bisons return home on Thursday night at 7:15 p.m. hosting Jacksonville on ESPN3
February 23, 2013
Senior guard Deonte Alexander scored a game-high 22 points as the Bisons downed Kennesaw State 70-55 on Saturday afternoon to secure a berth in the 2013 Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Championship.
February 22, 2013
Looking to clinch a berth in the 2013 Atlantic Sun Conference Basketball Championship, the Bisons take on Kennesaw State on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in Kennesaw, Ga.
February 21, 2013
The Bisons came strong out of the gate on Thursday night but quickly faded in an 83-58 loss to A-Sun leader Mercer in Macon, Ga.
February 20, 2013
The Bisons loaded the bus on Wednesday afternoon for the final regular-season road trip of the year heading south for a Thursday-night A-Sun battle with Mercer.
February 20, 2013
After leading the Bisons to an upset of then A-Sun leader FGCU, redshirt freshman Stephen Hurt has been named "Newcomer of the Week" by the league.
February 16, 2013
With twin brother Malcolm sidelined due to injury, sophomore forward Martin Smith stepped up and filled the gap with a career-high 30 point effort leading LU to a 74-64 win over A-Sun lead FGCU.
February 15, 2013
The Bisons are set for a 6:30 p.m. battle on Saturday night on ESPN3 against A-Sun leading Florida Gulf Coast. A number of characters from "Star Wars" will make appearances throughout the night at Allen Arena.
February 14, 2013
The men's basketball team stumbled out of halftime and allowed Stetson to go on a 24-6 run in the second half en route to a 76-66 loss on Thursday night at Allen Arena.
February 13, 2013
Men's basketball continues home action on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. hosting A-Sun foe Stetson at Allen Arena. The contest airs exclusively on ESPN3 or the WatchESPN app.
February 08, 2013
Deonte Alexander scored 22 points while Malcolm and Martin Smith each scored 11 as the Bisons cruised to a 76-58 win over Northern Kentucky on Friday night.
February 07, 2013
Men's basketball returns home on Friday night with a 6 p.m. contest against Northern Kentucky that airs on CSS.
February 02, 2013
Martin Smith scored 21 points and twin brother Malcolm added 18 but the Bisons fell 90-88 in overtime at ETSU.
February 01, 2013
The men's basketball team continues A-Sun road action on Saturday afternoon with a 3 p.m. contest at ETSU in Johnson City. Watch live on ASun.TV or listen in on 102.5 The Game.
January 31, 2013
Double-doubles by Khion Sankey and Malcolm Smith were not enough as the Bisons fell 83-71 to USC Upstate on Thursday night in the Palmetto State.
January 30, 2013
The Bisons get the second half of the Atlantic Sun Conference schedule underway on Thursday night with a 6 p.m. game that will air on ESPN3.
January 26, 2013
The Bisons got 20 points from senior guard Deonte Alexander but a slow start to the second half plagued Lipscomb in a 71-65 loss to Mercer on Saturday night.
January 25, 2013
The Bisons continue home action on Saturday night against Mercer at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN. Along with "We Back Pat" night honoring the Pat Summitt Foundation, the LU coaches will participate in the Coaches vs. Cancer "Suits and Sneakers" game day.
January 24, 2013
The Bisons got double-doubles from Malcolm Smith and Stephen Hurt to earn a 79-72 overtime win over A-Sun foe Kennesaw State at Allen Arena.
January 23, 2013
The Bisons return home on Thursday night hosting A-Sun foe Kennesaw State in a game that airs exclusively on ESPN3.
January 22, 2013
After scoring a career-high 29 points in the Bisons come-from-behind win at FGCU on Thursday and a 23-point effort at Stetson on Saturday, senior guard Deonte Alexander has been named the TSWA Player of the Week.
January 19, 2013
The Bisons continued A-Sun road action on Saturday afternoon falling 85-69 to Stetson at the Edmunds Center. Deonte Alexander led LU with 23 points.
January 18, 2013
The Bisons take on Stetson on Saturday afternoon at 2:15 p.m. in DeLand, Fla. The game will air on ESPN3 and will be available via the WatchESPN app.
January 17, 2013
Sparked by a 29-point night from Deonte Alexander, the Bisons mounted a comeback against A-Sun foe FGCU Thursday night for an 87-78 overtime win.
January 16, 2013
Men's basketball continues A-Sun play on Thursday night at 6 p.m. at Florida Gulf Coast. The game will air live on ASun.TV and 102.5 The Game.
January 16, 2013
Starting with the men's hoops home game against Kennesaw State, Lipscomb will broadcast nine home basketball games before the end of the regular season.
January 11, 2013
Giving up 10 three pointers in the first half, the Bisons built a deep hole and were unable to recover falling 67-53 to A-Sun newcomer Northern Kentucky.
January 10, 2013
Meeting for the first time in 42 years, men's hoops travels to Northern Kentucky on Friday for an A-Sun battle.
January 10, 2013
Redshirt freshman Stephen Hurt has been recognized for his play in the month of December by being named the Atlantic Sun Conference Crons Achiever of the Month.
January 09, 2013
The Lipscomb basketball teams will honor long-time University of Tennessee head coach Pat Summitt with a “We Back Pat” event on Saturday, Jan. 26 as the Lady Bisons host Mercer at 4 p.m. followed by the Bisons game at 6:30 p.m.
January 08, 2013
For the third time in four weeks, Stephen Hurt has been named A-Sun Newcomer of the Week. Hurt averaged 17.7 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game last week.
January 07, 2013
The Bisons ran into a scorching hot USC Upstate squad on Monday night falling 98-61 to the Spartans at Allen Arena.
January 06, 2013
The Bisons continue home A-Sun action on Monday with a special 5 p.m. tip against USC Upstate.
January 05, 2013
The Bisons returned home for the first time in 28 days and got 19 points from Deonte Alexander and a 17-point, 13-rebound double-double from Stephen Hurt to down ETSU 60-56 on Saturday night.
January 04, 2013
The Bisons return home to Allen Arena on Saturday night after 28 days hosting A-Sun foe ETSU. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m.
January 02, 2013
Steven Hurt scored 30 points and added 11 rebounds but the Bisons could not keep pace with Jacksonville falling 85-71 on Wednesday night in the Sunshine State.
January 01, 2013
Men's hoops wraps up a five-game road slate on Wednesday night at Jacksonville. Tipoff is set for 6:15 p.m. The game airs live on 102.1 The Light and on ASun.TV
December 31, 2012
The Bisons got an 18-point, 13-rebound effort from Malcolm Smith but it would not be enough to top North Florida in the A-Sun opener.
December 31, 2012
In order to avoid conflict with the BCS national championship game, next week's doubleheader against USC-Upstate has been moved to a 2:30/5 p.m. start.
December 30, 2012
Men's basketball returns to action on Monday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. against North Florida in the league opener for both squads.
December 26, 2012
Posting a pair of double-doubles on the road against Austin Peay and Memphis, redshirt freshman Stephen Hurt has been named Atlantic Sun Newcomer of the Week for the second-straight week.
December 20, 2012
Center Stephen Hurt made it three-straight double-doubles but it would not be enough as Lipscomb fell 62-56 on Thursday night at the FedEx Forum in Memphis.
December 19, 2012
The men's basketball finishes the nonconference schedule on Thursday night with a 7 p.m. contest against Memphis that airs on Fox Sports South.
December 18, 2012
Behind a 23-point, 18 rebound performance from redshirt freshman Stephen Hurt, the Bisons mounted a heroic comeback to down Austin Peay 87-84 on Tuesday night.
December 18, 2012
Redshirt freshman big man Stephen Hurt has been named the A-Sun Newcomer of the Week after collecting his first career double-double against the Kentucky Widlcc
December 17, 2012
Men's basketball continues road action on Tuesday night taking on in-state foe Austin Peay at 7 p.m. Listen live on 102.5 The Game
December 15, 2012
The Bisons made it a 10-point game early in the second half but No. 22 Kentucky put the clamps down on the LU offense as the Purple and Gold fell 88-50 on Saturday afternoon at Rupp Arena.
December 14, 2012
The Bisons return to action on Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. against No. 22 Kentucky. The game will air on Fox Sports Net/Sportsouth as well as 102.5 The Game.
December 11, 2012
Junior college transfer Khion Sankey was named the A-Sun Newcomer of the Week for his efforts on the court.
December 08, 2012
The Bisons got a career-high 22 points from sophomore forward Martin Smith en route to an 86-62 win over UT Martin on Saturday night.
December 07, 2012
The Bisons return home on Saturday night to host in-state rival UT-Martin at 6:30 p.m. at Allen Arena.
December 04, 2012
The men's basketball team dropped a 100-66 nonconference battle at Belmont on Tuesday night at the Curb Even Center. Khion Sankey led the Bisons with 15 points in the loss.
December 03, 2012
The Bisons make the short trek to the Curb Event Center on Tuesday night to take on Belmont. The 6 p.m. game airs on CSS and ESPN3
November 30, 2012
Placing four players in double figures, the Bisons downed Tennessee Tech 80-64 on Friday night at Allen Arena. Senior Deonte Alexander led the way with 17 for LU.
November 29, 2012
Men's basketball continues home action on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. as Tennessee Tech comes to Allen Arena.
November 26, 2012
Malcolm Smith scored 22 and twin brother Martin added 17 but the Bisons could not hold on for the upset against Murray State falling 88-79 on Monday night.
November 25, 2012
The Bisons return home on Monday night hosting OVC defending champ Murray State at Allen Arena for the first time. Tipoff is at 6:30 p.m. for the ESPN3 exclusive contest.
November 23, 2012
Shooting just 24.5 percent from the floor, the men's basketball team dropped a 91-45 decision at Ole Miss on Saturday afternoon in Oxford, Miss.
November 22, 2012
Men's basketball heads to Oxford, Miss. on Friday afternoon for a 4 p.m. tilt against Ole Miss. Tune in on 102.5 The Game for all of the action.
November 19, 2012
Payton Hulsey and Matt Panaggio have signed national letters of intent to suit up for the Bisons beginning in 2013 adding dept to the LU backcourt.
November 14, 2012
Fueled by a 22-point night from sophomore Malcom Smith, the Bisons overcame a 16-point, second-half deficit to down Gardner-Webb on the road.
November 13, 2012
Men's hoops hits the road for the first time on Wednesday night at former A-Sun foe Gardner-Webb. Tune in live on 102.1 The Light.
November 12, 2012
Men's basketball improved to 1-1 on the season behind a 73-55 win over Maryville (Mo.) on Monday night at Allen Arena.
November 11, 2012
Men's basketball returns to the hardwood on Monday night looking to rebound from Friday night's "Battle of the Boulevard" loss to Belmont. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. and the game can be heard on 102.1 The Light
November 09, 2012
The Bisons opened the 2012-13 season with an 89-60 loss to Belmont. Senior Deonte Alexander led Lipscomb with 14 points.
November 08, 2012
The nation's closest rivalry renews on Friday night with the 131st edition of the "Battle of the Boulevard" at Allen Arena broadcast live on ESPN3.
November 07, 2012 recently had a chance to catch up with former Lipscomb Athletics men's basketball player Dr. Rich Martin, who now lives in Montgomery, Ala.
November 06, 2012
Lipscomb, the Atlantic Sun Conference and ESPN3 will bring six live events from Allen Arena to multiple platforms in the month of November.
November 02, 2012
The inside look of Bison Basketball with highlights from exhibition play against Freed-Hardeman.
November 01, 2012
The men's basketball team opened the 2012-13 season with a 99-84 exhibition win over Freed Hardeman on Thursday night. Redshirt freshman Stephen Hurt led LU with 21 points and 12 rebounds.
October 31, 2012
Men's basketball hosts long-time foe Freed Hardeman on Thursday night in the final tuneup for the 2012-13 season. Tipoff is set for 7:15 p.m. at Allen Arena.
October 24, 2012 recently had the chance to catch up with former men's basketball player Andy Blackston, who is currently athletic director and head boy's basketball coach at Madison Academy in Alabama.
October 19, 2012
The inside look at Bison basketball continues this week as chats with freshman Charles Smith
October 18, 2012
The men's basketball team was picked eighth in the 2012 Atlantic Sun Conference Preseason polls in votes by the coaches and the media.
October 17, 2012 recently had a chance to catch up with former Lipscomb Athletics men's basketball player Michael Teller, who now lives in Raleigh, N.C..
October 12, 2012
The men's basketball team opened fall camp on Friday evening in preparation of the upcoming 2012-13 season. LU opens the season Nov. 9 hosting Belmont at Allen Arena.
October 12, 2012
With just under a month left before the season tips off delivers the third installment of Bisons Corner.
October 05, 2012
The second installment of the Bisons Corner makes its debut as Lipscomb inches closer to the start of the 2012-13 season on Nov. 1 against Freed Hardeman.
September 28, 2012
A new inside the scenes look at Bison basketball as takes a closer look at the program.
September 19, 2012 recently had a chance to catch up with Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Famer Gary Colson, who now lives in Santa Barbara, Calif.
August 24, 2012
At No. 2 in the countdown of the top stories from 2011-12 is the naming of the Allen Arena floor to Don Meyer Court.
August 20, 2012
With road contests against Kentucky, Memphis and Ole Miss, a home game against Murray State and home-and-home contests against Belmont, the Bisons are taking on the very best in NCAA basketball.
August 07, 2012
As we get closer to the top story of 11-12, takes a look at No. 4 as the Bisons rallied to claim the "Battle of the Boulevard" 85-74
July 10, 2012
The men's basketball team will make its first trip to Lexington, Ky., since 2005 to take on the Kentucky Wildcats on Dec. 15.
July 03, 2012
Former Bison standout Adnan Hodzic has spent much of the summer in Nashville working on different aspects of his game as he anticipates returning to professional basketball overseas this fall.
June 28, 2012
With 187 student-athletes earning a 3.0 GPA or better during the 2011-12 academic year, Lipscomb leads the A-Sun in All-Academic honorees. The Bison and Lady Bisons placed better than 74 percent of student-athletes on the All-Academic registry.
June 20, 2012
Lipscomb head coach Scott Sanderson has selected Ryan Cahak as the new assistant for the Bisons. Cahak comes to Nashville after a pair of seasons with Tennessee as a graduate assistant
May 28, 2012
Incoming freshman John Ross Glover from University School of Jackson (TN) was named to the 2012 PARADE All-America basketball team. Glover, a 6-foot-4 guard, averaged 30.7 points and 7.2 rebounds as a senior. He was one of 40 senior from across the country honored by the weekly magazine.