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2014-15 Men's Basketball News
May 29, 2015
Former Franklin Road Academy standout Rob Marberry will transfer from Western Kentucky to join the Bisons men's basketball squad for 2015-16.
April 29, 2015
Malcolm Montgomery is back home. The former Lipscomb basketball standout has returned to Gallatin High School as the coach for the girls’ basketball team. (Photo by Adam Brown/Gallatin News)
April 24, 2015
7-foot-2 College of Charleston graduate transfer David Wishon has been signed by Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander to join the squad for the 2015-16 season.
March 09, 2015
After helping lead the Bisons to the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship semifinals, junior forward Talbott Denny has been named to the all-tournament squad.
March 05, 2015
The Bisons dug a first-half hole that wast too deep to dig out of on Thursday night in a 71-57 loss to top-seeded North Florida. J.C. Hampton led the Bisons with a 16-point night as Lipscomb finished the season 14-17 overall.
March 04, 2015
John Friend (left) is technically retired but he still serves as a consultant and chief fundraiser for the athletics department at Purdue-Calumet. He played basketball at Lipscomb, but is known throughout the country as a top football coach and is a frequent speaker at clinics.
March 04, 2015
The No. 5 Bisons head to the Sunshine State on Thursday night for a 6 p.m. A-Sun Tournament semifinal game at No. 1 North Florida. The game will air live on 102.1 The Light as well as ESPN and the WatchESPN app.
March 03, 2015
The No. 5 Bisons opened the 2015 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship with a 76-73 overtime win at No.4 Northern Kentucky. Senior Martin Smith led the way with a 13-point night. The Bisons head to top-seeded North Florida on Thursday night for a semifinal matchup with the Ospreys.
March 02, 2015
The road to the A-Sun championship begins in the Bluegrass State for the Bisons with a 6 p.m. tilt against Northern Kentucky. The game will air locally on 94.9 Game 2 as well as ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
March 02, 2015
Sophomore guard Josh Williams has been named first-team All-Atlantic Sun Conference by a vote of the league coaches. Williams and the Bisons open the 2015 A-Sun Tourney on Tuesday night at Northern Kentucky.
February 28, 2015
The Bisons placed five scorers in double figures en route to a 94-75 win over Kennesaw State on Saturday morning at Allen Arena. Lipscomb returns to action on Tuesday night in the opening round of the A-Sun Tournament.
February 27, 2015
The Bisons wrap up the 2014-15 regular season on Saturday morning hosting Kennesaw State at 10 a.m. at Allen Arena. There will be free coffee, donuts and mugs.
February 27, 2015
Lipscomb senior forward Malcom Smith has decided to leave the men's basketball program. He finishes his career as one of only 44 players to score 1,000 points or more for the Bisons.
February 25, 2015
John Pierce is the all-time leading scorer in collegiate basketball history; a record that many think will never be surpassed. As coach at Franklin Road Academy he was busy this week with sub-state competition, but was able to spend some time talking with
February 25, 2015
Shooting just 27 percent on the night, the Bisons dropped a 70-47 Atlantic Sun Conference decision at USC Upstate on Wednesday night. Sophomore Josh Williams led the Bisons with a 15-point night.
February 25, 2015
With a forecast of 4-6 inches of snow for Wednesday night, the Bisons key game at USC Upstate has been moved up to a 5 p.m. tip. The game will air in its entirety on ESPN3 but will be joined in progress on 94.9 Game 2 at 5:45 p.m..
February 24, 2015
The final regular-season road tilt is set to be an important one on Wednesday night as the Bisons take on USC Upstate at 6 p.m. at the G.B. Hodge Center. The contest will air on 94.9 Game 2 and ESPN3.
February 21, 2015
The Bisons got 22 points from J.C. Hampton, 21 points from Josh Williams and 19 points and 10 rebounds from Chad Lang in an 87-83 win at Jacksonville on Saturday afternoon.
February 20, 2015
The Bisons continue Atlantic Sun Conference road action on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. taking on homestanding Jacksonville. The contest will air on 94.9 Game 2 as well as ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
February 19, 2015
The Bisons opened the game with a 44-point half at North Florida on Thursday night but could not keep pace with the Ospreys in a 93-78 loss at UNF Arena. Sophomore guard Josh Williams led Lipscomb with a 23-point night.
February 18, 2015
The Bisons continue A-Sun play on Thursday night at North Florida taking on the Ospreys at UNF Arena at 6 p.m. The contest will air on ESPN3 and via the WatchESPN app.
February 14, 2015
The Bisons tried to rally from 14 points down in the second half against FGCU but a last-second trey from freshman Nathan Moran just would not go down as Lipscomb fell 76-74 to the A-Sun leading Eagles.
February 13, 2015
Atlantic Sun Conference leader FGCU comes to Allen Arena on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. The game is set to air on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
February 12, 2015
It took 29 from Malcolm Smith and 25 from Josh Williams for the Bisons to outlast a resilient Stetson team 87-85 on Thursday night at Allen Arena.
February 11, 2015
The Bisons return home to Allen Arena on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. to host A-Sun foe Stetson. The contest will air on ESPN3 as well as the WatchESPN app.
February 07, 2015
The Bisons hit just four shots from the field in the first half en route to a 77-60 loss at Northern Kentucky on Saturday night in Highland Heights, Ky. Josh Williams led the Bisons with a 21-point effort in the loss.
February 06, 2015
The Bisons close out a 3-game road run on Saturday night taking on Northern Kentucky at the Bank of Kentucky Center in Highland Heights, Kentucky. The contest will air live on 94.9 Game 2 as well as on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
January 31, 2015
Despite leading for more than 26 minutes on Saturday afternoon, the Bisons dropped a 75-73 decision at Stetson. Josh Williams led Lipscomb with 21 points ahead of Malcolm Smith, who scored 19.
January 30, 2015
The Bisons are set to continue A-Sun road action on Saturday at noon taking on league foe Stetson at the Edmunds Center. Tune in on 94.9 Game 2 or on ESPN3 to catch all of the action.
January 29, 2015
Atlantic Sun Conference action continued for the Bisons on Thursday night with Lipscomb dropping a 78-62 decision at FGCU in the Sunshine State. Sophomore guard J.C. Hampton led the Purple and Gold with 13 points, six rebounds and three assists.
January 28, 2015
The Bisons head to the Sunshine State this week to take on FGCU and Stetson. The trip gets started on Thursday night at 6:05 p.m. as Lipscomb battles the Eagles at Alico Arena on ESPN3.
January 27, 2015
Bleacher Report has named the annual "Battle of the Boulevard" between Lipscomb and Belmont as one of the top-10 "Under-the-Radar" rivalries. The website ranked the rivalry between the Bisons and Bruins as No. 4.
January 24, 2015
The Bisons dropped the first A-Sun contest of the year on Saturday falling the league leader North Florida 75-66. Lipscomb got 21 points from Josh Williams and 13 from Malcolm Smith. Talbott Denny and J.C. Hampton added 12 and 11, respectively.
January 23, 2015
Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. marks a battle between A-Sun unbeatens Lipscomb and North Florida at Allen Arena. The contest also is Star Wars Day and the annual Adoption Rally.
January 22, 2015
J.C. Hampton notched his first career double-double scoring 17 points and dishing out 10 assists as the Bisons rallied for an 80-77 double-overtime win over A-Sun foe Jacksonville on Thursday night at Allen Arena.
January 21, 2015
The Bisons return to Allen Arena on Thursday night looking to stay atop the Atlantic Sun with a win over Jacksonville. The contest tips off at 6:30 p.m. and will air live on ESPN3
January 19, 2015
Sophomore guard Josh Williams picked up A-Sun co-Player of the Week honors on Monday after leading the Bisons to a 2-0 record a week ago in league play. Williams averaged 23 points per game for the Purple and Gold as Lipscomb improved to 3-0 in the A-Sun.
January 17, 2015
Malcolm Smith scored 29 and Josh Williams added 28 as the Bisons downed A-Sun foe Kennesaw State to improve to 3-0 in league play for the first time in school history.
January 16, 2015
The Bisons head to the "Peach State" on Saturday afternoon for a 1 p.m. contest with A-Sun foe Kennesaw State. The game will air on ESPN3 and on 94.9 Game 2.
January 13, 2015
The Bisons got 18 points from sophomore Josh Williams en route to a 60-58 Atlantic Sun Conference win over USC Upstate. The victory marked the sixth-straight win at Allen Arena for the Purple and Gold.
January 12, 2015
The Bisons put a five-game home winning streak on the line on Tuesday night hosting A-Sun foe USC Upstate at 6:30 p.m. The game will air live on ESPN3.
January 10, 2015
Sophomore guard Josh Williams scored 24 points as the Bisons opened conference play with an 80-61 win over Northern Kentucky.
January 09, 2015
The Bisons continue home action on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. at Allen Arena. The game will air live on ESPN3 with Jonathan and Justin Seamon calling the game.
January 05, 2015
The Lipscomb men’s basketball team came out on fire on Monday night sinking the first eight shots from the floor in a 90-53 win over Rhodes at Allen Arena. Sophomore guard Josh Williams led four Bisons in double figures with a game-high 16.
January 04, 2015
The Bisons return home to the friendly confines of Allen Arena on Monday night hosting Rhodes at 7:30 p.m. The contest will air live on ESPN3 with Jonathan and Justin Seamon calling the action.
January 03, 2015
Unable to sink a basket over the final 9:33, the Bisons dropped a hard-fought 72-60 decision to homestanding Missouri on Saturday afternoon at Mizzou Arena.
January 02, 2015
Men's basketball returns to action on Saturday afternoon with a 4 p.m. tilt at SEC foe Missouri. The game is slated to air live on 94.9 Game 2 in the Nashville area as well as on the SEC Network.
December 29, 2014
The Bisons were unable to hang on to the ball on Monday night in a 78-60 loss at Chattanooga. The 24 miscues were a season-high and led to 32 points for the Mocs.
December 28, 2014
Renewing a series that dates back to 1962, the Bisons are set to battle with Chattanooga on Monday night at 6 p.m.
December 21, 2014
Sophomore guard Josh Williams scored a game-high 21 on 8-of-13 shooting to give Lipscomb a 69-63 win over Austin Peay. The victory halts a two-game skid and send the Bisons into the Christmas break with some momentum.
December 20, 2014
With over 3,000 frequent flyer miles logged this week, the Bisons return home on Sunday afternoon for a matinee with Austin Peay at 2 p.m. at Allen Arena. The contest will also air on ESPN3 and via the WatchESPN app.
December 19, 2014
Princeton drained 14 treys on Friday night as the Bisons hit only 2-of-16 en route to a 77-55 loss to the Tigers. Malcolm Smith led all scorers with 20 points.
December 18, 2014
Men's basketball wraps up a 3-game road swing on Friday night taking on Ivy League foe Princeton at 7 p.m. at Jadwin Gymnasium. The game will air live on 94.9 Game 2.
December 16, 2014
Lipscomb faced a No. 9 Texas team that had its offense get on track early and often as the Bisons fell 106-61 to the Longhorns at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.
December 15, 2014
The Bisons are set for a 7 p.m. tip on Tuesday night at No. 9 Texas at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The contest will air nationally on the Longhorn Network as well as ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
December 15, 2014
Fresh off a 21-point effort against Austin Peay on Saturday night, Lipscomb sophomore Brett Wishon has been named the Atlantic Sun Conference Newcomer of the Week.
December 13, 2014
Sophomore forward Brett Wishon drained seven treys to lead the Bisons to a 68-59 win over Austin Peay on Saturday afternoon in Clarksville.
December 12, 2014
The Bisons return to action on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. making the trip to Austin Peay to battle the Governors at the Winfred Dunn Center in Clarksville. Catch the action live on 94.9 Game 2.
December 10, 2014 got a chance to catch up with former Bison Wade Tomlinson Sunday after the women's basketball game with Tennessee. Tomlinson has been a familiar face around the Lipscomb campus this year.
December 06, 2014
Behind a 22-point effort from senior forward Malcolm Smith, the Lipscomb men’s basketball downed cross-town foe Tennessee State 77-68 on Saturday afternoon at Allen Arena. The veteran hit 8-of-11 from the field and added six free throws at the line to lead the Bisons (3-4).
December 05, 2014
The men's basketball team returns home on Saturday afternoon for "Christmas with the Bisons" hosting Tennessee State at 4 p.m. The first 400 fans will receive a special "Christmas sweater" t-shirt. The jolly old elf himself will also be on hand for plenty of selfies.
December 03, 2014
Sophomore guard Josh Williams paced the Bisons with 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the floor but it would not be enough as Lipscomb dropped an 84-79 decision at Tennessee Tech on Wednesday night in Cookeville.
December 02, 2014
The Lipscomb men's basketball team heads to Cookeville on Wednesday night for a 6 p.m. contest against Tennessee Tech. Tune in to 94.9 Game 2 to catch all the action live.
November 30, 2014
The Bisons outpaced the Buffaloes 40-35 in the second half but a 14-point, halftime deficit was too much to overcome in an 84-75 loss to Colorado on Sunday afternoon in Boulder.
November 29, 2014
It will be a battle between the Bisons and Buffaloes on Sunday as Lipscomb visits Colorado on Sunday at Noon on the Pac-12 Network nationwide. The game will also air in the Nashville area on 94.9 Game 2.
November 24, 2014
The Bisons dug an early hole that was too much to dig out in an 82-77 loss to rival Belmont at the Curb Event Center. Malcolm Smith scored 21 points, grabbed six boards and dished four assists in the loss. Twin brother Martin added 21 for the Purple and Gold.
November 23, 2014
The Bisons continue action in the Music City on Monday night with the shortest trip of the season to take on Belmont at 7 p.m. at the Curb Event Center. Tickets still remain through the Belmont Ticket Office.
November 22, 2014
Freshman guard Nathan Moran led the way for the Bisons on Saturday night with 16 points en route to a 74-63 win over Transylvania.
November 21, 2014
It's been nearly 30 years since Lipscomb and Transylvania have met on the hardwood but the drought will end on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. at Allen Arena as the Pioneers come to the "Music City".
November 21, 2014
Former Bison standout Adnan Hodzic is headed to Greece to continue his professional basketball career after signing to play for the Aires Trikala Basketball Club.
November 20, 2014
J.C. Hampton led the Bisons with 13 points Thursday night, but it was not enough to keep pace with the hot-shooting Commodores in a 72-62 loss inside Memorial Gymnasium on the campus of Vanderbilt.
November 19, 2014
The Bisons will make the trip to Vanderbilt on Thursday night to take on the Commodores at 8 p.m. on FSN. The game will also be carried live on 94.9 Game 2.
November 18, 2014
Bison basketball head coach Casey Alexander has announced the signing of high school players Garrison Mathews and Eli Pepper to National Letters of Intent.
November 17, 2014
In front of a boisterous crowd inside Allen Arena the Lipscomb men’s basketball team could not slow the hot-handed Belmont and fell 87-62 in the 135th edition of the Battle of the Boulevard. Martin Smith finished the night with 12 points on 3-of-9 shooting.
November 17, 2014
Sophomore Josh Williams picked up his first career Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week award after leading the Bisons to a 91-70 win over Berry on Friday night. Williams scored 32 points against the Vikings on 9-of-15 shooting from the floor.
November 16, 2014
The Bisons are set to host the 135th installment of the Battle of the Boulevard on Monday night at Allen Arena. A limited number of tickets are available by contacting the Lipscomb Ticket office.
November 14, 2014
The Lipscomb Bisons opened the regular basketball season on a successful note with a 91-70 win over Berry College Friday night at Allen Arena.
November 13, 2014
Men's basketball returns to Allen Arena on Friday night as the Bisons host Berry at 8 p.m. The Purple and Gold return four double-figure scorers from the 2013-14 squad including preseason All-Atlantic Sun Conference picks Martin Smith and J.C. Hampton.
November 12, 2014
The Bisons will make first-time appearances this season on the SEC, Longhorn and PAC-12 networks along with all 14 Atlantic Sun Conference contests airing on ESPN3.
November 11, 2014
Get to know 2014 preseason All-Atlantic Sun Conference selection Martin Smith. Remember the Bisons tipoff 2014-15 action on Friday night hosting Berry at 8 p.m. at Allen Arena.
November 05, 2014
Austin Gwin goes behind the scenes with sophomore point guard J.C. Hampton on the latest installment of Herd Nation.
November 04, 2014
The Atlantic Sun Conference has released the 2014-15 season preview video featuring men's basketball. Watch as Jonathan Seamon checks in with Casey Alexander, Malcolm and Martin Smith.
October 29, 2014
A quick Q&A with senior forward Malcolm Smith, who looks forward to traveling once he finishes school at Lipscomb.
October 28, 2014
The Bisons and Lady Bisons welcomed the 2014-15 season ticket holders to Allen Arena on Monday night for the 3rd-Annual Mr. Lee's Pizza Party.
October 22, 2014
Men's basketball legend John Pierce will be inducted into the 2015 Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame for his play on the court. The induction ceremony is scheduled for June 6, 2015 at the Omni Hotel in Nashville.
October 15, 2014
A behind-the-scenes look into big man Charles Smith, who loves visiting all of the great places to eat in Nashville.
October 09, 2014
The Atlantic Sun Conference men's basketball coaches have selected the Bisons to finish the 2014-15 season in third place according to the preseason poll. The league media slotted the Purple and Gold one place higher in second place.
October 08, 2014 had a chance to catch up with freshman guard Aaron Korn, who's hidden skill is ping pong.
October 06, 2014
Go behind the scenes of the Bisons first team practice of 2014-15 with the sights and sounds from head coach Casey Alexander.
October 03, 2014
Insight from head coach Casey Alexander following the Bisons opening practice of the 2014-15 season.
October 01, 2014
A quick Q&A with Bisons freshman guard Asa Duvall, who lists his favorite place to eat in Nashville as Pinewood Social.
September 24, 2014 with a Q&A for junior guard JJ Butler. The Maryland native hopes to one day run a Fortune 500 corporation.
September 24, 2014
When the Bisons travel over to West End to take on Vanderbilt in November, the game has been selected to air on FSN as part of the Southeastern Conference's distribution package.
September 17, 2014
A quick Q&A with redshirt-sophomore point guard J.C. Hampton, who has a special place in his heart for special needs children.
September 10, 2014
A quick Q&A men's hoops freshman Nathan Moran, who wants to become a basketball trainer after finishing college.
September 08, 2014
A quick Q&A with Lipscomb senior guard Chad Johnson, who you probably didn't know has his own blog.
September 03, 2014
A quick Q&A with Lipscomb redshirt-sophomore Brett Wishon, who you probably didn't know shoots right but writes left.
August 14, 2014
With key nonconference matchups against Texas, Missouri, Colorado, Princeton and Vanderbilt, the slate is set for the 2014-15 men's basketball season. Season tickets are already on sale and can be bought through the Lipscomb ticket office.
August 06, 2014
Bisons head coach Casey Alexander spent a few minutes this week recapping a busy summer of workouts and trips on the recruiting trail.
July 18, 2014
Former men's basketball greats Roy Sewell Jr. and John Henderson, who are both members of the Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame, have recently passed away.
July 14, 2014
The Bleacher Report has named Lipscomb men's basketball one of three teams that could become the next mid-major power in college basketball. The Bisons are joined on the short list by Georgia State and Winthrop.
July 02, 2014 recently had the chance to catch up with former men's hoopster Jason Hopkins, who has just taken a job as the head boys' basketball coach at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds, Washington