Lipscomb on the Air
Online Radio: Lipscomb Sports Network, www.LipscombSports.com (Benjamin Seamon, play-by-play; Ryan Daly, color analyst)
Online Video: ASun.TV (USC Upstate audio feed)
The Lipscomb Lady Bisons (4-21, 2-13 A-Sun) attempt to avoid tying their longest losing streak in the NCAA-era, 10 games, when they travel to Spartanburg, S.C., to face USC Upstate (15-8, 9-5 A-Sun) Thursday evening at 4 p.m. CT.
After falling behind by 17 in the first half against Jacksonville Monday night, the Lady Bisons were not able to recover and fell 62-43. Freshman Hannah Phillips and junior Valerie Bronson led Lipscomb with eight points each. It was the second straight game that a Lady Bison didn’t score in double digits.
Tee’Ara Copney led four Spartans in double figures with 21 points as Upstate defeated Mercer 87-78 on the road Monday night. Copney shot 6-of-11 from the 3-point line while Upstate shot 51.6 percent from the floor.
USC Upstate holds a 3-2 advantage in the series. Upstate has won both games in Spartanburg. On Jan. 9 Upstate defeated Lipscomb 63-51 after closing the first half on a 17-3 run. Anna Bowers and Phillips led Lipscomb with 15 points while Kenra Wallace paced the Spartans with 21 points.
- Lipscomb is 0-10 on the road this year. The Lady Bisons have lost 16 consecutive road games dating back to a 59-54 loss at USC Upstate on Jan. 15 last year.
- Lipscomb is 1-19 when giving up 61 or more points. Lipscomb gives up 58.2 points in wins and 70 points in losses.
- Lipscomb has outrebounded its opponent five times this year. The Lady Bisons have the 5th worse rebounding margin (-8.0) in the nation.
- Junior guard Jenna Bartsokas has hit one-of-23 attempts from downtown (4.3 percent) over the last five games.
- Lipscomb has a 0.52 assist-to-turnover ratio over the last five games
- During Lipscomb’s current nine-game losing streak, the Lady Bisons are shooting 35.4 percent from the field and 26.2 percent from the 3-point line while their opponents are hitting 43.1 percent of their shots.