|March 02, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||UPST||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.341 (15-44)||.531 (34-64)|
|3P FG Percentage||.389 (7-18)||.516 (16-31)|
|FT Percentage||.667 (16-24)||.647 (11-17)|
WILLIAMS - 6
GIBBONS - 1
NASHVILLE – For the first time in 10 years, the Lipscomb women’s basketball team will be hosting a First Round matchup in the ASUN Tournament on Friday night as USC Upstate is set ti visit Allen Arena.
The No. 4-seeded Lady Bisons (11-18, 7-7) and the No. 5-seeded Spartans (11-18, 6-8) is set to tip off at 7 on Friday night.
You can follow along with live stats and live streaming for the game at the links provided.
SCOUTING THE SPARTANS:
- This is the 23rd time the two programs have faced off in the Division I era. Upstate owns a 17-5 series lead.
- The team’s split their two matchups this season. Upstate won in South Carolina 80-64, while Lipscomb won in Nashville 97-78.
- Upstate’s last outing was a 74-67 win at home over NJIT.
- Tamera Thorpe leads the Spartans with 12.3 points per game.
- The Lady Bisons head into the postseason having beaten Kennesaw State 69-52 at home on senior day.
- Senior Loren Cagle was voted the ASUN Player of the Year by the league’s coaches, a first in program history. She was also named to the All-Academic team.
- Cagle passed a pair of milestones against USC Upstate. She became the sixth Lady Bison to score 1,000 career points in the DI era and the first to dish out 500 assists. She also became just the seventh player in ASUN history to pass both marks.
- Cagle earned the first ASUN Player of the Week of the season and the first for the women’s basketball program since 2015 after a stat sheet-filling opening weekend performance. She has since won three more ASUN Player of the Week awards to give her a program-best four on the year. She also scored a career-high 31 points in a 73-69 win at North Florida.
- Redshirt-freshman Emily Kmec has notched three or more three-pointers 11 times this season. She scored a career-high 19 points in the loss to Butler, including a 5-8 mark from deep. She was named to the ASUN All-Freshman team for her efforts.
- In a win over Alabama A&M, Taylor Clark earned the program’s first ASUN Freshman of the Year award by scoring 18 points on 6-8 shooting. She scored a career-high 21 points in a loss to Stetson.
- Senior Loshaveon Jones notched her first career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in the win over NJIT. She has grabbed double-digit rebounds in consecutive games.