|March 07, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
No. 4 Lipscomb
No. 1 FGCU
|Stats at a Glance||LIP||FGCU|
|FG Percentage||.317 (20-63)||.542 (39-72)|
|3P FG Percentage||.269 (7-26)||.500 (22-44)|
|FT Percentage||.800 (8-10)||.714 (5-7)|
Nelson - 6
RAU - 1
COTTON - 1
CAGLE - 1
JULIEN - 2
FORT MYERS, Fla. – After a historic win in the first round of the ASUN Tournament over the weekend, the Lipscomb women’s basketball team is headed to Florida to take on No. 1 seed FGCU in the ASUN Semifinals.
The No. 4-seeded Lady Bisons (12-18) and the Eagles (28-4) are set to tip off at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in Alico Arena.
Lipscomb defeated USC Upstate 95-53 at home in the first round of the ASUN Tournament to advance to the semifinals.
The win set the ASUN postseason record for margin of victory. The Lady Bisons also tied the record for most three-pointers in an ASUN Tournament game with 16.
You can follow along with live stats and live streaming for the game at the links provided.
SCOUTING THE EAGLES:
- This is the 24th time the two programs have faced off in the Division I era. Lipscomb has yet to defeat the Eagles.
- Lipscomb fell to FGCU 68-54 at home and 88-52 on the road in their two matchups during the regular season.
- The Eagles beat NJIT 83-62 at home in the first round of the ASUN Tournament.
- FGCU’s Rosemare Julien and China Dow were each named to the All-Conference First-Team, while Karl Smesko was named Coach of the Year for the eighth time.
- 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 12 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.