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November 17, 20151st2ndFinal
Oakland City373269
Stats at a GlanceOCU-MLIP
FG Percentage.383 (23-60) .541 (33-61)
3P FG Percentage.444 (8-18) .500 (14-28)
FT Percentage.833 (15-18) .615 (16-26)
Offensive Rebounds1011
Defensive Rebounds2327
Total Rebounds3338
Bench Points1137
PointsSulak - 27
Hampton - 21
ReboundsDulin - 9
Brammeier - 6
AssistsSulak - 3
Moran - 5
StealsHinton - 1
Bell - 1
Duvall - 1
Mathews - 1
Pepper - 1
BlocksDulin - 3
Wishon - 2
Men's basketball opens home action with big win over Oakland City
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Men's basketball opens home action with big win over Oakland City

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Behind 14 3-pointers, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team opened 2015-16 home action on Tuesday night with a 96-69 win over Oakland City at Allen Arena in the Music City.

“We shot the ball well and that’s good to see,” said Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander. “14-for-28 is a nice night.  I don’t know if that’s on the heels of Denver doing that to us or what, but it was good to see the shots go down.

“Honestly, I thought we took too many poor threes and even made some poor threes but you can’t argue with the results.”

The Bisons (2-2) were led by junior guard J.C. Hampton for the second straight game as the veteran scored 21 points hitting 6-of-9 from the field including four treys.  Hampton accomplished the feat in just 23 minutes of work on the floor.

“Our team needs J.C. and it’s good to see him healthy,” noted Alexander. 

Hampton was joined in double figures by freshman Eli Pepper, the reigning A-Sun Newcomer of the Week, with 12 points and junior guard Josh Williams, who scored 11.

12 of the 13 Lipscomb players that saw action ended the night with at least a bucket to notch their names on the scoresheet and every player played at least 10 minutes.

“We played some unusual combinations tonight and subbed five guys at a time,” said Alexander. “It wasn’t our normal rotation but I did want to give everyone a significant amount of playing time and keep everyone fresh if we could. That worked out and I was pleased with everyone’s effort across the board.”

Oakland City (1-1) was led by Jonathan Sulak, who led all scorers with a 27 point effort.

Herd Notes:

  • The Bisons 96 points were the most in a regular season contest since the 2011-12 season when Lipscomb downed Fort Valley State 96-53 to open the season at Allen Arena.
  • The 14 three pointers for Lipscomb is one shy of the school record of 15 that has been accomplished on five different occasions.
  • Along with shooting 50 percent from beyond the arch, the Bisons hit 54.1 percent from the floor overall while holding Oakland City to 38.3 percent shooting.
  • The Bisons held a 38-33 advantage in rebounding led by sophomore George Brammeier, who hauled in six including five offensive boards.
  • Lipscomb also took care of the ball committing only nine turnovers while notching 24 assists. Sophomore guard Nathan Moran led the way with five helpers for the Purple and Gold.

Up next:  The Bisons hit the road to Oxford, Ohio this weekend for the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic hosted by Miami (Ohio).   Lipscomb takes on the host Redhawks on Friday night at 6 p.m. before battling Northeastern on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.  The event concludes on Sunday with an 11 a.m. tilt against Florida Atlantic.