|November 22, 2015||1st||2nd||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||LIPSCOMB||FAU|
|FG Percentage||.510 (26-51)||.364 (24-66)|
|3P FG Percentage||.421 (8-19)||.250 (7-28)|
|FT Percentage||.704 (19-27)||.714 (10-14)|
HAMPTON - 17
Poole - 5
Hill - 5
Reed - 5
Hill - 1
OXFORD, Ohio – The Lipscomb (3-4) men’s basketball team closed out the Men Against Breast Cancer Challenge with a dominating 79-65 victory over Florida Atlantic (1-4).
The Bisons turned in an all-around performance, playing solid on both offense and defense.
After trading baskets with the Owls for the first part of the game, the Purple and Gold went on a 24-8 run to enter halftime with a 32-23 lead.
“I don’t think we did anything tremendously better to spark that run,” Lipscomb men’s basketball coach Casey Alexander said. “Once the run got started, that helped us relax and play with confidence and play the way that we’re supposed to play.”
Three Bisons finished in double-figures, with junior Josh Williams notching 17 points to go along with six rebounds and three steals. Junior J.C. Hampton added 17 points, three rebounds and three assists.
“We need Josh and J.C. to have good games if our team is going to be any good,” Alexander said.
“George’s contribution on the weekend was tremendous for us and tremendous for him. Hopefully it’s a big weight lifted off his shoulders, and will inspire confidence for him.”
Sophomore George Brammeier earned a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Fellow big man David Wishon notched 9 points, while his brother Brett Wishon finished with eight points.
Lipscomb’s stifling defense held FAU to 24-66 shooting overall, including 7-28 from behind the arc.
“The guys executed the game plan very well,” Alexander said. “We didn’t think they were a great three-point shooting team, but we didn’t want to give them open looks. I liked the defensive effort overall. It was very good.”
- The Bisons shot 19-27 from the free throw line, while FAU went 10-14.
- Lipscomb out-rebounded the Owls 40-34.
- 12 Bisons played four or more minutes in the victory, and 10 scored at least one basket.
- Sophomore Nate Moran led the team with four assists. He also notched six points.
UP NEXT: The Bisons next match will be Friday at South Carolina at 1 p.m.
“Anytime you are going to go play an SEC team on the road it’s going to take a great effort,” Alexander said. “It’s going to take great play to have a chance to win the game. All I can ask for our guys to do is to be ready, and to play to the standards that we’ve established. Hopefully that will give us a chance.”