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Tennessee State335689
Stats at a GlanceLIPTSUMBB
FG Percentage.542 (26-48) .483 (28-58)
3P FG Percentage.556 (10-18) .316 (6-19)
FT Percentage.686 (24-35) .675 (27-40)
Offensive Rebounds816
Defensive Rebounds2220
Total Rebounds3036
Bench Points1823
PointsHampton - 25
ReboundsPepper - 13
AssistsMoran - 8
StealsMiller - 4
BlocksMiller - 1
Smith - 1
Men's basketball set for cross-town matchup with Tennessee State
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Men's basketball set for cross-town matchup with Tennessee State

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With the fall exams in the books, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team returns to action on Thursday night for a nonconference contest at Tennessee State at the Gentry Center at 7 p.m.

It marks only the fifth meeting between the two schools despite the campuses being less than six miles apart. Lipscomb holds the advantage in the all-time series 3-1.

 The game will air on the OVC Digital Network.

Herd notes:

  • Junior guard Josh Williams sustained a torn left ACL in last Saturday’s first half against Princeton. Williams is slated to have surgery on Thursday morning and will miss the remainder of the 2015-16 season.  He joins Talbot Denny (Arm), Dylan Greene (Heel) and David Wishon (Wrist) as members of the team sidelined due to injury.
  • Williams became the 45th member of the Lipscomb 1,000-point club Nov. 27 with a 21-point effort at South Carolina. Williams reached the mark in 68 career games becoming the fastest player in the NCAA Division I era for the Bisons to reach the mark.
  • Williams is one of 30 players named to the Lou Henson Award preseason watch list and the preseason All-American team. The award goes to the top mid-major player in the nation annually.
  • The Bisons have been spreading the ball around so far in 2015-16 ranking second in the nation with 222 assists. Sophomore Nathan Moran ranks 14th in the nation with 67 helpers through 13 games. That figure ranks him second in the nation among sophomores.
  • Lipscomb ranks second in the nation with 142 3-point field goals made and sits second in the nation in 3-point field goal attempts with 377 trifectas through 13 games. The Bisons 10.9, 3-point field goals per game ranks 6th in the nation.
  • The Purple and Gold do not leave the Music City during the month of December as the schedule features six home games at Allen Arena and one road contest at Tennessee State on Dec. 17.
  • Junior J.C. Hampton earned all-tournament honors in the Men Against Breast Cancer Challenge in Oxford, Ohio. Hampton averaged 14 points per game to go along with a 4.0 rebound-per-game average.