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December 03, 20161st2ndFinal
Stats at a GlanceTSUMBBLIP
FG Percentage.348 (23-66) .400 (22-55)
3P FG Percentage.333 (5-15) .409 (9-22)
FT Percentage.750 (21-28) .692 (18-26)
Offensive Rebounds2210
Defensive Rebounds2824
Total Rebounds5034
Bench Points1216
PointsMARTIN - 16
ReboundsREED - 14
AssistsMcCALL - 5
StealsMcCALL - 2
REED - 2
BlocksHAMILTON - 2
Game winner rims out as men's hoops falls to Tennessee State
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Game winner rims out as men's hoops falls to Tennessee State

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Playing their third game in five days, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team went toe-to-toe with nonconference foe Tennessee State for 40 minutes but a last-second trey rimmed out in a 72-71 loss on Saturday afternoon at Allen Arena in Nashville.

After the Tigers (7-1) retook the lead behind a jumper from Tahjere McCall with 8.4 seconds remaining, the Bisons (3-7) got an open look at the basket but Nathan Moran’s game-winning attempt would not go down and a put back attempt by Garrison Mathews came after the final horn.

“I told our guys I thought we were more aggressive during the last 10 minutes of the game and that’s why we had a chance to win,” said Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander. “We’re incredibly tired with our third game in five days and fourth game in eight days.  That’s not an excuse but what it is, is a pat on the back to our guys because they didn’t play tired. They played hard and kept fighting.”

Mathews would lead the Bisons with 19 points behind a 4-of-6 afternoon beyond the arc. He was joined in double figures by Rob Marberry, who scored 17 points and added six rebounds and a trio of blocks.

Herd notes:

  • Marberry ran his record streak of made baskets to 15 hitting his first shot of the afternoon. The sophomore transfer then missed his second attempt of the game to end the streak.
  • The Tigers dominated the paint hauling in a season-high 50 rebounds including 22 offensive boards that led to 18 second chance points. The Bisons grabbed 34 boards led by seven from Eli Pepper.
  • TSU placed six players in double figures led by Wayne Martin, who scored 16 and grabbed a dozen rebounds as part of three players with a double-double.
  • The Bisons hit 9-of-22 from beyond the arc, while the Tigers were just 5-of-15.
  • Lipscomb hit 10-of-12 from the charity stripe in the first half but just 8-of-14 in the final 20 minutes to finish at 69.2 percent for the contest. TSU nailed 21-of-28 (75 percent).
  • The Bisons held a 40.0-34.8 percent advantage in field goal shooting.


Up next: The Bisons continue home play on Tuesday night hosting Belmont for the Battle of the Boulevard at 6:30 p.m. at Allen Arena.  To purchase tickets visit: or call 615-966-HERD (4373).