PREVIEW: Lipscomb men enter ASUN tournament as a dangerous three seed

PREVIEW: Lipscomb men enter ASUN tournament as a dangerous three seed

When the Lipscomb men’s basketball team took the floor against Liberty on Saturday, the Bisons needed a tough win or some help from opponents to secure the fourth seed in the ASUN tournament. Not only did Lipscomb beat Liberty 77-71 (including a 29-6 lead to start the game), but Stetson also lost to Jacksonville, and Lipscomb got the tiebreaker over the Hatters and jumped a spot. This comes one season after graduating from a star-studded lineup of seniors that included Garrison Mathews and the transfer of starting point guard Kenny Cooper to Western Kentucky. Not to mention Casey Alexander’s departure to Belmont. “I was really proud of our guys for staying the course,” Lipscomb head coach Lennie Acuff said before practice on Monday. “I thought there [were] many times we could have punted. And obviously our roster’s been depleted, and we lost [Jake Wolfe and Alex Jones] for the year. But we just stayed the course, and we kept going.” That means the Bisons (14-15, 9-7 ASUN) have the No. 3 seed heading into Tuesday night’s matchup against No. 6 FGCU at 7 p.m. CT. Fans who can’t make the game can tune in on ESPN+ or listen for free on the Bison. “Florida Gulf Coast is very talented,” Acuff said. “We split with them. They beat us down there, we beat them here. They can really score the ball. We need to play well defensively.” Lipscomb went 5-8 in non-conference (3-8 against Division I opponents) and then started out the ASUN slate 2-5, including a four-game losing streak to cap it off. But the Bisons dealt North Florida...
Lipscomb men’s basketball survives second-half comeback to beat UNA 73-71

Lipscomb men’s basketball survives second-half comeback to beat UNA 73-71

The Lipscomb men’s basketball team started conference play rocky this year. But the Bisons have now won two of their last three after an important victory over North Alabama on Thursday night. Lipscomb (9-14, 4-6 ASUN) led 39-29 at halftime, but the Lions (10-13, 5-5 ASUN) made a quick second-half comeback and led by four with 11:20 left in the game. The Bisons came back and either led or tied the rest of the way, but UNA had multiple chances to get a game-tying or game-winning basket in the final seconds due to missed layups and free throws from Lipscomb. “I lost about three years off my life in that last two minutes,” Lipscomb head coach Lennie Acuff said. “But real happy for our team, and we deserved some good fortune, and we got a little bit tonight.” The game was a return of sorts for Acuff, who had coached many games at Flowers Hall when his former team Alabama-Huntsville would play at UNA. “They’ve done a great job with the building. It’s beautiful — it’s a little different than when I was here. But we always had great games with them, and I think coach [Tony] Pujol has done a great job with their team.” Redshirt sophomore center Ahsan Asadullah continued his dominant streak for Lipscomb, leading the way with 19 points and 14 rebounds. “That’s a pretty good night at the shop,” Acuff said. Freshman guard KJ Johnson has struggled during conference play, but he scored 15, all of which came in the first half. Redshirt senior Andrew Fleming tabbed 13, while sophomore Greg Jones had 10....
Three Lipscomb basketball games will be streamed live on the Bison

Three Lipscomb basketball games will be streamed live on the Bison

Lipscomb basketball fans can catch two women’s away games and one men’s home game on the Bison this week. You can listen for free at thebisonradio.com and on the new iPhone app. The women play at UT Martin on Monday at 11 a.m. CT and then again at Tennessee Tech on Saturday at 2 p.m., while the men play at home against Tennessee Tech on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Spencer Boehme will handle play-by-play duties for all three broadcasts. Pregame shows start approximately 10 minutes before the first tip. The Lady Bisons are 2-8, while the Bisons are 4-6. The men’s game against the Golden Eagles is the second of a home-and-home series; Lipscomb won 78-65 in Cookeville in...
RADIO ALERT: Listen to the men’s game Sunday, women’s game Wednesday on The Bison

RADIO ALERT: Listen to the men’s game Sunday, women’s game Wednesday on The Bison

Live radio coverage of Lipscomb basketball continues this week on the Bison. Fans of the Lipscomb men’s and women’s basketball teams can listen to Sunday’s and Wednesday’s games on The Bison. The games will be streamed live at thebisonradio.com and on the new iPhone app. The men’s team faces an old foe in Trevecca on Sunday at 4 p.m. CT. John Tomlinson will call play-by-play, while Spencer Boehme will handle color duties. The women’s team takes on crosstown rival Belmont on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. CT. Spencer Boehme will work play-by-play, while Micah Kennedy will serve as...
RADIO ALERT: Second Battle of the Boulevard set to be streamed online on the Bison

RADIO ALERT: Second Battle of the Boulevard set to be streamed online on the Bison

After traveling to Tennessee Tech and Xavier, the Bison radio crew returns to Nashville for the upcoming broadcast of the Battle of the Boulevard on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. CT. Lipscomb fans worldwide can listen to the stream by going to thebisonradio.com or by downloading the new iPhone app, both of which are free to access. Spencer Boehme will call play-by-play, while Kailey Schuyler will handle color. The pregame show starts at approximately 6:20. The Lipscomb men’s basketball team (3-5) will be visiting the Belmont Bruins (5-3) to wrap up the annual home-and-home series. The Bisons have lost the last three. The Bison is a Lumination Network radio station and provides free live broadcasts of several Lipscomb University sporting events throughout the year. Upcoming games include Sunday’s tilt against Trevecca at 4 p.m. and the women’s Battle of the Boulevard on Wednesday, December 11 at 6:30...