Lipscomb men’s basketball recovers from slow start to beat Kennesaw State

Lipscomb men’s basketball recovers from slow start to beat Kennesaw State

KENNESAW, Ga. — Coming off a tough loss to Liberty earlier in the week, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team travelled to Kennesaw State on Saturday to take on a struggling ASUN bottomfeeder. The Bisons (21-5, 12-1 ASUN) were up to the task, as they beat the Owls (5-22, 2-10 ASUN) by a score of 83-67 at the KSU Convention Center. “I didn’t think we played particularly great, especially the first half,” Lipscomb coach Casey Alexander said. At halftime, the Bisons only led 33-29, with senior guard Garrison Mathews shooting 0-of-7. Lipscomb coughed up nine turnovers and fouled 12 times in the first half. “I think we were ready to play the game,” Alexander said. “And then when we didn’t get off to a good start, we didn’t respond that well. We didn’t treat it as if, ‘hey, it’s just not a good start. Stay with it. It’ll happen.’ “We got frustrated, got a little selfish, so it took us a while to get out of the funk.” But Lipscomb cleaned things up in the second half and made life difficult for the Owls. Kennesaw State had 16 second-half fouls, while Mathews put up 14 points. Senior forward Rob Marberry led the charge for the Bisons with a near-perfect day, shooting 6-of-7 from the field and 5-of-6 on free throws for 17 total points. Junior guard Michael Buckland had 10 points. Senior forward Eli Pepper nearly posted a double-double, garnering 14 rebounds in addition to eight points. He also had a team-leading five assists. The Owls were led by redshirt junior guard Tyler Hooker, who came into the game averaging...
Turnovers, shooting woes continue for Lady Bisons in loss to Kennesaw State

Turnovers, shooting woes continue for Lady Bisons in loss to Kennesaw State

KENNESAW, Ga. – The 2018-19 season continues to be tough sledding for the Lipscomb women’s basketball team. Despite a win over Jacksonville last Saturday and a narrow loss to Liberty on Tuesday, the Lady Bisons regressed Saturday afternoon in a 67-36 blowout loss at Kennesaw State. “I did not see this coming,” Lipscomb coach Greg Brown said. “I liked what we had done over the last few weeks. We had two very good days off practice [after losing to Liberty].” The Lady Bisons (3-22, 1-11 ASUN) committed 24 turnovers and shot just 23 percent (13-of-57) from the floor. Kennesaw State took full advantage by scoring 26 of its 67 points off turnovers. “The missed shots, especially when you miss shots in the paint, mess up your transition getting back [on defense],” Brown said. “When you have 24 turnovers and shoot 23 percent, it’s going to be tough.” The Owls led 28-18 at halftime but used a 12-0 run to start the third quarter to pull away from the Lady Bisons. Kamiyah Street had a game-high 25 points for Kennesaw State and routinely burned Lipscomb’s defense on fast breaks. Owl guard Amani Johnson also had 16 points. “I just tell them to put energy and emotion toward things you can control,” Brown said. “We’ve done a good job of that, for the most part. But we did not do a good job of that today.” Lipscomb freshman Keely Morrow was a bright spot. The forward followed up her 22-point performance at Liberty with a team-high 17 points and seven rebounds. “Keely’s had a great few weeks,” Brown said. “Things are...
Lipscomb men’s tennis loses 4-3 to UTC

Lipscomb men’s tennis loses 4-3 to UTC

The Lipscomb men’s tennis team lost against the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on Friday night at the Richland Country Club. The Bisons (3-4) were able to get the lead at the beginning of the night when they won the doubles point. In line one, Lipscomb’s Victor Chaw and Pablo Caffarena were the first to finish their set and lost 6-3 to UTC’s Kerim Hyatt and Simon Bustamente. Jake Penny and Michael Tougher, playing for the Bisons on the third line, won 6-4 in their doubles match against the Mocs’ Jacob Marshall and Pablo Llebeili. Shortly following, the Bisons’ Jorge Ortegon and Pedro Uribe, in line two, delivered the winning point against Niklas Gerdes and Tomas Rodriguez 7-6. This gave Lipscomb the lead at 1-0. “I think it was important that line three finally came together,” Lipscomb coach Geoff Hernandez said. “For Michael to get his first win and Jake to work his way through the injuries and compete, it makes us feel that we’re not just going to win at two lines, but we’re going to win at every line, so I thought [their win] was really big.” Although the Bisons were off to a good start for themselves, they were unable to keep their lead in singles play. On the first line, Lipscomb’s Chaw lost both of his sets 6-1 and 6-4 to UTC’s Gerdes, which led the Bisons to losing their lead and setting the score at 1-1. Uribe, on the fourth line, was able to get the lead back for Lipscomb with a win from his three-set match against Bustamante. Uribe lost the first set...
Lumination Radio set to broadcast Lipscomb men’s basketball at Kennesaw State

Lumination Radio set to broadcast Lipscomb men’s basketball at Kennesaw State

Lumination Radio is set to hit the road Saturday afternoon, as it will be carrying a free live broadcast at Kennesaw State at 3:30 p.m. central time. Spencer Boehme will be on play-by-play, and Russell Vannozzi will be on color. You can access the free stream here. After falling to Liberty on Wednesday night, the Bisons (20-5, 11-1 ASUN) look to rebound against Kennesaw State (5-21, 2-9 ASUN). The Owls lost 86-57 last time the two teams met on Jan. 21. The Bisons are led by senior guard Garrison Mathews at 19.8 points per game. Redshirt junior guard Tyler Hooker leads the Owls with 18.8 points per game. For more information, follow Lumination Network on Twitter @luminatinnet and Lumination Radio...
Bisons stumble in first ASUN loss to Liberty

Bisons stumble in first ASUN loss to Liberty

The Lipscomb men’s basketball team just hit a speed bump in what has otherwise been a near-perfect season. After the Bisons handed Liberty a 79-59 defeat in Lynchburg, Virginia on Jan. 29, the Flames returned the favor by escaping with a 74-66 victory Wednesday in front of 3,437 Allen Arena fans. “The only thing to do is tip your hat to [Liberty],” Lipscomb coach Casey Alexander said. “Our teams are comparable… we’re both efficient at what we do. They were just better.” The loss was Lipscomb’s first in ASUN play and snapped an 11-game win streak. The Bisons (20-5, 11-1 ASUN) had not lost since Dec. 30 at Clemson (84-67). Lipscomb senior Rob Marberry led all scorers with 22 points, while Garrison Mathews had 19. Five Flames finished in double figures, including Lovell Cabbil (16) and Scottie James (15). Lipscomb fell behind early and never regained the lead. Eight different Flames scored in the first half, and Liberty held a 38-27 advantage at halftime. Liberty’s low-tempo style threw the Bisons for a loop. Lipscomb committed 12 turnovers and shot 37 percent from the field. In the second half, the Bisons made just one of their 11 three-point attempts. “The tempo was a struggle for us,” Alexander said. “It was a low-possession game. We didn’t have much movement offensively early…we got the ball inside and had empty possessions.” Liberty (22-5, 11-1 ASUN) led by as many as 16 points with 18:21 remaining. But the Bisons showed resiliency and kept chipping away at the deficit. A three-point play from Ahsan Asadullah cut Liberty’s lead to 62-58 with 3:58 left, and Mathews...
Lumination Radio to broadcast men’s basketball game against Liberty

Lumination Radio to broadcast men’s basketball game against Liberty

Lumination Radio is slated to run a live broadcast of Wednesday night’s game against Liberty University at 6:30 p.m. CT. Spencer Boehme will be on play-by-play, and Russell Vannozzi will be on color. The stream is free to listen to, and you can access it here. Pregame is at 6:15 p.m. CT. The Bisons are 20-4, undefeated in the ASUN and ranked 30th in the NCAA NET rankings. Liberty (21-5, 10-1 ASUN) stands at 61st. The Bisons beat Liberty 79-59 last time the two teams met. Senior guard Garrison Mathews averages 19.8 points per game for the Bisons. Redshirt junior forward Scottie James averages just over 12 points per game. For more information, follow Lumination Network on Twitter @luminatinnet and Lumination Radio...