The Bisons defeated the Freed Hardeman Lions 93-72 after a night full of hot shooting, sinking 18 threes, the third most in the D-1 era.
The team shot a season-high 60 percent from the floor.
The Lions gained a lead just under a minute into the game, but sophomore guard Carson Cary hit a triple and put the Bisons ahead. After the team gained the lead, they never let it go and continued to grow it as the game went on.
Sophomore guard KJ Johnson and senior guard Romeao Ferguson worked as a pair early on, putting up 15 of the team’s first 18 points. The team sank threes all through the first half, putting them up 44-37 going into the second.
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The Bisons came out on fire the second half as well, outscoring the lions 49-35. This was the second consecutive game the Bisons have scored 40 points in both the first and second halves.
Johnson and Ferguson scored the beginning points putting the Bisons up 19 on the Lions. Cary then caught a breakaway and a triple adding 5 more points for the Bisons.
Staying hot in the long-range, sophomore guard Jake Wolfe, freshman guard Tommy Murr, and freshman guard Tanner Shulman all contributed triples to the score. Sophomore guard Miles Miller also hit a quick 5 including an NBA Range free throw for the Bisons. This was Miller’s first game back, after missing the past two games from a wrist injury.
The Bisons will begin ASUN Conference play against Liberty on Friday, Jan. 1 at 2 p.m. and again at 4 p.m. Saturday. Both games will be broadcast on ESPN+.