Bisons look to avenge season opener against Belmont
Lipscomb (2-3)
Belmont (4-1)
11/20/2013 | Nashville, Tenn. (Curb Event Center) | Attendance: 4054
Stats at a GlanceLIPBEL
FG Percentage.339 (21-62) .565 (35-62)
3P FG Percentage.300 (6-20) .370 (10-27)
FT Percentage.640 (16-25) .737 (14-19)
Offensive Rebounds1310
Defensive Rebounds2034
Total Rebounds3344
Bench Points1438
Statistical LeadersLIPBEL
PointsHAMPTON - 16
ReboundsSMITH - 8
AssistsSMITH - 5
StealsWILLIAMS - 2
MANN - 3
BlocksSANKEY - 1

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Playing the third game in six days, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team makes the shortest trek of the season on Wednesday night to take on Belmont at the Curb Event Center in the 134th meeting between the two rivals.

The Bisons and Bruins met just 11 days again to open the 2013-14 season with Belmont escaping from Allen Arena with an 87-83 win.  Lipscomb heads into the contest on the heels of a 75-70 win at Tennessee State on Monday night, while Belmont is coming off an 83-80 upset at North Carolina.

Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander expects both squads to make changes in the game plans having taken the floor together less than two weeks ago.

“We definitely have some adjustments to make,” said Alexander. “I think what we need to know more than anything is we’ll see a completely different team than we saw on Nov. 8.  They’re playing with great confidence for good reason and we’re playing at their place. 

“There was quite a bit of the element of the unknown on our end.  They didn’t know what we are going to do or how we were going to do it because it was our first game. So the cat’s out of the bag there now and it will be a real challenge.  But what we’ve found so far this season is when we play hard we give ourselves a chance to win.  So that’s where we’ll start.”

The game is set to air on 94.9 Game 2 with the broadcast team of Jonathan Seamon, Jay Walton and Jared Revlett calling the action from the Curb Event Center.