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Bisons renew rivalry with Austin Peay after 48 years

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Lipscomb University Bisons revive a rivalry with Austin Peay State University for the first time in 48 years as the teams meet in Allen Arena Thursday night at 7:15 p.m. central time.

Lipscomb and APSU last met in McQuiddy Gymnasium on Feb. 1, 1962.  The Governors defeated the Bisons 93-87.  Prior to tonight’s game, the 1960-61 Bisons basketball team will be honored. This team defeated Austin Peay to capture the 1961 Volunteer State Athletic Conference championship.

The Bisons opened their 2010-11 home campaign Monday with a 103-78 win over the Stillman College Tigers.  Freshman point guard Robert Boyd led Lipscomb with 20 points including 10-for-10 shooting from the free throw line.  Five Bisons finished in double-figures.  Senior guard Josh Slater scored 18 points and had 10  rebounds for his 11th career double-double.  Lipscomb coach Scott Sanderson played 12 of his 13 players 10 or more minutes.

Austin Peay has opened its season with two close road victories.  Friday at St. Louis, junior Tyshwan Edmondson hit a pair of free throws in the final seconds and Monday senior Caleb Brown hit a deep three-pointer with 0.2 seconds left to give the Govs the 70-67 victory.  Junior Josh Terry leads APSU in scoring at 17.5 points per game and Edmondson follows at 15.5 points per game.

Lipscomb and Austin Peay have met 66 times previously with the Govs leading the series 40-26. Lipscomb and Austin Peay meet in Clarksville on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.

Quick Hits
  • Coach Scott Sanderson has announced the signing of four players during the early signing period - Zavion Williams from West Creek in Clarksville, Tenn.; twins Malcolm and Martin Smith from Clarksville Academy and Marvin Williams from White Station High School in Memphis.
  • Justin Glenn’s 11 points against Stillman were the most he’s scored since also posting 11 points as a freshman at Centenary at North Texas on Dec. 20, 2007..
  • Hodzic has scored in double figures in 59 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the nation.
  • Jacob Arnett averages 5.0 assists over his last eight games
  • APSU has a +10.5 rebounding advantage while Lipscomb has a +7.5 rebounding advantage.
  • Boyd’s 20 points against Stillman were the most by a Lipscomb freshman since Brian Wright scored 23 at Campbell on Feb. 9, 2009.