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Bisons seek to reverse fortunes at Stetson Saturday evening

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Bisons on the Air

Online Radio: Lipscomb Sports Network, www.LipscombSports.com (Jonathan Seamon, play-by-play; Benjamin Seamon, color analysts)

Online Video: A-Sun.TV (Stetson audio feed)

The Game

The Lipscomb University Bisons (14-12, 11-6 A-Sun) seek their first win at Stetson (6-21, 4-14) since joining the NCAA Saturday evening.  The game is set to tip at 6 p.m. CT.

Lipscomb easily defeated Florida Gulf Coast 93-75 Thursday evening as Josh Slater finished one rebound short of a triple-double with 19 points, 11 assists, and nine rebounds.  Adnan Hodzic led the Bisons with 24 points.  Lipscomb shot 56.7 percent from the floor and hit 12 3-pointers.

Stetson went on a 21-5 run to attempt a late comeback against Belmont Thursday evening but fell 79-70.  A.J. Smith paced the Hatters with 23 points while freshman Joel Naburgs scored a career-high 15 points and tied career marks with six rebounds and five assists.

Stetson holds a 8-6 advantage in the all-time series.  Lipscomb is 0-6 at Stetson since joining the Atlantic Sun.  Lipscomb’s sole road win against Stetson was a 67-59 victory on Dec. 19, 1962.  The Bisons defeated Stetson 84-63 in Allen Arena on Jan. 2 behind a dominating 29-point performance by Hodzic who shot 11-of-15 from the floor and 7-of-11 from the line. Lipscomb shot 60.4 percent from the floor, including hitting 73.7 percent of their shots in the second half.
    
Quick Hits
  • Lipscomb is 7-7 on the road this year while Stetson is 4-8 at home.
  • Hodzic is leads the A-Sun and is 12th in the nation for scoring (21.8). He is 4th in the A-Sun in rebounding (8.2) while shooting 59.1 percent for the best mark in the conference
  • Hodzic has scored in double figures in 53 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the nation.
  • Slater ranks sixth in the A-Sun in scoring (17.2), second in assists (5.19) and third in steals (1.92).  In A-Sun games only, Slater ranks third in scoring (19.8)
  • Lipscomb is 13-2 when its opponent converts less than 50 percent of its attempts and 1-10 when its opponent shoots over 50 percent.
  • Lipscomb is 12-3 when giving up fewer than 80 points.
  • Burgason leads the conference and is 9th in the nation for 3-point field goal percentage (43.9 percent).