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Austin Peay (0-8)
11/28/2011 | Nashville, TN - Allen Arena | Attendance: 1671
Monday, November 28, 2011
Instead of catching a nap on the jet carrying the Lipscomb Bisons to Cancun, Mexico last week center Justin Glenn and coach Scott Sanderson studied game videos.
Glenn was obviously paying attention. He posted the first double-double of the season for the Bisons with 12 rebounds and 12 points Monday night in a 67-59 win over Austin Peay at Allen Arena. The 12 rebounds are a team season high.
“I haven’t had a double-double since I have been here,” Glenn said. “Coach Sanderson has been preaching rebounding. We knew to be successful against Austin Peay that we had to rebound.”
Glenn also added a blocked shot and three steals.
“Coach Sanderson and I are on the same page right now as to what I have to do to be successful,” Glenn said. “I have to set screens to get our shooters open. That is my role right now to get other guys open and I know in return that it is going to leave me open.”
Guard Jordan Burgason led the way for the Bisons with a game-high 17 points. Guards Jacob Arnett and Robert Boyd added 12 and 11 points respectively. Boyd also made a game-high seven steals while also grabbing seven rebounds.
“We are going to have balanced scoring every game,” Sanderson said. “We won’t have any guys scoring 20 points very often, but we will have four or five guys in double figures.
“I would much rather have balanced scoring than one guy getting a truckload of points. We want to spread the basketball around”
The Bisons shot only 34.2 percent from the field hitting 25-of-73 shots. Austin Peay hit 39 percent, making 23-of-59 shots from the field.
“We weren’t very good offensively, but we won against a very good Austin Peay team,” Sanderson said. “We have a lot of stuff to work on and a lot of room to improve and we will.”
The Bisons are 4-3. Austin Peay fell to 0-8.
“Austin Peay is a very good team,” Sanderson said. “With the schedule they have played a lot of teams would be 0-8. We already know they are going to be at the top of the Ohio Valley Conference. This was a quality win for us.”
Forward Melvin Baker was the only Austin Peay player to score in double figures with 13. Forward Will Triggs led in rebounding with eight.
Thursday night the Bisons open Atlantic Sun Conference play hosting Mercer at 7:15. The Lady Bisons will face the Mercer women at 5.
With so many young players every practice and every game is a learning experience.
“We had a 30-minute shoot around before the game and we learned a lot,” Sanderson said. “We have to continue to learn, continue to build and continue to get better.
“I want us to continue to get better defensively. I want us to continue to get better rebounding the ball. I want us to continue not to turn the ball over. We only had 12 turnovers tonight.”