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Florida Gulf Coast (19-9, 11-4 A-Sun)
Lipscomb (10-15, 5-9 A-Sun)
2/16/2013 | Nashville, Tenn. (Allen Arena) | Attendance: 1754
Friday, February 15, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb men’s basketball team concludes its 3-game Atlantic Sun Conference homestand on Saturday night hosting league-leading Florida Gulf Coast at 6:30 p.m. in a game that is featured on ESPN3 from Allen Arena.
The Eagles (19-8, 11-3 A-Sun) head to the “Music City” on the tails of a 7-game winning streak. The last loss for FGCU came at the hands of the Bisons (9-15, 4-9 A-Sun), a 87-78 overtime win for Lipscomb.
Bisons senior guard Deonte Alexander posted a career-high 29 points against the Eagles in January scoring 27 after halftime. The veteran heads into Saturday night’s game leading Lipscomb in scoring averaging 13.3 points per game.
FGCU leads the Atlantic Sun in scoring averaging 73.4 points per game. Sherwood Brown leads the Eagles scoring 15.6 points per game, sixth best in the A-Sun.
The contest is “Star Wars” night at Allen Arena. A number of characters from the George Lucas films will make appearances throughout the night and will be available for photographs. Along with the ESPN3 broadcast, the game can be heard on 102.1 The Light. To purchase tickets log on to http://www.BeHerdLU.com