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Bisons head to Mercer to open final road trip of season
Lipscomb (10-16 (5-10ASun))
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Mercer (19-9 (12-3 ASun))
2/21/2013 | Macon, Ga. - Hawkins Arena | Attendance: 2727
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Lipscomb174158
Mercer384583
Stats at a GlanceLIPMER
FG Percentage.426 (20-47) .549 (28-51)
3P FG Percentage.182 (2-11) .458 (11-24)
FT Percentage.762 (16-21) .593 (16-27)
Offensive Rebounds119
Defensive Rebounds1919
Total Rebounds3028
Turnovers2212
Steals89
Bench Points1539
Statistical LeadersLIPMER
PointsALEXANDER - 15
WHITE - 15
ReboundsSMITH - 5
THOMAS - 4
TEAM - 4
AssistsSANDERSON - 2
GOLLON - 5
HALL - 5
StealsDENNY - 3
HALLICE - 2
HALL - 2
BlocksHURT - 1
HALLICE - 1
MOTEN - 1

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb men’s basketball team loaded the bus for the final time of the 2012-13 regular season on Wednesday afternoon for the ride to Macon, Ga., to take on Atlantic Sun Conference leader Mercer on Thursday night at 6 p.m.

Thanks to the Bisons upset win of Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday night, Mercer finds themselves in a half-game lead atop the A-Sun standings heading into the final two weeks of action.

A big part of that upset was Lipscomb senior guard Deonte Alexander, who leads the Bisons in scoring and posted a 14-point night against the Eagles.  Lipscomb will be without the services of sophomore forward Malcolm Smith, who averages a team second-best 12.5 points per game but was injured in the contest against Stetson.

The Bisons will need redshirt freshman Stephen Hurt, the reigning A-Sun Newcomer of the Week, to help carry the load.  Hurt earned his fourth Newcomer of the Week award after notching his eighth double-double, 20 points and 10-rebounds, against FGCU.

Travis Smith leads the way for Mercer with a 13.3 points-per-game scoring average. He is followed closely by Lanston Hall, who averages 10.9 points per game.

Along with being broadcast for free on http://www.asun.tv the game can be heard in the Nashville market on 102.5 The Game.