Liberty meets Lipscomb in Atlantic Sun finals
No. 2 seed Liberty (27-6, 16-2) vs. No. 1 seed Lipscomb (25-6, 16-2)
Atlantic Sun Conference Tourney Championship, Allen Arena, Nashville, Tennessee; Sunday, 3 p.m. EDT
James, Cabbil lead Liberty past Lipscomb 74-66
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Scottie James had 17 points to lead five Liberty players in double figures as the Flames topped Lipscomb 74-66 on Wednesday night.
Lovell Cabbil added 16 points for the Flames. Caleb Homesley chipped in 12, Myo Baxter-Bell scored 11 and Darius McGhee had 10. Homesley also had 10 rebounds for the Flames (22-5, 11-1 Atlantic Sun). Liberty's win leaves the two teams tied for first place in the conference.
Pepper scores 27 to carry Lipscomb over Jacksonville 86-77
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Eli Pepper had a career-high 27 points plus 14 rebounds as Lipscomb stretched its winning streak to 11 games, topping Jacksonville 86-77 on Saturday.
Pepper made 12 of 14 from the free throw line. He added six assists.
Kenny Cooper had 17 points for Lipscomb (20-4, 11-0 Atlantic Sun Conference). Garrison Mathews added 16 points. Ahsan Asadullah had 12 points for the hosts.
Mathews leads potent Lipscomb attack in 102-80 ASUN win
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Garrison Mathews scored 19 points, leading six Lipscomb players in double-digit scoring and the Bisons shot 62 percent for the game, topping North Alabama 102-80 on Saturday to remain unbeaten in Atlantic Sun play.
Kenny Cooper added 16 points for the Bisons on 7-for-9 shooting, Andrew Fleming shot 5 for 6 for a career-high 15 points and Ahsan Asadullah scored 13 on 6-of-7 shooting. Rob Marberry was a perfect 5 of 5 from the floor to score 11 along with Nathan Moran.
Lipscomb shoots 60 percent, routs D-III Covenant 119-48
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Garrison Mathews scored 22 points, John Matt Merritt added 21 and Lipscomb routed Division III Covenant 119-48 on Monday night.
Lipscomb (8-3) has won two of its last three including a 107-81 victory against Navy.
Mathews scored 16 points in the first half and the Bisons led 59-14. Merritt scored all 21 on 8-of-9 shooting in the second half. The duo each made three of the Bisons' 12 3-pointers.
Lipscomb rolls past Navy 107-81
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rob Marberry tied his season high with 26 points, freshman Ahsan Asadullah hit all 10 of his shots for 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Lipscomb beat Navy 107-81 on Sunday.
Nathan Moran made four 3-pointers and 14 points and Kenny Cooper had 10 points and five assists for the Bisons (7-2), who shot 64 percent, were 10 of 21 from the arc for 48 percent and made 21 of 26 free throws in reaching the century mark for the first time this season.
Lipscomb beats D-III Sewanee 97-53
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ahsan Asadullah had 26 points and nine rebounds in 21 minutes and Lipscomb opened the season with a 97-53 win over Division III Sewanee on Tuesday night.
Asadullah was 11 of 12 from the field and 4 of 5 from the foul line. Garrison Mathews added 16 points in 22 minutes.
Kenny Cooper had seven of Lipscomb's 20 steals which led to Sewanee's 28 turnovers. The Bisons had a 41-27 advantage on the glass and took 19 more shot attempts, making 36 of 67 (53.7 percent).