G22 | @FGCU_MBB vs. Lipscomb

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FGCU men's basketball game notes for the Eagles contest against Lipscomb on Jan. 29, 2015.

Text of G22 | @FGCU_MBB vs. Lipscomb

  • SCHEDULE / RESULTSNOVEMBER

    15 NOVA SOUTHEASTERN W, 63-51

    17 UC SANTA BARBARA W, 81-75 (OT)

    19 OHIO W, 79-62

    24 vs. Marist^ W, 58-43

    25 vs. San Francisco^ W, 62-47

    26 vs. Green Bay^ L, 59-45

    30 South Dakota State! W, 71-58

    DECEMBER

    3 FLORIDA TECH W, 77-58

    7 at Massachusetts# W, 84-75

    14 FIU L, 69-63

    19 FURMAN W, 83-78

    23 at Iona L, 86-67

    28 at Xavier L, 71-57

    30 at Pittsburgh L, 71-54

    JANUARY

    2 AVE MARIA W, 49-36

    5 at UC Santa Barbara L, 63-50

    10 STETSON* W, 72-50

    14 at North Florida* L, 80-64

    17 JACKSONVILLE* W, 79-50

    22 at USC Upstate* W, 71-68

    24 at Kennesaw State* W, 54-48

    29 LIPSCOMB* 7 PM

    31 NORTHERN KENTUCKY* 7 PM

    FEBRUARY

    7 at Stetson* 3:30 PM

    12 at Northern Kentucky* 7 PM

    14 at Lipscomb* 5 PM

    19 KENNESAW STATE* 7 PM

    21 USC UPSTATE* 7 PM

    25 NORTH FLORIDA* 7 PM

    28 at Jacksonville* 2 PM

    ATLANTIC SUN CHAMPIONSHIP

    3 Quarterfinals TBD

    5 Semifinals TBD

    8 Final 2:30 PM

    2014-15 MENS BASKETBALL#DUNKCITY INFOGRAPHIC GAME NOTES

    5 Things To Know in 140 CharaCTers or Less1) Lipscomb is the only A-Sun team in the last 20 reg-ular-season games to defeat FGCU at Alico Arena (87-78 in overtime on Jan. 17, 2013).2) 14-7 is FGCUs best D-I start through 21 games in program history; the 4-1 A-Sun start is tied with last year and 2012-13 as the best.3) FGCU has had five-straight games with 14 or more offensive rebounds (76 total) for the first time since the 2010-11 season.4) With those offensive rebounds, the Eagles have posted five-straight games of 12 or more second-chance points (89 total).5) Since the 2012-13 sea-son, FGCU is 33-1 when leading at the half; the lone loss came earlier this year to FIU (32-28 halftime lead).

    PROBABLE STARTERS

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    BRETT COMER (G)Sr. | 6-3 | 202 | Winter Park, Fla.11.5 ppg | 3.1 rpg | 6.5 apg | 29.9 mpg

    NATE HICKS (C)R-Sr. | 6-10 | 227 | Panama City Beach, Fla.4.2 ppg | 4.7 rpg | 1.0 bpg | 16.4 mpg

    /FGCUAthletics (250,226 views)

    Has 61 more assists than anyone else in the A-Sun

    12 pts, 15 rbs last 2 games; 6 pts (4-4 FTs) in final 3:44 at KSU

    ^ Gulf Coast Showcase(Germain Arena - Estero, Fla.)

    ! Sanford Pentagon(Sioux Falls, S.D.)

    # Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase(MassMutual Center - Springfield, Mass.)

    * Atlantic Sun Conference Game

    @FGCU_MBB (9,164 followers)

    /FGCUMBB (16,415 likes)

    @FGCU_MBB (3,068 followers)

    TWEETABLES

    Season-high 9 rebounds at Kennesaw State Saturday

    2BERNARD THOMPSON (G)Sr. | 6-3 | 175 | Conyers, Ga.14.3 ppg | 4.6 rpg | 1.9 spg | 31.7 mpg

    5JAMAIL JONES (G)R-Sr. | 6-6 | 215 | Atlanta, Ga.10.8 ppg | 6.2 rpg | 1.2 apg | 28 mpg

    10-2 with him, 4-5 without; team-best +/- of +7.83/game

    3JULIAN DEBOSE (G)R-Jr. | 6-4 | 197 | Washington, D.C.11.4 ppg | 3.6 rpg | 1.7 apg | 30.4 mpg

    A-Sun Newcomer of the Week (averaged 15 pts in 2 wins)

    LIPSCOMB @ FGCUCollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Poll: FGCU #21

    Alico Arena (4,333) | Fort Myers, Fla.Video: ESPN3 | WatchESPN App

    Live Stats: StatBroadcastHashtags: #FGCUvsLIP | #DunkCity | #ASunMBB

    Series History: Lipscomb Leads, 9-4Series Note: Last 6 Games Tied, 3-3

    Contact: Jason MacBain | Email: jmacbain@fgcu.edu | Cell: 315.750.0236 | Office: 239.590.7061 | Twitter: @JaBain

    2013: AtlAntic Sun tournAment chAmpionS | 2014: AtlAntic Sun regulAr SeASon chAmpionS 2013: SWeet SiXteen (FirSt no. 15 Seed) | 2014: nit

    @FGCU_MBB14-7, 4-1 A-Sun

    @LipscombMBB10-10, 4-1 A-SunHead Coach: Casey AlexanderHead Coach: Joe Dooley

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    NCAA Active Career Assist Leader (746)

    4th Among All Active D-I Players With 244 Career Steals

    32 oF 34 1st-Place Votesa-sun Preseason

    FaVorites

    Only active player with at least 1,600 points, 500 rebounds & 240 steals

    3rd in the nation in assist rate (46%); 7th in total assists (137)

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    @FGCU_MBB Infographic Game Notes

    TALE OF THE TAPE65.9 71.9

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    Series HISTORY

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    The Bisons had their five-game winning streak come to an end with the loss to UNF. Lipscomb is 8-3 at home but only 2-8 on the road.

    Josh Williams leads the Lipscomb scoring attack with 16.5 points per game, good for third in the A-Sun. Lipscomb is sec-ond in the A-Sun at 71.8 points per game and second with 8.4 3-pointers made per game.

    Senior Martin Smith was a unanimous Preseason All-Atlan-tic Sun Team member but has only played seven games this year (no A-Sun contests) as he battles a foot injury. The 6-5 forward scored a career-high 30 points against FGCU on Feb. 16, 2013.

    PRESEASON COACHES POLL# Team (1st-Place Votes) Votes1. FGCU (7) 632. North Florida (1) 533. Lipscomb 514. USC Upstate 325. Northern Kentucky 246. Kennesaw State 237. Jacksonville 148. Stetson 13

    4 9 %31 of 63

    FGCU has claimed 49 percent (31 of 63) of its all-time A-Sun vic-tories since 2012-13. The Eagles joined the league in 2007-08 and went 13-5 in 2012-13, 14-4 in 2013-14 and 4-1 so far this year.

    ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCEPRESEASON MEDIA POLL

    # Team (1st-Place Votes) Votes1. FGCU (25) 2072. Lipscomb 1613. North Florida (1) 1544. USC Upstate 1225. Northern Kentucky 1016. Stetson 667. Jacksonville 658. Kennesaw State 60

    preSeASon plAyer oF the yeArBernard Thompson, FGCU

    preSeASon deFenSive plAyer oF the yeArBernard Thompson, FGCU

    FAn-voted preSeASon plAyer oF the yeArBrett Comer, FGCU (298 Facebook Votes)

    FAn-voted preSeASon deFenSive plAyer oF the yeArWilly Kouassi, Kennesaw State (305 Facebook Votes)

    TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN

    FGCU led the Atlantic Sun Conference in defense last year, allowing opponents to score just 66.8 points per game.

    FGCU is the only school in the Atlantic Sun Conference which has won an A-Sun Mens Basketball Champion-ship. Conference re-alignment has drastically altered the landscape of collegiate athletics, and the A-Sun is no dif-ferent. The Eagles joined the league in 2007-08 with USC Upstate, and prior to that North Florida and Kennesaw State both joined for the 2005-06 season. Lipscomb has been a member since 2003-04, Jacksonville since 1998-99 and Stetson since 1986-87. Northern Kentucky is in its third year in the A-Sun after joining in 2012-13 and has two years (including this season) of its NCAA-mandated Division-I reclassification period remaining.

    The Atlantic Sun Conference has been the talk of the college basketball world the last two postseasons as FGCU and Mercer (now a Southern Conference member) have both been responsible for three major upsets in the NCAA Tour-nament, affectionately turning the A-Sun into the A-Stun.

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    ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE STANDINGS Conference Overall Team W L Pct. W L Pct. StreakNorth Florida 5 0 1.000 13 9 .591 W6FGCU 4 1 .800 14 7 .667 W3Lipscomb 4 1 .800 10 10 .500 L1Northern Kentucky 3 2 .600 9 11 .450 W1USC Upstate 2 3 .400 14 7 .667 W1Jacksonville 1 4 .200 7 15 .318 L3Kennesaw State 1 4 .200 6 15 .286 L1Stetson 0 5 .000 5 15 .250 L5

    ATLANTIC SUN STANDINGS

    Thursdays Games (all On esPn3)Matchup Time (EST)Northern Kentucky @ Stetson 7:00 PMKennesaw State @ North Florida 7:00 PMUSC Upstate @ Jacksonville 7:00 PM

    Lipscomb leads the all-time series, 9-4, but over the past six games the two sides have been deadlocked, 3-3. The contests have typically been high scoring as in 11 of the 13 meetings FGCU has tallied more than 70 points, and in nine of the 13 matchups both teams have recorded more than 70 points. Last years 21-point loss at Lipscomb (92-71) was FGCUs worst A-Sun defeat since a 23-point setback (86-63) against Belmont on Feb. 11, 2012.

    Lipscomb has made the second-most 3-pointers in the A-Sun with 167 as its 8.4 per-game average is 27th in the nation. FGCU boasts the best perimeter defense in the A-Sun and the third-best 3-point de-fense in the nation as the Eagles allow op-ponents to shoot just 26.2 percent from beyond the arc.

    3In last years meeting at Lipscomb, the Bisons scored 92 points and made 15 3s both season highs for any FGCU op-ponent. In its lone A-Sun loss of the year, FGCU allowed sea-son highs to UNF as the Ospreys 12-25 (48 percent) from 3.

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    @FGCU_MBB Infographic Game Notes

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    THE MOST PROLIFIC SENIOR BACKCOURTIN COLLEGE BASKETBALL

    COMBINEDPOINTS

    2,988

    ASSISTS968

    GAMES PLAYED247

    GAMES STARTED240

    MINUTES7,239

    THE MOST COMBINED STATSFOR A TRUE SENIOR BACKCOURT DUO

    Leaders: 3,048 Saah Nimley & Arlon Harper (Charleston Southern)

    Next Closest: 889 Raheem Appleby & Kenneth Smith (Louisiana Tech)

    Next Closest: 235 Traevon Jackson & Josh Gasser (Wisconsin)

    Next Closest: 206 Traevon Jackson & Josh Gasser (Wisconsin)

    Next Closest: 6,694 Traevon Jackson & Josh Gasser (Wisconsin)

    *Stats entering games on Jan. 28*

  • 2014-15 DUNK COUNTER

    57Nova Southeastern: 2 | Morant, NoreliaUC Santa Barbara: 2 | Morant, NoreliaOhio: 2 | Norelia, ThompsonMarist: 5 | DeBose (2), Norelia, Morant, ComerSan Francisco: 3 | Norelia (2), HicksGreen Bay: 1 | NoreliaSouth Dakota State: 2 | Hicks, NoreliaFlorida Tech: 1 | MorantMassachusetts: 3 | Morant, DeB