NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Garrison Mathews drilled seven 3-pointers, scored 26 points, and Lipscomb beat Jacksonville 81-69 on Saturday to keep pace with Florida Gulf Coast in the Atlantic Sun Conference race.
The Bisons (18-12, 10-3) remain one game behind Florida Gulf Coast with one game to play. They can earn a share of the conference title with a win over Kennesaw State coupled with an Eagles loss on Feb. 23.
Mathews also finished with a team-best eight rebounds and had six assists. Nathan Moran sank five 3-pointers and added 21 points for Lipscomb, which hit 15 from behind the arc overall and shot 52.8 percent.
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J.R. Holder scored 21 points and Marcel White finished with 17 for Jacksonville (17-13, 5-8).
The Bisons led by as many as 12 in the first half and took an eight-point lead into the break. A White 3 cut the Dolphins’ deficit to 55-49, but an 11-2 run put Lipscomb back in front by 15.