Lipscomb rolls past Jacksonville, ties Dolphins for second
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Garrison Mathews scored 23 points and Eli Pepper added 11 points and 15 rebounds to lead Lipscomb over Jacksonville 82-59 on Thursday night and move into a second-place tie with the Dolphins in the Atlantic Sun Conference.
Mathews made three 3-pointers as did Michael Buckland for his nine points and Rob Marberry added 10 points for the Bisons (16-9, 6-4), now tied with Jacksonville (12-15, 6-4), behind 10-0 Florida Gulf Coast.
The Bisons outscored the Dolphins 21-2 to open the second half with eight points from Mathews. A few minutes later Lipscomb tacked on an 8-0 spurt to lead 74-40 with 6:55 remaining.
Lipscomb had a 15-0 run, including two of Buckland’s 3-pointers, on its way to a 42-32 halftime lead.
JD Notae had 13 points and Tanner Rubio 12 for Jacksonville.