Mathews scores key points late as Lipscomb rallies, 86-79
Mathews drove for a layup and was fouled, converting the 3-point play with 2:43 remaining and boosting the Bisons (2-0) to a 79-76 lead. Mathews drained a 3-pointer with 28 seconds left to push the game out of reach.
Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey led Tennessee State (0-1) with 26 points, including three 3-pointers, and Kamar McKnight added 19.
There were eight ties and eight lead changes in a game where neither team was able to break away. The Bisons shot 49 percent from the floor (28 of 57) to Tennessee State's 41 percent (29 of 70). Lipscomb outscored the Tigers 46-30 in the paint.