Lipscomb vs. Stetson: Full Game Preview
|Lipscomb||S Hurt 12.1||S Hurt 8.4||K Sankey 3.2|
|Stetson||A Pegg 15.7||W Green 5.9||J Naburgs 3.4|
On Saturday, Stetson plays host to Lipscomb at Edmunds Center. It gets started at 3:15 EST and you can catch it on ESPN3.com. The Hatters are 3-5 against the Bisons over the last four years. They lost 99-91 the last time they played (2/11/2012).
Stetson is in 1st place in the conference, Lipscomb is in 8th place. Stetson is looking to add to its four-game win streak.
In their last match-up, Chris Perez finished with 17 points in the Hatters 71-59 victory over Northern Kentucky on January 17th. He leads the team in steals per game with 1.1 while also putting up 14.3 points per game. In an 87-78 victory over Florida Gulf Coast on January 17th, Stephen Hurt put up 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Bisons. He contributes a team-leading 12.1 points per game, 8.4 rebounds per game, and 0.6 blocks per game. When considering the Four Factors, Lipscomb performs well in free throw rate at 45.6. This ranks 1st in the conference and 9th in the country.
- Stetson is better under pressure, and has defeated Lipscomb in 6 out of the last 9 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
- Stetson players are more experienced than Lipscomb players (12,932 minutes played vs 4,511 minutes played).
- How does our back look? Stetson is ranked higher than Lipscomb in the Atlantic Sun (#5 vs #8).
- The Stetson blocks leader (Willie Green) has more blocks than the Lipscomb blocks leader (Stephen Hurt).
- Stetson is a better free-throw-shooting team (68.9% vs 62.1%) than Lipscomb this season.
- The Stetson scoring leader (Chris Perez) has more points than the Lipscomb scoring leader (Martin Smith).
- The Stetson three-point leader (Aaron Graham) has more three-pointers than the Lipscomb three-point leader (Martin Smith).
- Deland isn't as congested as Nashville (population is significantly lower).