Lipscomb (21-5, 12-1) vs. Florida Gulf Coast (11-17, 6-7)
Alico Arena, Fort Myers, Florida; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Lipscomb looks for its third straight win over Florida Gulf Coast at Alico Arena. Florida Gulf Coast’s last win at home against the Bisons came on Feb. 18, 2016.
VETERAN LEADERSHIP: Lipscomb’s Garrison Mathews, Rob Marberry and Eli Pepper have combined to account for 47 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 45 percent of all Bisons points over the last five games.
MIGHTY MATHEWS: Mathews has connected on 40.3 percent of the 181 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 14 of 43 over the last five games. He’s also converted 85 percent of his free throws this season.
STREAK STATS: Lipscomb has won its last six road games, scoring 81.5 points and allowing 62 points during those contests. Florida Gulf Coast has won its last five home games, scoring an average of 75.2 points while giving up 64.8.
ACCOUNTING FOR ASSISTS: The Bisons have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Eagles. Florida Gulf Coast has an assist on 30 of 58 field goals (51.7 percent) across its past three matchups while Lipscomb has assists on 44 of 73 field goals (60.3 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: The Lipscomb offense has scored 85 points per game this season, ranking the Bisons sixth among Division I teams. The Florida Gulf Coast defense has allowed 74.5 points per game to opponents (ranked 231st overall).
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