Lipscomb defeats East Tennessee State 96-91
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Jimmy Oden scored 19 points to lead Lipscomb to a 96-91 win over East Tennessee State on Monday night.
Oden also added seven assists, and shot 13-for-18 from the free-throw line. The Bisons (12-13, 8-8 Atlantic Sun Conference) received 16 points from Michael Lusk, and Brian Wright added 15 points and six rebounds. Lipscomb has now won four games in a row.
Kevin Tiggs scored 26 points for the Buccaneers (17-9, 11-5). Mike Smith added 20 points and 11 rebounds.
With a 72-70 lead in the second half, the Bisons used a 7-0 spurt to take a 79-70 lead with 3:34 left in the game. They then shot 11-for-16 from the free-throw line in the final 1:25 to secure the win.
Lipscomb shot 52.7 percent from the field (29-for-55) and dished out 25 assists as a team.