Jacksonville beats Lipscomb 88-72
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Lehmon Colbert scored 20 points and Ben Smith added 19 as top-seeded Jacksonville rolled to an 88-72 victory over Lipscomb in the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament on Friday night.
The victory sends the Dolphins (18-12) into the championship game against second-seeded East Tennessee State, which defeated Belmont in Friday’s other semifinal game.
Lipscomb (17-14) had its nine-game winning streak snapped.
Jacksonville built a 38-24 halftime lead, and extended it to 68-38 with 12:10 to play. Lipscomb pulled within 12 points twice in the final 6 minutes of the game, but it wasn’t enough.
All five Dolphins starters finished in double figures, as Marcus Allen and Ayron Hardy added 12 each and Travis Cohn had 11.
Josh Slater led Lipscomb with 17 points.
The Dolphins made 10 of 20 3-pointers en route to victory.