Alexander leads Lipscomb past Stetson 99-91 in OT

The Associated Press

DELAND, Fla. (AP) Deonte Alexander scored 27 points to lead Lipscomb to a 99-91 overtime victory over Stetson on Saturday.

The Bisons (12-13, 7-6 Atlantic Sun Conference) also won in overtime, 104-103, when the teams played Jan. 16. In that one, Jordan Burgason led Lipscomb with 24 points.

Burgason, however, was dismissed for an undisclosed violation of team rules, the school announced Friday. The senior guard was averaging 16.4 points and led the nation in 3-point shooting with 52.6 percent.

In his place, Alexander stepped up. The junior guard, who was averaging 8.0 points, played 40 minutes and scored 10 of his points in overtime, when Lipscomb never trailed.

A layup by Lipscomb's Damarius Smith with 1 second left in regulation forced the overtime. Smith scored 14 points and Marvin Williams 16 for the Bisons.

Adam Pegg scored 18 points, Willie Green 17 and Joel Naburgs 16 for the Hatters (8-17, 5-9).