NKU and Lipscomb Face Off in A-Sun/CSS Friday Contest

Friday, February 08, 2013

MACON, Ga. - Lipscomb hosts Northern Kentucky in search of revenge after a 67-53 loss to the Norse earlier in the season. The Bisons and NKU tip at 6 PM CST in the A-Sun/CSS Friday night contest at 7 PM.

The Norse enter the match-up riding a four-game win streak and sitting at 6-5 in league play - good for sixth place. Lipscomb (8-14; 3-8) is 5-4 at home and is led by four scorers averaging double digits in points.

Matt Stewart and Sonny Smith are on the call for the 7:05 p.m. tip. The game can also be seen on ESPN3. Fans can also follow along on Twitter by using the official hashtag of A-Sun Men's Basketball; #ASunMBB.

Northern Kentucky (8-11; 6-5) at Lipscomb (8-14; 3-8) - CSS/ESPN3 - 6 PM CST
• The Norse's four-game winning streak is the second longest in the A-sun behind FGCU's five-straight wins.
• Lipscomb's Stephen Hurt ranks third in the A-Sun in rebounding at 8.1 RPG.
• NKU's winning streak is tied for the 23rd longest in the nation.
• Hurt's seven double-doubles are the second most in the A-Sun. LU is 4-3 when he records a double-double.
• The Norse are 6-0 in league play when scoring at least 60 points. NKU is 0-5 when failing to reach 60 points.
• The Bisons average 69.2 PPG this season; fourth in the A-Sun. In league games, LU averages 70.4 PPG.
• NKU's Eshaunte Jones is averaging 23.2 PPG in his last five games. He has led NKU in scoring over last five.
• Lipscomb is the top-rebounding team in the A-Sun with 38.3 RPG. NKU holds its opponents to a league-best, 32.4 RPG.
• Northern Kentucky is defeating its opponents by an average of 8.75 PPG during its win streak.
• LU's Deonte Alexander averages 12.5 PPG this season. In A-Sun play, he is averaging 14.8 PPG.
• The Norse own the best defense in league play by allowing only 58.5 PPG.
• LU's Khion Sankey ranks in top-seven for both rebounds (7.1; 4th) and assists (3.3; 7th).



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