Men's Basketball Hosts Lipscomb Friday
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont men's basketball returns home to host Lipscomb Friday.
Belmont limited Jacksonville to 20 percent shooting in the first half en route to a 75-63 victory Wednesday. Senior Drew Hanlen (St. Louis, Mo.) continued his fine play with a career-high 19 points.
Belmont has won 26 of its last 27 games against teams from the Atlantic Sun Conference, dating back to the start of the 2010-11 season. The lone loss was at Lipscomb, Jan. 25, 2011, by the score of 73-64.
Two storied programs, Belmont and Lipscomb men's basketball have a combined five members in the NAIA Hall of Fame (Belmont: Rick Byrd, Joe Behling; Lipscomb: Don Meyer, Philip Hutcheson, John Pierce).
This marks the 129th meeting between Belmont and Lipscomb. Belmont is 9-8 versus Lipscomb in its NCAA era. The teams split the season series a year ago.
Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m. CT from the Curb Event Center. The live play-by-play of Voice of the Bruins Kevin Ingram can be heard on the Bruin Sports Network and 104.5 The Zone. Live video streaming will be available via ASun.TV.
A limited number of tickets for the game remain. To purchase tickets, contact the Curb Event Center Box Office at (615) 460-BALL or click on the 'Tickets' link on belmontbruins.com.