The win marks the first in A-Sun play for Lipscomb (2-3, 1-1 A-Sun) this season, while the Bucs (1-4, 0-2 A-Sun) suffered their second-straight heartbreaking conference loss. On Thursday night, ETSU relinquished an 8-point lead with 43 seconds left in regulation and lost to
"We just weren't efficient enough on offense," said ETSU head coach Murry Bartow. "We knew going in they could defend by just looking at what they did against
The game storyline mirrored the
From there, ETSU battled back to tie the game late thanks to a 3-pointer and foul shot from Strong in the final of the contest. However, Lipscomb was able to make the play when it mattered most with Robinson's lay up at the buzzer.
For Lipscomb, forward Eddie Ard finished with a game-high 17 points, while Poindexter posted 14. ETSU got a team-high 15 points from Strong, while senior forward Dillion Sneed (Chicago) ended with a double-double courtesy of 12 points and 10 rebounds. Senior guard Tim Smith (
The Bisons only shot 31 percent from the floor, 20 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and 41 percent from the foul line, but the Bucs were equally ineffective on offense shooting 48 percent from the field, 15 percent from the 3-point line and 41.7 percent from the foul line. The main edge for Lipscomb came in the paint, where they outrebounded the Bucs 51-34 overall and a remarkable 28-9 on the offensive glass.
Foul shots certainly cost the Bucs - especially Sneed - who was 2-of-12 for the game and went 0-for-8 from the line in the second half. Most of those eight misses came in the final few minutes of the game.
ETSU will return to play on Friday, Dec. 7 on the road against ACC foe Clemson, with the tip scheduled for Lipscomb will be back in action Saturday, Dec. 8 at home against