A-Sun Double-Dip: Eagles Face Lipscomb
Friday, January 02, 2009
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The FGCU men's and women's basketball teams will head to Nashville, Tenn. for double-header action against Lipscomb to open the new year. Both games can be seen live on A-Sun.TV and tip-off for the first game is set for 3 p.m.

Jan. 3

3:00 p.m. ET (women's game) and 5:15 p.m. ET (men's game)

Allen Arena (5,028)

Nashville, Tenn.

Live Stats are available at www.LipscombSports.com

Video Streaming:
Watch the game LIVE at A-Sun.tv

Women - FGCU (8-2, 1-1 A-Sun), Lipscomb (2-9, 0-2 A-Sun)
Men - FGCU (5-8, 1-1 A-Sun), Lipscomb (5-6, 1-1 A-Sun)

Women - This is the 2nd meeting between the teams (FGCU leads 1-0)
Men - This is the 2nd meeting between the teams (Lipscomb leads 1-0)

Web Sites:
FGCU - www.FGCUAthletics.com
Lipscomb - www.LipscombSports.com

Game Notes:
Women - Game #11 Notes
Men - Game #14 Notes 


(Women) Last Time vs. Lipscomb (Feb. 23, 2008)
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Four Eagles scored in double figures as the FGCU women’s basketball team defeated Lipscomb 65-51 to win their seventh consecutive game.

The Eagles improve to 12-7 overall and 7-2 in the A-sun, while Lipscomb falls to 6-17 overall and 4-5 in the A-Sun.

The Eagles once again showed their depth as four players scored in double figures. Senior Delia De La Torre (Las Cruces, N.M.) led the way with a game-high 17 points, senior Mandi Pierce (Altoona, Pa.) totaled 12 points, five rebounds and three steals, sophomore Adrianne McNally (Howell, Mich.) had 10 points and five steals and senior Chelsea Dermyer (Fort Collins, Col.) chipped in with 10 points and seven assists.

FGCU began the second half trailing 29-28, when a 7-4 run, capped by a Dermyer 3-pointer (at the 16:50 mark) gave the Eagles back the lead at 35-33 and began a back and forth second half that featured nine lead changes and five ties. From the 16:50 mark through the 8:11 mark, neither team held more than a two-point advantage in the second half. It was at the 8:10 mark when FGCU was finally able to gain some distance and put Lipscomb away, as De La Torre knocked down a 3-pointer to give the Eagles the 49-45 advantage. The Eagles would stay in control for the rest of the contest and increased their lead to as many as 17 points before winning by the final score of 65-51.

For the game, the Eagles shot 24-of-56 (42.9 percent) from the field and 9-of-22 (40.9 percent) from behind the 3-point line, while Lipscomb shot 44.2 percent (23-of-52) from the floor and 33.3 percent (4-of-12) from long range. The Bisons dominated the boards and out-rebounded the Eagles 39-27, but FGCU forced Lipscomb into 24 turnovers, while committing only 11 miscues.

(Men) Last Time vs. Lipscomb (Jan. 31, 2008)
FORT MYERS, Fla. – FGCU saw a three-game conference winning streak snapped with a 70-56 loss to Lipscomb on Thursday night. With the lose the Eagles fall to 8-14 (4-4 A-Sun) while the Bisons move to 9-13 (3-5 A-Sun).

Lipscomb guard Michael Lusk led all scorers with 16 and added seven rebounds, while LaKory Daniels and Eddie Ard each chipped in 14 points apiece.

Junior forward Landon Adler (Decatur, Ind.) led the way for the Eagles by recording his sixth double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds off the bench. Junior guard Delvin Franklin (Houston, Texas) tallied 12 points on 4-8 shooting.

The Bisons got off to a quick start, going on a 13-0 run seven minutes into the game to build a 20-6 lead. But the Eagles would continue to battle and with an Adler 3-pointer with under two minutes left in the half, the Lipscomb lead was just three, 31-28. But an 8-0 run late in the half by the Bisons would give them a 36-28 halftime lead.

Lipscomb picked up where they left off to start the second half, going on a quick 7-2 run to build a 15 point advantage. The Bisons lead would go as high as 20 and the Eagles were never able to get within 12 in the second half. Lipscomb would shoot 45.5% from behind the arc to answer any FGCU momentum.