The Lipscomb Bison and the Texas Longhorns meet in college b-ball activity in the NIT championship amusement from Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.
The Lipscomb Bison punched their ticket to the championship diversion after a 71-64 prevail upon Wichita State in their last excursion. Garrison Mathews led the Bison with 34 points on 9 of 22 shooting with 5 threes and a 11 of 12 mark from the foul line while Rob Marberry included 14 points 7 of 9 shooting as the only other double-digit scorer for the Bison in the success. Eli Pepper had a group high 15 bounce back while Kenny Cooper included a group high 10 assists and 3 steals. Mathews leads Lipscomb in scoring with 21.1 points per amusement while Pepper drives the Bison in bouncing back with 7.4 bounce back per diversion and Cooper drives Lipscomb in assists with 4.5 assists per diversion this season. As a group, Lipscomb is averaging the seventh most points per diversion in D-I, scoring 83.6 points per amusement on 48.3% shooting from the field, 37.5% from behind the arc and 75.5% from the foul line this season.
The Texas Longhorns booked their spot in the title diversion after a 58-44 beatdown of TCU in their semifinal matchup. Kerwin Roach II led the way with 22 points on 9 of 14 shooting while Dylan Osetkowski included 11 points with 8 bounce back as the only other Texas player to score in double figures in the success. Jericho Sims included 6 points with 8 bounce back while Courtney Ramey had a group high 8 assists also in the triumph. Bug II drives Texas in scoring with 14.5 points per amusement while Osetkowski drives Texas in bouncing back with 7.1 bounce back per diversion and Matt Coleman III leads Texas in assists with 3.3 assists per diversion this season. As a group, Texas is averaging 70.8 points per diversion on 43.3% shooting from the field, 34.8% from behind the arc and 69.4% from the foul line this season.
Lipscomb is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 amusements in general and 22-7-1 ATS in their last 30 non-conference diversions while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 neutral site games. Texas is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games by and large and 2-5 ATs in their last 7 diversions against a group with a triumphant record while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 neutral site games.