NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Deonte Alexander led Lipscomb with 17 points as the Bisons knocked off Tennessee Tech 80-64 Friday night in a nonconference game.
The win was just the sixth for Lipscomb (3-3) in 47 all-time meetings with the Golden Eagles (3-3), with Tennessee Tech taking nine of the previous 10 matchups against the Bisons.
Tennessee Tech's Jeremiah Samarrippas had a career-high 20 points, making 8 of 13 from the field and 4 of 8 from 3-point range. Jud Dillard pitched in his third double-double of the year with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Lipscomb led 50-48 with 11:06 left when Talbott Denny hit a 3-pointer to launch a 9-0 run. Tennessee Tech climbed back to 68-64 on Samarrippas' 3-pointer with 2:42 left, but the Bisons closed on a 12-0 run boosted by six free throws and six points each from Malcolm Smith (13 points) and Khion Sankey (11 points).
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite
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