NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Martin Smith scored 22 points to lead four Lipscomb players in double figures as the Bisons cruised to an 86-62 win over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday night.
The Bisons jumped out to a 10-point lead in the first 6 minutes. After the Skyhawks (3-7) cut it to four, at 23-19 at the 8:20 mark, Lipscomb closed out the half on a 23-8 run.
Tennessee-Martin could get no closer than 14 in the second half despite 13 second-half turnovers by the Bisons.
Lipscomb shot 47.5 percent from the field (28 of 59) compared to 33.3 percent for the Skyhawks (20 of 60).
The Bisons also dominated on the glass, taking a 49-33 rebounding advantage.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.
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