NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Deonte Alexander had 19 points, Stephen Hurt scored 17 and grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds and Lipsomb defeated East Tennessee State 60-56 on Saturday night in an Atlantic Sun Conference game.
Khion Sankey contributed eight points and nine rebounds for the Bisons (6-8, 1-2), who halted a two-game losing streak.
Lipscomb made 18 of 25 from the free-throw line -- East Tennessee State was 6 of 15 -- and outrebounded the Buccaneers 39-28.
Lipscomb held a 28-19 lead at the half, but Gadsden-Gilliard tied it at 37 with 11:18 left. ETSU's Rashawn Rembert made a 3-pointer to pull within 52-49 with 1:42 to go, but the Bisons made the key free throws down the stretch.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.
Cal big man Ivan Rabb could have been selected in the top 10 of the NBA draft. Instead, he's returning to Berkeley to make himself, and the Golden Bears, stronger.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.