NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Malcolm Smith scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Lipscomb to a 79-72 victory over Kennesaw State on Thursday night in an Atlantic Sun Conference game.
Freshman center Stephen Hurt added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Bisons (8-11, 3-5), including a three-point play and a jumper to start a 10-0 run that put them ahead to stay, 73-64, with 1:50 left. It was the game's 16th lead change.
The Owls (2-18, 1-7), who trailed 36-30 at halftime, shot 52.4 percent (11 of 21) in the second half to Lipscomb's 31.8 percent (7 of 22) but couldn't avoid their fifth consecutive loss.
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