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Mathews scores key points late as Lipscomb rallies, 86-79

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Garrison Mathews scored six of his 23 points in the final minutes as Lipscomb battled past Tennessee State 86-79 Saturday night.

Mathews drove for a layup and was fouled, converting the 3-point play with 2:43 remaining and boosting the Bisons (2-0) to a 79-76 lead. Mathews drained a 3-pointer with 28 seconds left to push the game out of reach.

Kenny Cooper scored 24 points, going 10-for-12 shooting at the foul line for Lipscomb. Eli Pepper added 19 points and 17 rebounds.

Donte Fitzpatrick-Dorsey led Tennessee State (0-1) with 26 points, including three 3-pointers, and Kamar McKnight added 19.

There were eight ties and eight lead changes in a game where neither team was able to break away. The Bisons shot 49 percent from the floor (28 of 57) to Tennessee State's 41 percent (29 of 70). Lipscomb outscored the Tigers 46-30 in the paint.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Tennessee State 0-1 403979
home team logo Lipscomb 2-0 414586
Team Stats
away team logo Tennessee State 0-1 72.7 PPG 37 RPG 11.4 APG
home team logo Lipscomb 2-0 83.6 PPG 39.7 RPG 17.4 APG
Key Players
3
D. Fitzpatrick-Dorsey 14.3 PPG 5.4 RPG 1.5 APG 44.6 FG%
24
G. Mathews 19.9 PPG 5.2 RPG 1.9 APG 44.8 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB