NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Garrison Matthews, Matt Rose and Rob Marberry each scored 20 points but a tight game came down to free throws in the last 49 seconds with Lipscomb making just enough to hold off Stetson 85-82 on Saturday and break a three-game losing streak.
Stetson came as close as 83-82 when Divine Myles scored one from the line with 14 seconds left. Kenny Cooper and Rose combined to make two of four foul shots, but the lead stood up when Stetson missed its last shot.
Marberry, the Atlantic Sun Conference’s leading scorer, made 8 of 11 shots and 4 of 5 free throws for the Bisons (12-8, 2-3). Rose made 5 of 7 from behind the 3-point arc, as well as 3 of 4 at the line, and Matthews was 5 of 14 from the floor, but a perfect 7 of 7 at the line.
Myles led five Hatters into double-figure scoring with 19, B.J. Glasford added 16, Angel Rivera 14, Luke Doyle 12 and Abayomi Iyiola 10. Stetson (10-12, 2-3) has lost its last three. Rivera added six assists to his school-record 533. His final assist, with 6:01 left in the game, made him the first player in Stetson history with 100 or more assists in four straight seasons.