By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Lipscomb Bisons upset No. 18 TCU Horned Frogs on Tuesday night. The Bisons won 73-64 at the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.
This is the first win by the Bisons over a Top 25 team.
“Our mentality at the beginning of the second half was completely different than at the beginning of the game,” Bisons head coach Casey Alexander said. “Our guys were timid and passive early, and so that gave us more of a lift emotionally than it did just somebody making a good play.”
The Bisons improved to 4-1 on the season. They are now 2-0 on the road.
Since 2006, the Bisons were 0-13 coming into the contest against ranked teams. All of those losses were by double digits.
“It’s a big win,” Alexander said. “We talked about it before the game, we talked about it at halftime — a chance to give Lipscomb a win that it had never had before, against a ranked team.”
The Horned Frogs fell to 3-1 on the season. They are 2-1 at home.
Garrison Mathews led the Bisons with 23 points. He also had five rebounds and three assists.
Mathews was one of three Lipscomb players, who scored in double-figures. Kenny Cooper had 17 points and Rob Marberry had 13 points.
The Bisons had 11 bench points. Andrew Fleming led the bench with seven points. He also had two rebounds.
Alex Robinson led the Horned Frogs with 17 points. He also had 10 rebounds, six assists, and two steals.
Robinson was one of three TCU players, who scored in double-digits. Kendric Davis contributed 14 points and JD Miller had 11 points.
The Horned Frogs bench scored 28 points. Davis led the bench with his 14 points. He also had one rebound and one assist.
“We knew how good these guys were,” TCU coach Jamie Dixon said. “When we scheduled, we knew they’d be all seniors, they’re all back, they were in (the NCAA) Tournament last year, it’s early in the season.”