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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Princeton Gameday: at Lipscomb

Who: Princeton (4-2) at Lipscomb (4-8).

When: Saturday, 5 p.m., Allen Arena, Nashville, Tennessee

TV/ Radio: ESPN3/ WPRB 103.3 FM.

Last Time Out: Princeton lost to St. Joe’s, 62-50; Lipscomb def. Cumberland, 83-53.

Series History: The schools have met on one previous occasion, a 77-55 Princeton victory last season at Jadwin.

Singing The Blues: The Tigers are hoping this trip to the Music City changes the tune in their headphones. After a 4-0 start, Princeton has dropped two straight and really struggled offensively in Tuesday’s loss to St. Joe’s.

Scouting Lipscomb: Only two of the Bisons four victories have come against Division I opposition. Under second-year boss Casey Alexander, Lipscomb will put it up from long range. The Bisons lead the nation in 3-pointers made (136) and are second in attempts (355). Their 11.3 connects per game also comes in fourth nationally. Three players average in double figures led by J.C. Hampton and Josh Williams, both scoring 13.5 points per game.

Scouting Princeton: The Tigers are coming off their worst offensive performance in coach Mitch Henderson’s four-plus seasons after shooting a dismal 28.8 percent against St. Joe’s. The good news, however, is Lipscomb looks like the perfect tonic for shooting woes. The Bisons’ last four Division I opponents have all scored over 80 points and they have already had 100 hung on them (by Nashville rival Belmont). Princeton is still averaging 76.8 points per game. Henry Caruso is the top scorer, averaging 15.8 points followed by Steven Cook (12.2) and Devin Cannady (10.8). The Tigers need to find a way to get Spencer Weisz going. His production has dropped by four points per game from last year and he’s shooting just 30.4 percent.


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