COOKEVILLE – Tennessee Tech set a cease to Lipscomb’s scorching start out of the season Tuesday night time by rallying for an 88-77 win at Eblen Middle.
The Golden Eagles (2-3), coming off back again-to-back again near losses to Chattanooga (69-62) and UNC Asheville (61-55), didn’t acquire their first guide until eventually 7 minutes left in the match.
Lipscomb (4-2) was off to its next-finest get started in 14 a long time.
Golden was golden
Tennessee Tech’s 6-foot-10 Shandon Golden, a transfer from Northern Iowa, stepped at the rear of the 3-stage line to spark the comeback.
Golden did not score in the initial 28 minutes. He missed the only 3-position shot he took in the first half.
Then with 11:50 still left in the next fifty percent Golden established up from powering the 3-level line deep in the left corner and nailed a bucket that trimmed Lipscomb’s direct to 56-55.
Golden then hit four more 3-ideas about the up coming six minutes. His fourth gave the Golden Eagles their first direct at 68-65 and his last set them up 74-68 with 4:50 remaining.
Golden completed with a season-high 15 factors. He was 5-of-6 on 3-tips.
“That 1st (3-position shot) I thought was going in,” Golden stated. “Immediately after you see a single or two go in you begin hunting pictures. I know my guys feel in me. The guards designed my work uncomplicated with their driving kicks. All I experienced to do was have the self-confidence to shoot and knock them down.”
Mentor John Pelphrey explained Golden’s taking pictures deflated Lipscomb, which led by 12 points at a single place late in the very first half.
“You can see how (Golden) genuinely changes things with his perimeter shooting,” Pelphrey explained. “I am just seriously happy of him. He is gotten off to a rough commence but tonight he truly, genuinely stepped up in the 2nd half.”
Ognacevic on fire
Lipscomb’s Jacob Ognacevic, a transfer from Valparaiso, hasn’t cracked the starting up lineup, but was the very best participant on the floor for the Bisons.
The 6-foot-7 forward was 9-of-9 from the area and 5-of-5 on 3-tips. He strike back-to-back again 3s midway by way of the second half, the next which place Lipscomb up 59-55 as Tech was mounting its comeback.
Ognacevic, who scored 30 details in the opener against Birmingham Southern, completed with a crew-large 24 points.
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