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@ Jac 
L 73-76
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vs. FlaGC 
L 73-80
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vs. Stet 
W 60-56
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W 88-87
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@ Lips 
L 66-97
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Matthews scores 30 as Lipscomb defeats NJIT in A-Sun opener

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Garrison Mathews scored 30 points on 11-for-15 shooting and second-seeded Lipscomb walloped NJIT 97-66 in the opening round of the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament on Monday night, winning its first home playoff game since 2009.

Lipscomb (20-12) advances to the A-Sun semifinals, playing host to third-seeded North Florida (14-18).

The Bisons, who shot 61 percent (38 of 62) knocked down 12 straight shots to jump out to an early 29-7 lead and led 50-31 by halftime. Garrison, named first-team all-conference as a sophomore, scored 18 in the first half. He made 4 of 6 3-point shots and added five assists.

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Leaders
Points: D. Lynn20.6
Rebounds: A. Lewis8.5
Assists: T. Coleman2.4
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: D. Lynn86.8%
3P%: C. Jenkins37.0%
Steals: D. Lynn1.9
Blocks: T. Coleman1.0
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Atlantic Sun Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
FGCU 12-2 26-8
Lipscomb 11-3 20-13
North Florida 8-6 15-19
USC Upstate 7-7 17-16
Kennesaw State 7-7 14-18
Jacksonville 5-9 17-16
NJIT 3-11 11-20
Stetson 3-11 11-21
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 72.7 (190)
Rebounds: 11.5 (98)
Assists: 12.7 (234)
FG%: 42.3% (281)
FT%: 70.3% (168)
3P%: 33.3% (258)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 74.8 (242)
Rebounds: 25.1 (189)
Assists: 14.2 (259)
FG%: 45.9% (273)
FT%: 70.3% (171)
3P%: 37.5% (305)
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