NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Josh Slater scored 16 points to lead Lipscomb to a 64-53 victory over Belmont on Monday night.
Slater also grabbed 14 rebounds for the Bisons (8-7, 5-1 Atlantic Sun Conference), who have won four games in a row, all of them at home. Adnan Hodzic added 15 points for Lipscomb, while Brian Wright chipped in with 10.
A free throw from Hodzic capped an 8-0 run that gave Lipscomb a 47-31 lead with 9:25 remaining in the game. The Bisons would go on to lead by as many as 19 points, 64-45, on two free throws by Slater with 2:18 left.
Scott Saunders scored nine points to lead the Bruins (9-7, 4-2).
Both teams shot poorly from the field, with Lipscomb shooting 36.7 percent (22-for-60) and Belmont shooting 35 percent (21-for-60). The Bisons led 25-19 at the half.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
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