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Lipscomb beats Florida Gulf Coast 89-79

Jan 5, 2010 - 4:17 AM NASHVILLE, Tenn.(AP) -- Johnny Lee and Jordan Burgason scored 22 points each as Lipscomb defeated Florida Gulf Coast 89-79 on Monday night.

Brandon Brown added 20 points for the Bisons (6-7, 3-1 Atlantic Sun Conference), who have now won two in a row. Josh Slater chipped in with 10 points and seven assists, while Adnan Hodzic contributed 10 points and eight rebounds.

Two free throws from Lee with 8:52 to play in the second half gave Lipscomb a 71-61 lead, their first double-digit advantage. The Eagles (5-8, 2-2) were able to cut the lead to five points, but a quick 7-2 run by the Bisons gave them an 82-72 lead with 2:20 left in the game.

Reed Baker led Florida Gulf Coast with 17 points on 5-for-11 shooting. Anthony Banks added 13, while Kyle Marks scored 12.

The Bisons shot 25-for-49 from the field (51 percent) and dished out 21 assists as a team.