- Associated Press - Thursday, December 21, 2017

ANNAPOLIS — Garrison Mathews scored 20 of his 27 points in the second half as Lipscomb held off Navy for a 73-64 win in the first meeting between the schools on Thursday night.

Matthews, who made 8 of 11 from the floor, made four free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

Navy, trailing 37-29 at the break, took a 52-50 lead at the 9:46 mark. Mathews answered with two straight 3-pointers to retake the lead. Shawn Anderson and Tom Lacey responded with layups and Bryce Dulin hit a jumper for Navy’s last lead, 58-56, with 7:33 left. Navy got just one field goal the rest of the way.

Rob Marberry, who finished with 19 points, had a layup and Mathews made two free throws to take control with 4:56 left.

Lipscomb (9-4) has won three straight and is off to its best start since beginning the 2006-07 season 8-4.

Dulin led Navy (9-4) with 15 points.


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