Lipscomb outlasts Northern Kentucky, 76-73 OT

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- Martin Smith scored 13 points on 5 of 8 shooting to help lead fifth-seeded Lipscomb over fourth-seeded Northern Kentucky 76-73 in overtime in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Sun tournament on Tuesday night.

A Tyler White 3-pointer with 1:43 left in the overtime period broke a 70-70 tie, giving Northern Kentucky a three point lead. However it turned out to be the Norse final hoop of the game, as Lipscomb scored six straight, highlighted by a Josh Williams jumper and two Chad Lang free throws, to close out the game and advance in the tourney.

Williams finished with 12 points for the Bisons (14-16), who will meet top-seeded North Florida in a semifinal matchup on Thursday.

White, who sent the game into OT on a 3-pointer with six seconds remaining, scored 19 points to lead Northern Kentucky (13-17).