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Lamar defeats Liberty 73-58 to run win streak to 3 games

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Freshman Nick Garth scored a career-high 22 points as Lamar used a dominant first half to defeat Liberty 73-58, pushing its win streak to three games. The Cardinals (5-3) posted a 27-14 lead by halftime. Liberty's 14 points was its fewest in a half since also scoring 14 in 1991. Lamar outscored Liberty 38-16 on points in the paint - 10-2 in the first half...
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December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

UNC Asheville beats Liberty 80-70 in Big South tourney

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) Andrew Rowsey hit seven 3-pointers and scored 34 points to help sixth-seeded UNC-Asheville beat No. 11 seed Liberty 80-70 in the first round of the Big South Conference tournament on Wednesday night. It was Rowsey's third game of at least 34 points this season. Asheville (15-15) will play third-seeded Coastal Carolina in the quarterfinals on Friday. Rowsey hit...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

UNC Asheville snaps 4-game skid, beats Liberty 95-77

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Andrew Rowsey scored 27 points to lead five in double figures as UNC Asheville snapped its four-game losing skid with a 95-77 victory over Liberty on Saturday. Rowsey was 5 of 16 from the floor and made 14 of 15 free throws. Ahmad Thomas scored 19 points, David Robertson had 17, Giacomo Zilli 13 and Kevin Vannatta 12 for UNC Asheville (14-15, 10-8 Big South...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnson scores 26 points in Liberty's 80-69 win over Radford

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Theo Johnson scored 26 points, the most by a Liberty player this season, and the Flames upset Radford 80-69 on Thursday night. Andrew Smith had 20 points and 10 rebounds and David Andoh 14 points for the Flames (8-22, 2-15), who shot 50 percent in ending a three-game losing streak. The Flames made 30 of 37 free throws. R.J. Price led the Highlanders (20-10, 11...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Liberty snaps 12-game skid, beats Campbell 73-60

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) David Andoh had 16 points and seven rebounds, and Theo Johnson added 15 and eight to help Liberty snap a 12-game losing streak by beating Campbell 73-60 on Tuesday night. Ryan Kemrite added 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting. Kemrite tied a career-high, which he set Friday, with four 3-pointers. Kyre' Hamer's 3-pointer about a minute into the second half gave Campbell...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Presbyterian pulls away late for 69-61 win over Liberty

CLINTON, S.C. (AP) DeSean Murray had 21 points and nine rebounds and Presbyterian beat Liberty 69-61 on Friday, extending the Flames' losing streak against Division I opponents to 15. Markus Terry's free throw capped a 10-2 run, giving the Blue Hose (8-17, 4-8 Big South) a 65-56 lead with 42 seconds left. Terry was 3 of 5 from 3-point range with 14 points and William Truss added...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Winthrop handles Liberty 71-56

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Keon Moore scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half to lead Winthrop to a 71-56 win over Liberty Thursday night, handing the Flames their seventh straight Big South Conference loss. Keon Johnson added 16 for the Eagles (9-9, 4-3), who made 21 of 28 free throws. Winthrop opened with a 10-2 run, then Johnson scored eight straight points amid a 19-6 run and...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray leads Presbyterian over Liberty 62-58

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) DeSean Murray, playing for the first time since being injured in Presbyterian's second game of the season, scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Blue Hose to a 62-58 victory over Liberty on Saturday night. Jordan Downing added 14 points and William Truss 10 for the Blue Hose (5-10, 1-1 Big South), who snapped a four-game losing streak and won their...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Liberty beats Cincinnati Christian 78-58

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Ryan Kemrite scored 13 points, Peter Moller added 12, and Liberty used a balanced attack to defeat Cincinnati Christian 78-58 on Sunday, ending the Eagles' seven-game winning streak. Ethan Layer scored 11 points, including three 3-pointers, and the Flames (6-7) outshot the Eagles 54.7 percent (29-53) to 30.3 percent (20-66). Liberty also won the rebound battle...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Princeton cruises past Liberty 65-47

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) Steven Cook scored 16 and Spencer Weisz had 13 as Princeton beat Liberty 65-47 on Monday night. Cook was 4 of 7 from the field and made all six of his free throws for Princeton (5-8). Weisz was 3 of 11 from the field, all on 3-pointers, as the Tigers made 10 of their 32 attempts from long range. Theo Johnson and David Andoh had 10 points apiece for Liberty ...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Liberty beats Central Penn College 94-65

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) James Johnson was 9 of 10 for 20 points on Friday night and Liberty beat Central Pennsylvania College 94-65. The Flames (5-6) ended the first half on a 17-4 run for a 51-35 lead at the break. Liberty added to its advantage in the second half with a 23-9 stretch. Peter Moller added 14 points, A.C. Reid scored 11 and Andrew Smith 10. Liberty finished 38 of 62 from...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Liberty pulls away from Bluefield, 79-61

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Peter Moller scored 22 points on 9 of 12 shooting from the field to lead Liberty to a 79-61 victory against Bluefield College on Saturday afternoon. Andrew Smith and Theo Johnson each finished 14 points apiece for the Liberty (4-5), with Smith adding 12 rebounds. The Flames shot 49.2 percent from the field while holding Bluefield to just 34.4 percent and dominated...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Francis (NY) defeats Liberty 65-54

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Jalen Cannon scored 16 points with nine rebounds and Brent Jones added 16 points with four assists as St. Francis (N.Y.) fended off Liberty 65-54 on Saturday. Cannon, Jones and Amdy Fall, with 14 points, scored the Terriers' (2-5) last nine points in the final 1:09 to blunt any comeback by the Flames (3-5), who had come as close as 56-52 on a Peter Moller basket...
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December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Liberty comes back to beat Furman 66-52

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) David Andoh scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Liberty to a come-from-behind 66-52 victory over Furman on Monday night. Furman was ahead 27-26 at the half and led 43-41 at the 10:51 mark of the second half. Liberty's James Johnson tipped in a missed jumper to start a 17-2 run to give Liberty a 58-45 advantage with 3:12 left. The Flames closed with...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Moore leads North Florida over Liberty 77-57

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) Dallas Moore hit 4 of 7 3-pointers and scored 20 points to lead North Florida to a 77-57 win over Liberty on Tuesday in the Mayan Division of the Cancun Challenge. Demarcus Daniels came off the bench to score 12 points for the Ospreys (2-3). Jalen Nesbitt added 10. James Johnson and David Andoh had 10 apiece for the Flames (2-3), who were hampered by 12-of-21...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Liberty battles past Delaware 61-55

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Tomasz Gielo scored a career-high 23 points, including going 5-for-6 at the free-throw line in the final 23 seconds as Liberty held off stubborn Delaware 61-55 on Monday night. Gielo also pulled down 10 rebounds for Liberty (2-0) in a game that was tied 30-30 at halftime and saw eight ties and nine lead changes. Cazmon Hayes topped the Blue Hens with 17 points...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Liberty coasts to 69-45 win over Randolph College

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Tomasz Gielo scored 14 points and had nine rebounds to lead Liberty to a 69-45 win over Randolph College in its season opener on Friday night. Tied at 17-17 midway through the first half, Liberty broke the game open with a 14-1 run sparked by a Gielo jumper and capped by a 3-pointer from A.C. Reid and took a 38-24 advantage into the break. The Flames continued...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Big South Tournament: Winthrop Defeats Liberty

CONWAY, S.C. -- Anyone who regularly watches Big South basketball remembers Liberty’s magical tournament run in the 2013 VisitMyrtleBeach.com Big South Championships.   Unfortunately for the Flames, there will be no such run in the 2014 edition. Fourth-seeded (Northern Division) Winthrop rode a hot first half and a record performance from the charity stripe to defeat the Flames...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Liberty cruises by Longwood 90-76

John Caleb Sanders scored 22 points and hot-shooting Liberty cruised by Longwood 90-76 on Tuesday. Antwan Burrus and Tomasz Gielo both added 20 points for Liberty (11-19, 5-10 Big South), as the Flames shot 57.6 percent from the field. Andrew Smith added 12 points. Liberty put together an 8-0 run, as Sanders scored five consecutive points before Gielo hit a 3, to open a 35-26 lead...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Liberty cruises past Campbell 79-59

Davon Marshall scored 15 points in leading a balanced attack as Liberty snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 79-59 win over Campbell on Saturday. Liberty (10-19, 4-10 Big South Conference) took control midway through the first half on a Tomasz Gielo jumper that made it 10-8 and never trailed again. Antwan Burrus contributed 14 points, John-Caleb Sanders 13, Andrew Smith 12...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

High Point comes back to beat Liberty 67-60

John Brown scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds in High Point's 67-60 win over Liberty on Wednesday. It was High Point's third win in a row - played in five days - and Liberty's seventh consecutive loss. Devante Wallace had 12 points for High Point (13-13, 9-4 Big South) and Anthony Lindauer 11. Liberty (9-19, 3-10) was led by Antwan Burrus with 15. High Point trailed 30-26 at...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC Asheville sneaks past Liberty 75-72

Jaron Lane scored a career-high 29 points, and Andrew Rowsey added 23, as UNC Asheville sneaked past Liberty 75-72 on Saturday. UNC Asheville (13-11, 7-3 Big South) shot 48 percent, including 9 of 20 beyond the arc, and has won three in a row. Liberty (9-16, 3-7) has dropped four straight. Asheville raced out to a 10-point lead through the first five minutes and led 47-34 at the...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Liberty outplays Presbyterian 65-53

Tomasz Gielo and John-Caleb Sanders scored 13 points each as Liberty used a balanced attack in defeating Presbyterian 65-53 on Saturday night. Gielo grabbed eight rebounds for the Flames while Antwan Burris scored 12 points and recorded 10 rebounds. Liberty (9-12, 3-3 Big South Conference) led at the half 33-31 by outrebounding the Blue Hose 21-8, including an 11-1 advantage on...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Liberty holds off Campbell 71-68

Tomasz Gielo scored 17 points and Andrew Smith added 15 as Liberty defeated Campbell 71-68 Tuesday night. The Flames (8-10, 2-1 Big South) trailed 20-19 in the first half, but surged ahead with a 21-5 run sparked by 3-pointers from John Caleb Sanders, Davon Marshall and Gielo. Campbell (8-10, 2-1) stormed back in the second half to reclaim a 58-55 advantage, but Liberty pushed...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Liberty stops NAIA Southeastern (Fla.) 92-53

Antwan Burrus scored 15 points as Liberty battered NAIA member Southeastern University 92-53 on Saturday night. Joe Retic scored 12 and Tomasz Gielo and John-Caleb Sanders put in 11 points each for the Flames. Southeastern played even with Liberty and led 18-16 until Liberty's Casey Roberts nailed a 3 with 12 minutes remaining in the first half to go up by two. The Flames extended...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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