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Liberty holds off Gardner-Webb 77-65

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- Ryan Kemrite and Elijah Cuffee had 15 points each and Liberty withstood Gardner-Webb down the stretch for a 77-65 win on Saturday night.
Via AP on Yahoo
9 days ago

Kemrite with 21 points, Liberty downs Presbyterian 81-66

Ryan Kemrite scored 21 points and Liberty downed Presbyterian 81-66 on Saturday afternoon to snap a five-game skid. Kemrite made five 3-pointers for the Flames (13-10, 4-6 Big South) who had a 32-21 rebounding edge over Presbyterian. Keegan McDowell added 19 points with five rebounds and Elijah Cuffee chipped in 12 points.
Via AP on Yahoo
23 days ago

Takeaways from VCU Basketball’s scrimmage against Liberty

While the result of VCU basketball’s scrimmage against the Liberty Flames did not yield the result Coach Mike Rhoades and his staff would have been looking for, the Rams fell 85-69, it offered a glimpse of how the team will lineup in the 2017-18 season. The scrimmage, a charity event to raise money for hurricane relief, indicated the Rams are not where they need to be defensively...
Via isportsweb.com
October 29, 2017  |  Discuss

President Trump hilariously questions Liberty’s decision to schedule Auburn

President Trump was giving the commencement speech at Liberty University on Saturday when he broke from his speech to announce the school’s college football schedule for the 2018 season.Trump took this occasion to mock the school for scheduling FBS powerhouse Auburn on the road. He did so while specifically questioning Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr.And it was amazing...
Via Sportsnaut
May 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Pacheco-Ortiz leads Liberty to historic Big South mark

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz scored 13 points with three 3-pointers and Liberty defeated Longwood 61-45 on Thursday night to win 14 games in Big South Conference play for the first time. The Flames (19-11, 14-3) made 22 field goals Thursday, 10 from 3-point range and remain in a second-place tie with Winthrop. They close the regular season Saturday at Big South leader...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Reid's 3 at buzzer lifts Liberty over Radford 57-54

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz scored 15 points, A.C. Reid hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, and Liberty beat Radford 57-54 on Saturday night to win its fourth straight. The Flames rallied to a 37-36 lead in the second half after holding the Highlanders scoreless for four minutes, but Radford pulled ahead 49-47 on Christian Bradford's layup with 5:40 to go. Pacheco-Ortiz...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Liberty uses free throws to beat Radford in overtime

RADFORD, Va. (AP) Lovell Cabbil scored 16 points, Ryan Kemrite 14 and Myo Baxter-Bell 12 with the three combining for Liberty's 12 overtime points - all free throws - and the Flames escaped with a 71-64 victory over Radford on Saturday. Kemrite made six free throws, Cabbil four and Baxter-Bell two in the extra period. John Dawson added 11 points for the Flames (10-9, 5-1), equaling...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Lovell leads Liberty in 61-54 win over Campbell

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Lovell Cabbil scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed five rebounds as Liberty beat Campbell 61-54 on Saturday. Cabbil was 6 of 12 from the field and 7 of 8 from the line for Liberty (8-9, 3-1 Big South Conference). Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz added 11 points and five rebounds and John Dawson had 10 points and four rebounds. Cabbil and Ezra Talbert sank back...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Liberty beats Central Penn 62-48 behind Homesley

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Caleb Homesley scored 15 points and set career highs with 11 rebounds and three blocks, and Liberty pulled away in the second half to beat Division II-member Central Pennsylvania College 62-48 on Tuesday night. Tied at 22 at halftime, Liberty pulled ahead 39-34 on Homesley's free throw and led 53-43 on a 3 by Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz with 2:38 left. The Flames...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2015  |  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 77...
Via College Hoops Digest
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

NC A&T tops Liberty in First Four

Jeremy Underwood came off the bench to score 19 points, leading North Carolina A&T past 21-loss Liberty 73-72 on Tuesday at the First Four, ending an NCAA winless streak at nine games. The Flames -- only the second team ever to make the NCAA tournament with 20 losses -- had a chance to win it. John Caleb Sanders drove coast to coast and flipped up a left-handed layup in heavy...
Via FOX Sports
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Liberty 64, Coastal Carolina 56

Tomasz Gielo was 4 of 4 from 3-point range en route to 19 points and pulled down six rebounds to help Liberty snap a two-game losing streak, beating Coastal Carolina 64-56 Saturday in a Big South Conference matchup. John Caleb Sanders had 13 points and Tavares Speaks added 11 and four assists for Liberty (5-12, 1-2), which snapped Coastal Carolina's three-game winning streak. Kierre...
Via FOX Sports
January 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Liberty 63, Gardner-Webb 58

David Minaya scored 16 points to lead Liberty in a 63-58 victory over Gardner-Webb on Thursday night, sealing the sixth straight win for the Flames in the all-time series. Brothers Jesse Sanders and John Caleb Sanders added 12 points apiece for the Flames (9-15, 4-8 Big South Conference), who have now won back-to-back games for the first time since December. John Caleb knocked down...
Via FOX Sports
February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

UNC Asheville Basketball: Record-Setting Win vs. Flames

UNC Asheville (10-6, 5-0 BSC) is finding that playing in their new arena is as much fun as it is for the fans.  Saturday evening, the Bulldogs crushed Big South Conference foe Liberty, 98-75, and senior J.P. Primm continued to set records. J.P. Primm (3) celebrates the UNC Asheville Bulldogs' 98-75 victory over the Liberty Flames on Saturday evening at Kimmel Arena He became the...
Via isportsweb.com
January 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Big South Conference Announces 2010-11 Men’s Basketball Award Winners

  The Big South Conference announced its All-Conference Teams on February 28.  Jesse Sanders, a junior guard from Liberty was named Player of the Year as voted by the League’s head coaches and media panel.  VMI forward/center D.J. Covington was voted Freshman of the Year and Charleston Southern junior forward Kelvin Martin was named as [...]
Via isportsweb.com
March 03, 2011  |  Discuss

Make-or-Break Road Trip for UNC Asheville

Big South Conference leader Coastal Carolina seems to be heads above everyone else in the league, but lurking are the Liberty Flames and the UNC Asheville Bulldogs. UNC Asheville travels to Liberty tonight to take on the Big South Conference's number two team and continues onto VMI on Saturday in two make-or-break games for the Bulldogs. Currently, Asheville is in a tie for third...
Via isportsweb.com
January 27, 2011  |  Discuss
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