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Liberty vs VMI

VMI 79, Liberty 69

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LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) - Austin Kenon scored a career-high 39 points to lead Virginia Military Institute over Liberty 79-69 on Tuesday night.

Kenon was 8 of 16 from 3-point range as the Keydets went 14 of 26 on long-distance attempts. After leading 34-33 at halftime, the Keydets (15-11, 8-8 Big South Conference) went 55 percent from 3-point territory (11 of 20).

VMI opened the second half with five straight points before Joel Vander Pol halted the spurt on a free throw followed by a layup. The Keydets answered with seven straight points, capped by Keith Gabriel's free throws for a 46-36 lead with 13:21 remaining.

D.J. Covington added 14 points and 10 rebounds for VMI.

John Brown had 22 points and 16 rebounds for Liberty (19-9, 13-3), which is now guaranteed at least a No. 2 finish in the Big South, thanks to Coastal Carolina's 59-57 loss to Gardner-Webb on Tuesday night.

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Liberty Flames
J. Vander Pol, C182-21-26025
J. Brown, G3710-172-3161222
J. Sanders, G363-115-654413
E. Gordon, G313-102-223211
D. Minaya, G270-90-03420
A. Burrus184-62-450110
J. Anderson162-40-00006
J. Sanders110-50-00210
S. Ogukwe41-20-22012
C. Phillips20-00-00010
Totals 25-6612-1943141669
 37.9%63.2% 
VMI Keydets
R. Burks, F330-50-04530
S. Okoye, F263-110-08338
D. Covington, C367-80-0100214
A. Kenon, G3813-235-584239
R. Glasgow, G253-70-01408
M. Sparks171-40-13023
K. Gabriel131-32-20025
N. Gore121-50-01212
Totals 29-667-837181579
 43.9%87.5% 
Big South
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
NC-Asheville10-317-8145
Coast. Car.9-415-8172
Winthrop8-416-7170
Gardner-Webb8-513-12204
Liberty8-511-15268
High Point7-514-9218
Radford6-613-11173
Longwood4-88-17323
Char. So.4-98-16270
Presbyterian3-98-15335
Campbell2-118-15334

Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Chattanooga11-122-332
ETSU8-315-9122
Furman9-415-11167
Mercer8-418-7126
Wofford8-412-13194
UNC-Green.5-79-16281
W. Carolina4-79-15257
Citadel3-910-15296
Samford3-1012-14260
VMI1-116-17340
 
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