Liberty vs VMI

VMI 71, Liberty 57

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LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) - Stan Okoye had 18 points to lead four Virginia Military Institute players in double-figure scoring as the Keydets cruised past Liberty 71-57 Tuesday night.

Jordan Weethee added 12 points, Michael Sparks 11 and Ron Burks 10 for VMI (8-9, 3-4 Big South Conference), who snapped a two-game slide.

The game was close early - with VMI leading 15-14 with 11 1/2 minutes left before intermission - but Sparks and Burks hit back-to-back 3-pointers to spark an 8-2 run. The Keydets were never really threatened again, leading by seven points at the break and outscoring the Flames 40-33 to seal it in the second half.

The Keydets outshot the Flames from 3-point range, 30 percent (9 of 30) to just an 18.2 mark (2 of 11), with both Burks and Sparks hitting three apiece.

Antwan Burrus, the Flames' only player in double figures, led Liberty (5-13, 0-6) with 10 points.

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Scoreboard
Liberty (5-13)243357
VMI (8-9) «314071

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Liberty Flames
T. Gielo, F222-52-22026
A. Burrus, F215-100-094010
J. Sanders, G341-71-26323
T. Speaks, G344-120-07038
D. Minaya, G293-92-24208
J. Sanders203-72-22029
J. Vander Pol143-42-22018
C. Phillips80-20-00010
E. Layer70-20-00000
A. Smith71-10-12102
K. Assinesi20-10-00000
W. Aikens10-00-00000
S. Baird11-10-00003
Totals 23-619-1137101157
 37.7%81.8% 
VMI Keydets
R. Burks, F273-51-213210
N. Gore, F40-20-00110
D. Covington, C221-32-27124
K. Gabriel, G324-110-14019
R. Glasgow, G252-70-01125
S. Okoye268-152-262018
J. Weethee195-71-253112
M. Sparks184-90-030111
J. Watson91-10-02012
B. Brown80-10-01110
Q. Upshur70-00-02000
D. Absher10-10-01000
C. Burton10-00-00000
W. Whiting10-00-00000
Totals 28-626-938121271
 45.2%66.7% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Winthrop15-326-770
UNC-Ash.15-323-1073
Liberty14-421-14173
Gardner-Webb11-719-14186
High Point9-915-16235
Radford8-1014-18227
Campbell7-1119-18247
Char. So.7-1112-19295
Longwood3-156-24343
Presbyterian1-175-25347

Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
ETSU17-427-855
UNC-Green.16-525-1095
Furman14-523-1296
Wofford11-916-17190
Chattanooga10-919-12139
Samford10-1120-16170
Mercer9-1015-17192
Citadel5-1512-21283
W. Carolina4-159-23271
VMI3-166-24329
 
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