Southern Virginia vs Liberty

Liberty 76, S. Virginia 51

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - John Caleb Sanders came off the bench to score 14 points as Liberty won its first game of the season, beating Southern Virginia 76-51 Tuesday.

Liberty's starters opened the game making just 1 of 7 shots. After a mass substitution, the Flames made four of their next five shots to take a 16-12 lead behind a Chad Donley 3-pointer.

Southern Virginia (4-2) closed the gap to 18-17 but Donley hit another trey, sparking an 18-8 run over the final 8 minutes of the half.

Liberty (1-8) shot 13 of 26, compared to just 10 of 29 for Southern Virginia, and got 22 bench points in the first half.

Sanders' two free throws at the 5:36 mark of the second half put Liberty up 64-46.

Liberty shot a season-high 57.4 percent (27 of 47) from the field, including 7 of 14 from deep.

Isaac Jacobson led Southern Virginia with 16 points.

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Southern Virginia Knights
J. Jacobson, F221-71-26223
A. Bailey, C181-40-03012
I. Jacobson, G296-92-431416
C. Nye, G253-101-23148
A. Jacobson, G230-60-04340
P. Brooks234-81-201311
W. Evans190-41-21211
J. Harr173-52-26038
S. Richins151-30-13012
J. Woodson60-10-00010
J. Fink20-00-00000
G. Charapata10-00-01000
Totals 19-578-1534102451
 33.3%53.3% 
Liberty Flames
J. Coronado, F212-22-48026
T. Gielo, F213-73-431110
T. Speaks, G274-80-05138
D. Marshall, G230-20-21820
C. Roberts, G153-40-02228
J. Sanders213-77-1023114
S. Ogukwe192-23-59027
C. Donley173-50-12118
K. Assinesi152-30-01025
A. Smith155-70-021010
L. Taylor60-00-20010
Totals 27-4715-2837171776
 57.4%53.6% 

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Campbell7-1114-16283
Char. So.7-1111-18303
Longwood3-156-23338
Presbyterian1-175-24346
 
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