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Liberty vs Howard

Howard 60, Liberty 53

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Mike Phillips scored a game-high 19 points and Calvin Thompson chipped in with 13 points as Howard rallied to beat Liberty 60-53 Saturday night.

Simuel Frazier added 12 points and six assists to help Howard (3-8) overcome a first-half deficit.

Trailing at halftime 32-25, Thompson's steal and fast-break layup to begin the second half sparked a 15-1 run, helping Howard take a 40-33 lead with 12:06 left to play. Thompson capped the run with a three-point play.

With 44 seconds left to play and down by three, Liberty's (1-9) John Caleb Sanders was fouled on a 3-point shot and converted just two of three free-throws to cut the deficit to one, 54-53.

Howard answered making 6 of 8 free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.

Liberty shot just 24.1 percent (7 for 29) in the second half.

Davon Marshall led the Flames with 13 points.

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Liberty Flames
J. Coronado, F301-50-211032
T. Gielo, F273-62-27018
D. Marshall, G295-100-002213
C. Roberts, G294-80-030411
T. Speaks, G271-70-02112
C. Donley, G173-60-03008
J. Sanders, G162-62-34437
S. Ogukwe, F70-11-22031
J. Vander Pol, C70-21-22001
K. Assinesi, G60-20-02220
A. Smith, F50-30-01000
Total 19-566-114091953
 33.9%54.5% 
Howard Bison
M. Phillips, F407-145-780119
A. Leary, C352-42-210036
S. Frazier, G385-82-426112
C. Thompson, G385-143-361213
P. Okoroh, G-F161-41-21033
T. Lee, G202-50-11314
T. Boyomo, C50-10-04000
A. Dickerson, G51-30-00013
B. Ford, G30-10-00000
E. Okoro II, F00-00-00000
Total 23-5413-1935101260
 42.6%68.4% 
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High Point13-523-1089
Char. So.13-519-12164
Coast. Car.12-624-10130
Radford12-622-12154
Winthrop12-619-13202
Gardner-Webb10-820-15138
NC-Asheville10-815-16242
Presbyterian6-1210-22315
Longwood5-1311-23316
Campbell4-1410-22323
Liberty2-168-24347

MEAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N.C. Central16-025-8127
Norfolk St.12-420-14167
Md.-E. Shore11-518-15195
Howard10-616-16254
Delaware St.9-718-18205
Hampton8-817-18251
Beth.-Cook.7-911-21344
S.C. State7-911-22320
N.C. A&T6-109-23340
Coppin St.6-108-23311
Savannah St.5-119-22331
Morgan St.5-117-24337
Florida A&M2-142-27350
 
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