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Liberty vs Gardner-Webb

Gardner-Webb 71, Liberty 68

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) - Tashan Newsome scored 26 points, including 17 in the second half, to lead Gardner-Webb to a 71-68 victory over Liberty in a Big South Conference game Saturday night.

The senior guard's layup with 3:37 remaining put the Runnin' Bulldogs ahead to stay, 57-55, as they broke a streak of six consecutive losses against the Flames (8-17, 4-7).

Newsome made 8 of 14 shots and 10 of 13 free throws for Gardner-Webb, which also got 16 points from Donta Harper.

John Caleb Sanders scored 25 of his 27 points for Liberty in the second half, when the Flames rallied from a 30-24 halftime deficit to take a 47-45 lead with 9:17 left. He had made four consecutive free throws to tie the game at 55 before Newsome's go-ahead bucket.

Sanders made 8 of 16 shots and 10 of 10 free throws.

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Liberty Flames
J. Coronado, F161-21-26003
T. Gielo, F165-80-051311
J. Sanders, G368-1610-1077427
T. Speaks, G313-110-03147
D. Marshall, G172-96-642011
C. Roberts171-20-01032
A. Smith171-11-22053
J. Vander Pol172-40-04034
L. Taylor160-00-01000
C. Donley90-00-00000
S. Ogukwe80-00-00000
Totals 23-5318-2034112268
 43.4%90% 
Gardner-Webb Bulldogs
K. Hartley, F372-63-47238
J. Hill, F303-72-36028
T. Newsome, G328-1410-1361126
T. Strange, G323-60-02326
D. Harper, G274-108-1191216
M. Landis182-91-21107
J. Davis80-20-01100
M. Byron60-00-00010
O. Branch50-30-02010
I. Ivey30-00-00020
C. Hensley20-00-01010
Totals 22-5724-333991571
 38.6%72.7% 
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NorthConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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Longwood0-02-4221
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Char. So.0-03-1175
Coast. Car.0-04-2263
Winthrop0-02-2249
Gardner-Webb0-02-367
NC-Asheville0-02-3214
Presbyterian0-02-4235
 
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