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Liberty leads most of way, beats Kent State 77-70

KENT, Ohio (AP) Caleb Homesley came off the bench and scored 16 points to lead five players in double-figure scoring and Liberty to a 77-70 victory over Kent State on Friday night.

Homesley scored 12 points in the second half and finished 7-of-13 shooting with eight rebounds. Keenan Gumbs added 13 points for Liberty (3-0). Scottie James, Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz and Lovell Cabbil Jr. each chipped in 11 points. James finished with a game-high nine rebounds.

Jalen Avery scored 23 points to lead Kent State (2-1). Philip Whittington had 14 points and C.J. Williamson added 12.

The Flames led nearly the entire game and had an eight-point lead at halftime. Kent State pulled to 55-49 with eight minutes left. James answered with a layup and 3-pointer to spark a 12-2 run and the Golden Flashes didn't get closer. Darius McGhee capped the surge with a 3-pointer with five minutes remaining.

It was the first meeting between the schools.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Liberty 3-0 314677
home team logo Kent State 2-1 234770
Team Stats
away team logo Liberty 3-0 73.7 PPG 35.2 RPG 14.8 APG
home team logo Kent State 2-1 75.2 PPG 39.2 RPG 13.0 APG
Key Players
31
S. James 12.6 PPG 8.6 RPG 1.1 APG 66.5 FG%
23
J. Walker 21.6 PPG 5.7 RPG 2.1 APG 38.7 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB