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
Liberty0-07-3195
UNC-Ash.0-06-4160
Radford0-05-4145
Winthrop0-05-4176
Presbyterian0-06-5258
Campbell0-05-5312
Char. So.0-04-5291
High Point0-04-5303
Longwood0-03-7351
Gardner-Webb0-03-8279

Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Furman0-08-3123
UNC-Green.0-07-3147
ETSU0-06-3153
Mercer0-06-4114
Wofford0-06-4156
Chattanooga0-05-5288
VMI0-05-5286
Citadel0-04-6311
W. Carolina0-03-7189
Samford0-02-8260
 
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