Liberty vs High Point

Liberty 61, High Point 60

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CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Liberty built a 17-point halftime lead, then held off a furious High Point rally for a 61-60 upset Thursday night in a Big South tournament quarterfinal.

The Flames (13-20, 6-10) will play Gardner-Webb in Saturday's semifinals.

Liberty, which never trailed, led 39-22 at halftime and by 19 early in the second half. But High Point (17-13, 12-4) mounted a furious late rally. The Panthers, down by 19, got within a point in the final minute but couldn't get off a shot in the closing seconds.

Tavares Speaks led Liberty with 17 points. Davon Marshall scored 16 and John Caleb Sanders pitched in 12. Sanders was 6 for 6 at the foul line, and Liberty was a collective 17 of 18 at the stripe. High Point made 18 of 26 free throws.

Liberty shot 44.4 percent from the field (20 of 45). High Point hit 33.3 percent (19 of 57).

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Scoreboard
Liberty (13-20) «392261
High Point (17-13)223860

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Liberty Flames
A. Smith, F261-12-26014
J. Coronado, F221-22-27044
T. Speaks, G387-123-452217
D. Marshall, G375-82-222216
J. Sanders, G333-126-635412
T. Gielo242-70-04024
J. Vander Pol131-22-23144
C. Roberts50-10-00010
S. Ogukwe20-00-00000
L. Taylor00-00-01000
Totals 20-4517-1837102061
 44.4%94.4% 
High Point Panthers
A. Chaney, F276-104-580417
C. Law, F221-47-128249
A. Weary, G332-105-65319
D. McGaughy, G255-111-101113
D. Edwards, G231-80-01113
B. Mikulic190-30-03000
D. Wallace130-20-01020
H. McIntyre121-21-21023
J. Simms121-30-00012
L. Cugini72-40-00014
T. Duncan70-00-00000
Totals 19-5718-263071760
 33.3%69.2% 
Big South
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Winthrop15-326-770
UNC-Ash.15-323-1073
Liberty14-421-14173
Gardner-Webb11-719-14186
High Point9-915-16235
Radford8-1014-18227
Campbell7-1119-18247
Char. So.7-1112-19295
Longwood3-156-24343
Presbyterian1-175-25347
 
Other games
WISC 43 Final
MIST 58
ORE 53 Final
COLO 76