Virginia Tech, Liberty meet in Second Round
No. 12 seed Liberty (29-6) vs. No. 4 seed Virginia Tech (25-8)
NCAA Tournament Second Round, SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California; Sunday, 6:10 p.m. EDT
Liberty meets Lipscomb in Atlantic Sun finals
No. 2 seed Liberty (27-6, 16-2) vs. No. 1 seed Lipscomb (25-6, 16-2)
Atlantic Sun Conference Tourney Championship, Allen Arena, Nashville, Tennessee; Sunday, 3 p.m. EDT
James, Cabbil lead Liberty past Lipscomb 74-66
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Scottie James had 17 points to lead five Liberty players in double figures as the Flames topped Lipscomb 74-66 on Wednesday night.
Lovell Cabbil added 16 points for the Flames. Caleb Homesley chipped in 12, Myo Baxter-Bell scored 11 and Darius McGhee had 10. Homesley also had 10 rebounds for the Flames (22-5, 11-1 Atlantic Sun). Liberty's win leaves the two teams tied for first place in the conference.
Big second half helps Liberty beat Kennesaw State 62-41
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Scottie James had 12 points and 12 rebounds and Liberty pulled away big in the second half for a 62-41 victory over Kennesaw State on Wednesday night.
Caleb Homesley added 12 points and seven rebounds for Liberty (15-4, 4-0 Atlantic Sun Conference), which earned its fifth straight win. Keenan Gumbs and Elijah Cuffee chipped in 11 points apiece.
James scores 18, Liberty defeats Jacksonville 69-53
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Scottie James scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half and pulled down nine rebounds, Caleb Homesley added 14 points and 11 boards and Liberty defeated Jacksonville 69-53 Saturday, improving to 3-0 in its first season in the Atlantic Sun Conference.
The Flames (14-4) led 35-24 at halftime and pushed the lead to as many as 13 points after the break. Jacksonville erased most of that to pull within 47-42 on a Jace Hogan free throw with 7:35 left to play.
Liberty tops Savannah St 82-56 for best start since 2008
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Darius McGhee made three 3-pointers and scored 15 points and Scottie James scored 14 with seven rebounds to propel Liberty to an 82-56 victory over Savannah State on Saturday.
Liberty beats Alcorn State 76-54
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Elijah Cuffee scored a career-high 15 points — all in the first half — and Keenan Gumbs added 11 points to pace Liberty past Alcorn State 76-54 on Friday in the Commodore Classic.
Liberty opened the game making 5 of 8 3-pointers and leading 29-16. Cuffee made all six of his first-half shots and Liberty had a 37-25 lead at the break after shooting 62 percent. He attempted two shots in the second half as the Flames' defense held the Braves to 29 points.
Vandy’s Garland rebounds with big night in win over Liberty
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Darius Garland scored a career-high 33 points and his backcourt partner Saben Lee added 17 and Vanderbilt won a battle of unbeaten teams with a 77-70 victory over Liberty on Monday night.
Garland rebounded from an off-night after being held to a career-low three points in Friday's win over Alcorn State. He hit 12 of 18 from the floor, including five 3-pointers.