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
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Scottie James had a season-high 24 points as Liberty defeated North Florida 71-63 in the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun Conference Tourney on Thursday night.
Cuffee, Homesley lift Liberty past Kennesaw State 76-59
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Elijah Cuffee had 16 points to lead five Liberty players in double figures as the Flames defeated Kennesaw State 76-59 on Tuesday night. Caleb Homesley added 15 points for...
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.
Liberty downs SC State 79-55 for best start since 1991
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz scored 18 points with six 3-pointers, Scottie James added 14 points with eight rebounds, and Liberty never trailed in beating South Carolina State 79-55 on Tuesday night.
Lovell Cabbil had 15 points, Caleb Homesley 13 and Elijah Cuffee 11 for the Flames, who are 8-2 for the first time since 1991.
Liberty outshot the Bulldogs 56 percent to 39 percent, scored 24 points off of 15 turnovers and made 28 field goals on 25 assists, led by Cabbil's five.
Cuffee, Homesley with 19 each, Liberty wallops Georgia State
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Elijah Cuffee and Caleb Homesley scored 19 points each and accounted for eight of Liberty's 11 3-point baskets as the Flames torched Georgia State 78-52 Saturday night in a clash of mid-major teams.
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.
Liberty cruises to 93-40 win over Trevecca Nazarene
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Scottie James scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Caleb Homesley grabbed 12 rebounds, scored 10 points and made six assists and Liberty beat Division II Trevecca Nazarene 93-40 on Tuesday night.
Lovell Cabbil Jr. scored 13 points and Keegan McDowell and Elijah Cuffee added 11 apiece for the Flames (2-0), who outscored the Trojans 38-12 in the paint and scored 25 points off of 20 turnovers.
James a power in the post, Liberty wallops High Point 65-45
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Scottie James scored 21 points, 15 after halftime, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked four shots as Liberty dominated inside and clobbered High Point 65-45 on Saturday, pulling even with Panthers in the Big South Conference.
Liberty holds off Gardner-Webb 77-65
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Ryan Kemrite and Elijah Cuffee had 15 points each and Liberty withstood Gardner-Webb down the stretch for a 77-65 win on Saturday night.
The Flames (16-11, 7-7 Big South) closed the game on an 8-0 run in the final minute — all at the foul line — and led the entire second half, by as many as 14 early in the period. But the Bulldogs (12-15, 7-7) rallied to within one on David Efianayi's layup that made it 59-58 with 6:29 left.
Kemrite with 21 points, Liberty downs Presbyterian 81-66
CLINTON, S.C. (AP) — Ryan Kemrite scored 21 points and Liberty downed Presbyterian 81-66 on Saturday afternoon to snap a five-game skid.
Kemrite made five 3-pointers for the Flames (13-10, 4-6 Big South) who had a 32-21 rebounding edge over Presbyterian. Keegan McDowell added 19 points with five rebounds and Elijah Cuffee chipped in 12 points.
Liberty jumped to a 15-2 start, stretched their lead to 24-7 with 6:07 left in the half, and built it into a 35-20 advantage at the break.
Pacheco-Ortiz scores 17, leads Liberty past Howard, 75-55
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz had a season-high 17 points and Scottie James had his second-consecutive double-double to help Liberty beat Howard 75-55 on Monday night.
Pacheco-Ortiz made 6 of 7 from the field, grabbed five rebounds and had four assists, while James had 14 points, on 5-of-7 shooting, and 10 rebounds. Caleb Homesley scored 15 points, Ryan Kemrite added 11 and freshman Elijah Cuffee tied his career high with 10 points for Liberty (5-2).