McGhee scores 14 to carry Liberty over Jacksonville 54-37
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Darius McGhee posted 14 points as Liberty beat Jacksonville 54-37 on Saturday.
Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz had 12 points for Liberty (18-1, 4-0 Atlantic Sun Conference), which won its fourth consecutive game. Elijah Cuffee added 10 points. Caleb Homesley had seven rebounds for the home team.
Jacksonville scored 12 first-half points, a season low for the team.
David Bell had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Dolphins (8-10, 1-2). Diante Wood added 13 points.
Destin Barnes, whose 11 points per game entering the matchup led the Dolphins, was held scoreless. He failed to make a shot from beyond the arc (0 of 6).
Liberty takes on Lipscomb at home next Saturday. Jacksonville plays North Florida at home on Thursday.