Scores

Final

Liberty 76

(1-8, 1-3 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 4, 2012

    Vines Center, Lynchburg, Virginia

    1 2 T
    SVA 25 2651
    LIB 36 4076

    Top Performers

    Southern Virginia: I. Jacobson 16 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Liberty: S. Ogukwe 7 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Liberty 76, S. Virginia 51

    Associated Press

    LYNCHBURG, Va. -- John Caleb Sanders came off the bench to score 14 points as Liberty won its first game of the season, beating Southern Virginia 76-51 Tuesday.

    Liberty's starters opened the game making just 1 of 7 shots. After a mass substitution, the Flames made four of their next five shots to take a 16-12 lead behind a Chad Donley 3-pointer.

    Southern Virginia (4-2) closed the gap to 18-17 but Donley hit another trey, sparking an 18-8 run over the final 8 minutes of the half.

    Liberty (1-8) shot 13 of 26, compared to just 10 of 29 for Southern Virginia, and got 22 bench points in the first half.

    Sanders' two free throws at the 5:36 mark of the second half put Liberty up 64-46.

    Liberty shot a season-high 57.4 percent (27 of 47) from the field, including 7 of 14 from deep.

    Isaac Jacobson led Southern Virginia with 16 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SVA
    LIB
    Points 51 76
    FG Made-Attempted 19-57 (.333) 27-47 (.574)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-26 (.192) 7-14 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-15 (.533) 15-28 (.536)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 27

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