Scores

Final

Liberty 61

(13-20, 6-10 Big South)

High Point 60

(17-13, 12-4 Big South)

    8:30 PM ET, March 7, 2013

    1 2 T
    LIB 39 2261
    HP 22 3860

    Top Performers

    Liberty: T. Speaks 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast

    High Point: A. Chaney 17 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Liberty 61, High Point 60

    Associated Press

    CONWAY, S.C. -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LIB
    HP
    Points 61 60
    FG Made-Attempted 20-45 (.444) 19-57 (.333)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-11 (.364) 4-19 (.211)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-18 (.944) 18-26 (.692)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 19 0

    2012-13 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 16, 2013 @HP 77, LIB 72Recap
    Feb 16, 2013 HP 73, @LIB 68Recap
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