Scores

Final

Liberty 68

(8-17, 4-7 Big South)

Gardner-Webb 71

(14-11, 6-5 Big South)

Coverage: ESPN3

7:00 PM ET, February 9, 2013

Paul Porter Arena, Boiling Springs, North Carolina

1 2 T
LIB 24 4468
WEBB 30 4171

Top Performers

Liberty: J. Sanders 27 Pts, 7 Reb, 7 Ast, 3 Stl

Gardner-Webb: T. Newsome 26 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast

Gardner-Webb 71, Liberty 68

Associated Press

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- Tashan Newsome scored 26 points, including 17 in the second half, to lead Gardner-Webb to a 71-68 victory over Liberty in a Big South Conference game Saturday night.

The senior guard's layup with 3:37 remaining put the Runnin' Bulldogs ahead to stay, 57-55, as they broke a streak of six consecutive losses against the Flames (8-17, 4-7).

Newsome made 8 of 14 shots and 10 of 13 free throws for Gardner-Webb, which also got 16 points from Donta Harper.

John Caleb Sanders scored 25 of his 27 points for Liberty in the second half, when the Flames rallied from a 30-24 halftime deficit to take a 47-45 lead with 9:17 left. He had made four consecutive free throws to tie the game at 55 before Newsome's go-ahead bucket.

Sanders made 8 of 16 shots and 10 of 10 free throws.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LIB
WEBB
Points 68 71
FG Made-Attempted 23-53 (.434) 22-57 (.386)
3P Made-Attempted 4-17 (.235) 3-14 (.214)
FT Made-Attempted 18-20 (.900) 24-33 (.727)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 6 12

2012-13 Season

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