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
» Mar 7, 2013 LIB 61, @HP 60Recap