Scores

Final

Liberty 87

(12-9, 4-2 Big South)

VMI 81

(10-9, 2-3 Southern)

    7:00 PM ET, January 28, 2008

    Cameron Hall, Lexington, Virginia

    1 2 T
    LIB 53 3487
    VMI 39 4281

    Top Performers

    Liberty: A. Smith 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    VMI: C. Holmes 26 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

    Liberty 87, VMI 81

    Associated Press

    LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Anthony Smith had 22 points on 10-of-16 shooting and Jeremy Anderson had 20 to lead Liberty to an 87-81 win over VMI on Monday.

    Alex McLean hit a layup with 9:39 left in the first half to tie the score at 26-26, and then hit a free throw to put Liberty (12-9, 4-2 Big South) ahead for good. The Flames led 53-39 at the half.

    McLean led the team in rebounds with 14, and added 11 points for the Flames. Anderson went 7-of-9 from the field, hitting six 3-pointers.

    Chavis Holmes had 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting for VMI (10-9, 2-3). Travis Holmes scored 18 points and had 10 rebounds, going 6-of-12 from the field.

    Liberty outshot VMI 50 percent to 49 percent and outrebounded the Keydets 41-25.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LIB
    VMI
    Points 87 81
    FG Made-Attempted 31-62 (.500) 28-57 (.491)
    3P Made-Attempted 15-35 (.429) 15-29 (.517)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-17 (.588) 10-16 (.625)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 14 5

    2007-08 Season

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