Scores

Final

High Point 66

(12-18, 7-11 Big South)

Liberty 60

(19-13, 13-5 Big South)

    7:00 PM ET, March 1, 2011

    Vines Center, Lynchburg, Virginia

    1 2 T
    HP 26 4066
    LIB 25 3560

    Top Performers

    High Point: S. Shine 26 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Liberty: J. Brown 8 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    High Point 66, Liberty 60

    Associated Press

    LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Shay Shine scored 20 of his 26 points in the second half to lead High Point over Liberty 66-60 in the first round of the Big South Conference tournament on Tuesday night.

    The seventh-seeded Panthers (11-19), who rallied from being down by as many as nine points in the first half, will play No. 3 North Carolina-Asheville on Thursday.

    Trailing 46-40 with 10:42 remaining, High Point outscored the Flames 12-0. Shine, who had 10 points during the spurt, capped it with a 3 with 6:44 left.

    The Flames brought it within 61-60 with 26 seconds to play, but the Panthers got a layup from Nick Barbour and made three free throws to seal it.

    Barbour finished with 11 points for High Point, which was 12-of-17 shooting in the second half.

    Jesse Sanders scored 15 points for Liberty (19-13), which beat High Point 89-44 in the tournament championship on March 4, 2006.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HP
    LIB
    Points 66 60
    FG Made-Attempted 23-44 (.523) 23-58 (.397)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 8-30 (.267)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-25 (.560) 6-9 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 9

    2010-11 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 13, 2011 LIB 66, @HP 60Recap
    Feb 12, 2011 @LIB 65, HP 54Recap
    » Mar 1, 2011 HP 66, @LIB 60Recap