NCAA Basketball

Liberty Flames (13-19)


Thu. 2/18 Sat. 2/20 Thu. 2/25 Sat. 2/27 Fri. 3/4
vs. Rad 
L 67-69
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vs. Presby 
L 73-79
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@ NC-Ash 
L 56-73
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vs. G-Webb 
W 86-81
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@ NC-Ash 
L 49-80
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Thomas' 27 leads Ashville over Liberty 80-49 in Big South

BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) Ahmad Thomas made 12 of 15 shots and scored 27 points and North Carolina Ashville rolled to an 80-49 win over Liberty in the quarterfinals of the Big South tournament on Friday.

The Bulldogs (20-11) meet league champion High Point in the semifinals on Saturday.

Kevin Vannatta hit two 3-pointers and had eight points and Thomas had six as Ashville jumped to a quick 14-2 lead. Then a 12-0 run made it 28-10 en route to a 44-16 halftime score.

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Leaders
Points: E. Maxwell10.0
Rebounds: E. Maxwell4.8
Assists: A. Fields2.8
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: No qualifiers
3P%: R. Kemrite40.7%
Steals: L. Cabbil1.4
Blocks: C. Homesley0.4
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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Big South Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Winthrop 13-5 23-9
High Point 13-5 21-11
UNC Asheville 12-6 22-12
Coastal Carolina 12-6 21-12
Gardner-Webb 10-8 17-16
Liberty 10-8 13-19
Radford 9-9 16-15
Campbell 5-13 12-18
Presbyterian 5-13 11-20
Longwood 5-13 10-23
Charleston Southern 5-13 9-21
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 64.7 (331)
Rebounds: 6.7 (347)
Assists: 13.1 (195)
FG%: 44.9% (128)
FT%: 71.7% (111)
3P%: 36.6% (78)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 68.4 (87)
Rebounds: 22.8 (329)
Assists: 12.5 (127)
FG%: 45.6% (288)
FT%: 69.1% (125)
3P%: 35.7% (249)
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