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Baxter-Bell scores career high in Liberty win over Presbyterian

Liberty was stifling on defense forcing a season-high 26 turnovers to come away with the 71-51 win over Presbyterian.


Liberty makes it six straight on the road, wins at Campbell

Liberty put on a defensive clinic allowing the fewest points in a game by an opponent this season, defeating the Camels 72-40.


Liberty struggles on offense in loss to Winthrop

Winthrop secured first place in the Big South with a 61-48 win over Liberty on Saturday.


Liberty pulls out win over Gardner-Webb

Liberty (11-9, 6-1 BSC) remains in a tie for first in the Big South after a gritty 65-62 win over Gardner-Webb (10-10, 3-4 BSC) Thursday.


Liberty defense leads to win over Radford in OT

Liberty had to go to overtime against Radford, downing the Highlanders, 71-64, at the Dedmon Center on Saturday.


Men’s basketball: Liberty pulls out gritty road win over High Point

Liberty began back-to-back road games with a 62-58 win over High Point, Tuesday night at the Millis Center.


Ilic, Barbour lead Liberty past Presbyterian, 68-60

Iva Ilic scored a career-high 17 points, helping Liberty hold off Presbyterian, 68-60, Tuesday evening at the Vines Center.


Cabbil scores career-high 21 in Liberty win over Campbell

Liberty successfully closed out its first conference homestand against Campbell at the Vines Center on Saturday afternoon.


Men’s basketball: Liberty drops first conference game to UNC Asheville

The Liberty men’s basketball team dropped its first Big South Conference game of the season in its league home opener to UNC Asheville.


Women’s basketball: Liberty shoots past CSU in Big South opener

Liberty saved its best shooting performance of the season for its Big South Conference opener Tuesday evening at the Buc Dome.


Liberty ends 2016 with win over Charleston Southern

To close out 2016, Liberty ended a five-game losing streak against Charleston Southern with an impressive 81-70 win, Saturday afternoon.


Men’s basketball: Liberty opens Big South play with win over Presbyterian

Liberty tipped off its Big South Conference schedule on the road in South Carolina on Thursday taking on Presbyterian College.


Women’s basketball: UMBC withstands Liberty comeback for 62-51 win

Liberty shaved a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit to three, but UMBC held on for a 62-51 victory during Thursday’s Cavalier Classic matchup.


Men’s basketball: Liberty ends non-conference with loss to Houston

Liberty concluded its non-conference schedule with a 77-54 loss at Houston.


Lamar’s hot shooting sparks win over Liberty

Lamar shot 62.8 percent from the floor (27-of-43) throughout the game as Liberty suffered an 82-65 loss.


Men’s basketball: Liberty defense stifles Clarks Summit in 81-33 win

Liberty got back to its winning ways with an impressive defensive performance over Clarks Summit.


Late Liberty rally falls short in loss to Princeton

Liberty nearly erased a 15-point deficit, but a record-setting number of three-pointers by Princeton allowed the Tigers to escape.


Late effort pushes Paladins over Liberty, 61-58

Furman scored 11 of the game’s final 16 points, allowing the Paladins to escape with a 61-58 victory over Liberty.


Liberty falls to UNC-G on the road, 72-65

Liberty was unable to overcome a poor first-half shooting performance, falling to former Big South foe UNCG, 72-65.


Sluggish Liberty downs Central Penn, 62-48

Liberty held Central Penn to 25.5 percent shooting and nearly 44 points below its scoring average en route to a 62-48 win, Tuesday evening.


William & Mary pulls away late, knocks off Liberty, 79-70

William & Mary pulled away from Liberty down the stretch for a 79-70 win, Saturday afternoon, at Kaplan Arena.


Liberty puts away pesky Delta Devils

Liberty matched its season high, hitting 14 three-pointers, which allowed the Flames to secure a 70-55 win over Mississippi Valley State.


Three-point shooting pushes Liberty past UMass-Lowell

A pair of three-pointers by A.C. Reid with just under 10 minutes to play gave Liberty the momentum swing it needed in an 84-77 win over UMass Lowell.


Liberty falls to #6 Indiana

The No. 6 Indiana Hoosiers used a strong shooting effort from the floor to defeat the Liberty Flames, 87-48, Saturday inside Assembly Hall.


VCU holds off Liberty for 64-59 win

The VCU Rams held off a late Liberty charge for a 64-59 victory over the Flames, Tuesday evening inside the Vines Center.

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William & Mary basketball gets second straight road win

The William & Mary men’s basketball team turned in a strong second-half performance on the defensive end in picking up its second straight road win to open the 2015-16 season, 70-59, at Liberty on Tuesday night.


Liberty women’s basketball to host N.C. State, Seton Hall in 2015-2016

The defending Big South champion Liberty women’s basketball team will face five opponents from the ACC, Big Ten, BIG EAST and Pac-12 during the 2015-2016 season, including home games against NC State and Seton Hall.

UVA basketball associate head coach Ritchie McKay takes head coaching job at Liberty

A familiar face is returning to roam the sidelines of the Vines Center as Director of Athletics Jeff Barber announced today the hiring of Ritchie McKay as Liberty’s head men’s basketball coach.


Liberty to name new men’s basketball coach on Wednesday

Liberty Athletics will hold a press conference on Wednesday during which Director of Athletics Jeff Barber will announce Liberty’s next head men’s basketball coach.


Liberty fires men’s basketball coach Dale Layer

Liberty University Director of Athletics Jeff Barber has announced Dale Layer has been relieved as head men’s basketball coach.

Fisher’s 24 leads Longwood to sweep of Liberty

It was just one game ago that Longwood junior Leron Fisher, hobbled by an ankle injury, recorded his lowest scoring output as a starter this season. Playing on the injury, Fisher managed just four points on 1-of-7 shooting in a 65-64 loss to Charleston Southern on Saturday.

Johnson’s 31 leads Longwood past Liberty, 85-71

Damarion Geter saw it coming. With Longwood’s 85-71 win over Big South rival Liberty all but locked up, Geter watched as teammate Shaquille Johnson bounded toward the basket on a fast break and unleashed a one-handed windmill slam.

Liberty women win Big South, earn NCAA invite

Standout performances by Devon Brown, Reagan Miller and tournament MVP Avery Warley led No. 1 seed Liberty to a come-from-behind 81-73 victory over No. 2 seed High Point in Sunday afternoon’s Big South Women’s Basketball Championship title game. The hard-fought win inside High Point’s Millis Center wrapped up the Lady Flames’ 14th Big South title […]

Liberty women escape in 2OTs

Playing in its first double overtime game in more than eight years, the Liberty women’s basketball team needed career days from Reagan Miller and Avery Warley to turn back Charleston Southern’s upset bid, Saturday afternoon at the Vines Center. In the end, Miller’s career-high 23 points and Warley’s career-best 23 rebounds helped the Lady Flames […]

Liberty women top Radford

Liberty started its New Year’s Eve celebration a few hours early by opening its Big South Conference schedule with a hard-fought 76-68 win at Radford Saturday afternoon. The Lady Flames used a 16-0 run early in the second half to break open a close game, and held off several rally attempts by the Highlanders down […]

Liberty holds off VMI

Jesse Sanders had 21 points and 13 assists, David Minaya scored 22 points and the Liberty Flames defeated the VMI Keydets 100-82 in a Big South showdown played at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. For the game, Liberty shot 56.3% from the field, including 9 of 11 from three-point range (81.8%). The Flames (14-7, 8-1 […]

Liberty wins nailbiter with VCU

Liberty squandered a 13-point halftime lead Tuesday evening at VCU, but later came back from a five-point second-half deficit to win at the Verizon Wireless Arena. The Lady Flames’ 59-57 victory marked their first road triumph of the season. Waynesboro High School graduate Devon Brown scored Liberty’s final four points, including a pair of free […]

One and done: Local women’s teams out of NCAAs

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Monica Wright, Dawn Evans and Devon Brown did their parts, but UVa., JMU and Liberty each fell short in their first-round NCAA Tournament games over the weekend. Wright had 34 points and nine rebounds in her final game as a Cavalier, which saw fifth-seeded Virginia fall 69-67 to 12th-seeded […]

Brown leads Liberty to Big South Tourney win

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   Redshirt freshman Devon Brown’s 23 points and eight rebounds helped No. 2 seed Liberty take down No. 7 seed Radford, 70-52, in the Advance Auto Parts Big South Women’s Basketball Championship, Friday evening at the Millis Center. Brown, a 2008 Waynesboro High School graduate, also reached a milestone during […]

Brown named Big South Player of the Week

   Staff Report Liberty U. sports: www.libertyflames.com After helping Liberty win a pair of road games and claim a share of the Big South lead, redshirt freshman Devon Brown has been named the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season. Brown (G, Waynesboro, Va.) led […]

Liberty women take down Highlanders

   Staff Report Liberty U. sports: www.libertyflames.com Liberty broke open a tight game with an 11-2 run to close the first half of Monday evening’s game at Radford. The Lady Flames maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way, claiming a share of first place in the Big South standings with a 63-45 triumph […]