Liberty defeats VMI 91-73

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP)—Antwan Burrus tallied a double-double, setting career-highs with 20 points and 13 boards, to lead Liberty in a 91-73 win over Virginia Military Institute on Thursday night.

Evan Gordon added 18 points and Patrick Konan had 17 for the Flames (11-11, 6-4 Big South Conference), who shot 56.3 percent from the floor (36-for-64). The Keydets posted a 37.3 mark (25-for-67).

Jesse Sanders also tallied a double-double for the Flames, scoring 10 points and grabbing a career-best 15 boards.

Nick Gore’s 3 put VMI up 20-17 with 11:36 to play before halftime. But five different players scored for Liberty, sparking a 12-4 run and the Flames never trailed again.

The Flames led by five at halftime and outscored the Keydets 49-36 in the second.

Keith Gabriel scored 24 points for the Keydets (7-13, 2-8), who had their longest winning streak of the season snapped at two games.

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 Top Performers
 Virginia Military
Keith Gabriel Keith Gabriel
9-19,  24 Pts
1 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Liberty
Antwan Burrus Antwan Burrus
6-9,  20 Pts
13 Rebs, 6 Assists

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