Liberty (13-20) Faces Gardner-Webb (21-11) in Big South Tournament

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Big South Conference Tourney



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Liberty 32 33 65 +6.0
  Gardner-Webb 30 32 62 -6.0
Sat, Mar 09 2013, 02:30 PM

HTC Center
Conway, South Carolina
Attendance: 2,598
TV: ESPN3.com

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Liberty battles Gardner-Webb in the semifinals of the Big South Tournament at Paul Porter Arena on Saturday. Tipoff occurs at 2 p.m. EST and you can see it on ESPN3.com. The Flames lost to the Bulldogs 71-68 on Feb. 9 and are 7-2 against them over the last four years.

In a 61-60 win over High Point on Mar. 7, Tavares Speaks put up 17 points and five rebounds for the Flames. He is averaging 13.0 points per game and leads the team in steals with 1.1 per game. In a 71-57 victory over Campbell on Mar. 7, Tashan Newsome put up 15 points and five rebounds for the Bulldogs. He leads the team with 14.0 points per game. When considering the Four Factors, Gardner-Webb performs well in offensive rebounding percentage at 36.1. This ranks second in the conference and 48th in the country.

StatSmack! Liberty is better than Gardner-Webb
  • The Liberty scoring leader (John Caleb Sanders, 438 points) has more points than the Gardner-Webb scoring leader (Donta Harper, 399 points).
  • Davon Marshall is ranked 13th nationally in three-pointers.
  • The Liberty three-point leader (Davon Marshall, 89 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Gardner-Webb three-point leader (Kevin Hartley, 64 three-pointers).
  • Liberty has come back to win after being down at half against Gardner-Webb three times since 2008.
LIB Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C J. Sanders 30 14 4 4 1 0 3
C Davon Marshall 0 13 2 3 1 0 2
C- Tavares Speaks 31 13 3 1 1 0 2
D+ JR Coronado 24 5 8 1 0 1 1
D+ Tomasz Gielo 23 7 4 1 0 0 2
D Casey Roberts 17 6 2 1 0 0 1
D Jarred Jourdan 18 5 2 1 0 0 2
D Joel Vander Pol 14 5 5 0 0 1 1
D Andrew Smith 14 3 3 1 0 1 1
D- Chad Donley 10 3 1 1 0 0 0
F Sommy Ogukwe 8 1 2 0 0 0 1
F Kelly Assinesi 8 1 0 1 0 0 1
F Larry Taylor 5 0 0 0 0 0 1
GWU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Donta Harper 28 13 5 2 1 1 3
C Tashan Newsome 28 14 5 3 1 0 2
C Kevin Hartley 28 9 6 1 2 0 2
C- Tyler Strange 30 5 3 4 2 0 2
C- Max Landis 24 8 1 1 1 0 1
C- Jerome Hill 19 6 4 0 1 0 1
D Onzie Branch 16 3 4 1 1 0 1
D Jarvis Davis 10 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Corey Hensley 10 3 2 0 0 0 0
D Isaiah Ivey 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Michael Byron 11 2 2 0 0 1 1
D- Adam Sweeney 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Big South Standings

OverallConf
1 High Point 16-15 12-4
2 VMI 22-13 11-5
2 CCAR 21-13 11-5
4 Radford 22-13 10-6
4 Winthrop 20-13 10-6
4 Gardner-Webb 18-15 10-6
4 UNCA 17-15 10-6
8 CSU 13-18 6-10
8 Campbell 12-20 6-10
 10Liberty 11-21 5-11
11 Longwood 8-24 3-13
12 Presbyterian 6-26 2-14
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#4 W. Alcegaire Fr G/F 6-5 185
#24 Antwan Burrus Sr F 6-6 235
#32 JR Coronado Sr F 6-8 245
#10 Chad Donley Jr G 6-2 175
#12 Tomasz Gielo Jr F 6-9 220
#5 Ryan Kemrite Fr G/F 6-4 200
#15 Ethan Layer So G 6-1 160
#1 Davon Marshall Sr G 5-11 170
#42 Sommy Ogukwe Jr F 6-7 230
#0 Devon Pekas Fr G 6-4 185
#23 Joe Retic So G 6-3 190
#3 Casey Roberts Sr G 6-3 190
#33 J. Sanders Sr G 6-0 180
#11 Andrew Smith Jr F 6-9 220
#21 Joel Vander Pol Sr C 6-10 230