NCAA Basketball

Liberty Flames (22-15)


Fri. 3/2 Sun. 3/4 Mon. 3/12 Sat. 3/24 Wed. 3/28
@ NC-Ash 
W 69-64
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@ Rad 
L 52-55
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vs. NCA&T 
W 65-52
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vs. CentMi 
W 84-71
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vs. UIC 
L 51-67
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Illinois-Chicago advances to CIT title game, tops Liberty

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Tarkus Ferguson scored 16 points and Illinois-Chicago beat Liberty 67-51 on Wednesday night in the semifinals of the CIT.

UIC closed the first half on an 8-3 run for 28-24 lead and held the first double-digit lead of the game at 40-29 on Godwin Boahen's 3-pointer. Michael Diggins started a 14-0 run with a 3-pointer, Boahen's 3 capped it for a 56-37 advantage and UIC led by at least 14 the rest of the way.

Boahen finished with 13 points, Marcus Ottey had 12 and Tai Odiase 11 for UIC (20-15), which has won nine consecutive road games for the first time in program history.

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Leaders
Points: S. James13.5
Rebounds: S. James8.9
Assists: G. Pacheco-Ortiz2.5
FG%: S. James61.6%
FT%: G. Pacheco-Ortiz89.9%
3P%: R. Kemrite45.2%
Steals: L. Cabbil1.3
Blocks: S. James0.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia31-3
2 Villanova36-4
3 Xavier29-6
4 Kansas31-8
5 Michigan State30-5
6 Cincinnati31-5
7 Michigan33-8
8 Gonzaga32-5
9 Duke29-8
10 North Carolina26-11
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova36-4
2 Michigan33-8
3 Kansas31-8
4 Duke29-8
5 Virginia31-3
6 Texas Tech27-10
7 Loyola Chicago32-6
8 Xavier29-6
9 Purdue30-7
10 Gonzaga32-5
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Big South Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
UNC Asheville 13-5 21-13
Radford 12-6 23-13
Winthrop 12-6 19-12
Campbell 10-8 18-16
Liberty 9-9 22-15
Charleston Southern 9-9 15-16
High Point 9-9 14-16
Gardner-Webb 9-9 14-18
Presbyterian 4-14 11-21
Longwood 3-15 7-26
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 70.8 (251)
Rebounds: 7.3 (334)
Assists: 14.1 (137)
FG%: 46.2% (90)
FT%: 79.2% (5)
3P%: 37.3% (66)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 63.6 (9)
Rebounds: 26.1 (106)
Assists: 11.6 (52)
FG%: 41.6% (50)
FT%: 73.0% (278)
3P%: 36.6% (276)
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