LIB Liberty Flames 81
Liberty Flames Liberty Overall (12-4)
ATS (0-0)
O/U (0-0)
January 05 2019
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FGCU Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 63
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Florida Gulf Coast Overall (5-11)
ATS (0-4)
O/U (1-3)
Final
Money Line Total: Spread ATS
12
Liberty Flames OFF OFF OFF
3645
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles OFF OFF OFF
3033
Final
Money Line Total: Spread ATS
LIB OFF OFF OFF
FGCU OFF OFF OFF
Recap

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Darius McGhee scored 18 points on six 3-pointers and Liberty made its debut in the Atlantic Sun Conference by making six straight 3s and 14 overall to defeat defending league champion Florida Gulf Coast 81-63 on Saturday night.

The Flames (12-4), coming off a 73-58 win over UCLA a week earlier that proved to be the last game for Bruins coach Steve Alford, were up 54-50 when they got hot.

Elijah Cuffee hit a 3, Liberty's fourth-straight make, to push the lead to 57-50. After the Eagles missed, Liberty missed but turned an offensive rebound into a Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz 3. Cuffee's next 3 capped a 9-0 burst but the Flames went on to drain seven consecutive shots for a 75-54 lead with 6:39 to go.

Liberty finished the second half 18 of 26 from the field (69 percent), 8 of 12 behind the arc. For the game shot was 57 percent (31 of 54), 14 of 28 from distance.

The Eagles (5-11), the defending conference champs, shot 50 percent but couldn't keep pace with the Flames. Schadrac Casimir had 16 points.

Matchup
Liberty Overall
W/L 12-4
ATS 0-0
Pts For 78.9
Pts Against 61.4
Total 0-0
Liberty Away
W/L 4-4
ATS 0-0
Pts For 74.5
Pts Against 71.9
Total 0-0
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-5
6:00 PM
at Florida Gulf Coast W 81-63
12-29
5:00 PM
at UCLA W 73-58
12-22
1:30 PM
at Austin Peay L 75-66
12-21
11:00 AM
Alabama State W 73-55
12-18
7:00 PM
at Alabama L 84-75
12-15
1:00 PM
Kentucky Christian W 96-55
12-11
5:00 PM
South Carolina State W 79-55
12-3
5:30 PM
at Georgetown L 88-78
12-1
5:00 PM
Georgia State W 78-52
11-28
6:00 PM
at Navy W 76-58
Avg. Points For 77.5
Avg. Points Against 64.3
ATS 0-0
Over/Under 0-0
Florida Gulf Coast Overall
W/L 5-11
ATS 0-4
Pts For 72.1
Pts Against 78.7
Total 1-3
Florida Gulf Coast Home
W/L 3-3
ATS 0-0
Pts For 75.2
Pts Against 75.5
Total 0-0
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-5
6:00 PM
Liberty L 81-63
12-29
1:00 PM
at Ole Miss L 87-57
12-22
4:00 PM
at Florida L 77-56 L (17) U (140.5)
12-19
6:30 PM
Keiser W 87-85
12-16
6:00 PM
at UMBC W 76-53
12-5
7:00 PM
at Oral Roberts W 96-76
12-2
12:30 PM
Colgate L 74-56
11-28
6:30 PM
FIU L 81-80
11-25
2:00 PM
at Florida Atlantic L 85-68
11-21
10:00 AM
at UTSA L 76-65 L (3) U (155)
Avg. Points For 70.4
Avg. Points Against 77.5
ATS 0-2
Over/Under 0-2
Scoring
Liberty
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Darius McGhee (G) 26:006-9 66.7%6-8 75%0-0 0%1301002018
Scottie James (F) 27:006-7 85.7%0-0 0%0-2 0%2810122012
Caleb Homesley (G) 21:005-9 55.6%2-5 40%0-0 0%0420214012
Lovell Cabbil (G) 33:004-9 44.4%1-4 25%1-1 100%3460022010
Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz (G) 27:003-4 75%2-3 66.7%2-2 100%0261001010
Keenan Gumbs (F) 16:004-5 80%1-1 100%0-0 0%111310309
Elijah Cuffee (G-F) 27:002-5 40%2-4 50%2-2 100%002000108
Myo Baxter-Bell (F) 10:001-4 25%0-1 0%0-0 0%020003302
Keegan McDowell (G-F) 8:000-2 0%0-2 0%0-0 0%030101000
Zach Farquhar (G) 3:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Brendan Newton (C) 2:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000001100
Florida Gulf Coast
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Schadrac Casimir (G) 31:004-6 66.7%3-4 75%5-7 71.4%0110011016
RaySean Scott Jr. (F) 28:006-10 60%0-1 0%1-1 100%2400161013
Zach Scott (G) 31:005-7 71.4%1-2 50%1-4 25%0132002012
Christian Carlyle (G) 29:003-6 50%1-2 50%2-2 100%252002009
Dinero Mercurius (G) 21:002-6 33.3%0-2 0%1-1 100%000000105
Ricky Doyle (F) 15:001-4 25%0-0 0%2-2 100%010010004
Brian Thomas (F) 15:002-2 100%0-0 0%0-0 0%120101204
Caleb Catto (G) 22:000-4 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%174001200
Troy Baxter Jr. (F) 8:000-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%001003100