McGhee scores 34, Liberty tops Bellarmine to win A-Sun

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Darius McGhee had a career-high 34 points as Liberty stretched its winning streak to nine games and captured the Atlantic Sun Conference regular season championship with a 94-78 win over Bellarmine.

Pedro Bradshaw led the Knights with 20 points and five steals.

“Needless to say that I am really proud of our group. I think that their ability to come on the road against a really good team and play consistent on both ends of the floor I thought was special,” Flames head caoch Ritchie McKay said.

“I am really proud that myself and this coaching staff get to be a part of these young men’s lives. They are a special group, and we have great leadership in our athletic department and their commitment to making our program competitive is something we are thankful for.”

Liberty ends the regular season as the No. 1 seed heading into next week’s ASUN Championship with a 20-5 record overall and an 11-2 record in the ASUN. Liberty snaps Bellarmine’s 10-game winning streak, as the Knights fall to 13-6 overall and 10-3 in the ASUN Conference.

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