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CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Davon Marshall scored 28 points and Liberty used a late surge to pull away from Coastal Carolina for a 78-61 victory in the first round of the Big South Conference tournament Tuesday night. Leading 53-51 with 12 minutes left, the Flames, the No. 5 seed in the North Division, launched a 14-1 run.

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Joab Jerome scored 22 points and led a comeback in overtime by Winthrop, which defeated Radford 60-58 Tuesday in the Big South Conference tournament's opening game. Jerome's layup with 2 seconds remaining won it for the Eagles, the South Division's fifth seed, who trailed 57-52 just over a minute into overtime.

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Tristan Carey had 21 points and a career-best six steals as Longwood began its first Big South Conference tournament Tuesday by knocking off two-time defending champion UNC Asheville 87-72. Carey scored 17 points and had all six steals in the first half, when the Lancers, the North Division's No. 6 seed, grabbed a 47-35 lead.

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Trey Freeman scored 22 points as Campbell defeated Presbyterian 81-73 in overtime Tuesday night in the first round of the Big South Conference tournament. Marvelle Harris added 15 points for the Camels, the North Division's third seed, including consecutive baskets late in the extra period.

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