LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)Darius McGhee scored 24 points as Liberty beat Bellarmine 70-53 on Thursday night.

McGhee shot 8 for 16, including 8 for 15 from beyond the arc for the Flames (10-4). Kyle Rode scored 22 points, shooting 10 for 16, including 1 for 6 from beyond the arc. Brody Peebles recorded nine points and was 3 of 6 shooting (2 for 3 from distance).

The Knights (5-9) were led by Garrett Tipton, who posted 16 points. Ben Johnson added 14 points for Bellarmine. Peter Suder also put up 12 points and six rebounds.

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Both teams next play Monday. Liberty hosts Lipscomb while Bellarmine visits North Alabama.

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