January 03, 2015

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) DeSean Murray, playing for the first time since being injured in Presbyterian's second game of the season, scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Blue Hose to a 62-58 victory over Liberty on Saturday night.

Jordan Downing added 14 points and William Truss 10 for the Blue Hose (5-10, 1-1 Big South), who snapped a four-game losing streak and won their first game versus a Division I opponent this season.

Murray scored 12 points in the first half when Presbyterian took a 31-24 lead. The Blue Hose led by as many 14 in the second half but an 8-0 run got the Flames within 56-55 with 1:44 remaining. However, a dunk by Truss and two layups by Markus Terry while the Flames were missing three shots preserved the win.

Joe Retic scored 14 points for Liberty (6-9, 0-2) with Ethan Layer adding 12 and Theo Johnson 10.

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