Western Michigan handles Liberty 68-58

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tucker Haymond scored 13 points and Western Michigan topped Liberty 68-58 in the Challenge in Music City tournament on Friday.

Anthony Avery Jr. had 14 points with six rebounds for the Broncos (3-3) and Kellen McCormick added 12 points and six boards.

Ryan Kemrite led Liberty (3-3) with 15 points - including four 3-pointers. Ezra Talbert and Caleb Homesley scored 11 points apiece while Lovell Cabbil added 10 points.

Western Michigan outrebounded the Flames 34-19.

Liberty led early, thanks to three straight 3-pointers by Homesley, but a 13-3 run by the Broncos led to a 33-25 lead at the break.

Kemrite's 3-pointer with 7:16 left made it a two-point game, but Western Michigan responded with an 11-3 run - including a 3-pointer by Jared Klein and a 3-point play by Haymond on a jump shot - to put the game away.