William & Mary 65, Liberty 64

BY foxsports • November 20, 2011

Quinn McDowell hit a jumper with 8 seconds left, was fouled and completed a three-point play as William & Mary earned its first victory of the season, 65-64 over Liberty on Sunday.

McDowell, a senior swingman, finished with 18 points for the Tribe (1-5) in a 2K Sports Classic subregional game. Brandon Britt scored 15.

William & Mary led most of the second half, but never by more than seven points.

The Flames (2-4) had a chance to win when John Caleb Sanders was fouled with 1 second left, but he missed both free throws.

Liberty went ahead 60-59 on a 3-pointer by Jesse Sanders with 2:29 remaining, and his layup made it 62-59 at the 1:48 mark.

A 3-pointer by McDowell tied it before David Minaya put Liberty ahead 64-62 with 22 seconds left.

Tavares Speaks scored 13 points for Liberty. Minaya and John Caleb Sanders had 12 each.

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