McGhee leads Liberty against Jacksonville after 32-point performance

Liberty Flames (14-5, 5-1 ASUN) at Jacksonville Dolphins (10-7, 3-3 ASUN)

Jacksonville, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Liberty plays the Jacksonville Dolphins after Darius McGhee scored 32 points in Liberty’s 82-62 victory over the Central Arkansas Sugar Bears.

The Dolphins are 6-0 on their home court. Jacksonville is 4- when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents and averages 12.1 turnovers per game.

The Flames are 5-1 in conference play. Liberty is 14-3 in games decided by 10 points or more.

The matchup Thursday is the first meeting this season between the two teams in conference play.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kevion Nolan is averaging 13.9 points and 4.6 assists for the Dolphins. Gyasi Powell is averaging 9.9 points and 4.3 rebounds while shooting 47.7% over the last 10 games for Jacksonville.

Joseph Venzant is averaging 4.6 points and 5.3 rebounds for the Flames. McGhee is averaging 21.4 points over the last 10 games for Liberty.

LAST 10 GAMES: Dolphins: 5-5, averaging 60.9 points, 29.4 rebounds, 13.4 assists, 5.5 steals and 2.1 blocks per game while shooting 44.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 63.6 points per game.

Flames: 8-2, averaging 75.0 points, 29.5 rebounds, 17.1 assists, 6.8 steals and 2.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 57.2 points.

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