Liberty upsets Mississippi State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament

12th seed Flames top 5th seed Bulldogs 80-76

By Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer, Alyssa Rae - Sports Anchor / Reporter

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Liberty beat Mississippi State 80-76 in the first round of the East Region men's NCAA Basketball Tournament. 

Liberty trailed for some time in the first half but was able to close the gap and gain on Mississippi State. 

The Bulldogs led 37-35 at halftime. 

The game was close throughout the second half but the Flames were able to pull off the upset.

Caleb Homesley led all scorers with 30 points. 

It's Liberty's first NCAA Tournament win in program history.

 

 

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