The Liberty women’s basketball team struggled out of the gate and trailed UNC Asheville by 3 at halftime.
Things changed for the No. 1-seeded Flames in the second half, though.
Ashley Rininger scored 10 of her team-high 14 points after halftime and also grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds as Liberty outplayed the Bulldogs in the second half en route to a 59-51 victory to move to the semifinals of the Big South tournament.
Karly Buer and Emily Frazier had 11 points each for the Flames, who were 19-1 in Big South play during the regular season.
| At Conway, Amanda Coffer and Summer Leverette had 16 points each, and Kiera Gaines scored 15 off the bench as the Camels took down the Eagles.
Campbell led by just 1 at halftime but picked it up in the second half. Leverette scored 13 of her 16 after halftime to give the Camels the boost they needed.
Schaquilla Nunn, the Big South Defensive Player of the Year, scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed 20 rebounds. During the regular season, Nunn averaged 13.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per game and was also named to the all-academic team.
•Gardner-Webb 70, Radford 56
| At Conway, the Bulldogs became just the seventh No. 7 seed in tournament history to reach the semifinals as they cruised to a win over No. 2 Radford.
Jessica Heilig had a game-high 18 points, Candace Brown added 14, and Olivia Parker recorded a double-double with 11 points and a game-high 11 rebounds for Gardner-Webb.