Foul shooting helps Liberty beat Radford 67-65
RADFORD, Va. (AP) Tavares Speaks made four of Liberty's final six free throws as the Flames relied on the foul line in a 67-65 win over Radford Saturday.
Liberty (8-15, 3-8 Big South Conference) was 22 of 26 from the stripe (84.6 percent), including 6 of 6 in the final 27 seconds.
The Flames led 61-60 with 1:14 left before Speaks made all four of his free throws, and Jesse Sanders hit both of his.
Radford's Chance Smith scored on a layup with 1 second left for the final margin.
Liberty trailed 33-24, 48 seconds into the second half, and used a 12-3 run to tie it. Antwan Burrus, who finished with 15 points, scored six during the spurt.
Javonte Green led the Highlanders (4-20, 1-11) with 20 points. Radford has now lost 19 of its past 20.
Updated January 28, 2012