LYNCHBURG, Va. - Union just could not keep pace with NCAA Division I Liberty (Va.) as the home-standing Flames recorded an 84-47 decision Tuesday in exhibition action.
Liberty led from wire-to-wire and was up as much as 43 points en route to the 37-point victory.
Union struggled to find its stroke all evening, shooting 29.0 percent (18-of-62 shots) from the floor and going 4-for-19 (21.1 percent) from 3-point range. The Bulldogs had issues at the foul line as well in going 7-for-15 (46.7 percent) on free throws.
Meanwhile, the Flames hit 50.0 percent (33-of-66) of their shots but only connected on 4-of-15 (26.7 percent) from behind the arc. Like Union, Liberty did not do so well on its free-throw shooting, making just 14 of 23 for 60.9 percent.
Ian Davis (Cherry Hill, N.J.) led Union in scoring with 10 points to go along with his six rebounds. Turrell Morris (Columbus, Ohio) nearly had a double-double with eight points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
Three players scored in double figures for Liberty with David Minaya's 14 points leading the way. Evan Gordan followed with 12, while Antwan Burris followed with 11.
The Bulldogs (6-7 overall) return to NAIA action Thursday when it plays at Lindsey Wilson (Ky.). Game is set for 8 p.m. Eastern.