TCU holds off Liberty 56-52 to go to 3-0

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Liberty's Micaiah Abii, right, and TCU's Chuck O'Bannon Jr. (5) battle for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — R.J. Nembhard scored 14 points and TCU held on for a 56-52 victory over Liberty in the championship game of the Hall of Fame Classic. Nembhard was only 3-of-10 shooting but 8 of 9 from the line, including two free throws that capped a 9-0 run that snapped a tie with under eight minutes to go. Liberty came in having made 41 3-pointers but in their fourth game in five days they were 6 of 28 from the arc. Darius McGhee finished with 15 points for Liberty but was just 2 of 10 on 3-pointers.

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