The Flames (16-11, 7-7 Big South) closed the game on an 8-0 run in the final minute -- all at the foul line -- and led the entire second half, by as many as 14 early in the period. But the Bulldogs (12-15, 7-7) rallied to within one on David Efianayi's layup that made it 59-58 with 6:29 left.
Kemrite's catch-and-shoot 3-pointer coming off a screen with 1:54 left gave the Flames a 69-63 lead.
Scottie James had 14 points and nine rebounds, and Pacheco-Ortiz scored 13 for Liberty.
Efianayi scored 19, Liam O'Reilly added 17 and Cornwall 15 for Gardner-Webb.
No. 5 Tennessee, Williams ready for Georgia Tech
Teams with offenses that are off to a highly productive start meet Tuesday when No. 5 Tennessee hosts Georgia Tech in an early-season non-conference game pitting two Power 5 programs.
Unruh, Central Arkansas rout Univ. of the Ozarks 93-52
Thatch Unruh scored 18 points and Hayden Koval scored 15, 13 rebounds and three blocks to help Central Arkansas beat Division III-member University of the Ozarks 93-52 on Monday.
Carry gets Duquesne even, Dukes top UIC in overtime, 89-88
Sincere Carry scored twice in the final 11 seconds to force overtime and Marcus Weathers hit the second of two free throws with six seconds left in the extra period and Duquesne held off UIC 89-88 on Monday night in the second of four season-opening...