Freshman leads Flames in minutes played through eight games In a season in which Liberty’s men’s basketball team is made up of seven newcomers, freshman guard Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz has been a standout for the Flames. Pacheco-Ortiz, a sports management major from Ponce, Puerto Rico, has started in six of Liberty’s first eight games. Pacheco-Ortiz has played more than 20 minutes […]Read more
‘It might sound crazy, but it ain’t no lie’ the Flames secured a first round bye Live by the three, die by the three. In the regular season finale against the Gardner Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs, the Liberty Flames men’s basketball team did just that in an 86-81 Senior Day victory, Feb. 27. The Flames could not have asked for a […]Read more
Flames drop two in a row after going on seven-game tear in Big South play Radford 69, Liberty 67 All good things must come to an end. The Liberty men’s basketball team (12-16, 9-6 BSC) experienced what that was like Thursday, Feb. 18, seeing its seven-game winning streak snapped in a 69-67 loss to the Radford Highlanders (15-12, 8-7 BSC) […]Read more
The Flames knock off Winthrop and High Point to keep the win streak rolling Liberty took down Big South opponent Winthrop 88-77, for the first time since 2010, in a men’s basketball showdown on Tuesday, Feb. 2 in the Vines Center. Both teams carried a winning streak into the game. The Flames won their previous four games, and Winthrop won […]Read more
Lovell Cabbell comes up big in the final seconds The second installment of the Ritchie McKay era began with a victory Friday night, as the Liberty men’s basketball team hung on to defeat the Covenant Scots, 64-62, in the season opener Nov. 13 in the Vines Center. True freshman guard Lovell Cabbil hit two free throws with 2.6 seconds left […]Read more
The men’s basketball team is young and hungry for success early in season The Liberty Flames men’s basketball team heads into the 2015-2016 season with Head Coach Ritchie McKay taking over the program once again. McKay served as the Flames head coach for two seasons, from 2007-2009, before leaving Liberty to join the University of Virginia Cavaliers as an associate […]Read more
Eight new players are set to join the program for the 2014-2015 basketball season The Liberty Flames men’s basketball team is coming off of its third straight season with a losing record. Head Coach Dale Layer said goodbye to five graduating seniors and two transferring students at the end of the 2013-14 season. Three of the five graduates led the […]Read more
The Empire State Building is struck by lightning about 100 times a year, according to ABC News.
And they say lightning never strikes in the same place twice.
On the eve of the Big South Tournament, the Liberty men’s basketball team is hopeful it will strike again for them as it […]Read more
Anderson’s 19-point second half performance guides Radford late to spoil Liberty’s senior night, winning 87-83 With a double-digit lead midway through the second-half, the Liberty Flames (11-20, 5-11 Big South) hoped to roll into the Big South tournament with their third straight victory. However, the Radford Highlanders (20-11, 10-6 Big South) late rally spoiled six Liberty seniors’ home finale with […]Read more
The Flames failed to capitalize on an oppurtunity to end their prolonged skid The Liberty Flames men’s basketball team (9-18, 3-9 Big South) slowed the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) Keydets (15-10, 8-4 Big South), the nation’s highest-scoring offense, Saturday, Feb. 15 but could not stop them when it counted, dropping the contest 77-70. The leading freshman scorer in the country, […]Read more
After last-second loss to Longwood, Liberty bounced back to defeat Presbyterian The Liberty Flames (9-12, 3-3 Big South) men’s basketball team split two Big South Conference games during the past week. The Flames lost to the Longwood Lancers (7-14, 2-4 Big South), Wednesday, Jan. 22, 69-66 and defeated the Presbyterian Blue Hose (4-17, 0-6 Big South) Saturday, Jan. 25, 65-53. […]Read more
Second-half surge pushes High Point past Liberty in important conference matchup Midway through the first half with a 26-16 lead, the Liberty Flames (8-11, 2-2 Big South), looked as if they were destined to blow out the High Point Panthers (6-11, 2-2 Big South). That was not the case. High Point battled back and clung to a lead at the […]Read more
B-ball opens season with win Redshirt senior Antwan Burrus scored on the opening possession for the reigning Big South champion Liberty Flames (1-0) in his first game since the 2011-12 season, leading the Flames to a 74-53 victory over the Randolph College Wildcats Nov. 7. According to senior point guard Davon Marshall, who scored eight points and recorded five assists, […]Read more
An unexpected journey After winning the 2013 Big South Championship, Liberty men’s basketball Head Coach Dale Layer said the team’s perseverance after an 0-8 start was the vital element of the team’s season. “It kind of taught us that we had to work and face adversity,” Layer said. “When no one believed in us and no one was really saying […]Read more