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LFSN Big South MBB Preview
The Liberty Flames Sports Network was on the scene at Big South Basketball Media Day on Monday and caught up with Liberty Men's Basketball Head Coach Dale Layer and other conference coaches.
In the following video, LFSN's Nick Pierce and Clement Townsend preview the upcoming Big South basketball season. The feature also includes interviews from Layer as well as Coastal Carolina Head Coach Cliff Ellis and High Point Head Coach Scott Cherry.
The voting panel for this year's preseason poll tabbed defending Big South Champion Coastal Carolina (297 points) as the favorite. The Chanticleers hold a four-point margin over High Point (293). Radford (233), Winthrop (221) and Charleston Southern (199) make up the rest of the top five. Rounding out the remainder of the preseason poll are UNC Asheville (191), Gardner-Webb (168), Campbell (113), Liberty (85), Presbyterian (67) and Longwood (47).
The Flames open the 2014-15 season on Nov. 14, playing host to Randolph College inside the Vines Center at 8:30 p.m. A month and a half later, Liberty will kick off conference play on the road, when it squares off against Campbell on New Year's Eve.
Both the 2015 Big South Men's and Women's Basketball Championships will be played at Coastal Carolina's The HTC Center in Conway, S.C. The men's tournament will span March 4-8, with the winner earning the Big South Conference's automatic bid to the 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.