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MBB Game Day Central: Radford

February 4, 2013
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Flames point guard Davon Marshall

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Complete Game Notes

The Game
The Liberty men's basketball team returns to the Vines Center on Tuesday, playing host to fellow Big South North Division competitor Radford. The contest is the 61st meeting between the two squads, with the Highlanders holding a slight 32-28 edge in the all-time series. Historically, Liberty has been comfortable at home against Radford, where it is 21-10 versus the Commonwealth competitor.

The Flames look for their fifth straight win over the Highlanders after sweeping Radford the last two seasons. The contest tips off at 7 p.m. and will air live on the Liberty Channel, ESPN3, MASN2 and Comcast Sports South.

What to Watch for
- After posting 11 points at Winthrop, Davon Marshall returns to the Vines Center, where he has averaged 22.5 ppg in the last two contests. Can the junior post a third straight 20-point performance at home, Tuesday?

- While Winthrop held Liberty to 55 points, Tavares Speaks improved his double digit scoring streak to 12 games, finishing with 15 against the Eagles. During the span, which dates back to Liberty's game against Milligan on Dec. 21, Speaks has averaged 14.3 ppg. Included in the streak, of course, is Speaks' recent career-high 22 point performance versus Campbell. Will 13 prove to be a lucky number for the senior?

- The sophomore guard tandem of R.J. Price and Javonte Green could present problems for the Flames. Accounting for 40.0 percent of the Highlanders' scoring combined, Price paces the Highlanders with 14.5 ppg, followed by Price with 13.7 ppg. In games against the Flames last season, Green and Price averaged 15.5 and 15.0 ppg, respectively.

- In Liberty's last three contests, JR Coronado has averaged 10.6 rebounds per game. The junior's ability to grab boards will definitely be needed in what is likely to be a close game on the glass.

- Despite averaging 65.8 ppg on the season, the Flames are averaging 79.3 ppg in its last three games at home. Last Tuesday, Liberty concluded the night with an 89-point performance against Campbell. Can the Flames continue their high scoring trend at home, Tuesday?