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MBB Game Day Central: Campbell
Coming off a key road win at VMI, the Liberty men's basketball team returns to the Vines Center, Tuesday, to host Campbell. The Camels enter the meeting 2-0 in Big South action, with wins over Longwood (75-67) and High Point (74-71). Liberty has won the last three meetings with the Camels and holds a slight 11-10 edge in the all-time series. Tipoff for the 22nd installment is slated for 7 p.m. with the contest airing live on the Liberty Flames Sports Network, MASN, ESPN3 and the Big South Network.
Venezuelan Invasion – JR Coronado's 20-point performance at VMI was the fourth double-digit scoring performance of his Liberty career and first this season. Prior to Saturday, the last time the Caracas, Venezuela native finished with double-digit scoring figures was during Liberty's BracketBusters game versus Austin Peay (Feb. 23, 2013). Saturday's performance also marked the first time Coronado has led the Flames in scoring outright. Coronado's 13 rebounds were also a season-high and the most since grabbing a career-high and Liberty Vines Center record 18 boards in the game versus Austin Peay.
Big Brother is Watching – John Caleb Sanders (1,223 points) needs 13 more points to surpass his older brother Jesse Sanders (1,235 points) for 15th on Liberty's all-time scoring list. The younger Sanders' chances are high in accomplishing the feat on Tuesday, as he has posted double-digit scoring figures in each of the last six games.
Two for Drew – Andrew Smith is averaging 12 points in the last two games, marking the first time he has posted double-digit scoring figures in consecutive games.. In fact, Smith's 25 points during the span matches his season total from his freshman year (2011-12 season).