As the calendar winds down to the final days of 2015, the Liberty Flames Sports Network is looking back at the moments that made this athletics year special for Flames Nation.
The series continues today by looking at Moment No. 2, the women's basketball team capturing the 2015 Big South Women's Basketball Championship title on March 8 in Conway, S.C.
Following a mid-conference season loss at Winthrop in late January, the women's basketball won its final 11 Big South games to win the regular season title by four games over No. 2 seed Radford.
Liberty finished Big South play with a 19-1 conference record, setting a new program record for conference victories. The 19-1 record allowed Liberty to claim the Big South regular-season title for the 15th time in 18 seasons.
After getting by No. 8 seed UNC Asheville (59-51) and No. 5 seed Campbell (71-43), Liberty squared off against No. 3 seed High Point in the Big South title game. Down 33-24 with 5:17 left in the first half, Liberty scored 28 of the game's next 37 points (spanning both halves) to seize control of the game.
High Point continued to push the Lady Flames, trimming its deficit to five points with 6:09 left to play, 60-55, but a 7-0 Liberty run closed out the 74-64 win and allowed Liberty to capture its 16th Big South title in the last 19 seasons.
The Liberty Flames Sports Network will conclude its countdown of the top moments of 2015 when LibertyFlames.com reveals moment the No. 1 on New Year's Day.
Liberty Athletics Top Moments of 2015: No. 12 – Women's tennis sets program wins record with victory over Radford No. 11 – Softball's 10th inning victory over Coastal Carolina No. 10 – Consecutive 4-3 wins by men's tennis over Coastal Carolina and Presbyterian No. 9 – Baseball rallying for come-from-behind win over High Point on Senior Day No. 8 – Men's and women's track & field sweeps Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships titles No. 7 – Chris Turner's interception during the fourth quarter against Coastal Carolina No. 6 – Ednah Kurgat finishing 12th at the NCAA Women's Cross Country Championships No. 5 – Field hockey cracking the top 10 in the national polls for the first time in program history No. 4 – Announcement of Ritchie McKay as head men's basketball coach No. 3 – Women's soccer capturing the 2015 Big South Women's Soccer Championship title No. 2 – Women's basketball securing its 16th Big South title in the last 19 years No. 1 – Revealed on Jan. 1
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