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McKay Provides Practice Update Prior to Scrimmage

October 26, 2016  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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With Liberty's first scrimmage of the season just two days away, Flames Head Men's Basketball Coach Ritchie McKay recently took some time to talk with LFSN reporter Alan York to preview the upcoming event.

The Flames will hold a scrimmage on Friday evening in the Vines Center, starting at 6 p.m. Following the scrimmage, coaches and players will be available for autographs on the Vines Center concourse.

Yesterday, the Big South released its annual preseason men's basketball poll as a part of Big South Basketball Media Day in Charlotte, N.C. The Flames were predicted to finish in second place, Liberty's highest ranking since the team was predicted to finish in the same spot leading into the 2003-04 season.

McKay's squad returns four starters, in redshirt senior John Dawson (13.4 ppg), sophomore guard Lovell Cabbil (9.9 ppg), redshirt junior guard/forward Ryan Kemrite (8.3 ppg) and sophomore guard Caleb Homesley (7.2 ppg). The 2016-17 Flames will also feature five freshmen and senior transfer Ray Chen.

Liberty will open the season with back-to-back home games, as matchups with Cairn (Nov. 11) and VCU (Nov. 15) tip off a 17-game home schedule at the Vines Center. The Flames' first of 18 Big South contests is scheduled for Dec. 29 at Presbyterian.