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LFSN Game On Travels with Men's Basketball to Indiana

December 13, 2016  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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The Flames' challenging non-conference schedule was spotlighted by a marquee matchup against No. 6/5 Indiana at famed Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., on Nov. 19.

The LFSN Game ON staff was on site to document Liberty's experience of playing inside Assembly Hall, a place where Indiana's men's basketball team played and practiced before claiming three of the program's five NCAA national championships (1976, 1981 and 1987).

Assembly Hall opened in 1972 and currently seats 17,472 fans. One of the most famous men's basketball coaches in NCAA history roamed the sidelines of Assembly Hall from 1972 to 2000 in Bobby Knight. The 1987 Naismith College Coach of the Year posted a 662-239 all-time record with the Hoosiers and guided the program to 11 Big Ten Conference titles.

The contest saw the Hoosiers shoot a Liberty opponent season-best 60.9 percent from the floor (28-of-46), helping them build as large as a 32-point lead during the first half. Indiana won the contest, 87-48, one of six home wins this season for the Hoosiers by 20 or more points. Indiana has a perfect 7-0 record at home this year and is ranked No. 9 nationally in both the AP and USA Today's Coaches Poll with an overall 8-1 record.

The contest marked the first time Liberty and Indiana have met on the hardwood and moved the Flames to 0-4 all-time against teams from the Big Ten Conference.  

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