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Men's Basketball Tips Off Season at Home Versus Clarks Summit

November 9, 2017  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty Basketball Storylines

  • Liberty will tip off the season at home for the fifth straight season. 
  • Nine non-conference home games is the most for Liberty during its D1 era.
  • Liberty was picked to finish third in the Big South.
  • Ryan Kemrite and Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz were named to the Big South's Preseason Second Team.
  • Ryan Kemrite starts the season 145 points away from 1,000 career points, ranking 27th on Liberty's all-time scoring list. 
  • Liberty ranked 19th in the country allowing 63.4 points per game last season. 
  • Liberty adds six newcomers to this year's roster from four different states. 
  • The Flames return four of its five starters from last year in Myo Baxter-Bell, Lovell Cabbil, Ryan Kemrite and Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz
  • In the Mid-Major Top 25 poll, Liberty received 12 votes. 
  • Ritchie McKay was made chairman of the Mid-Major Top 25 voting panel for the 2017-18 season. 
  • Liberty faces three teams this season that are currently ranked in the Mid-Major Top 25. 

Liberty-Clarks Summit History

  • Overall Liberty leads, 4-0
  • Streak Liberty  W4
  • At Liberty 4-0
  • At Clarks Summit 0-0
  • Neutral 0-0
  • Ritchie McKay vs. Clarks Summit 2-0
  • Liberty's Last Win Dec. 16, 2017

Last Five Meetings

  • 1973-74 Liberty won, 94-85 (H)
  • 1980-81 Liberty won, 55-52 (H)
  • 2015-16 Liberty won, 90-52 (H)
  • 2016-17 Liberty won, 81-33 (H)