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MBB Game Day Central: Gardner-Webb

December 28, 2017  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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MBB Game Day Central: Gardner-Webb

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Game Notes

Live Stats

Live Video

Live Audio

Game Time: 4:30 p.m.

Live Video: Big South Network

Radio Coverage:

Liberty Flames Sports Radio Network-Radio

98.5 FM, 101.1FM & 610 AM

Play-by-Play Broadcaster: Alan York

Analyst Broadcaster: Paul Nazigian

Liberty Notables

  • Liberty ranks No. 16 in scoring defense in the country allowing 61.5 points per game.

  • Liberty is the first Big South team since the 2014-15 season (Coastal Carolina) to pick up 9 wins during non-conference.

  • Nine wins during non-conference is the most for Liberty since the 2008-09 season.

  • Ritchie McKay is 2-2 all-time at Liberty in Big South's openers.

  • Scottie James ranks 60th in the country in rebounds per game (8.8).

  • On Dec. 11, Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz was also featured on CollegeInsider.com in this week's "Off the Bounce" episode as Angela Lento claimed Pacheco-Ortiz as "The best kept secret at point guard in the country."

  • Scottie James' streak of nine straight with at least six rebounds ended against Kentucky Christian. In 2011, Jessee Sanders posted 12 straight games from Nov. 11 through Dec. 20, 2011 with at least six rebounds or more. 

  • For the third time in Liberty's DI era and first since 1999, the Flames have won their first two road games.

  • Liberty currently ranks 7th in the country in free throw percentage shooting 78.8 percent as a team.

  • Liberty is third in the NCAA's most improved rebounding team with a +8.5 difference this season.