Liberty will tip-off the St. Petersburg Shootout at Eckerd College against Alabama State. If the Flames win, they will face the winner of the Austin Peay/Campbell matchup on Saturday as the Flames look to move to 10-3 for the first time since 1991.
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Liberty vs. Alabama State
Game Date: Friday, Dec. 21
Game Time: 12 p.m. (EST)
Live Video: N/A
Live Audio: LFSN Radio (105.9 FM, 610 AM/101.FM, 100.1 FM)
Play-by-Play Broadcaster: Alan York
Liberty is looking to go 10-3 for the first time since 1991.
This is the second straight year Liberty has faced Alabama State in a tournament in December.
Liberty has not won a game in the state of Florida since Dec. 30, 1997 (78-54 at Florida A&M) having lost its last four games in Florida.
Liberty ranks No. 14 in the country in scoring defense allowing 60.9 points per game.
Liberty was ranked No. 49 in this week's NCAA NET Rankings, the 2nd highest ranked school in the ASUN.
Liberty is ranked No. 93 in KenPom rankings, the highest Liberty has ever finished is 181.
Liberty ranks No. 10 in the country in KenPom's rankings with a 57.0 effective field goal percentage.
Averaging 80.8 ppg, Liberty ranks No. 59 in the country and No. 2 in the ASUN in scoring offense.
Scottie James leads the ASUN in field goal percentage (76.3) this season.
James is ranked No. 48 in the nation and No. 2 in the ASUN with 9.2 rebounds per game.
Liberty has the top of the top three players in the ASUN in 3FG% led by Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz at No. 1 shooting 56.3% from three and Elijah Cuffee is No. 3 shooting 50.0%. In Liberty's three losses, the Flames have been outshot 38-96 at the free throw line.
Liberty ranks first in the ASUN in field goal percentage (50.1%) and No. 15 in the country.
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