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Flames Begin St. Pete Shootout Against Alabama State

December 20, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Flames Begin St. Pete Shootout Against Alabama State

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 Notables

  • 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.