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Flames Face Austin Peay in St. Pete Shootout Championship

December 21, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Flames Face Austin Peay in St. Pete Shootout Championship

Liberty will look to tie school history, going for its school-record 11th win during non-conference as they face Austin Peay in the St. Pete Shootout Championship game. After the Flames defeated Alabama State in the opening round, Austin Peay defeated Campbell to meet the Flames to close out the tournament.  

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Liberty vs. Austin Peay

Game Date: Saturday, Dec. 22

Game Time: 2:30 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 11-3 for the first time since 1991.

  • Eleven wins would tie the school record for most wins during Liberty's non-conference schedule.

  • Liberty's win over Alabama State was the first in the state of Florida since Dec. 30, 1997 (78-54 at Florida A&M).

  • Liberty ranks No. 14 in the country in scoring defense allowing 60.5 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. 92 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.    

  • Liberty has made 140 three-pointers, which ranks No. 12 in the country.

  • Scottie James leads the ASUN in field goal percentage (76.3) this season.

  • James is ranked No. 51 in the nation and No. 2 in the ASUN with 8.8 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 (50.5%) and No. 14 in the country.