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Liberty Ends Homestand with South Carolina State

November 11, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.   RSS
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Liberty Ends Homestand with South Carolina State

Liberty will wrap up its first homestand of the 2019-20 season when they host South Carolina State at the Vines Center. The Flames will look to go 3-0 for the second straight season as head coach Ritchie McKay's squad is searching for its ninth straight win at home.  

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Liberty vs. South Carolina State

Game Date: Tuesday, Nov. 12th          

Game Time: 7 p.m. (EST)

Live Video: ESPN+

Play-by-Play Broadcaster: Matt Warner

Color Analyst: Paul Nazigian

Sideline Reporter: Emily Austen

Live Audio: LFSN Radio (107.5 FM)

Play-by-Play Broadcaster: Alan York

Liberty Notables

  • Of the 80 minutes played this season, Liberty has trailed for just 41 seconds.
  • Liberty is trying to improve to 3-0 for the second straight season.
  • Liberty has won eight straight games at the Vines Center.
  • Caleb Homesley and Scottie James were named to the Lou Henson Award watch list.
  • Liberty was picked No. 1 in the ASUN Preseason Coaches and Media Poll.
  • Homesley was named the ASUN Preseason Player of the Year.
  • Homesley was ranked No. 18 in Lindy's Sports Magazine Top 150 Players.
  • James was ranked No. 125 in Lindy's Sports Magazine Top 150 Players.
  • James was named to the ASUN Preseason All-Conference Team along with Homesley.
  • Liberty was ranked No. 21 in Lindy's Sports Magazine Top 25 Poll.
  • Liberty received five votes in the USA Today Coaches Poll and three votes in the AP Top 25 Poll.
  • Liberty returns 74.8 percent of its scoring from last season including its top two scorers in Homesley and James.
  • Head Coach Ritchie McKay is the reigning Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year, which annually recognizes the top DI coach in America.
  • Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz (73 wins) is 13 victories from becoming Liberty's all-time winningest player in school history, surpassing Lovell Cabbil who set the record last year with 85 wins.
  • Last season, Liberty won a school-record 29 games, surpassing the 1979-80 team (28 wins).