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Liberty Heads to ECU for First Road Contest of the Season

November 14, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty travels to face East Carolina.

Liberty travels to face East Carolina.

Liberty will hit the road for its first game away from the Vines Center this season as they face East Carolina. This will be the third time in the last four seasons Liberty has faced an opponent from the American Athletic Conference, having faced Houston back in 2018 and 2017.   

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Liberty vs. East Carolina

Game Date: Saturday, Nov. 16th           

Game Time: 4 p.m. (EST)

Live Video: ESPN3

Play-by-Play Broadcaster: Patrick Kinas

Color Analyst: Nate Ross

Live Audio: LFSN Radio (107.5 FM)

Play-by-Play Broadcaster: Alan York

Liberty Notables

  • Liberty has never defeated an AAC opponent, previously playing Houston and Tulane.
  • Of the 80 minutes played this season, Liberty has trailed for just two minutes and six seconds.
  • Liberty is trying to improve to 4-0 for the first time since 1999.
  • Liberty is ranked No. 11 in the country in scoring defense, allowing 51.3 ppg.
  • Liberty has won nine 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.
  • James was named to the ASUN Preseason All-Conference Team along with Homesley.
  • James ranks 23rd in the country averaging 4.67 offensive rebounds per game.
  • 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.
  • Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz (75 wins) is 11 victories from becoming Liberty's all-time winningest player in school history, surpassing Lovell Cabbil who set the record last year with 85 wins.
  • As Liberty travels to East Carolina, the Flames have six players from the state of North Carolina.