Scores & Schedule Close keyboard_arrow_down

Team News

Liberty Defeats East Carolina 77-57

November 16, 2019  Greenville, N.C.  RSS
|   Share
Myo Baxter-Bell scored six points in Liberty's 77-57 win over East Carolina.

Myo Baxter-Bell scored six points in Liberty's 77-57 win over East Carolina.

For the first time since 1999, Liberty improves to 4-0 after a resounding 20-point win at East Carolina. Caleb Homesley led the way for the Flames with a team-high 25 points, nine rebounds and four assists.

Turning Point

Liberty went on an 11-1 run midway through the first half as Liberty's defense held the Pirates to just 30 percent (3-10) in their first 10 shots of the game. Returning to his home state, Caleb Homesley led the charge in the first half, scoring a game-high 12 points as the Flames went into half with a six-point (32-26) lead. Myo Baxter-Bell turned it up in the second half, as the big man finished with six points, nine rebounds and four assists. Liberty's defense was exceptional all night, holding ECU to just 38 percent shooting for the game.

Key Stats & Notes

  • Liberty is 4-0 for the first time since 1999.
  • Twenty points is Liberty's largest margin of victory on the road during a non-conference game since Dec. 16, 1996 (Liberty defeated Hampton 69-42).
  • This is Liberty's first win ever over an American Athletic Conference opponent.
  • Caleb Homesley recorded a team-high 25 points, nine rebounds and four assists.
  • Homesley made a career-high six three-pointers.
  • Nine rebounds is a career-high against a Division I opponent for Myo Baxter-Bell.
  • Liberty's bench outscored ECU's bench 14-5.
  • Liberty shot a season-high 47 percent (11-23) from three-point range.
  • Liberty outrebounded the Pirates 39-32.
  • East Carolina was held to just five makes from three-point range.
  • Eight players Flames scored for the Flames.

Thoughts from Head Coach Ritchie McKay

"I thought we were really good defensively. I thought when we protected Scottie (James) when he got two fouls and still protected the glass was critical for us. Offensively, we have a group of guys that play for one another, and I thought we did a good job of taking what the defense gave us."

Up Next

The Flames will return home next week to face Navy on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Vines Center. Tipoff against Navy is set for 7 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN+.