Press Conference: Coach McKay | Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz | Kyle Rode | Darius McGhee
For the first time since 1991, Liberty is 5-0 to start the season, as they pulled out the 55-48 victory over Navy.
Liberty was without leading scorer Caleb Homesley, due to load management, and the team turned to its defense as Navy did not make a field goal for nine minutes and 27 seconds in the first half. Liberty held the Midshipmen to just four made field goals in the first half as the Flames went into the break with a 25-14 lead. As the offense struggled at times for the Flames, the defense was exceptional all night limiting Navy to just 14 made field goals and four makes from three-point range.
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Thoughts from Head Coach Ritchie McKay
"I knew how good they (Navy) were going to be. We were tremendous defensively and that is how we ended up earning the victory tonight."
The Flames will travel to Nassau to compete in the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase. Liberty will kick off the event on Friday, Nov. 22, against Morgan State. Tip-off is set for 11 a.m. and can be seen on FloHoops TV.
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