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Liberty Faces GCU in Jerry Colangelo Classic

December 4, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty faces GCU in the Jerry Colangelo Classic.

Liberty faces GCU in the Jerry Colangelo Classic.

Liberty travels to Phoenix, Ariz. to compete in the prestigious Air Force Reserve Jerry Colangelo Classic presented by Citi on Dec. 8. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame puts together the event as Liberty vs. GCU will be one of three games played at the Talking Stick Resort Arena, home of the Phoenix Suns.

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Liberty vs. Grand Canyon

Game Date: Sunday, Dec. 8th   

Game Time: 6:30 p.m. (EST)

Live Video: ESPNU

Play-by-Play Broadcaster: Sam Farber

Color Analyst: Corey Williams

Live Audio: LFSN Radio (107.5 FM)

Play-by-Play Broadcaster: Alan York

Liberty Notables

  • Liberty's next win will be Coach McKay's 300th career win and will make McKay Liberty's winningest coach in DI history.
  • Liberty is trying to improve to 10-0 for the first time in school history.
  • Liberty's 10-0 start is the best in school history, surpassing the 1974 team who started 6-0.
  • Liberty became the first team in Division I to reach the 10-0 mark this season.
  • Of the 400 minutes played this season, Liberty has trailed for just 10 minutes and 33 seconds.
  • In the first 10 games, Liberty has allowed just 485 points, the fewest Liberty has ever allowed in its first 10 games of the season.
  • Liberty is ranked No. 2 in the country in scoring defense, allowing 48.5 ppg.
  • Liberty ranks No. 4 in the country with 93 three-pointers made this season.
  • Caleb Homesley and Scottie James were named to the Lou Henson Player of the Year watch list.
  • James ranks 26th in the country in total rebounds with 81 this season.
  • Liberty received five votes in the USA Today Coaches Poll and three votes in the AP Top 25 Poll.
  • Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz (82 wins) is four victories from becoming Liberty's all-time winningest player in school history. Lovell Cabbil set the record last year with 85 wins.
  • Liberty has three 1,000 career point scorers on the team, the most of any team in school history.