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Liberty Set for Clash with the Pirates

December 21, 2010  Hampton, Va.  RSS
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John Brown enters Wednesday's contest averaging 12.3 points and 10.6 rebounds per game.

John Brown enters Wednesday's contest averaging 12.3 points and 10.6 rebounds per game.

Game Day Central

The Liberty men's basketball team hits the road after going 3-1 in its recent four-game homestand. The Flames will travel to Hampton, Va., to take on the Hampton Pirates, Wednesday. The meeting against the Pirates marks the third all-time and the first in over 14 years.

So far, neither team has won a game on their home court when going head-to-head. The first meeting between the two squads took place Feb. 1, 1996 and resulted in the Pirates edging the Flames inside the Vines Center, 77-72. The following season, Liberty travelled to Hampton and returned the favor, cruising past the Pirates, 69-42, on Dec. 16, 1996.

Liberty steps into Hampton's HU Convocation Center with a 7-5 record on the season. The Flames are coming off a 71-62 home victory over CAA member William & Mary on Saturday. Hampton enters the matchup with the Flames touting an 8-2 record overall and a 1-0 posting in MEAC play. On Monday, the Pirates hosted Towson, defeating the Tigers, 78-67.

Tipoff for Wednesday's meeting between the Flames and the Pirates is slated for 7 p.m.