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MBB Game Day Central: Campbell

January 28, 2013  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Flames guard Larry Taylor

Flames guard Larry Taylor

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Complete Game Notes

The Game
Liberty returns to action on Tuesday, concluding a three-game homestand against Campbell. The Flames are looking to tie the all-time series at 10-10, when they step onto the Vines Center court where they are 5-0 against the Fighting Camels. Tipoff for the 20th matchup between the two squads is slated for 7 p.m. and will air live on the Liberty Channel, ESPN3, MASN and Comcast Sports South.

What to Watch for
- After scoring just seven points in Liberty's victory over Longwood, Davon Marshall came back with a 23-point performance versus Charleston Southern, Saturday. The point total was the junior's second highest of the season. Marshall seemed to benefit from the Buccaneers style of play. How will the point guard respond against Campbell, Tuesday?

- While the Camels may not have Darren White, Trey Freeman definitely poses a threat to the Flames. The sophomore guard is 14.0 ppg this season. In games against Liberty last season, he led the Camels with an average of 17 points. However, after dropping 28 tallies on the Flames at Gore Arena in the first meeting of the 2011-12 season, Freeman was held to just six points in the rematch at the Vines Center.

- Tavares Speaks continues to provide consistent production for the Flames' offense, posting double digit scoring figures in 10 straight contests. The senior is averaging 13.5 ppg during the span. Can Speaks carry on the trend, Tuesday?

- Campbell enters Tuesday's contest leading the Big South in field goal percentage (.454), while the Flames are at the bottom of the listing at .414. However, Liberty is second in the conference from three-point range, shooting 37.2 percent. Meanwhile, Campbell is 12th in the Big South in three-pointers made per game, averaging just over four each contest.

- Although his primary role is to provide relief for Marshall, backup point guard Larry Taylor is managing to come up with big blocks on the defensive end. The 6-1 freshman has now posted three key blocks over prominent Big South players – Kierre Greenwood, Tristan Carey and most recently, Saah Nimley. While he may not be going after Peter Aluma's all-time blocked shots record at Liberty, one has to wonder – who is next?