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MBB Game Day Central: Campbell

February 21, 2014  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Tomasz Gielo

Tomasz Gielo

Game Day Central

Complete Game Notes

The Game
Liberty looks to get back on the winning track at Campbell, Saturday, after dropping seven straight contests. Standing in their way is a Fighting Camels squad that is also hungry for a win, as Campbell has dropped five of its last six contests. The Flames lead the all-time series, 12-10, and have taken the last four contests. Liberty won the first matchup inside the Vines Center on Jan. 14, edging the Camels, 71-68. In its last meeting with Campbell inside Gore Arena, Liberty was able to execute a crucial defensive stop in order to hold off the Camels, 82-80. Campbell's last win against the Flames came inside its home facility on Dec. 1, 2011, besting Liberty 96-82. Tipoff for the 23rd meeting is slated for 4 p.m., with the contest streaming exclusively on ESPN3.

Fast Break
- Liberty is 1-9 since squaring off with the Camels on Jan. 14. During that stretch, six of Liberty's nine defeats have been decided by seven points or less.

- Despite leading the conference in rebounding margin (+7.2) and holding opponents to a league best 30.3 boards per game, the Flames have lost the rebounding battle in two of its last three contests. Liberty has outrebounded its opponents in nine of its 13 conference contests, this season.

- Averaging 13.6 turnovers per game this year (13.4 in the Big South play), Liberty finished with eight turnovers against High Point, its lowest number of miscues in league action. The Flames season low in turnovers is seven versus Southeastern (Fla.) on Dec. 28, 2013.

- The Flames will look to overcome their woes on the road, as they are 1-12, this season, in true road games. Liberty is averaging 67.0 ppg on the road, while allowing 74.0 ppg. Turnovers are slightly higher on the road, as the Flames are committing 14.0 per game. Liberty is shooting 42.9 percent (318-of-741) in away games and averaging 36.3 rebounds per game, while holding opponents to 32.4