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Liberty Faces Georgia State in a Mid-Major Showdown

November 29, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty Faces Georgia State in a Mid-Major Showdown

Two of the best mid-major teams in the country will face Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Vines Center as Liberty hosts Georgia State. The two schools faced off in an overtime battle last season in Atlanta, Ga. where the game resulted in a Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer. Fans who bring their Liberty football vs. Norfolk State ticket will receive free admission.   

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Liberty vs. Georgia State

Game Date: Saturday, Dec. 1

Game Time: 6 p.m. (EST)

Live Video: ESPN+

Play-by-Play Broadcaster: Matt Warner

Color Analyst: Paul Nazgian

Sideline Reporter: Bobbie Bohlig

Live Audio: LFSN Radio (105.9 FM, 610 AM/101.FM, 100.1 FM)

Play-by-Play Broadcaster: Alan York

Color Analyst: Ryan Mattocks

Liberty Notables

  • Liberty is looking to go 7-1 for the first time since 1991.

  • Darius McGhee was named ASUN Newcomer of the Week.

  • McGhee has scored a career-high in points in back-to-back games. 

  • Last season's win over Georgia State was Liberty's first win over a Sun Belt opponent since 2000 when Liberty defeated App. State 68-52 (Does not include Coastal Carolina).

  • Six wins in the month of November was the most in school history for Liberty.

  • Liberty ranks No. 8 in the country in scoring defense allowing 56.7 points per game.

  • Liberty was ranked No. 60 in this week's NCAA NET Rankings, the second highest school in the ASUN (Lipscomb ranked No. 50).

  • Liberty is ranked No. 117 in KenPom rankings, the highest Liberty has ever finished is 181.  

  • Averaging 80.4 ppg, Liberty ranks No. 82 in the country and No. 2 in the ASUN in scoring offense.

  • Scottie James leads the ASUN in field goal percentage (70.5) this season.

  • James is ranked No. 61 in the nation and No. 2 in the ASUN with 8.9 rebounds per game.

  • After becoming the second coach in school history to win 100 games, head coach Ritchie McKay is 33 wins behind the most DI wins in school history. Jeff Meyer had 134 wins in nine DI seasons.