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Liberty Faces Alabama in Rocket City Classic

December 17, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty Faces Alabama in Rocket City Classic

Liberty will start its six-game road trip in Huntsville, Ala. against Alabama in the Rocket City Classic. The game will take place at the Von Braun Center as the Flames and the Crimson Tide will meet for the first time ever.

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Liberty vs. Alabama

Game Date: Tuesday, Dec. 18

Game Time: 8 p.m. (EST)

Live Video: ESPN SEC Network+

Play-by-Play Broadcaster: Eli Gold

Color Analyst: Wimp Sanderson

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

Play-by-Play Broadcaster: Alan York

Liberty Notables

  • Liberty is looking to go 10-2 for the first time ever in the school's DI era.

  • Liberty is 7-0 at home for the first time since 2008, during McKay's first stint at Liberty.

  • Liberty has never defeated a SEC school with a 0-9 all-time record against current SEC schools.

  • This will be the second time in school history that Liberty faces two SEC schools in a season. In 2005, Liberty faced #7 Kentucky and Mississippi State. (Lost 70-79 this season at Vanderbilt)

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

  • Liberty ranks No. 13 in the country in scoring defense allowing 58.8 points per game.

  • Liberty was ranked No. 47 in this week's NCAA NET Rankings, the 2nd highest ranked school in the ASUN.

  • Liberty is ranked No. 89 in KenPom rankings, the highest Liberty has ever finished is 181.

  • Liberty ranks No. 7 in the country in KenPom's rankings with a 57.4 effective field goal percentage.    

  • Averaging 81.3 ppg, Liberty ranks No. 52 in the country and No. 2 in the ASUN in scoring offense.

  • Scottie James leads the ASUN in field goal percentage (75.0) this season.

  • James is ranked No. 54 in the nation and No. 2 in the ASUN with 9.0 rebounds per game.

  • Liberty has three of the top six players in the ASUN in 3FG% led by Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz at No. 1 shooting 56.3% from three. Elijah Cuffee is No. 2 shooting 51.1% and Lovell Cabbil Jr. at No. 6 averaging 38.6%.