Liberty will make a trip to the West Coast to close out non-conference play as they travel to the historical Pauley Pavilion, to take on UCLA. This will be the Flames final game before ASUN play as head coach Ritchie McKay's squad looks to tie the school record for most non-conference wins in a season.
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Liberty at UCLA
Game Date: Saturday, Dec. 29
Game Time: 6 p.m. (EST)
Live Video: Pac-12 Network
Play-by-Play Broadcaster: JB Long
Color Analyst: Don MacLean
Live Audio: LFSN Radio (105.9 FM, 610 AM/101.FM, 100.1 FM)
Play-by-Play Broadcaster: Alan York
Eleven wins would tie the school record for most wins during Liberty's non-conference schedule.
Liberty is 0-2 all-time against Pac-12 opponents (Lost 91-107 at Arizona in 2003 and lost 77-93 at Colorado in 1994).
Ritchie McKay defeated UCLA while the head coach at Colorado State on Dec. 22, 1999 (55-54) when UCLA was ranked No. 18 in the country.
McKay coached at New Mexico from 2002-07 and was then replaced by current UCLA coach, Steve Alford.
Liberty ranks No. 16 in the country in scoring defense allowing 61.5 points per game.
Liberty was ranked No. 64 in this week's NCAA NET Rankings, the 2nd highest ranked school in the ASUN.
Liberty is ranked No. 104 in KenPom rankings, the highest Liberty has ever finished is 181.
Liberty ranks No. 8 in the country in KenPom's rankings with a 57.7 effective field goal percentage.
Liberty has made 150 three-pointers, which ranks No. 6 in the country.
Scottie James leads the ASUN in field goal percentage (75.9) this season.
James is ranked No. 51 in the nation and No. 2 in the ASUN with 9.0 rebounds per game.
Liberty ranks first in the ASUN in field goal percentage (50.5%) and No. 12 in the country.
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