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Liberty Faces Rice in 2nd Round of Bahamas Showcase

November 22, 2019  Nassau, Bahamas  RSS
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Liberty faced Rice in the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase

Liberty faced Rice in the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase

Liberty will try to make history trying to become the first team in program history to start the season 7-0 as they face Rice in the second round of the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase. Rice is coming off a 75-69 win over Milwaukee in its first round matchup.     

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Liberty vs. Rice

Game Date: Saturday, Nov. 23rd  

Game Time: 5 p.m. (EST)

Live Video: FloHoops

Play-by-Play Broadcaster: Sam Hyman

Live Audio: LFSN Radio (107.5 FM)

Play-by-Play Broadcaster: Nick Pierce

Liberty Notables

  • Liberty is trying to improve to 7-0 for the first time in school history.
  • Liberty is 6-0 for the first time in its DI era and second time (1974) in school history.
  • Of the 240 minutes played this season, Liberty has trailed for just eight minutes and 13 seconds.
  • In the first six games, Liberty has allowed just 307 points, the fewest during Liberty's Division I era and fewest since 1984 (Allowed 287 points).
  • Liberty is ranked No. 5 in the country in scoring defense, allowing 51.2 ppg.
  • Of the seven other teams in the tournament, Liberty has only faced Morgan State and East Carolina prior to the tournament.
  • Caleb Homesley and Scottie James were named to the Lou Henson Award watch list.
  • James ranks 31st in the country, averaging 4.0 offensive rebounds per game.
  • James became the 28th player in school history to score 1,000 career points.
  • Liberty was ranked No. 21 in the Lindy's Sports Magazine Top 25 Poll.
  • Liberty received five votes in the USA Today Coaches Poll and three votes in the AP Top 25 Poll.
  • Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz (78 wins) is eight victories from becoming Liberty's all-time winningest player in school history. Lovell Cabbil set the record last year with 85 wins.