Caleb Homesley scored 20 points against NJIT.
Liberty improved to 2-0 in the ASUN Conference after an impressive defensive performance, defeating NJIT 65-38. The Flames improved to 16-1 as they held NJIT to a season-low 38 points.
It was a struggle on offense for both teams to start the game as the two teams combined to shoot 4-20 in each of their first 10 shots of the game. Liberty trailed 11-6 and responded with a 13-0 run to jump out to a 17-11 lead. Liberty would hold NJIT scoreless for the last 4:57 of the first half to go into the break with a 29-18 lead. In the second half, Liberty was lethal from the three-point range shooting 75 percent in the first 10 minutes of the half, jumping out to a 51-26 lead midway through the second half. Liberty would continue to frustrate NJIT on offense throughout the entire game, holding the Highlanders to just 23.5 percent (12-51), the lowest percentage Liberty has allowed to a Division I opponent this season.
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Thoughts from Head Coach Ritchie McKay
"Coming out of the first timeout of the game I thought we really imposed our defensive will and get the victory. We had a great turnout, Flames Nation was terrific and I say this will all humility that our guys deserve a following because they are such good representatives of our university."
Liberty will return home for its first game at the Vines Center since Dec. 2 as they host North Alabama on Thursday, Jan. 9. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at the Vines Center and can be seen on ESPN+.
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