Homesley scored 26 points at KSU.
Liberty clinched a share of the ASUN Regular Season title Thursday night with a 76-52 win at Kennesaw State. The Flames improve to 27-3 overall and 13-2 in the ASUN Conference while Kennesaw State drops to 1-27 and 0-15 in conference. With the victory, the Flames lock up the No. 1 seed in the ASUN Championship, with a shot of winning the regular season title outright for the first time in school history on Saturday at Lipscomb.
A slow start for Liberty had the game going back-and-forth with eight lead changes in the first 14 minutes of action. Caleb Homesley (18 points) and Scottie James (nine points) took over on offense for the Flames in the first half scoring 27 of Liberty's 35 points. Kennesaw State found success on offense in the first half, shooting 50 percent (10-20) led by Bryson Lockley's 10 points. Liberty would go into the break with a 35-29 lead.
Liberty wasted no time to kick start its offense, starting the half on a 9-2 run, making seven of its first 10 field goal attempts while holding Kennesaw to just 1-10 from the field. After KSU scored the first bucket of the 2nd half, Liberty went on a 16-0 run holding the Owls scoreless for six minutes and 33 seconds. Liberty continued to be efficient on offense all throughout the second half shooting 66.7 percent, outscoring KSU 41-23 in the second half.
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Thoughts from Head Coach Ritchie McKay
"I thought we took a little bit for granted in the first half and it was uncharacteristic of our group but we did a really good job of reeling it in back in the second half. We played a lot better and more unselfishly on both ends of the court. Our guys are happy to have a share of the title but I also think we are in the mode of getting better."
Liberty will conclude the regular season on Saturday, Feb. 29, on the road against Lipscomb. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. ET and can be seen on ESPN+.