Liberty played in its final non-conference home game of the season on Saturday, at the Vines Center, that resulted in a dominating 96-55 win over Kentucky Christian, to improve to 7-0 at home this season for the first time since 2008, during head coach Ritchie McKay's first stint at Liberty.
Liberty applied pressure on Kentucky Christian's defense from tip-off, making its first six shot attempts of the game, as Elijah Cuffee scored eight points in the first three and a half minutes of the game. While Liberty shot 59.4 percent in the first half, its defense held Kentucky Christian to just 9-28 from the field, shooting 32.1 percent from the floor. Liberty used its size to its advantage to start the game, outscoring Kentucky Christian 20-6 inside the paint in the first half.
Key Stats & Notes
Liberty is 9-2 for the first time since 1991.
Liberty is 7-0 at home for the first time since 2008, during McKay's first stint at Liberty.
Liberty made its first six shot attempts of the game.
Caleb Homesley posted his third career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds to go along with five assists.
Every eligible player for Liberty scored against Kentucky Christian led by Homesley and Darius McGhee with 14 points each.
The Flames had four players score double-figures.
For the second straight game, Darius McGhee has posted a career-high in assists with six against Kentucky Christian.
Liberty's bench outscored Kentucky Christian's bench 44-25.
Keegan McDowell made a career-high four three-pointers and scored a season-high 12 points.
The Flames outscored Kentucky Christian 46-18 inside the paint.
The Flames posted a season-high 26 assists.
Thoughts from Coach McKay
"I felt like our guys did a really good job of sharing the ball. I think it is reflective in a game like this when you get away from a team, there is a tendency to improve your own stat line but the reflection is the character of this group. They care about trying to execute and trying to be about the team and not the individual. I think that has warranted a good start to the season and hopefully we will continue to get better."
The Flames will now head on the road for their final three games, during their non-conference schedule, starting with Alabama. The Flames will take on the Crimson Tide in the Rocket City Classic in Huntsville, Ala. on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Von Braun Center. The game will be on the ESPN SEC Network+.
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