Despite a better shooting percentage and outrebounding their opponent, it was turnovers that proved too costly for the Flames (6-6) as Liberty committed 14 first half turnovers that led to an 85-81 loss at the hands of the Seton Hall Pirates (8-3) on Friday night at the Marriott Center. The game served as both teams second contest of the BYU Holiday Classic.
Alex McLean collected his fifth double-double of the season but it wasnt enough as the Liberty Flames (6-5) dropped their 18th-straight road game as the BYU Cougars (8-4) won 73-59 at the Marriott Center on Thursday night.
Alex McLean breaks a Vines Center record with 17 rebounds, but it wasnt enough as Lipscomb (8-4) defeated Liberty (6-4) on Thursday evening, 66-61. The loss was the Flames third straight and first at home this season, breaking a six-game home winning streak.
Junior Dwight Brewington is one of three players at the Division I level that plays with some sort of hearing impairment. Brewington has 60 percent hearing loss in both ears and plays with hearing aids. Ryan Daniel of Lipscomb and Chris Devine of UC Santa Barbara join Brewington on this short list. Daniel is completely deaf and uses hearing aids, and Devine is deaf in one ear.
Dwight Brewington scored 16 points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked three shots, but it wasnt enough as the Flames (6-3) dropped their 17th-straight road game 72-66 to Buffalo, Monday night at Alumni Arena.
The Flames lost their 16th-straight road game as St. Francis (4-5) defeated Liberty (6-2) on Saturday night at DeGol Arena, 70-56, snapping Libertys current six-game winning streak.
Head Coach Randy Dunton announced the official release of Larry Franklin (Jr., Guard, Mansfield, Texas) from the Liberty men's basketball program. Franklin was in his first year with the Flames after transferring from Eastern Oklahoma State Community College.
Liberty University's men's basketball program received 18 votes in the recent Collegeinsider.com Top-25 poll. The Flames are off to a 6-1 start which is the best in the Randy Dunton era.
A new feature to LibertyFlames.com this year will be an audio interview session with Randy Dunton titled "One-On-One With Randy Dunton". This will give Flames Fans an insight on the current happenings with Flames Basketball. This new feature will appear periodically throughout the non-conference schedule and will be a permanent weekly fixture during Big South Conference play.