MBB Game Day: Oral Roberts
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TV Coverage: ORU Sports Network
Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Adam Hildebrandt
Color Analyst: Dan Hawk
Liberty Flames Sports Network – Radio
LFSN Radio (107.5 FM Lynchburg)
Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Alan York
Liberty’s Top Storylines
• This is the second all-time meeting between Liberty and Oral Roberts and first since Dec. 30, 2006. ORU won the only matchup that year at the BYU Holiday Classic in Provo, Utah.
• Monday night’s matchup features two of the top scorers in the country in the Flames’ Darius McGhee (21.3 ppg, 2,055 career points) and the Golden Eagles’ Max Abmas (18.9 ppg, 1,989 career points).
• Liberty is currently No. 27 nationally in scoring defense (60.3). Meanwhile, ORU boasts the nation’s eighth highest scoring offense at 86.0 ppg. The Flames are currently ninth in the country with 18.9 assists per contest.
• Darius McGhee has 404 career three-pointers and is one of two active Division I players with 400 or more threes. McGhee hit his 400th career three-pointer against UMES and is one of 22 players in Division I history with 400+ triples. He is currently tied for 19th all-time with the 404 threes.
• McGhee enters the week ranked fourth in the nation in three-point field goals per game (4.22) and third in total three-pointers made (38).
• During the Flames’ current four-game winning streak, they are allowing only 51.3 points per game while scoring 78.9 ppg.
• This will be Liberty’s 13th all-time game on this date. The Flames are 6-6 on Dec. 12.
Liberty bested Columbia International 73-26 on Dec. 12, 2020 at Liberty Arena. The 26 points the Flames allowed is the second fewest they have surrendered in a game in school history. The win was Liberty’s 26th straight home triumph at the time. Blake Preston led the way with 11 points in the contest.
• The Flames are 0-3 all-time against opponents from the Summit League/Mid-Continent Conference. Founded as the Association of Mid-Continent Universities in 1982, it rebranded as the Mid-Continent Conference in 1989. The Mid-Continent Conference rebranded as the Summit League on June 1, 2007.Liberty’s setbacks in those three matchups were to Oral Roberts (2006), Valparaiso (2003) and Fort Wayne (2017).
Main Photo at Top of Story: No. 5 Bryson Spell