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2020 Schedule
12-0, 1st in ASUN
Flames use second half to upend Vandy (0:29)
6h

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

There are 5 unbeaten teams left in the country: Auburn, Duquesne, Liberty, Ohio State, & San Diego State. Of the 5, Liberty has the best chance to win the rest of its games per BPI . Should Liberty survive its hardest stretch the next three games, its chances to go undefeated rise to 19%. The flames have a 97% chance to make the NCAA tournament per ESPN's Bracket Predictor (ESPN.com/bpi)

6d

Homesley, Baxter-Bell help Liberty beat Grand Canyon 70-61

Caleb Homesley had 13 of his 17 points in the second half, Myo Baxter-Bell scored 15, and Liberty used a 15-0 second-half run to pull away for a 70-61 win over Grand Canyon on Sunday night in the Jerry Colangelo Classic at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

20d

Pacheco-Ortiz lifts Liberty over UMKC 62-49

Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz posted 14 points as Liberty extended its season-opening winning streak to eight games, topping Kansas City 62-49 in the championship game of the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase on Sunday night.

21d

Liberty beats Rice 71-59; best start in program history

Kyle Rode and Myo Baxter-Bell scored 14 points each, Scottie James had a double-double and Liberty won its seventh straight game to open the season -- its best start in program history -- beating Rice 71-59 in the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase on...

Joel Anderson ESPN 

Caleb Homesley, the star of Liberty's first-round upset with 30 points, has been much quieter this evening against Virginia Tech. He's 2-of-9 from the field, including five straight misses in the last five minutes. He finally made 1 of 2 free throws with 3:26 left to score his first points of the second half. With him in an offensive funk, the Flames have had so much more difficulty trying to score against the stifling defense of the Hokies. Liberty is shooting 38.1 percent for the game so far.

Joel Anderson ESPN 

Virginia Tech guard Ahmed Hill, who's been having a running dialogue with virtually everyone most of the second half, just hit a 3 to give Virginia Tech its largest lead of the game and turned toward the media table and said ... we think ... "All Day!"

Joel Anderson ESPN 

Liberty got 12 points off the bench — all on 3s — from 5-foot-9 freshman guard Darius McGhee, who's only scored in double figures twice since January, and the Flames mostly controlled the first half against Virginia Tech en route to a 3-point halftime lead. But the Hokies shot only 36 percent and seem like they're going to lean on senior guard Justin Robinson more than expected tonight. It's likely Virginia Tech finds a little more offensive rhythm in the second half.

Joel Anderson ESPN 

The refs had to swoop in after Virginia Tech point guard Justin Robinson was fouled hard on his drive to the basket by Liberty's Darius McGhee. Robinson said something to McGhee as he walked away and several of Liberty's players got up off the bench. This game is getting a tad more physical, minute by minute.

Joel Anderson ESPN 

Liberty forward Scottie James, the team's leading scorer at 12.9 points a game, continues to spend a lot of time on the bench in favor of reserve forward Myo Baxter-Bell. James was taken out before the first timeout, and really hasn't made much impact in the Flames' tournament run so far. He had only 6 points and 6 rebounds in 23 minutes in Liberty's first-round upset of Mississippi State. Yesterday, Flames coach Ritchie McKay said he expected James to bounce back. "I don't equate his impact on our game on his statistics," McKay said. "He didn't have a usual Scottie James night but I have every bit of confidence that that could change the next time we put the uniform on." But so far, it's been more of what we saw Friday.

Joel Anderson ESPN 

Today's second-round game between Virginia Tech and Liberty is a rematch of sorts, one five months in the making following their Hurricane Relief Exhibition on November 4 at Liberty. The Hokies won that exhibition 86-70, with point guard Justin Robinson leading all scorers with 20 points. Robinson could play a big role in today's game in San Jose too, if he's fully recovered from a left foot injury that kept him out of 12 games before his return Friday. Robinson, the school's all-time assist leader, scored 9 points and 2 assists in 28 minutes in Virginia Tech's first-round romp over Saint Louis. "I think he's a pro," Liberty coach Ritchie McKay said yesterday. "He's one of the best guards that we've faced all year. So I expect him to have a major impact on the game."

267d

Liberty upsets Mississippi St. for 1st tourney win

Caleb Homesley scored 22 of his 30 points in the second half and Lovell Cabbil hit a go-ahead 3-pointer to send 12th-seeded Liberty to the first NCAA tournament win in school history, 80-76 over fifth-seeded Mississippi State on Friday.

Team Stats

Points Per Game71.4204th
Rebounds Per Game36.8187th
Assists Per Game13.8Tied-168th
Points Allowed50.22nd

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Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record0-3
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances3