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Liberty Looks to Extend Winning Streak With a Road Contest at Charleston Southern

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The last time that Liberty met Charleston Southern, guard Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz connected on seven trifectas to lead the Flames to the 70-53 win. (Source: Liberty Athletics) (Header: The Post and Courier)

CHARLESTON, S.C. — As the month of February continues to move along, the Big South regular season title could go to any one of seven teams.

With six games left on the slate before Wednesday night’s action, seven teams are within three games of first place in the league. Three teams, including the Liberty Flames, find themselves at 6-6 in league play, and are still within striking distance of the league-leading UNC Asheville Bulldogs (9-3).

From here on out, each win is important. The Flames will put their three game winning streak on the line on Wednesday night against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers. It marks the second of two regular season meetings between the two programs this season, and Liberty will look for another win to continue to move up the standings, while the Buccaneers will look to bounce back after a loss in their last outing.

Here’s what you need to know in advance of Wednesday night’s Big South battle in Charleston, SC between Liberty and Charleston Southern. Continue reading Liberty Looks to Extend Winning Streak With a Road Contest at Charleston Southern

Liberty Opens 2018 With a 70-53 Win Over Charleston Southern

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Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz connected on a career-high seven three-pointers on Tuesday night in Liberty’s 70-53 win over Charleston Southern. (Source: Liberty Athletics) (Header: Liberty Athletics)

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Sometimes, all you need is a change of scenery to get back on the right track. Or, in the case of the Liberty Flames, a new year.

As 2017 came to a close, the Flames lost two of their final three games to somewhat limp into the New Year. They opened conference play with a three-point loss on home, but were still sitting at 9-5 on the season.

On Tuesday, they welcomed the Charleston Southern Buccaneers to town in the Flames’ Big South home opener. The 2017-18 edition of the Liberty Flames were looking to become the second-fastest team in school history to reach 10 wins, and what better way to kick off the 2018 calendar year than with a win.

Thanks to sophomore guard Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz, who was on fire on Tuesday night, the Flames pulled away from the Buccaneers in the second half for the 70-53 win, picking up their 10th win of the season in the process. Continue reading Liberty Opens 2018 With a 70-53 Win Over Charleston Southern

Liberty Basketball: Previewing the Charleston Southern Buccaneers

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Ryan Kemrite and the Liberty Flames will look to pick up their first Big South win on Tuesday night when they host the Charleston Southern Buccaneers. (Source: Liberty Athletics) (Header: Post and Courier)

LYNCHBURG, Va. — The 2018 calendar is now more than a day old, and the first full slate of college basketball is upon us. After a quiet Monday night that featured just 10 games across the country, the college basketball season is in full swing once again with a plethora of intriguing pairings on Tuesday.

One of the match-ups that should peak the interest of fans will take place in Lynchburg, Virginia, as the Charleston Southern Buccaneers visit the Liberty Flames in the second Big South game of the season for both teams.

Charleston Southern ended the 2017 calendar year with a two game winning streak, sending them into the New Year with a boost of positive momentum. On the flip side, the Flames have lost two of their last three contests overall, and are looking to get back on the right track when they take on the Buccaneers.

Here’s what you need to know in advance of Tuesday’s Big South contest between Charleston Southern and Liberty. Continue reading Liberty Basketball: Previewing the Charleston Southern Buccaneers

Non-Power Five Guards who will be Household Names in 2017-18: Sophomores, Part Two

Ryan Daly put up 16 points and pulled down over seven rebounds per game as a freshman for Delaware, and he’s just one of many sophomores who will become a household names in 2017-18.

CALGARY, Alta. — With over 5,200 players slated to play collegiate basketball in Division I this season, there are talented players from coast to coast. Some of them are household names, while there are plenty of players who people haven’t heard of, but are demanding of your attention.

The majority of fans tend to focus on the power five conferences, turning a blind eye to the smaller programs. When you dig deeper, you’ll see that the non-power five schools have players who could just as easily play for a power conference program.

When it comes to sophomore guards in the NCAA, the list of talented players goes on and on. With so many players, it was nearly impossible to cut the list down to just 10 players without leaving star-caliber players off the list.

Much like we did last season, we have broken down each class into guards and forwards. Then, the list of guards and forwards were broken down even further into multiple parts, as there was too much talent to do it any other way.

Each will have 10 sophomore guards who will become household names in 2016-17, along with five others to keep a flag on as the season progresses.

Check out Part One here. Continue reading Non-Power Five Guards who will be Household Names in 2017-18: Sophomores, Part Two