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Second-half struggles plague Liberty in loss

Leading at half, Liberty could not seal the win struggling on offense in the second half while Radford shot 50 percent and was able to pull away past the Flames 63-50. With one game left in the regular season, Liberty falls to 17-13 and 8-9 in the Big South while Radford improves to 18-12 and 11-6 in conference.


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Balanced offensive attack propels Liberty past Gardner-Webb

Liberty got back in the win column Saturday night at the Vines Center, pulling off a 77-65 victory over Gardner-Webb. The Flames improve to 16-11 overall and 7-7 in conference, while Gardner-Webb falls to 12-15 and 7-7 in the Big South.


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Liberty drops road contest at Charleston Southern

Liberty looked for its fourth straight win Wednesday night Charleston Southern but could not overcome the Buccaneers three-point shooting as the Flames fell to CSU 87-75.


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Campbell’s historic shooting night leads Camels past Liberty

Campbell had a historic night from three-point range making 23 three-pointers that Liberty could not overcome in a 94-85 loss at the Vines Center.


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Liberty drops home contest to UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville opened the first half on a terror shooting 73 percent from three-point range building a 20-point lead that Liberty could not recover from as the Flames lost 84-68. The Flames drop to 12-9 and 3-5 in the Big South while the Bulldogs improve to 12-9 and 5-3 in conference.


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Liberty lets first half lead slip at High Point

Liberty let a 13-point lead in the first half slip away in the second half as the Flames fell on the road to High Point 71-60. The Flames drop to 12-8 overall and 3-4 in the Big South while High Point improves to 9-9 and 4-3 in conference.


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Radford tops Liberty in OT

Two of the Big South’s best faced off Monday night as Liberty (12-7, 3-3) squared off against Radford (12-7, 5-1) as the two with the best overall records in conference.


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Late run pushes Longwood past Liberty, 58-51

Liberty dropped its first home game of the season in the Big South, Friday night, with a 58-51 loss to Longwood. The Flames fall to 12-6 overall and 3-2 in the Big South, while Longwood improves to 5-13 and 2-3 in conference play.


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Liberty snaps 14-game losing skid at Winthrop

Liberty looked like it was going to lose its 13th straight game at the Winthrop Coliseum with three minutes left in the game trailing by seven, but the Flames turned the corner ending the game on a 10-0 run to pull out the 73-70 victory.


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Liberty holds Presbyterian to 48 points in second straight win

Liberty’s defense proved to be the difference maker Saturday at the Vines Center as the Flames pulled out their second straight win in the Big South. The Flames held Presbyterian 26 points below its season-average, as Liberty defeated the Blue Hose, 60-48.


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Pacheco-Ortiz’s three-point shooting sparks Liberty win

Liberty’s 2017-18 squad became the second fastest team in program history to reach 10 wins after pulling out its first Big South victory of the season.


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Liberty drops Big South opener at Gardner-Webb

Liberty held Gardner-Webb 18 points below its season average but struggled on offense in its Big South opener as the Runnin’ Bulldogs pulled out the 58-55 victory.


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Liberty defeats Alabama State to end non-conference slate

The game started with a dunk from Scottie James and Liberty would never relinquished the lead as the Flames closed out the New Orleans Shootout with an 87-70 win over Alabama State.


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Liberty comeback falls short against Fort Wayne

After a sluggish start for Liberty to open the New Orleans Shootout, the Flames made it a ballgame with an offensive surge in the second half, but it wasn’t enough, as the Flames fell to Fort Wayne (9-5) to open the New Orleans Shootout, 75-64.


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Liberty set to play in exhibition at VCU in hurricane relief efforts

The Liberty and VCU men’s basketball programs will come together for an exhibition game on Thursday, Oct. 26.


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Liberty to host 2017 Paradise Jam

Tournament directors for the 2017 Paradise Jam announced on Friday the event will be relocated to the Liberty University Vines Center.


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Liberty announces 2017-18 Big South men’s basketball schedule

The Liberty men’s basketball schedule is now complete as the Big South unveiled its 2017-18 conference schedule.


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Liberty basketball inks Isaiah Williams

Liberty men’s basketball head coach Ritchie McKay announced the signing of Isaiah Williams to the class of 2017.


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Liberty basketball awards Farquhar with scholarship

Liberty men’s basketball head coach Ritchie McKay announced that redshirt junior Zach Farquhar will be on scholarship.


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Liberty alum Ray Chen selected No. 1 in Chinese Basketball Association draft

Liberty men’s basketball alum Ray Chen was selected No. 1 overall in the recent Chinese Basketball Association Draft.


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Liberty announces 2017-18 men’s basketball non-conference schedule

Head coach Ritchie McKay and the Liberty men’s basketball team released its 2017-18 non-conference schedule.


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Liberty basketball’s Pacheco-Ortiz wraps up play at FIBA U19 World Cup

Liberty basketball point guard Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz wrapped up play at the FIBA U19 World Cup as he represented Puerto Rico.


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Liberty basketball’s Pacheco-Ortiz leads Puerto Rico U19 Into FIBA World Cup

Liberty basketball guard Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz is gearing up to lead the U19 Puerto Rico national team at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2017.


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Ritchie McKay adds Marcus Conrad to Liberty basketball staff

Ritchie McKay announced the hiring of Marcus Conrad as the director of player development for the Liberty men’s basketball program.


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Liberty basketball accepts invite to 2017 Paradise Jam

Liberty basketball has accepted an invitation to play in the 2017 Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands next season.


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Liberty basketball’s A.C. Reid to transfer

Liberty men’s basketball head coach Ritchie McKay announced that A.C. Reid will be transferring once he graduates from Liberty in May.


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Liberty basketball adds Brendan Newton to Class of 2017

Liberty men’s basketball head coach Ritchie McKay announced the addition of Brendan Newton to its class of 2017.


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Liberty’s Ritchie McKay named Skip Prosser Award finalist

Liberty men’s basketball head coach Ritchie McKay was named a finalists for the 2017 Skip Prosser Man of the Year award.


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Liberty basketball’s Barmore, Talbert to transfer

Liberty men’s basketball coach Ritchie McKay announced Tuesday that freshmen Xzavier Barmore and Josiah Talbert will be transferring.


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Liberty’s CIT run ends at UMBC

Liberty faced UMBC in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT) quarterfinal at the RAC Arena on Sunday.


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Liberty faces UMBC in CIT quarterfinal matchup

Liberty will hit the road to face UMBC in the CIT quarterfinals.


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Liberty faces Norfolk State in John McLendon Classic, CIT First Round

The Liberty men’s basketball team looks to claim its first postseason win since 2009.


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Liberty falls to Radford in Big South Quarterfinals

Three seed Liberty fell to number six Radford 56-52 in the Big South Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday afternoon.


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Liberty, Steph Curry join Kick’N It For a Cause

Steph Curry will be making his way to Liberty University to speak at a Convocation service.


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Liberty falls to UNC Asheville in regular season finale

Liberty went into its final regular season game with a shot at the Big South regular season title.


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Liberty earns win 14 in Big South

For the first time in school history, Liberty has won 14 games in Big South play.


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Liberty falls to Winthrop on the road

Liberty suffered its first loss on the road in the Big South this season on Saturday at the Winthrop Coliseum, falling to the Eagles 84-67.


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Liberty wins seventh in a row

Liberty found itself in a tight battle with High Point Tuesday night at the Vines Center.


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Liberty defeats Charleston Southern for sixth straight win

Liberty remained in a tie for first place in the Big South after a 76-69 win over Charleston Southern.


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Liberty wins double-OT thriller at Gardner-Webb

Liberty pulled off the comeback twice to win in double overtime on the road at Gardner-Webb.


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Liberty hits buzzer-beater to remain tied for first in Big South

It took a buzzer-beating three-pointer off the glass from A.C. Reid to keep Liberty tied for first place in the Big South.


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Baxter-Bell scores career high in Liberty win over Presbyterian

Liberty was stifling on defense forcing a season-high 26 turnovers to come away with the 71-51 win over Presbyterian.


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Liberty makes it six straight on the road, wins at Campbell

Liberty put on a defensive clinic allowing the fewest points in a game by an opponent this season, defeating the Camels 72-40.


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Liberty struggles on offense in loss to Winthrop

Winthrop secured first place in the Big South with a 61-48 win over Liberty on Saturday.


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Liberty pulls out win over Gardner-Webb

Liberty (11-9, 6-1 BSC) remains in a tie for first in the Big South after a gritty 65-62 win over Gardner-Webb (10-10, 3-4 BSC) Thursday.


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Liberty defense leads to win over Radford in OT

Liberty had to go to overtime against Radford, downing the Highlanders, 71-64, at the Dedmon Center on Saturday.


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Men’s basketball: Liberty pulls out gritty road win over High Point

Liberty began back-to-back road games with a 62-58 win over High Point, Tuesday night at the Millis Center.


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Ilic, Barbour lead Liberty past Presbyterian, 68-60

Iva Ilic scored a career-high 17 points, helping Liberty hold off Presbyterian, 68-60, Tuesday evening at the Vines Center.


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Cabbil scores career-high 21 in Liberty win over Campbell

Liberty successfully closed out its first conference homestand against Campbell at the Vines Center on Saturday afternoon.


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Men’s basketball: Liberty drops first conference game to UNC Asheville

The Liberty men’s basketball team dropped its first Big South Conference game of the season in its league home opener to UNC Asheville.