The Flames (2-2) host the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils (0-5) today at 2pm inside the Vines Center.
1 – THE DELTA DEVILS LOST TO UMASS-LOWELL LAST NIGHT
Umass-Lowell, who the Flames beat 84-77 on Monday night, held on for a 76-71 win. Today’s game will be the second in as many days for Mississippi Valley State.
2 – MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE HAS PLAYED A TOUGH SCHEDULE THUS FAR
They’ve yet to play a true home game and have faced ranked teams Michigan State and West Virginia.
3 – MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE IS COMING OFF OF A TOUGH 2015-2016 SEASON
They started 0-14 before finishing 8-27 overall last year.
4 – THEY PLAY IN THE SWAC CONFERENCE
They were projected to finish 7th in the 10 team conference. The preseason favorite is Texas Southern.
5 – THEY LAST MADE THE NCAA TOURNAMENT IN 2012
They lost the 16 seed play in game to Western Kentucky 59-58.
6 – MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE IS COACHED BY ANDRE PAYNE
Payne is 14-58 as head coach in his two plus seasons at the helm.
7 – THIS IS THE THIRD EVER MATCHUP BETWEEN THE TWO SCHOOLS
Liberty won the first 2 games: 72-53 in 2009 and 64-58 in 2010.