The Flames get the win as they narrowly knock off Longwood, 69-68. Here’s our rapid reactions:

  1. It’s Liberty’s first ever win in 15 tries at Willett Hall. Glad that streak is over.
  2. The Flames extend their win streak to 7 games, Liberty’s longest streak since 2004.
  3. Liberty won despite not scoring in the final 3:30 of the game. The Flames were 0/3 from the field, 0/2 from the free throw line and had 2 turnovers in the final 3 minutes of the game.
  4. Lovell Cabbil, who entered the game making 14 straight free throws, missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 26 seconds left. after Longwood connected on a pair of free throws to cut the lead to 1, Caleb Homesley missed the front end of a 1-and 1.
  5. A.C. Reid finished the game with 20 points, tying his career high. He made a career-high 6 three pointers. John Dawson and Caleb Homesley each had 13 points.
  6. Evan Maxwell only played 16 minutes as he was plagued by foul trouble. He fouled out in the final 4 minutes of the game, finishing with 4 points.
  7. Liberty shot 53% from 3, knocking down 16 3-pointers on the afternoon.
  8. Coach McKay and the Flames are just 1 game behind Big South leaders UNC-Asheville and Winthrop. The top 4 Big South teams are separated by just 1 game. If High Point wins tonight, the top 5 teams will be separated by just 1 game.
  9. The Flames return home for their next 2 games, beginning with Radford on Thursday night.