Liberty returns home to face Charleston Southern after 4 straight losses on the road. Here’s what you need to know about the Buccaneers:
1. Charleston Southern opened conference play with an 83-82 loss at home to Winthrop.
The Eagles’ Keon Johnson made 2 free throws in the final seconds to lead Winthrop to the win.
2. CSU is 2-5 on the season.
Their lone Division I win was a 1 point victory over East Tennessee State, and they have losses to Wichita State, Stanford, Arkansas, and Akron.
3. Armel Potter leads the team in points, assists, and steals.
Potter is a 6’1″ freshman from Marietta, Georgia. He chose CSU over a laundry list of offers including Appalachian State, North Florida, Gardner-Webb, and Winthrop.
4. The Buccaneers have one of the worst-rated scoring defenses in the country.
They are giving up 83 points per game, 10th in the Big South and 333rd in the country. Meanwhile, Liberty has the 2nd best scoring defense in the Big South.
Liberty’s only win in the past 3 seasons came in the Big South Championship game in 2013 as the Flames upset #1 seed CSU en route to the Big South Championship.
That’s 3 straight losses against Barclay Radebaugh and the Buccaneers in Lynchburg.
The only loss came in McKay’s first season with the Flames by a score of 87-82 in a game played in Charleston.