Liberty (14-10, 9-2) is back in action Saturday night in the Vines Center against Radford (9-14, 4-7). Opening tip is scheduled for 7pm.

1. The Highlanders have dropped 4 straight contests.

Since opening conference play 2-0 with wins over Winthrop and UNC Asheville, Radford has gone 2-7 with their only wins over Presbyterian and Longwood.

2. Liberty defeated Radford, 71-64 in overtime, on January 14th.dawson

It was a strange game as the Flames jumped out to a 34-12 halftime lead, before the Highlanders came charging back to score 47 points in the 2nd half.

3. Radford dominated the Flames on the glass in the previous meeting.baxter bell

The Highlanders out-rebounded Liberty 45-29 and had 21 2nd chance points compared to the Flames 0.

4. Mike Jones’ squad is one of the top rebounding teams in the Big South.

They lead the league in rebound margin, offensive rebounds, and offensive rebound percentage.

5. Ed Polite, Jr continues to lead the Big South in rebounding.

He’s averaging 9.5 boards per game.

6. The last 3 meetings have been decided by 4 points or less or in overtime.crowd

Liberty lost to Radford by 4 points and 2 points in the teams’ meetings last year, and this year’s matchup was decided in overtime.

7. KenPom gives the Flames an 80% chance at the win.mckay

KenPom’s final projected score is Liberty 65, Radford 56.