The Flames look to start the season 2-0 for the 2nd straight season as they face Summit Saturday night.
1. Summit is a member of both NCAA Division III and the NCCAA.
Liberty competed in the NCCAA when they first started their program and faced Summit twice (1974 & 1981).
2. The Defenders call Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania home.
Liberty center Evan Maxwell also calls Clarks Summit home.
3. Summit is a private Bible College with an enrollment of 1,220.
They were originally founded as Baptist Bible College in 1932.
4. They opened their season Friday night against Messiah College.
It’s unusual for any college basketball program to play on back-to-back nights when not competing in a tournament, but both the Flames and Defenders will be doing so.
His dad has been a professor at Summit for 26 years.
6. The Defenders were picked to finish last in the 10-team CSAC.
Summit was just 2-23 overall and 1-17 in the conference a season ago.
7. Abe Valentine is the Summit’s top returner.
The 6’1″ guard averaged 17.8 points per game while shooting 46% from 3-point range.