The Liberty Flames head to the Nation’s Capital this weekend looking to remain unbeaten and to win its second tournament of the young season as the Flames also won the Islands of the Bahamas Showcase.
Liberty will take on Towson at 5 p.m. on Friday evening from inside the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C. The Entertainment and Sports Arena is a 118,000-square-foot multi-purpose events facility, located on the St. Elizabeths East Campus, in Congress Heights, a residential neighborhood in southeast Washington, D.C. The arena is home to the Washington Mystics of the WNBA and the Capital City Go-Go of the NBA G League and has a basketball capacity of 4,111.
Akron and Tulane are also taking place in the two-game tournament as the winners will advance to Saturday’s championship game at 3:30 p.m. with the losers meeting int he 3rd place game at 1 p.m. The entire tournament will be carried live on FloHoops, a subscription based service which Liberty fans have come to know all too well over the past couple of months.
Here’s a quick snapshot of each team participating in the tournament.
Head coach: Ritchie McKay, 7th season
Best win: @ #129 Vanderbilt, 61-56
Worst loss: N/A
Leading scorer: Caleb Homesley (11.4)
Leading rebounder: Scottie James (7.6)
Head coach: Pat Skerry, 9th season
Best win: vs #235 George Washington, 72-58
Worst loss: vs #122 Buffalo, 76-73
Leading scorer: Brian Fobbs (16.2)
Leading rebounder: Nakye Sanders (7.1)
Head coach: John Groce, 3rd season
Best win: @ #189 Marshall, 85-73
Worst loss: @ #25 West Virginia, 94-84
Leading scorer: Tyler Cheese (15.4)
Leading rebounder: Xeyrius Williams (10.0)
Head coach: Ron Hunter, 1st season
Best win: vs #107 Utah, 65-61
Worst loss: vs #98 Saint Louis, 86-62
Leading scorer: Teshaun Hightower (16.3)
Leading rebounder: Christion Thompson (6.3)