The Liberty Flames are 12-5 overall and 4-2 in ASUN play coming off a week off before getting ready to head to Florida to take on the Jacksonville Dolphins this Friday and Saturday night. The Flames are now in a three-way tie for second place in the ASUN standings alongside Bellarmine and North Florida, who are also 4-2 in league play. North Alabama stands alone in first place with a 5-1 conference record.
The Lions are ineligible for the NCAA Tournament this season as they continue to make their transition to the Division I level. This has Liberty, rated as the best team in the conference according to several computer models, once again being projected to make the NCAA Tournament by various Bracketologists following a week absence from the polls while Jacksonville appeared in many brackets.
The NCAA recently announced it will hold the entire 2021 men’s basketball tournament in the state of Indiana, with the majority of the tournament’s 67 games taking place in Indianapolis. Selection Sunday is still currently scheduled for March 14 and plans remain to hold the Final Four on April 3 and 5. March Madness will be hosted by Ball State, Butler, the Horizon League, Indiana, IUPUI, and Purdue, which are lending their facilities and staffs to assist with tournament operations. The Indiana Convention Center will be used as a practice facility with multiple courts set up inside the venue.
ESPN’s Joe Lunardi currently has the Flames as a 13-seed and facing Kansas in his most recent bracket with the winner to face the winner of 5-seed UCLA and 12-seed Winthrop.
CBS Sports has Liberty as a 13-seed and facing Kansas, as well.
Watch Stadium also has Liberty as a 13-seed and facing 4-seed Illinois.
BracketMatrix.com currently has the Flames as a 14-seed while being projected into the field by 62 of the 77 bracket projections ranging from an 11 to a 16 seed.