For the second time in three weeks, Liberty men’s basketball’s team will be without an ASUN conference series as North Alabama has canceled all athletic events until Monday.
The games were postponed Thursday due to winter weather bringing ice and snow to the area surrounding North Alabama’s campus. The campus, located in Florence, Alabama, has been closed for the entire week and it has prohibited the athletic teams from being able to practice or undergo scheduled COVID-19 testing.
The Flames and Lions were scheduled to play this Friday and Saturday at Liberty Arena in Lynchburg, Virginia. On Wednesday, the games were pushed to Saturday and Sunday due to the pending weather before the games were ultimately postponed on Thursday.
There is just over one week remaining in the ASUN regular season before the conference tournament begins Wednesday, March 3 in Jacksonville, Florida. The games against North Alabama could be rescheduled for early this coming week or even next weekend.
Bellarmine, who is currently in first place atop the ASUN standings at 10-2, announced on Thursday it is pausing all team activities and will not be playing this weekend at North Florida due to inconclusive COVID test results. The Flames and Knights are scheduled to play Feb. 26 and 27 in Louisville, Kentucky with the regular season ASUN title in the balance.
Liberty has three ASUN teams it has not played yet, adding Florida Gulf Coast to UNA and Bellarmine. FGCU is currently on a COVID pause and expected to return to team activity this coming week and play at Jacksonville on Feb. 26 and 27. With several changes in the past 24 hours, the ASUN schedule for the final week of the regular season is certainly in flux. The Flames could play any one of FGCU, UNA, or Bellarmine, and Liberty would certainly prefer to play two of three teams over the next week, if at all possible.