The Liberty Flames improved to 15-5 overall with a win over Lancaster Bible College on Friday night in a game that was scheduled less than 24 hours prior to tip. The game was scheduled after North Florida received a positive COVID test late in the week and was forced to cancel their games with the Flames this past weekend.
Liberty is currently 6-2 in the ASUN, sitting in his second place and just behind Bellarmine who is 8-2 in conference play. With the Knights ineligible for the NCAA Tournament in their first season at the Division I level, the Flames continue to be projected to make the NCAA Tournament by most Bracketologists.
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 continues to have the Flames on the 13-seed line, this week facing Oklahoma with the winner to face the winner of 5-seed Wisconsin or the First Four winner of Oregon and VCU.
The NCAA’s Andy Katz has dropped Liberty in his bracket this week to a 14-seed and facing Texas with the winner moving on to play the winner of Creighton and Oregon.
CBS Sports has the Flames as a 13-seed for a third straight week and once again facing West Virginia. The winner would then face either Florida State or UCSB.
Watch Stadium also has dropped Liberty from the 13 line to a 14-seed this week, facing 3-seed Tennessee.
SBNation has Liberty as a 13-seed and facing 4-seed Oklahoma.
The Athletic has Liberty as a 14-seed, facing Texas Tech.
BracketMatrix.com currently has the Flames as a 14-seed while being projected into the field by 93 of the 95 bracket projections ranging from an 11 to a 16 seed with an average of 13.85.