So much happened over the course of the 2015-16 season, we thought it would be a good idea to take a step back and look at some of the accomplishments made this season:
- The Flames had a 7 game winning streak during conference play. It’s tied for the 4th longest win streak in school history, and longest since 2004 when the Flames also won 7 straight. It also marks the 2nd longest conference win streak in Liberty’s Big South history.
- Liberty finished the season with 10 conference wins, marking an 8 win improvement from last season’s when the Flames won just 2 Big South games. The 10 conference wins are more than Liberty has had in any of the previous 4 seasons. The Flames won 13 conference games in 2011.
- Only 4 teams (Wright State, Tennessee State, Alcorn State, Arkansas Little-Rock) in all of Division I had better than an 8 win improvement in conference play from the 2014-15 season.
- The Flames finished the season holding opponents to 68.4 points per game, a mark that ranks #93 in Division I. It’s the first time Liberty has ever finished in the top 100 nationally in scoring defense (according to online NCAA stats, dating back to 2001-02 season).
- Liberty finished the season with 5 road wins, all of which came consecutively during conference play. The school record for most road wins in a single season is 6.
- With 19 losses on the season, Liberty put to an end the streak of 3 consecutive 20 loss seasons.
- The current streak of 5 consecutive losing seasons is a school record.
- Evan Maxwell set the school Division I record for field goal percentage for a season, finishing at 63.7% from the field on the season. He narrowly missed setting the school record regardless of Division, which is currently 63.9% set by Rod Martin in 1980.
- Before the season started, we presented a Starting Five of What Really Matters this Season. Listed therein was, building the foundation, begin to develop an identity with the fans, show improvement throughout the season, be competitive in conference play, and win. It’s clear Liberty did all of the above. By finishing 5th in the Big South, they exceeded everyone’s expectations.