andohA few rapid reactions following Liberty’s 80-58 loss to Charleston Southern on Wednesday night:

  1. The Buccaneers led the entire way after jumping out to an early 8-0 lead. They really padded their lead in the final 16 minutes of the game.
  2. Ryan Kemrite did his best to keep the Flames close early, as he knocked down his first three 3-point attempts, all of them early. He would finish the game with just the 9 points after missing his last three 3-point attempts.
  3. Theo Johnson was aggressive all night attacking the basket. That doesn’t sound like a big deal, but he’s one of the only guys to look for his shot. Unfortunately, he was just 2/8 from the field. Johnson would finish with 10 points and 9 boards.
  4. Same story, different game. Liberty had 22 turnovers for the game. CSU outscored the Flames, 32-8, on points off turnovers.
  5. Peter Moller had one of his better offensive games f or Liberty. The freshman guard finished with 14 points on 5/10 shooting.
  6. Charleston Southern attempted 36 3-pointers on the night. They knocked down 17 of them, good for 47%, all while Liberty stayed in a zone. I’m not a coach, but at some point don’t you have to get out of the zone?
  7. Saah Nimley with a career-high 30 points. He had 7 made 3-pointers.
  8. The Flames are now 0-5 in Big South play and 0-9 on the road this season. Next up Liberty travels to Farmville to face Longwood in a gym they have never won a game in.