The Flames keep their winning streak alive with an 80-76 win at High Point. Here’s our thoughts:

  1. This is just getting ridiculous. Coach McKay’s squad was predicted to finish dead last in the Big South by a large margin, and they have now won 6 straight games and 8 out of their last 10. Liberty has crept up the Big South Standings, and are currently in 4th place, just 2 games out of 1st.
  2. Liberty won this game from a host of players, even with little production from John Dawson. Dawson finished the night with just 2 points on 1/4 shooting. He also had 5 turnovers and and 4 fouls. He did snag 6 rebounds. The Flames winning this game without Dawson being a main contributor is almost as unbelievable as the current winning streak, and it shows just how much this team has grown the past month.
  3. The Flames outscored High Point 41-15 in bench points. Reid, Fields, and Talbert all reached double figures.
  4. Anthony Fields was sensational tonight. It had to be his best game as a Flame to this point. The senior guard finished with 14 points and 5 assists. He made critical plays down the stretch to help Liberty extend and hold onto the lead.
  5. Cabbil has become a huge weapon for the Flames when closing games out. The true freshman is one of the top free throw shooters in the Big South, and he was a perfect 6/6 from the charity stripe tonight with all 6 coming in the final seconds to help seal the win.
  6. Ryan Kemrite finished with 14 points and 5 rebounds. He had a key offensive rebound and putback to give Liberty the lead with 2 minutes to play, and then hit a 3-pointer with 1 minute left to put the Flames up by 6.
  7. KenPom gave the Flames just a 14% chance of winning the game.
  8. It’s Liberty’s first 6 game win streak since November-December 2006.
  9. Liberty now has a week off until their next game when they travel to Farmville to face Longwood. The Flames have never won at Willett Hall.