The Liberty Flames have opened ASUN play with a perfect 4-0 mark to stand atop the league standings as the only remaining team with an unblemished mark in conference play.
This past week, Liberty returned home to play at the Vines Center for the first time in 38 days when the Flames defeated North Alabama in a game that was closer down the stretch in the second half than anticipated. On Saturday, Darius McGhee led the team with 14 points in a win over Jacksonville.
McKay’s Flames are off this week until they return to action on Saturday night against Lipscomb at 7 p.m. in the Vines Center.
For the second straight week, Liberty is in the others receiving votes category in the AP Top 25, as the Flames received 11 votes, up from last week’s 2. Liberty comes in ranked 35th in the poll.
The Flames remain No. 2 in the Mid Major Top 25, only trailing No. 1 Gonzaga who received all 31 first place votes.
Liberty has moved up to No. 22 in the NET, up from last week’s mark of 35.
In KenPom, the Flames are currently sitting at No. 50, virtually unchanged this week. Liberty has hovered from 46-53 in the KenPom rankings this week. Following North Florida’s surprising loss at home to NJIT on Saturday, KenPom now predicts Liberty to finish ASUN play at 15-1 and UNF at 10-6. Most of the season, the Flames have been projected to finish 14-2 and the Ospreys either 12-4 or 11-5.
The latest ESPN Bracketology has Liberty as an 11-seed playing 6-seed Kentucky in Greensboro.
Liberty finds itself in all 70 brackets submitted to Bracket Matrix, with an average seed of 11.63, highest seed received is a 9 with the lowest being a 14.