Tournament Guide: Liberty résumé
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Points Per Game
3PT ratio (of FG) FT pct.
(6-3, 195, JR)
(6-1, 185, FR)
(6-1, 175, SR)
(6-5, 200, SR)
(6-7, 255, SR)
5.3 ppg, 4.7 apg
13.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg
6.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg
13.9 ppg, 7.4 rpg
5.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg
From walk-on to starting floor general.
Big South Freshman of the Year is a fearless shooter.
Gives nice effort on the boards.
Flames' Mr. Everything brings it at both ends.
Space-eater looks for high percentage shots in the paint.
(6-5, 200, FR)
(6-8, 225, SR)
10.2 ppg, 2.1 rpg
7.4 ppg, 4.0 rpg
Rookie reserve is team's third-leading scorer.
Big man has a nice touch down low.
How many teams' "high point" could be beating High Point for the second NCAA bid in school history?
A heartbreaking, two-point loss to Coastal Carolina on Jan. 3 in their Big South opener was the Flames' fifth consecutive defeat.
Most Revealing Moment
Liberty rebounded from the Coastal Carolina loss with a 16-point win over Charleston Southern, kick-starting a 15-4 run to close the season.
Did You Know?
The Flames won just five games as recently as two seasons ago; this year, they secured a regular-season tie for first place in the Big South.
Liberty plays a lot of inside-out ball in hopes of finding Martin and Sarchet in the paint.
Aggressive man-to-man defense, combined with double-teaming the ball down low, in an effort to keep the tempo down.
A deep bench of well-rounded players who contribute ensures that the Flames stay fresh.
Liberty does a poor job of taking care of the basketball, and its outside shooting is nothing to write home about.
Will Lose When ...
The Flames lack the firepower to win a shootout and the poise to come from behind.
Famous Last Words
Liberty is just too sloppy and undersized to hang with the caliber of competition it's about to face away from the friendly confines of the Vines Center.
Tournament History (1985-2003)
Overall NCAA History
NCAA appearances: 1 (of 19)
Seed average: 16.0
Highest seed No. 16
Lowest seed: No. 16
Biggest upset: N/A
Most upsetting: N/A
Bracketology score: 1.00
NCAA appearances: 1
All-time record: 0-1 (.000)
Best finish: 1994, first round
Coach's NCAA record: Jeff Myer (0-0, .000)
Inside N-C Luna vs. vs. Bad Cls Lst
Team Sd RPI RPI RPI SOS 1-25 26-50 L L 10 B-Scr OffQ DefQ ASM
St.Joe's 1 3 1 5 44 2-0 3-1 0 0 9-1 1.00 10.1 7.3 17.4
Liberty 16 163 239 214 206 0-1 0-2 8 2 8-2 1.00 0.4 2.3 2.7
Charl. 9 34 55 17 60 4-1 1-4 0 2 7-3 0.92 12.5 (2.5) 10.0
Tex.Tech 8 30 23 63 29 1-6 3-1 1 3 5-5 0.78 5.1 5.5 10.6
Quad Comparison Key
Insider's replication of the Ratings Percentage Index.
RPI in non-conference games only.
Joe Lunardi's "predictive" RPI.
Strenth of Schedule (all games).
Record vs. 1-25 RPI teams.
Record vs. 26-50 RPI teams.
Losses to teams ranked below 150 in the RPI.
Losses by 3 points or less or in overtime.
Record in Last 10 games before tourney.
Bracketology Scores measure whether a team more often "exceeds" its seed or "falls short" of expectation (average B-Score is 1.00).
Offensive Quotient (average points per game by which a team exceeds/falls below the aggregate defense of its opponents).
Defensive Quotient (average points per game allowed below/above the aggregate offense of its opponents).
Adjusted Scoring Margin (OffQ+DefQ) has accurately predicted 10 of the last 16 Final Four participants).
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