2019 Tournament PreviewAfter an upset over top-seeded Lipscomb in the Atlantic Sun tourney final, the Flames are dancing for the first time since 2013. Liberty holds opponents to just 62.3 points per game (11th nationally), largely due to controlling tempo and limiting possessions. The Flames' average possession ranks 346th in the nation, according to KenPom, one of the slowest offenses in the tournament field. The patience pays with quality looks as Liberty ranks 12th in effective field-goal percentage and seventh in two-point field-goal percentage. It's also solid at the foul line, ranking seventh in free-throw shooting. Size could be a problem, though, as 6-8 junior center Scottie James (13.1 ppg, 8.8 rpg) is the tallest rotation player with the team ranking 315th in KenPom's average height metric. Liberty beat the teams it was supposed to, going 18-0 in Quadrant 4, but went 4-3 in Quadrant 3 and 3-3 combined in the top 2 Quadrants.
Scouting Report Offense Defense
Efficiency 110.9 (32nd) 96.8 (40th)
Pace 65.0 (333rd)
Effective FG% 55.9 (10th) 48.9 (90th)
Turnover % 15.5 (112th) 18.1 (60th)
Off Reb % 25.3 (266th) 26.4 (91st)
FTA/FGA 26.7 (314th) 32.7 (174th)
3P% 36.8 (58th) 33.3 (104th)
2P% 56.4 (8th) 48.3 (91st)
FT% 78.2 (6th) 67.4 (31st)
3PA/FGA 42.8 (77th) 37.0 (121st)
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Liberty (29-7)
(14-2) In Big South
AP Poll: #36 Coaches Poll: #36 NET: #53 RPI: #85
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