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NCAAB Liberty Flames

General Information

Conference: ASUN Conference

NCAA Division: Division I

City: Lynchburg, Virginia

Stadium: Liberty Arena

Championships

Championships:

  • National Championships: None
  • Conference Titles: 5 (2004, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 )
  • NCAA Tournaments: 5 (1994, 2004, 2013, 2019, 2021)

Past Conferences:

  • Big South Conference
  • Mason-Dixon Conference

Liberty Flames Standings & Analysis

Check out all the updated Liberty Flames standings, recent college football news, and NCAAB betting tips, here at Point Spreads.

All-Time Liberty Flames Stats & Records

Points Scored

  • Karl Hess, 2,373
  • Larry Blair, 2,211
  • Bailey Alston, 1,756

Rebounds

  • Steve Isaacs, 1,130
  • Ed Vickers, 1,012
  • George Sweet, 1,006

Assists

  • Jesse Sanders, 727
  • Karl Hess, 648
  • Matt Hildebrand, 583

Overview of the Liberty Flames Standings

Last-Season Standings

The Liberty Flames men’s basketball team had a solid performance last season, finishing with an overall record of 23-6 and a conference record of 11-2. They placed first in the Atlantic Sun Conference standings, earning them a spot in the NCAA tournament.

Throughout the season, the Liberty Flames standings were consistently strong, and they were recognized as one of the top teams in their conference. Their success was due in large part to their strong defense and balanced scoring, as well as their ability to win close games.

Overall, the Liberty Flames standings were impressive, and they will be looking to build on that success in the upcoming season. With a talented roster and strong coaching staff, they will no doubt be a team to watch in the coming months.

Before Betting on Liberty Flames , Check Out These Tips:

Monitor the NCAAB Team’s Injury Report

Injuries can greatly affect a team’s performance, so it’s important to keep track of who is and isn’t available to play. This information can often be found on the team’s official website or through sports news outlets.

Monitor Latest Basketball Trends and Statistics

Keep track of the team’s recent performance and pay attention to any trends or patterns in their statistics, such as their scoring average, defensive efficiency, or their success rate on the road versus at home.

Look at College Basketball Betting Trends and Odds

Pay attention to the odds being offered by different sportsbooks, as well as any betting trends. This can give you a sense of how the public is viewing the team and help you make informed betting decisions. However, it’s important to remember that odds and trends are just one factor to consider and should not be the sole basis for your betting decisions.

Consider the NCAA Team’s Overall Talent Level

Look at the team’s roster to see if they have any star players, as well as their depth at each position. This can give you a sense of the team’s overall talent level and help you predict how they may perform in future games.

Liberty Flames Basketball History

The Liberty Flames began to play in the 1972-73 season as a member of the National Christian College Association and became an NAIA member in 1975. The Flames went 28-11 and won the NCAA National Championship for the 1979-80 season. Liberty kept climbing the ladder and played in the NAIA Tournament in 1983.

The Flames were granted NCAA Division I membership on Sept. 1, 1988 and played as an independent for three years before joining the Big South Conference for the 1991-92 season. The Big South agreed with the Flames at the beginning, as Liberty finished 22-7 its first season and won the conference tournament in its third year, sending the team to the 1994 NCAA Tournament.

Liberty had some up-and-down years for the next decade before winning a share of the 2003-04 regular season title and also capturing the conference tournament to earn its second trip to the NCAA Tournament. In 2008-09, Liberty went 21-10 in the regular season and split two games in the conference tournament to receive a bid to the CIT, where it lost in the quarterfinals.

Stunning the Big South

The Flames stunned the Big South Conference when its 2012-13 team finished 6-10 in conference play but managed to capture the conference tournament, giving Liberty its third trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Flames received CIT bids in 2017 and 2018, going 2-1 each time.

After spending 27 years in the Big South Conference, Liberty switched to the ASUN Conference for the 2018-19 season and promptly won the regular season title and the conference tournament title in its first three seasons. The Flames competed in the 2019 and 2021 NCAA Tournaments but there was no tournament held in 2020 due to COVID.

Liberty won the regular NCAA season conference title in 2022 but was upset by Bellarmine in the tournament semifinals.

Liberty Flames NCAAB FAQs

Have any Liberty players been drafted by NBA teams?

The Flames have had two players drafted by NBA teams, although neither one played a regular season game. In 1984, Ezra Hill was drafted in the 10th round by the Phoenix Suns. The following year, Cliff Webber was selected in the fourth round by the Boston Celtics.

Why is Liberty called the Flames?

Liberty University began as Lynchburg Baptist College in 1971 and in 1974, the student body voted to be called the “Flames,” a name derived from the school’s motto “Knowledge Aflame.” In 1976, the school’s name changed to Liberty Baptist College and in 1985, the school name was changed to Liberty University. But the Flames nickname has remained constant.

How many Liberty players have played in the NBA?

While its two drafted players never made it to the NBA, the Flames have had three players play in a regular season game. Julius Nwosu played 23 games for San Antonio in the 1994-95 season, while Peter Aluma played two games for Sacramento in 1998-99. The player with the longest history was Seth Curry, who is playing in his ninth NBA season with the Brooklyn Nets in 2022-23.
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