ROANOKE, Va. – During Sunday’s NCAA Selection Show, it was announced that Liberty would be a 13 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
This will mark the Flames’ 5th NCAA Tournament appearance and the second under head coach Ritchie McKay. In 2019, Liberty defeated Mississippi State in the first round before falling to Virginia Tech in the second round, 67-58.
“Our group is humble yet I think they have a sense of confidence that is reflective of how hard they’ve worked and how united they are,” said McKay.
“At the same time, I think there’s also a sense of relief that we know who we’re playing, let’s get to work, start our prep and see what we’ve got this weekend.”
The Flames will enter the NCAA Tournament with a 23-5 overall record and an active 12-game win streak. Darius McGhee was named the ASUN Player of the Year, ASUN Tournament MVP and also earned ASUN All-Tournament Team honors along with Chris Parker and Kyle Rode.
Liberty will open play on Friday against No. 4 Oklahoma State in the First Round. Tipoff slated for 6:25 pm from Farmer’s Coliseum.