sunny.png
Saturday September 25th, 2021 9:10AM

Kennesaw St. looks to end streak vs Liberty

By The Associated Press

Kennesaw State (3-11, 0-6) vs. Liberty (12-5, 4-2)

Liberty Arena, Lynchburg, Virginia; Friday, 6 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Liberty looks to extend Kennesaw State's conference losing streak to 24 games. Kennesaw State's last Atlantic Sun win came against the Stetson Hatters 83-82 on March 1, 2019. Liberty is coming off a 68-58 road win over Stetson in its most recent game.

TEAM LEADERSHIP: Liberty's Darius McGhee has averaged 13.3 points and 4.6 rebounds while Blake Preston has put up 9.2 points and 6.5 rebounds. For the Owls, Spencer Rodgers has averaged 15.9 points while Chris Youngblood has put up 12.4 points.

DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS: The Owls have allowed only 68.5 points per game across six conference games, an improvement from the 75.2 per game they allowed in non-conference play.SOLID SPENCER: Rodgers has connected on 39.5 percent of the 81 3-pointers he's attempted and has made 8 of 26 over his last five games. He's also converted 79.1 percent of his foul shots this season.

SLIPPING AT 64: Kennesaw State is 0-10 when it allows at least 64 points and 3-1 when it holds opponents to less than 64.

UNDEFEATED WHEN: Liberty is a perfect 8-0 when the team blocks at least three opposing shots. The Flames are 4-5 this season when they block fewer than three shots.

DID YOU KNOW: The Liberty offense has recorded a turnover on only 15.2 percent of its possessions, which is the 18th-lowest rate in the country. The Kennesaw State defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 18.3 percent of all possessions (ranked 253rd among Division I teams).

___

For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25

___

This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports, AP Online Basketball, College Sports, AP Online - Georgia News, AP Sports - Men's College Basketball
© Copyright 2021 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Chaos, violence, mockery as pro-Trump mob occupies Congress
There is a heavy police presence at the Capitol a day after a violent mob stormed the Capitol as lawmakers were meeting to confirm Joe Biden's presidential win
9:25AM ( 10 minutes ago )
Insurrection marks moment of reckoning for Republicans
The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol offers a new, and perhaps final, moment of reckoning for a Republican Party that's spent much of the past two months encouraging President Donald Trump’s false claims that the November election was stolen
8:53AM ( 42 minutes ago )
US trade deficit jumps to $68.1 billion in November
The U.S. trade deficit jumped to $68.1 billion in November as a surge in imports overwhelmed a smaller increase in exports
8:50AM ( 46 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Spreading virus pulls Olympic torches off display in Japan
Japan is halting a public display of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic torches as virus cases jump in the country and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga orders a state of emergency for Tokyo and the surrounding areas until next month
3:21AM ( 6 hours ago )
Maui Musings: 5 questions for a new year in golf
A new year brings new questions
2:34AM ( 7 hours ago )
'A sad day': NBA reacts to Capitol protest, Blake decision
The Boston Celtics and Miami Heat knelt for the national anthem Wednesday night, saying they were playing “with a heavy heart” after a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump was able to storm the U.S. Capitol and a Wisconsin prosecutor's decision this week to not charge a police officer who shot a Black man last year
2:05AM ( 7 hours ago )
AP Sports
Celtics, Heat kneel in protest over Blake, Capitol protest
The Boston Celtics and Miami Heat knelt for the national anthem Wednesday night, saying they were playing “with a heavy heart” after a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump was able to storm the U.S. Capitol and a Wisconsin prosecutor's decision this week to not charge a police officer who shot a Black man last year
8:06PM ( 13 hours ago )
George Washington basketball game postponed due to DC curfew
A men’s college basketball game scheduled to be played in Washington, D
4:28PM ( 17 hours ago )
The Latest: Oaklawn Park to allow limited attendance
Oaklawn Park in Arkansas plans to allow limited fans during its winter-spring horse racing meet that begins in 16 days and runs through April, but grandstand general admission won’t be allowed initially
3:10PM ( 18 hours ago )
AP Online Basketball
Homebound viewers boost New Year's Eve ratings; a CNN high
Stuck at home on New Year’s Eve during the pandemic, TV viewers celebrated with Ryan Seacrest, Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen in big numbers
9:01PM ( 12 hours ago )
Bama's Waddle back practicing, status for title game unclear
Alabama star receiver Jaylen Waddle has returned to practice but it's not clear yet whether he will play in Monday night's national championship game against Ohio State
5:40PM ( 15 hours ago )
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence declaring for NFL draft
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence says he is leaving school and declaring for the NFL draft in which he will likely be the first overall selection
11:50AM ( 21 hours ago )
College Sports
Dems' Georgia alliance is diverse and broad. Is it durable?
President Donald Trump came to the north Georgia mountains Monday night ostensibly to goose turnout in the surrounding conservative strongholds and stave off strong Democratic challengers who threatened the GOP’s Senate majority in two runoff elections
7:12AM ( 2 hours ago )
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's false claims, fuel on a day of chaos
President Donald Trump fueled the grievances of his supporters before they mobbed the Capitol and stopped the confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden's victory
9:04PM ( 12 hours ago )
Protesters swarm Statehouses across US; some evacuated
Protesters who back President Donald Trump have massed at statehouses from Georgia to New Mexico
7:52PM ( 13 hours ago )
AP Online - Georgia News
Culver leads No. 14 West Virginia from 19 down past Okla St
Derek Culver had 22 points and 19 rebounds to help No. 14 West Virginia come all the way back from 19 down in the second half to beat Oklahoma State 87-84
1:51AM ( 2 days ago )
Men's March Madness will be played entirely in Indiana
The NCAA says this year’s men’s college basketball tournament will be played entirely in Indiana
4:09PM ( 2 days ago )
Gonzaga-Baylor remain 1-2 in AP Top 25; Texas rises to No. 4
Gonzaga and Baylor remain atop The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll while fourth-ranked Texas has climbed to its highest perch in nearly a decade
1:41PM ( 2 days ago )
AP Sports - Men's College Basketball
Chaos, violence, mockery as pro-Trump mob occupies Congress
There is a heavy police presence at the Capitol a day after a violent mob stormed the Capitol as lawmakers were meeting to confirm Joe Biden's presidential win
9:25AM ( 10 minutes ago )
Insurrection marks moment of reckoning for Republicans
The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol offers a new, and perhaps final, moment of reckoning for a Republican Party that's spent much of the past two months encouraging President Donald Trump’s false claims that the November election was stolen
8:53AM ( 42 minutes ago )
US trade deficit jumps to $68.1 billion in November
The U.S. trade deficit jumped to $68.1 billion in November as a surge in imports overwhelmed a smaller increase in exports
8:50AM ( 46 minutes ago )
US unemployment claims slip to still-high 787,000
The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell slightly to 787,000, evidence of a job market stumbling in the face of the viral pandemic and the damage it has inflicted on the economy for nearly 10 months
8:41AM ( 54 minutes ago )
The Latest: Mulvaney says he's quitting after Capitol riot
President Donald Trump’s former acting White House chief of staff resigned his post as special envoy to Northern Ireland on Thursday, saying “I can’t do it
8:40AM ( 55 minutes ago )