The Charlotte 49ers and Liberty Flames will play the opening game of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Series on Friday afternoon in Charlotte. The 49ers defeated Maine 69-52 at home on Monday evening during the team’s campaign opening match. The Flames thrashed Mid-Atlantic Christian of the NAIA 103-43 at home in their debut this season. The Spectrum Center will host the schools’ very first meeting.
Early in the season, the Charlotte 49ers demonstrated themselves to be a formidable defensive team. Their defensive philosophy, which has limited their initial opponent to 52 points, centers on tight, controlled play that stymies opposition offenses. This is a cohesive team where each player knows their place in the defensive plan, not simply about individual talent. Their exceptional shot-blocking skills are demonstrated by the few points they give up per game. They have been successful defensively because of their defensive rebounding, which is led by junior big Igor Milicic Jr. with 9 rebounds. This has helped them restrict opponents’ second-chance points. With the current campaign, Charlotte hopes to duplicate the team’s potent offensive from the previous one. Last season, Charlotte ranked 19th in the US for 3-point shooting percentage and 23rd for field goal percentage.
The attacking output of the Liberty Flames has been outstanding. They have demonstrated their capacity to score points whenever they want, scoring an amazing 103 points during their initial matches. A major factor in the squad’s success is their shooting efficiency, especially their remarkable 50 three-point percentage and 55.4 field goal percentage. Their junior guard Brody Peebles, who tallied 20 points, is not their only outstanding shooter. Players who have scored in double figures, such as senior forward Shiloh Robinson and sophomore forward Zach Cleveland, have also been crucial. The Flames’ offensive style is characterized by their efficiency in scoring goals, which frequently leaves opposing defenses in disarray.
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Charlotte vs Liberty Game Information
- Date: 11/10/2023
- Time: 04:30 PM ET
- Location: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC.
- How to Watch Charlotte vs Liberty : ESPN2
- Live Stream: CBS.com