monday january 31
7:00 p.m. (ET) – Kennesaw State (9-11, 4-3 ASUN) vs. Liberty (14-7, 5-1 ASUN)
Site: Kennesaw, Georgia | Summon Center (4,600)
TV: ESPN+ (Alexander NolanTerrance Hill)
Live statistics: statbroadcast
KSU Game Notes
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KENNESAW, Georgia – Kennesaw State Men’s Basketball looks to snap a two-game losing streak when it hosts Liberty Monday night at the Convocation Center to wrap up a four-game homestand. The match, which starts at 7:00 p.m., will be broadcast live on ESPN+.
Monday is also youth sports night at KSU, and all children are encouraged to wear their youth sports jerseys to the game. Plus, all kids 12 and under will get free entry to the game. Adult tickets are available for $12 per game, $11 if purchased online. The reduced rate for seniors (55 and over) is $10. To purchase men’s tickets online, fans should click HERE.
A FEW NOTES
♦ It’s a tough challenge ahead of the Owls on Monday, as not only are the Flames the preseason favorites, but KSU is 0-7 against Liberty. They did play at LU last year, however, as in three games against the eventual champions, one was a six-point loss on the road while the eighth-seeded Owls fell 10 in the quarter-finals of the 2021 ASUN tournament.
♦ KSU will focus on limiting Liberty senior guard Darius McGhee, who enters Monday as the nation’s third-leading scorer with 22.9 points per game. The Owls are looking to return to their defensive play of two weeks ago, in which they held four consecutive opponents to 60 points or less, before allowing an average of 71.5 points per game in the last four, including three losses.
♦ Monday is a big game for both teams in the ASUN East race. A victory for Liberty gives them a nearly three-game lead in the standings, while a win for the Owls keeps them in contention for a first-round bye.
♦ Last season’s comeback experience is paying off on the offensive end for KSU, as the Owls’ 75.5 ppg average is ahead of the current school record of 75.0 ppg, set in the 2016-17 season.
♦ KSU has played a tough non-conference schedule this season, which currently ranks as the 31st toughest non-conference schedule in the nation. The Owls’ eight non-conference losses have come at the hands of Iowa State, Creighton, Belmont, Wake Forest, Mercer, Wofford, Samford and Nebraska. These eight schools have a combined record of 99-56 (through Jan. 25), while ISU is ranked 23rd in the AP Top 25.