Who's Playing

Liberty @ East Carolina

Current Records: Liberty 6-4; East Carolina 8-2

What to Know

The Liberty Flames will take on the East Carolina Pirates at 1:30 p.m. ET Friday at Spectrum Center. Liberty earned a 77-57 win in their most recent contest against East Carolina in November of 2019.

The Flames simply couldn't be stopped on Monday, as they easily beat the Carver College Cougars at home 95-36.

Meanwhile, the Pirates didn't have too much trouble with the North Carolina A&T Aggies at home last week as they won 82-71. Four players on East Carolina scored in the double digits: forward Vance Jackson (23), guard J.J. Miles (20), guard Tristen Newton (14), and guard Tremont Robinson-White (11).

Barring any buzzer beaters, Liberty is expected to win a tight contest. But bettors beware: they are only 2-4 against the spread when favored.

Their wins bumped Liberty to 6-4 and East Carolina to 8-2. We'll see which team can carry over their success and which team inevitably falls when the Flames and the Pirates clash.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 1:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Spectrum Center -- Charlotte, North Carolina
  • TV: ESPN Plus
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Flames are a 3-point favorite against the Pirates, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 3-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

Liberty won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.

  • Nov 16, 2019 - Liberty 77 vs. East Carolina 57

Injury Report for East Carolina

  • Wynston Tabbs: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)

Injury Report for Liberty

  • DJ Moore: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)
  • Gabriel McKay: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)
  • Bryson Spell: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)