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2012–13 Liberty Flames basketball team

The 2012–13 Liberty Flames basketball team represented Liberty University during the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Flames, led by fourth year head coach Dale Layer, played their home games at the Vines Center and were members of the North Division of the Big South Conference. Despite losing their first eight games of the season and ending up with a 15–20 record (6–10 in the Big South), Liberty won the Big South Tournament to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Flames were the first 20-loss team in the NCAA Tournament since Coppin State in 2007–08 and only the second 20-loss team ever to qualify. They lost in the first four round to North Carolina A&T to finish the season 15–21.

2012–13 Liberty Flames men's basketball
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Big South Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament Midwest Region 16 Seed, First Four
ConferenceBig South Conference
DivisionNorth Division
2012–13 record15–21 (6–10 Big South)
Head coachDale Layer (4th season)
Assistant coachJason Eaker
Assistant coachBrian Joyce
Assistant coachVince Walden
Home arenaVines Center
Seasons
2012–13 Big South men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
North
High Point 12 4   .750     17 14   .548
VMI 8 8   .500     14 17   .452
Radford 7 9   .438     13 19   .406
Campbell 7 9   .438     13 20   .394
Liberty 6 10   .375     15 21   .417
Longwood 4 12   .250     8 25   .242
South
Charleston Southern 12 4   .750     19 13   .594
Gardner–Webb 11 5   .688     21 13   .618
UNC Asheville 10 6   .625     16 16   .500
Coastal Carolina 9 7   .563     14 15   .483
Winthrop 6 10   .375     14 17   .452
Presbyterian 4 12   .250     8 24   .250
2013 Big South Tournament winner
As of March 20, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll

RosterEdit

2012–13 Liberty Flames men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Jarred Jourdan 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Oakland, California
G 1 Davon Marshall 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Niagara Falls, New York
G 2 Kelly Assinesi 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Greenville, South Carolina
G 3 Casey Roberts 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr LaVale, Maryland
G 5 Wesley Alcegaire 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Miami, Florida
G 10 Chad Donley 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Baker, Florida
F 11 Andrew Smith 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Pompano Beach, Florida
F 12 Tomasz Gielo 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Szczecin, Poland
G 13 Larry Taylor 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Englewood, Florida
G 15 Ethan Layer 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) So Forest, Virginia
C 21 Joel Vander Pol 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Cape Coral, Florida
G 22 Tavares Sparks 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Raleigh, North Carolina
F 24 Antwan Burrus 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Winterville, North Carolina
F 32 JR Coronado 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Caracas, Venezuela
G 33 John Caleb Sanders 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Sugar Land, Texas
F 42 Sommy Ogukwe 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Abuja, Nigeria
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Jason Eaker (Texas-Pan American)
  • Brian Joyce (Oklahoma Christian)
  • Vince Walden (Longwood)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2013-03-11

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
11/09/2012*
7:00 PM
at Richmond L 42–84  0–1
Robins Center (6,798)
Richmond, VA
11/12/2012*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
William & Mary L 59–71  0–2
Vines Center (3,049)
Lynchburg, VA
11/14/2012*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Georgetown
Legends Classic
L 59–68  0–3
Verizon Center (6,743)
Washington, D.C.
11/19/2012*
6:00 PM
vs. UC Irvine
Legends Classic
L 46–64  0–4
Bernard Johnson Coliseum (1,089)
Huntsville, TX
11/20/2012*
8:00 PM
at Sam Houston State
Legends Classic
L 50–64  0–5
Bernard Johnson Coliseum (599)
Huntsville, TX
11/21/2012*
6:00 PM
vs. Southern Miss
Legends Classic
L 56–74  0–6
Bernard Johnson Coliseum (224)
Huntsville, TX
11/29/2012*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Morgan State L 62–67  0–7
Vines Center (2,233)
Lynchburg, VA
12/02/2012*
3:00 PM, ESPN3
Georgia State L 66–67  0–8
Vines Center (1,717)
Lynchburg, VA
12/04/2012*
7:00 PM
Southern Virginia W 76–51  1–8
Vines Center (1,846)
Lynchburg, VA
12/15/2012*
4:00 PM
at Howard L 53–60  1–9
Burr Gymnasium (205)
Washington, D.C.
12/18/2012*
7:00 PM
at Iona L 69–87  1–10
Hynes Athletic Center (1,537)
New Rochelle, NY
12/21/2012*
7:00 PM
Milligan W 81–63  2–10
Vines Center (1,295)
Lynchburg, VA
12/28/2012*
7:00 PM
Union (KY) W 104–67  3–10
Vines Center (1,335)
Lynchburg, VA
12/31/2012*
2:00 PM
at Western Carolina W 63–62  4–10
Ramsey Center (764)
Cullowhee, NC
01/05/2013
6:00 PM, ESPN3
UNC Asheville L 69–83  4–11 (0–1)
Vines Center (1,688)
Lynchburg, VA
01/09/2013
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at VMI L 69–82  4–12 (0–2)
Cameron Hall (1,068)
Lexington, VA
01/12/2013
6:00 PM, ESPN3
Coastal Carolina W 64–56  5–12 (1–2)
Vines Center (2,120)
Lynchburg, VA
01/16/2013
7:00 PM
at High Point L 72–77 2OT 5–13 (1–3)
Millis Center (1,527)
High Point, NC
01/19/2013
7:00 PM
at Presbyterian L 60–68  5–14 (1–4)
Templeton Center (1,153)
Clinton, SC
01/22/2013
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Longwood W 74–47  6–14 (2–4)
Vines Center (2,106)
Lynchburg, VA
01/26/2013
8:00 PM, ESPN3
Charleston Southern L 75–79  6–15 (2–5)
Vines Center (3,246)
Lynchburg, VA
01/29/2013
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Campbell W 89–72  7–15 (3–5)
Vines Center (1,897)
Lynchburg, VA
02/02/2013
7:00 PM
at Winthrop L 56–66  7–16 (3–6)
Winthrop Coliseum (2,168)
Rock Hill, SC
02/05/2013
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Radford W 75–70  8–16 (4–6)
Vines Center (1,939)
Lynchburg, VA
02/09/2013
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Gardner–Webb L 68–71  8–17 (4–7)
Paul Porter Arena (2,370)
Boiling Springs, NC
02/13/2013
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Campbell W 82–80  9–17 (5–7)
John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center (1,187)
Buies Creek, NC
02/16/2013
6:00 PM, ESPN3
High Point L 68–73  9–18 (5–8)
Vines Center (2,996)
Lynchburg, VA
02/19/2013
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Longwood L 101–102  9–19 (5–9)
Willett Hall (1,693)
Farmville, VA
02/23/2013*
4:00 PM
Austin Peay
BracketBusters
W 79–73 OT 10–19
Vines Center (2,678)
Lynchburg, VA
02/26/2013
7:00 PM, ESPN3
VMI L 66–83  10–20 (5–10)
Vines Center (2,198)
Lynchburg, VA
03/02/2013
4:30 PM
at Radford W 73–56  11–20 (6–10)
Dedmon Center (2,385)
Radford, VA
2013 Big South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
03/05/2013
8:00 PM
at Coastal Carolina
First Round
W 78–61  12–20
HTC Center (3,266)
Conway, SC
03/07/2013
8:30 PM
vs. High Point
Quarterfinals
W 61–60  13–20
HTC Center (2,606)
Conway, SC
03/09/2013
2:30 PM, ESPN3
vs. Gardner–Webb
Semifinals
W 65–62  14–20
HTC Center (2,598)
Conway, SC
03/10/2013
12:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. Charleston Southern
Championship Game
W 87–76  15–20
HTC Center (2,532)
Conway, SC
2013 NCAA Tournament
03/19/2013
6:40 PM, truTV
No. 16 MW vs. (16 MW) North Carolina A&T
First Four
L 72–73  15–21
UD Arena (12,027)
Dayton, OH
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region MW=Midwest.

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