Written By: Peg Legs Picks
December 23rd, 2021
This is a semi-final matchup of the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii. Liberty escaped with a win against Northern Iowa yesterday 76-74 thanks to their hot shooting. Stanford defeated Wyoming 66-63 in their first round matchup.
Liberty struggled in the early parts of the first half yesterday against UNI getting down by 11 points 8 min into the game. The shots started to drop and they took an 8 point lead into half and never looked back. They shot 53% from the field and were 15-31 from the 3pt line. Liberty was led by Darius McGhee with 22 points and 4 assists. The Flames are only 227th in the nation offensively putting up 70.3 ppg. However, the Flames are only giving up 56.8 ppg which is good for 16th in the country. The Flames are averaging an astounding 10 made 3s per game while Stanford is allowing 7 made threes per game which is right around the national average.
The Stanford Cardinals improved to 7-4 on the year with yesterday's win over Wyoming. The Cardinals only shot 38% from the floor which will have to be much better if they want to even hang with Liberty. This was Stanford's first win away from their home court this year and they will be looking for two in a row against Liberty. The Cardinals have an even worse offense than the Flames scoring an average of 69 ppg which is good from 234th in the nation.
Stanford's only shot in this game is to be menaces on the offensive glass. Liberty has a stifling defense that will only make Stanford's scoring issues even more difficult. Liberty has been red hot of late winning 6 of their last 7 games and will prove to be too much for a below average Stanford team away from home.
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