Who's Playing

Liberty @ Eastern Kentucky

Current Records: Liberty 12-4; Eastern Kentucky 9-7

What to Know

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels will be returning home after a two-game road trip. The Colonels and the Liberty Flames will face off in an Atlantic Sun battle at 1 p.m. ET Sunday at McBrayer Arena. Eastern Kentucky is out to keep their five-game home win streak alive.

Things were close when Eastern Kentucky and the Cent. Arkansas Bears clashed this past Thursday, but Eastern Kentucky ultimately edged out the opposition 77-75.

Meanwhile, Liberty couldn't have asked for a better start to 2023 than the 75-41 stomp they dished out against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks at home this past Thursday.

Eastern Kentucky is expected to lose this next one by 9.5. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 6-3 against the spread when expected to lose.

The wins brought the Colonels up to 9-7 and the Flames to 12-4. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Eastern Kentucky comes into the game boasting the 28th most points per game in college basketball at 80.8. But Liberty enters the contest with only 58.6 points allowed per game on average, good for 12th best in college basketball. We'll see which of these strengths -- offense or defense -- will win out.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
  • Where: McBrayer Arena -- Richmond, Kentucky
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Flames are a big 9.5-point favorite against the Colonels, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Flames, as the game opened with the Flames as an 8-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

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

  • Feb 05, 2022 - Liberty 91 vs. Eastern Kentucky 84