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Broadcast - Tip-Off:
3:30 p.m. at High Point
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Liberty (16-6, 8-2 Big South) will complete its North Carolina road swing Saturday at 3:30 p.m., when the Lady Flames travel to High Point (12-8, 6-3 Big South). High Point won the first matchup between the two teams this season, 71-63, Jan. 17 at the Vines Center.
The "Starting Five" - Today's Top Storylines
1) Saturday's game will mark Liberty's first visit to the Millis Center since the Lady Flames won the 2012 Big South title there on March 11, 2012. Liberty went 14-2 at the Millis Center during the last four seasons (2008-09 through 2011-12), capturing three Big South championships in the process.
2) Liberty hopes to continue a recent trend in its head-to-head series with High Point which has seen the road team win five straight matchups. Additionally, the Lady Flames have been victorious in six consecutive road games against High Point and seven straight road tilts overall this season.
3) The Lady Flames top the nation in rebound margin at +17.9. On Saturday, they will match up against High Point's Cheyenne Parker, who sits second nationally with 13.0 rpg.
4) Liberty needs to win at High Point Saturday to keep pace with red-hot Winthrop atop the conference standings. The Eagles are tied with the Lady Flames at 8-2 entering a Saturday matinee at Charleston Southern.
5) High Point defeated Liberty by a 71-63 count at the Vines Center on Jan. 17, giving itself a chance to become just the third Big South team in head coach Carey Green's 14 seasons at the helm to sweep the two-game regular-season series from the Lady Flames. High Point (2006-07) and Gardner-Webb (2009-10) have accomplished the feat.
Liberty vs. High Point At a Glance
Series Record: Liberty leads, 31-11.
Current Streak: High Point won the most recent meeting.
Series Record at High Point: Liberty leads, 14-5.
Current Streak at High Point: Liberty has won six consecutive meetings.
Last Meeting Overall: High Point 71, Liberty 63 (Jan. 17, 2013 at Liberty)
Last Meeting at High Point: Liberty 81, High Point 73 (March 11, 2012)
Liberty's Last Series Victory: Liberty 81, High Point 73 (March 11, 2012 at HPU)
High Point's Last Series Victory at Home: HPU 58, Liberty 53 (March 9, 2009)
Liberty Head Coach: Carey Green
Overall Record (Seasons): 326-109 (14th Season)
Record at Liberty (Seasons): Same
Record vs. High Point: 27-8
High Point Head Coach: DeUnna Hendrix
Overall Record (Seasons): 12-8 (First Season)
Record at High Point (Seasons): Same
Record vs. Liberty: 1-0
Notes and Anecdotes
• Liberty will hope to continue a recent trend of road victories during its head-to-head series with High Point. The Panthers have won at the Vines Center in back-to-back years, including a 71-63 triumph on Jan. 17. Meanwhile, the Lady Flames have defeated the Panthers the last six times they have faced off at the Millis Center.
• The Lady Flames' most recent game at the Millis Center was the title contest of the 2012 Big South Women's Basketball Championship, which saw Liberty defeat host High Point, 81-73. Liberty played 16 games at the Millis Center between 2008-09 and 2011-12, going 14-2 and winning three Big South titles at the facility.
• High Point's Kendra Wallace scored a career-high 18 points during the Panthers' victory at Liberty on Jan. 17. Her brother, Doug Wallace, was a pitcher for the Liberty baseball team (2006-08) and her sister-in-law, Jenna (Eatmon) Wallace, played for the Liberty softball team (2008-10).
• High Point will attempt to become just the third Big South team during Carey Green's 14 seasons as head coach to sweep the two-game regular-season series against Liberty. High Point (2006-07) and Gardner-Webb (2009-10) previously accomplished the feat.
• Liberty leads the nation in rebound margin (+17.9), while High Point's Cheyenne Parker sits second nationally with 13.0 rpg. On Jan. 17, the Lady Flames held Parker to six boards but only outrebounded High Point by three (42-39).
Liberty in February
All-Time Record in February: 190-124
Carey Green's Record in February: 90-8
Record This February (Games Remaining): 0-0 (7 games remaining)
Last Five February Records:
2007-08 - 6-1
2008-09 - 6-0
2009-10 - 6-1
2010-11 - 5-1
2011-12 - 7-1
Liberty has not lost a road game since falling at Baylor on Nov. 23. Since then, the Lady Flames have reeled off seven consecutive road victories, including five Big South road wins. The following are some notes regarding Liberty's seven-game road winning streak.
• The Lady Flames are 89-11 in Big South road games under head coach Carey Green.
• Devon Brown is averaging 20.1 ppg.
• Liberty is outrebounding opponents by 19.9 boards/game.
• The Lady Flames are shooting 41.2 percent from three-point range.
The Lady Flames have gotten solid production out of their non-starters this season, averaging 25.5 bench points per game.
• Liberty has tallied more bench points than its opponent in seven straight games and 10 of the last 11 contests. The Lady Flames are 14-2 this season when outscoring their opponent in bench points.
In Good Company
During the first half of Thursday's win at Campbell, Devon Brown scored her 1,800th career point, joining an elite group of scorers.
• Brown is the fourth Liberty player and ninth Big South player ever to score 1,800 career points. She joins Lady Flame greats Elena Kisseleva, Megan Frazee and Katie Feenstra as the program's 1,800-point scorers.
A Look Back at Liberty's 78-56 Win at Campbell
• Liberty posted its seventh consecutive road victory on Thursday with a 78-56 win at Campbell.
• It was the Lady Flames' second win over the Lady Camels in 13 days and improved head coach Carey Green's Big South road record to 89-11.
• The Lady Flames broke open a close game with a 25-6 surge that spanned both halves.
• For the 17th consecutive game, Liberty won the rebounding battle (51-25) and held its opponent below 50 percent field goal shooting (32.1 percent).
• Liberty shot the ball well from the field (47.5 percent) and three-point range (46.7 percent).
• The Lady Flames tallied more bench points than their opponent (41-35) for the seventh consecutive game.
• Devon Brown scored a game-high 17 points in only 21 minutes of playing time, becoming the fourth Lady Flame ever to score 1,800 career points. She finished the game with 1,812 career points.
• Ashley Rininger came off the bench to post her second straight double-double, with 13 points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
• Tolu Omotola added 10 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots, and Liberty improved to 34-4 all-time when she scores in double figures.
• Reagan Miller reached double digits for the second time in the last four games, tallying 10 points.
• Katelyn Adams ended a career-long streak of 13 straight made free throws but was still able to total eight points and eight rebounds in just 13 minutes of action.
Racking Up the Rebounds
The Lady Flames won the rebounding battle by 26 boards (51-25) on Thursday at Campbell, continuing a recent trend of dominance on the glass within the Big South.
• Liberty has outrebounded all 10 Big South opponents this season, by an average of 20.4 boards per game.
• The Lady Flames have outrebounded 20 straight Big South foes, dating back to 2011-12.
Fabulous at the Free Throw Line
Liberty is shooting quite well at the free throw line during the last four games, hitting 75.8 percent (75-of-99) of its attempts.
• For the season, Liberty is making 71.5 percent of its free throws, which is not far off of the Lady Flames' single-season record of 72.8 percent, set in 2007-08.
• Devon Brown is shooting a Big South-best 83.5 percent from the foul line this season. That would rank her third in program history if the season ended today.
Speed Limit 65
Liberty has scored 65 or more points in 15 of its 16 victories this season, continuing a recent trend.
• The Lady Flames have won 22 straight games when reaching the 65-point mark, dating back to last season. Liberty is also 31-1 the last 32 times it has tallied 65 or more points.