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3 p.m. Eastern vs. Lipscomb
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Liberty vs. Lipscomb At a Glance
Series Record: First Meeting
Liberty Head Coach: Carey Green
Overall Record (Seasons): 288-97 (13th Season)
Record at Liberty (Seasons): Same
Record vs. Lipscomb: 0-0
Lipscomb Head Coach: Frank Bennett
Overall Record (Seasons): 577-421 (32nd Season)
Record at Lipscomb (Seasons): Same
Record vs. Liberty: 0-0
Notes and Anecdotes
-- Both Liberty head coach Carey Green and Lipscomb head coach Frank Bennett are approaching career milestones. Green is 12 wins away from 300, while Bennett is just two games away from coaching his 1,000th career contest.
-- One of Lipscomb's former conference rivals, Campbell, joined the Big South Conference this season. The Lady Flames will battle the Camels on Jan. 9 and Feb. 4.
-- Lipscomb (4 miles) will have a lot shorter to travel this weekend than Liberty (487 miles) and Oklahoma (600 miles).
-- Lipscomb has another Big South opponent on the schedule this season. Gardner-Webb is scheduled to visit Nashville to face the Bisons on Dec. 18.
-- Lipscomb has made one NCAA Tournament appearance, in 2004.
Liberty vs. the Atlantic Sun
Record vs. Current Conference Members: 5-9
Carey Green's Record vs. Current Conference Members: 3-0
Current Streak: Liberty has won three straight meetings.
Last Meeting: Liberty 64, East Tennessee State 54 (Jan. 13, 2009 at Liberty)
A-Sun's Last Victory: East Tennessee State 80, Liberty 69 (Jan. 6, 1999 at ETSU)
Looking Ahead to Lipscomb:
-- Liberty will be playing a first-time opponent for the second day in a row, after facing Oklahoma for the first time in program history on Friday.
-- It will be the Lady Flames' first meeting against an Atlantic Sun opponent since posting a 64-54 home win over East Tennessee State on Jan. 13, 2009.
-- The Lady Flames will attempt to post their second consecutive third-place finish at a regular-season tournament, after coming in third at the Terrapin Classic, Dec. 28-29, 2010 in College Park, Md.
-- Liberty will aim to finish the month of November at 3-3 and avoid its first losing record in November since the 2008-09 Lady Flames went 1-4 during the month.
-- The Lady Flames will be in search of their first win against a Division I opponent since the season-opening 61-46 victory at UNC Greensboro on Nov. 11.
A Look Back at Friday's Game Versus No. 12/14 Oklahoma
-- Liberty fell to 4-34 all-time against Top 25 opponents.
-- The Lady Flames set season lows for points scored (45) and field goal percentage (.286) and committed a season-high 37 turnovers.
-- Liberty won the rebounding battle (47-34) for the 32nd straight game, dating back to last season.
-- The Lady Flames pulled down 22 offensive rebounds and have now averaged 23.0 offensive rebounds per game in the last three contests.
-- Three Lady Flames (Catherine Kearney, Terika Lunsford and Avery Warley) each grabbed 10 rebounds on Friday. It was the first time three Liberty players have posted double-figure rebounds in the same game since Dec. 29, 2008. That day, Megan Frazee had 12 rebounds, Avery Warley had 11 and Kylee Beecher had 10 in a 72-58 win over North Carolina A&T in the first round of the Hokie Hardwood Classic in Blacksburg, Va.
-- All nine Lady Flames who dressed for the game played at least 12 minutes and scored at least two points.
-- The Liberty bench players scored 22 points, meaning that the Lady Flames' reserves have scored at least 20 points in all five games this season.
-- Liberty's leading scorer Devon Brown missed the game after her mother, Jennifer Brown, died on Tuesday. The Lady Flames are now 3-5 during Brown's career when she is unable to play.
Updated Individual Notes
#1 LaKendra Washington
-- Scored eight points off the bench and kept her scoring average in double figures (10.0 ppg) during her three appearances this season.
#3 Ellee Rollins
-- Scored the first points of her collegiate career, banking in a three-pointer during the second half of Friday's game.
#5 Reagan Miller
-- Played 30 minutes, marking the fourth time in her first five collegiate games that she has played 30 or more minutes.
#12 Danika Dale
-- Went over the 300-point mark for her career, pushing her total to 301 points.
#23 Avery Warley
-- Her six points put her in a tie with Brenda Gunsallus for 11th place on Liberty's career scoring list with 1,078 points.
-- Grabbed double-digit rebounds (10 boards) for the third time this season, passing former Megan Frazee for third place in program history and fourth place in Big South history. Warley now has 958 career rebounds.
-- Made both of her free throws, extending her streak to six consecutive made foul shots.
#32 Terika Lunsford
-- Led the Lady Flames with a career-high nine points and tied for the team lead with a career-high 10 rebounds on Friday.
-- Prior to the Oklahoma matchup, she only had 16 points and 14 rebounds in her career.
#40 Devon Brown
-- Missed Friday's game after the death of her mother, Jennifer Brown, on Tuesday.
-- Expected to miss Saturday's game as well.
-- Just 20 points shy of becoming the 14th 1,000-point scorer in program history.
#44 Catherine Kearney
-- Pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds on Friday, matching her rebounding total from the first four games of her collegiate career.