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WBB Game Day Central: Campbell
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Liberty (13-7, 8-1 Big South) will continue its four-game Big South road swing through North Carolina Saturday at 1 p.m., when the Lady Flames play at Campbell (12-8, 5-4 Big South). In the 1,000th game in program history, Liberty will attempt to secure head coach Carey Green's 300th career victory and snap the Lady Camels' 11-game home winning streak at Gore Arena.
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1) Something has to give during Saturday's game. Campbell is 8-0 at home this season, including 4-0 in Big South home games. Overall, the Lady Camels have won 11 straight home contests at Gore Arena, dating back to last season. Meanwhile, Liberty is 5-0 in Big South road games during the 2011-12 campaign and 81-10 in conference road tilts under head coach Carey Green.
2) Liberty has not traditionally played well at Campbell, going just 1-7 all-time in games played in Buies Creek. The Lady Flames' only victory at Campbell came in an 81-78 overtime decision on Feb. 6, 1993.
3) Saturday's game will be the 1,000th contest in the history of the Liberty women's basketball program, which tipped off its first season in 1975-76 under head coach Brenda Bonheim. The Lady Flames are 570-429 all-time and have won 13 Big South Conference titles and made 13 NCAA Division I Tournament appearances.
4) Liberty Head Coach Carey Green enters Saturday's game with a 299-101 career record, meaning he will have a chance to earn career victory No. 300 at Campbell. Green would become the first women's basketball coach in program history to reach 300 victories and the first to win 300 games as a Big South women's basketball head coach.
5) Liberty redshirt senior center Avery Warley has posted 1,117 career rebounds. She needs 11 boards on Saturday to break the Big South all-time rebounding record, currently held by former Charleston Southern standout Kate Sanford (1996-2000).
Liberty vs. Campbell At a Glance
Series Record: Campbell leads, 12-8.
Current Streak: Liberty won the most recent meeting.
Campbell's Last Victory: Campbell 64, Liberty 59 (Nov. 29, 1999 at Liberty)
Series Record at Campbell: Campbell leads, 7-1.
Current Streak at Campbell: Campbell has won the last three meetings.
Liberty's Last Victory at Campbell: Liberty 81, Campbell 78 (OT) (Feb. 6, 1993)
Last Meeting: Liberty 90, Campbell 61 (Jan. 9, 2012 at Liberty)
Last Meeting at Campbell: Campbell 73, Liberty 69 (OT) (Dec. 5, 1998)
Liberty Head Coach: Carey Green
Overall Record (Seasons): 299-101 (13th Season)
Record at Liberty (Seasons): Same
Record vs. Campbell: 1-1
Campbell Head Coach: Wanda Watkins
Overall Record (Seasons): 472-386 (31st Season)
Record at Campbell (Seasons): Same
Record vs. Liberty: 12-8
Notes and Anecdotes
-- Campbell is 8-0 at home this season, including 4-0 in Big South home games at Gore Arena. The Lady Camels have won 11 straight home games since suffering a 54-45 home decision to Belmont on Feb. 12, 2011.
-- Liberty is 5-0 in Big South road games this season, winning the five contests by an average of 21.8 ppg.
-- Saturday's game will be the Lady Flames' first contest at Campbell since Dec. 5, 1998 and Liberty's first-ever visit to Gore Arena. Liberty's previous eight games at Campbell were played inside Carter Gymnasium.
-- The Lady Flames have only won one game at Campbell in program history, an 81-78 overtime decision on Feb. 6, 1993. Renee White hit a three-pointer with three seconds left in overtime to snap a 78-78 tie. Dawn Coleman paced Liberty with 24 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals.
-- Including Liberty's 90-61 home victory over Campbell on Jan. 9, this will be the 10th matchup between the Lady Flames and Lady Camels as Big South Conference rivals. Liberty went 5-3 against Campbell during the three seasons (1991-92 through 1993-94) that both teams were Big South members prior to this year, including 4-2 in regular-season contests and 1-1 in the Big South Championship.
Liberty in February
All-Time Record in February: 183-123
Carey Green's Record in February: 83-7
Record This February (Games Remaining): 0-0 (8 games remaining)
Last Five February Records:
2006-07 - 6-2
2007-08 - 6-1
2008-09 - 6-0
2009-10 - 6-1
2010-11 - 5-1
-- Saturday's game at Campbell will be the 1,000th contest in the history of the Liberty women's basketball program, which played its first season in 1975-76 under head coach Brenda Bonheim. The Lady Flames boast an all-time record of 570-429, for a 57.1 winning percentage.
-- Liberty has won 13 Big South tournament titles, made 13 NCAA Division I Tournament appearances, posted 13 20-win seasons and captured 12 Big South regular-season titles during its first 1,000 games.
299 and Counting
-- Liberty head coach Carey Green enters Saturday's game with a 299-101 career record, leaving him one win shy of 300 for his career.
-- Green would become the first women's basketball coach in program history to reach 300 victories and the first to win 300 games as a Big South women's basketball head coach.
-- Green's 100th (Jan. 17, 2004 at Coastal Carolina) and 200th (Jan. 19, 2008 at Charleston Southern) coaching victories both happened on the road against Big South teams.
-- Liberty redshirt senior center Avery Warley has grabbed a Liberty-record 1,117 rebounds for her career. That ranks second in Big South Conference history, just 10 boards behind former Charleston Southern standout Kate Sanford's (1996-2000) conference record of 1,127 career rebounds.
-- Warley broke Katie Feenstra's program rebounding record of 1,033 career boards during the first half of the Lady Flames' Jan. 7 home game against High Point.
A Look Back at Liberty's Win at Gardner-Webb on Monday
-- Liberty used a 21-2 run that spanned both halves to break open the rematch of the last three Big South Championship title contests and propel the Lady Flames to a 78-51 win at Gardner-Webb.
-- The Lady Flames' seventh straight win featured their largest margin of victory (27 points) in 10 all-time meetings with the Runnin' Bulldogs. It was Liberty's fourth consecutive win by 20 points or more during the team's current winning streak.
-- Liberty head coach Carey Green earned win No. 299 of his coaching career, improving his career record to 299-101.
-- Liberty outrebounded its 47th straight opponent (45-33) and held its 42nd consecutive opponent below 50 percent field goal shooting (Gardner-Webb shot 28.3 percent for the contest.)
-- The Lady Flames scored a season-high 18 fast break points, as compared with only two for Gardner-Webb.
-- Reagan Miller tied her career high with 18 points and sank a career-best five three-pointers. She became the first Lady Flame to make five triples in a game this season and the first Liberty freshman to do so since Daina Staugaitiene made five trifectas at Hampton on Dec. 15, 2001. Her five triples equaled the most any Liberty player has hit in a single game during Carey Green's 13 seasons as Liberty's head coach.
-- Devon Brown scored 14 points, reaching double figures for the 21st straight game. She also grabbed seven rebounds, becoming the 22nd Lady Flame ever to pull down 500 career boards. Brown finished the contest with 503 career caroms.
-- Avery Warley posted 13 points and a game-high 12 rebounds, notching her eighth double-double of the season and the 40th of her career. She has finished with double-doubles in six of her 10 all-time matchups against Gardner-Webb.
-- All 10 Liberty players in uniform scored a point and grabbed a rebound.
Recipe for Success
-- Liberty enters Monday's game with a season-best seven-game winning streak. The following are a few keys to the Lady Flames' recent success.
-- Liberty has won all six games by 15 or more points, posting an average margin of victory of 25.0 ppg (77.1 to 52.1).
-- Liberty has gotten to the free throw line an average of 25.7 times per game, as compared with just 11.6 times per contest for its opponents. The Lady Flames are shooting better than their season average from the line, connecting at a 70.6 percent rate.
-- Liberty has outrebounded all seven opponents, by an average of 16.3 rpg.
-- Devon Brown is averaging 19.1 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.3 steals per contest during the winning streak.
-- Liberty has played well in road Big South Conference matchups in recent years, going 81-10 under head coach Carey Green. The Lady Flames have never lost more than two road conference games in a season since Green took over as head coach prior to the 1999-2000 campaign.
-- The Lady Flames, who went 7-1 in Big South road tilts last season, are 5-0 in conference road games in 2011-12.
It's Been a While ...
-- Liberty has not won a game at Campbell since Feb. 6, 1993, when the Lady Flames recorded an 81-78 overtime victory inside Carter Gymnasium.
-- That win came about two and a half weeks after President Bill Clinton's first inaugural address. "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston was the nation's No. 1 single, "Aladdin" was the nation's top movie and the Dallas Cowboys had just defeated the Buffalo Bills, 52-17, to win Super Bowl XXVII.
-- Liberty women's basketball radio announcer Jamie Hall was celebrating the Cowboys' Super Bowl championship as a high school senior. Assistant coach Alexis Sherard was on his way to earning Northeast 10 Conference All-Defensive Team honors as a senior on the St. Michael's College men's basketball team. Meanwhile, the Lady Flames' youngest player, freshman Ashley Rininger, was about two months away from being born.