Jaymee Fisher-Davis scored nine points against Ohio State on Friday.
Game Day Central Page Liberty's Tournament Notes Liberty's Supplemental Game Notes Game Time: 5:15 p.m. Eastern Radio Coverage: Liberty Flames Sports Network – Radio WQLU 90.9 FM The Light Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Jamie Hall Liberty vs. California At a Glance Series History Series Record: First meeting
Coaching Matchup Liberty Head Coach: Carey Green Overall Record (Seasons): 385-131 (17th Season) Record at Liberty (Seasons): Same Record vs. California: 0-0
California Head Coach: Lindsay Gottlieb Overall Record (Seasons): 163-74 (Eighth Season) Record at California (Seasons): 107-35 (Fifth Season) Record vs. Liberty: 0-0 Matchup Notes • Liberty will face No. 16/15 California in a matchup between teams looking to bounce back from Friday defeats. The Lady Flames dropped a 75-65 contest to No. 11/14 Ohio State, following the Golden Bears' 75-58 setback to No. 10/9 Texas A&M.
• Liberty is looking to avoid going 0-2 at its second straight in-season tournament. The Lady Flames lost to Minnesota and then No. 1/1 South Carolina at the Subway Classic, Dec. 20-21, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minn.
• The Lady Flames will be facing California for the first time in women's basketball.
• Liberty is 0-2 all-time versus Pac-12 opponents, including a 94-76 loss at Washington on Dec. 19, 1998 and a 62-55 setback to UCLA in East Lansing, Mich., on Nov. 16, 2001.
• Cal won its only previous meeting with a Big South foe, defeating Radford 73-50 on Nov. 18, 2005.
• Liberty is 2-2 all-time versus teams from California, with wins over Long Beach State and UC Riverside and losses to Fresno State and UCLA. The Lady Flames have never played a game in the state of California though.
• Liberty is facing a Top 25 opponent for the second straight day. The Lady Flames have recorded four all-time Top 25 victories, with the most recent being an 88-79 triumph over No. 16/16 DePaul in the second round of the 2005 NCAA Tournament (March 22, 2005). That also marked the highest-ranked team Liberty has ever defeated.
• The Lady Flames need a win to avoid their first four-game losing streak since starting the 2013-14 season at 0-4.
• Cal fifth-year head coach Lindsay Gottlieb spent three years (2002-03 through 2004-05) as an assistant coach at Richmond. The Spiders went 3-0 versus Liberty during her time on staff.
• Cal assistant Kai Felton played college basketball at Randolph-Macon Woman's College (now Randolph College), located across the town of Lynchburg from Liberty.
• Liberty director of operations Sarah Boruta worked on Stanford's staff for three seasons (2008-09 through 2010-11). Stanford was 6-1 versus rival Cal during that time.
• Liberty will look to record a win over a power conference opponent for the second straight Nov. 28. The Lady Flames defeated Penn State 80-68 on Nov. 28, 2014 at the GSU Thanksgiving Tournament in Atlanta, Ga.
• Including the Cal game, Liberty's first six opponents this season have boasted a combined record of 12-4 at the time of the matchup.
• Saturday's game will mark the Lady Flames' final tuneup for the start of their 20-game Big South Conference schedule. Liberty will tip off defense of its regular-season conference title Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Gardner-Webb in Boiling Springs, N.C.
A Look Back at Liberty's 75-65 Loss to No. 11/14 Ohio State • Liberty led No. 11/14 Ohio State by as much as five and held a 61-60 lead after Audrey Rettstatt's three-pointer with 7:29 to play in the fourth quarter, Friday afternoon.
• Ohio State then held the Lady Flames to 2-of-11 from the field and forced six turnovers during a decisive 15-4 game-ending run.
• Liberty lost its third straight game despite shooting 49.1 percent (26-of-53) from the field, outrebounding Ohio State by 11 (42-31) and getting productive afternoons from starting post players Ashley Rininger (18 points, six rebounds) and Catherine Kearney (season-high 11 points, eight rebounds).
• The Lady Flames were undone by a season-high 29 turnovers, which led to 37 of the Buckeyes' points.
• Liberty shot just 53.3 percent (8-of-15) from the free throw line and is now shooting 63.2 percent this season after making a program-record 74.5 percent from the foul line in 2014-15.
• The Lady Flames have now held 69 straight opponents below 50 percent shooting from the field, after Ohio State made 40.3 percent (25-of-62) of its field goals on Friday.
• Liberty matched their season high with 36 points in the paint and tallied 23 bench points. The Lady Flames' reserves have outscored their opponents' bench players, 67-25, during the last three games.
• Ten different Lady Flames scored points and 13 players got into the game.
Individual Notes #1 Mickayla Sanders • Dressed for the first time in 2015-16 on Friday, but has yet to make her season debut
• Will celebrate her 21st birthday on Monday
#2 Candice Leatherwood • Made 2-of-4 free throws on Friday and is now shooting 63.2 percent (12-of-19) this season after making 75 percent (24-of-32) of her foul shots last season
• 60 percent (12 of 20) of her points this season have come at the free throw line.
#3 Sadalia Ellis • Paced the Lady Flames in assists (6) and steals (4) on Friday versus Ohio State
• Has recorded 15 steals during the season's first five games
• Played a season-low 24 minutes before fouling out for the first time this season and the fifth time in her career
#4 Tatyana Crowder • Recorded her first collegiate assist on Friday
#10 Jaymee Fisher-Davis • Came off the bench for the first time this season on Friday and scored nine points, highlighted by two triples
• Has now made two or more three-pointers in four of this season's first five games, totaling a team-high nine triples for the season and 88 for her career
• During the third quarter, missed a free throw for the first time since her freshman season (March 10, 2013) and snapped her program-record streak at 26 foul shots made in a row
#12 Audrey Rettstatt • Made her first career start on Friday
• Hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 7:29 to play in the fourth quarter, giving her as many triples in the last two games (2) as she had made during her career before Monday
• Her three assists on Friday give her seven helpers in the last two games.
#20 Sheana Vega • Made her first career start on Friday
• Went 2-of-3 at the foul line and has now made three of her last four tries after starting the season 1-of-7
#21 Mikal Johnson • Came off the bench for the first time this season on Friday and hit her 90th collegiate three-pointer
• Missed both of her free throws and is now shooting just 33.3 percent (3-of-9) from the foul line after making 75.7 percent of her free throws during two seasons at Rider
#23 Brooke Alexander • Made her first collegiate three-pointer on Friday, beating the halftime buzzer and igniting an 11-0 Liberty run that spanned both halves.
#30 KK Barbour • Matched her season high of three rebounds in just seven minutes of action on Friday
#34 Katelyn Adams • Pulled down seven rebounds on Friday, marking the fourth time in five games that she has collected at least six boards
• Moved into 11th place on Liberty's career rebounding list with 608 boards. She needs 18 more rebounds to overtake Sharon Wilkerson for 10th place.
#40 Molly Reagan • Has grabbed one rebound in each of her three collegiate games, including Friday, but is still seeking her first collegiate point
#44 Catherine Kearney • Made all four of her field goals and three of her four free throws for a season-high 11 points on Friday, including eight after halftime
• Also tied her season high of eight rebounds versus Ohio State
#55 Ashley Rininger • Scored a team-high 18 points and grabbed six rebounds on Friday
• Has led the Lady Flames in scoring in four of this season's first five games
• Has scored in double figures in 12 straight games, dating back to last season
• Climbed to eighth place on Liberty's all-time scoring list with 1,190 career points
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