Ola Makurat and the Lady Flames will square off with Duke for the third straight season, Friday at 7 p.m.
Game Day Central Links: Live Video (ACC Network Extra/ESPN3) Live Audio (LFSN Radio) Live Stats Liberty Game Notes Liberty Women's Basketball Instagram Liberty Women's Basketball Twitter Liberty Women's Basketball Facebook Duke Women's Basketball Webpage Game Time: Friday - 7 p.m. TV Coverage: ACC Network Extra/ESPN3 Radio Coverage: Liberty Flames Sports Network - Radio WQLU 90.9 FM The Light Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Jamie Hall Color Analyst: Joe Carmany The Starting 5 - Liberty's Top Storylines • Liberty (5-6) will close out non-conference play with a visit to No. 14/15 Duke (10-2), following the Lady Flames' nine-day break from competition for Christmas. • The Lady Flames will be seeking their first Top 25 win since 2005, their first victory against an ACC opponent since 2008 and their first-ever triumph over Duke. • The Lady Flames are in the third contest of a four-game road swing and are playing their ninth game away from the Vines Center this season. Liberty is just 2-6 outside of Lynchburg in 2017-18. • Lady Flames point guard Ashtyn Baker won her third Big South Freshman of the Week honor on Wednesday. • Liberty sophomore Keyen Green, who just celebrated her 20th birthday on Tuesday, is playing her best basketball of the season. She was named to the Roo Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 13.0 ppg and 8.5 rpg and helping the Lady Flames go 1-1 in Kansas City.
Series History vs. Duke Overall: Duke leads, 5-0 Streak: Duke W5 At Liberty: Duke leads, 1-0 At Duke: Duke leads, 3-0 Neutral: Duke leads, 1-0 Carey Green vs. Duke: 0-5 Liberty's Last Win: None
Notes and Anecdotes - Liberty vs. Duke • Liberty is facing Duke for the third consecutive season, including its second visit to Cameron Indoor Stadium during that span.
On This Date • Liberty is 8-6 all-time on Dec. 29. • The Lady Flames had won three straight Dec. 29 tilts before losing 62-51 to UMBC a year ago. • Liberty is 0-1 versus ACC foes on Dec. 29, dropping a 63-54 decision at Virginia on Dec. 29, 2009. • Liberty is 107-127 all-time in December, including 62-57 under Carey Green and 3-2 in 2017-18.
Lady Flames vs. the Top 25 • Liberty will face its second Top 25 opponent of the season, following its 74-50 setback at No. 24/23 Michigan in the Presesaon WNIT second round on Nov. 12.