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WBB Game Day Central: Longwood

February 25, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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WBB Game Day Central: Longwood

Game Day Central Links:
Live Video (Big South Network)
Live Audio (LFSN Radio)
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Longwood Women's Basketball Webpage
Big South Women's Basketball Webpage

Game Time:
Tuesday - 7 p.m.

TV Coverage:
Liberty Flames Sports Network - TV
Big South Network
WFFP Channel 24 (Lynchburg)
Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Rett McGibbon
Color Analyst: Kelley Deyo

Radio Coverage:
Liberty Flames Sports Network - Radio
WQLU 90.9 FM The Light
Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Jamie Hall

The Starting 5 - Liberty's Top Storylines
• Big South leader Liberty (19-9, 14-2 Big South) will begin the final week of the regular season with a home matchup against Route 460 foe Longwood (6-21, 4-12 Big South) on Tuesday.

• A victory would give the Lady Flames their 19th 20-win season in the last 22 years and wrap up at least a share of their 16th Big South regular-season title all-time, but their first since 2014-15.

• Liberty has won 18 consecutive matchups with Longwood and is 8-0 all-time against the Lancers inside the Vines Center. Meanwhile, Longwood is coming off of a 67-54 home win over two-time defending Big South champion UNC Asheville.

• Reigning Big South Freshman of the Week Ashtyn Baker averaged a team-high 16.5 ppg during the Lady Flames' road wins at Winthrop and Charleston Southern last week, shooting 92.9 percent (13-of-14) from the field.

• Keyen Green continues to lead conference players in scoring in Big South games at 15.4 ppg. She led all players in points (20) and rebounds (12) during the Lady Flames' 63-51 win at Longwood on Jan. 23.

Series History vs. Longwood
Overall: Liberty leads, 25-15
Streak: Liberty W18
At Liberty: Liberty leads, 14-4
At Longwood: Longwood leads, 11-8
Neutral: Liberty leads, 3-0
Carey Green vs. Longwood: 17-0
Longwood's Last Win: at Longwood 95, Liberty 88, 2/12/88

Last 5 Meetings:
1/23/18 Liberty 63, Longwood 51 (A)
2/21/17 Liberty 71, Longwood 38 (A)
1/17/17 Liberty 92, Longwood 47 (H)
2/27/16 Liberty 67, Longwood 47 (H)
1/24/16 Liberty 72, Longwood 67 (A)

Notes and Anecdotes - Liberty vs. Longwood
• Longwood is seeking its first victory over Liberty since Feb. 12, 1988, as the Lady Flames have won all 18 head-to-head matchups between the Route 460 foes since gaining NCAA Division I status prior to the 1988-89 season.
• Liberty is 8-0 all-time against Longwood at the Vines Center, with all eight victories coming by at least 18 points.
• Liberty has outrebounded Longwood by an average of 23.7 boards per game during the teams' last 12 meetings. The Lady Flames enjoyed a +13 (37-24) rebound margin at Longwood on Jan. 23.
• Longwood is just 1-13 away from Farmville this season, but the Lancers have won three of their last five games overall. Most recently, Longwood posted a 67-54 home triumph over two-time defending Big South champion UNC Asheville on Saturday.
• The Lancers' Autumn Childress missed the Jan. 23 meeting with Liberty due to illness but has since returned to action. She is averaging a double-double (11.0 ppg, 10.5 rpg) and has recorded 11 double-doubles in 20 appearances this season.
• The Lady Flames are 21-6 in their last 27 meetings with Commonwealth opponents, including 3-2 this season. Liberty is 12-2 when playing inside Virginia this season but just 7-7 outside the state border.

On This Date
• Liberty is 12-6 all-time on Feb. 27, including 2-0 against Longwood. 

• The Lady Flames posted a 67-47 home win over the Lancers on Feb. 27, 2016, marking Carey Green's 400th career victory. On Feb. 27, 1986, Liberty erased a 12-point halftime deficit to defeat Longwood, 74-71, in the opening round of the Mason-Dixon Conference Tournament.
• Liberty is 226-132 all-time in February, including 127-16 under Carey Green and 6-1 this season.

Lady Flames in the Big South
• Liberty is alone atop the Big South standings at 14-2, one game ahead of Radford (13-3).

• The Lady Flames need one more win to clinch at least a share of their first Big South regular-season title since 2014-15.
• The Lady Flames have recorded 10 or more Big South wins for 19 straight seasons. Chattanooga, Green Bay and Stanford are the nation's only other teams which entered 2017-18 with an active streak of 18 straight seasons with 10+ wins within the same conference.

Lady Flames at the Vines Center
• Liberty is 10-0 at home this season and is looking for its first 11-0 start at the Vines Center since the 2007-08 Lady Flames went a perfect 13-0 on their home court.

• Through Saturday's games, Liberty is tied for the 18th-longest active home winning streak in the nation at 10 games.
• Liberty has posted its 11th home winning streak of 10 games or longer in program history and its first since a 13-game streak spanning Nov. 18, 2014 to Nov. 16, 2015.
• Liberty is the only remaining Big South team with a perfect home record this season.