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WBB Game Day Central: North Florida

February 20, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Saturday's game will match up the ASUN Player of the Week (Liberty's Bridgette Rettstatt, front) and Newcomer of the Week (North Florida's Jazz Bond, behind).

Saturday's game will match up the ASUN Player of the Week (Liberty's Bridgette Rettstatt, front) and Newcomer of the Week (North Florida's Jazz Bond, behind).

Game Day Central Links:
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North Florida Women's Basketball Webpage
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Game Time:
Saturday - 1 p.m.

TV Coverage:
ESPN+ (Subscription Required)

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
• Liberty (11-14, 7-5 ASUN) will seek its fifth straight road win on Saturday, when the Lady Flames make their first-ever visit to North Florida (11-13, 6-7 ASUN).

• The game will be key to ASUN seeding. Liberty is currently in position for the No. 4 seed, which would host an ASUN quarterfinal. North Florida and Jacksonville are tied for fifth place, one and a half games behind the Lady Flames.

• The Lady Flames are looking to complete a season sweep of North Florida and will attempt to improve to 2-0 in Jacksonville this year.

• Bridgette Rettstatt is the reigning ASUN Player of the Week after leading the Lady Flames in points, rebounds, blocked shots and steals during wins over Lipscomb and North Alabama. She scored 13 of her 15 points during the fourth quarter of a Jan. 19 victory over North Florida.

• Ashtyn Baker will square off against former Northpoint Christian School teammate Lauren Gross on Saturday. Baker has provided the Lady Flames a spark with 12 assists in three games since returning from injury.

Notes and Anecdotes - Liberty vs. North Florida
• Liberty will play its first-ever game at North Florida on Saturday, seeking a season sweep of the Ospreys and its second victory in Jacksonville this year.

• As the season winds down, Liberty currently owns the No. 4 seed, which would host an ASUN quarterfinal tilt. North Florida is tied with Jacksonville for fifth place, just one and a half games behind the Lady Flames in the standings.

• Both teams have played well in recent weeks. Liberty is 7-2 in its last nine games, while North Florida has won four of its last six outings.

• Saturday's game will match up the reigning ASUN Player of the Week (Liberty's Bridgette Rettstatt) and ASUN Newcomer of the Week (North Florida's Jazz Bond).

• Liberty's Ashtyn Baker and North Florida's Lauren Gross were teammates at Northpoint Christian School, where they won back-to-back Tennessee II-A state titles in 2016 and 2017.

• North Florida is 27-4 under Darrick Gibbs when scoring 70+ points, including 7-1 this season. However, no ASUN team has scored 70 points versus Liberty in regulation.

• North Florida (1972) opened its doors one year after Liberty (1971).

Liberty vs. the Sunshine State
• Liberty is 5-13 all-time when playing in Florida, including 2-4 this season. The Lady Flames posted an 85-75 overtime win at Jacksonville on Jan. 26 in their last Sunshine State visit.

• The Lady Flames are playing more games in the Sunshine State this season (7) than in Carey Green's first 19 seasons combined (4).

• Liberty is 5-12 all-time when facing opponents from Florida, including 2-7 this season.

At Home on the Road
• Liberty has won four straight road games since starting the season at 1-6 on the road. A victory on Saturday would give the Lady Flames their first five-game road winning streak since a run of five straight road wins between Jan. 31-Feb. 28, 2015.

Liberty vs. the ASUN
• Liberty is 15-12 all-time versus ASUN Conference opponents (at the time of the meeting).

• The Lady Flames' most recent ASUN matchup prior to this season was a 70-27 victory over Lipscomb on Nov. 26, 2011 at the Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament in Nashville, Tenn.

• Liberty owns an 8-6 record against current ASUN members, including wins over Jacksonville, Kennesaw State, Lipscomb (3x), NJIT, North Alabama and North Florida and losses to FGCU (2x), Jacksonville and Stetson (3x).

On this Date
• Liberty is 8-2 all-time when playing on Feb. 23, including a current six-game winning streak on the date. The Lady Flames have not dropped a Feb. 23 contest since 1993 (77-52 loss to UNCG).

• A 55-40 victory at Gardner-Webb on Feb. 23, 2013 marked the Lady Flames' program-record 11th straight road win.

• Liberty is 230-134 all-time in February, including 131-18 under Carey Green and 3-2 this season.