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WBB Game Day Central: Kennesaw State

February 24, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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WBB Game Day Central: Kennesaw State

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Tuesday - 5 p.m.

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Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Rett McGibbon
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Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Jamie Hall

The Starting 5 - Liberty's Top Storylines
• Liberty (11-15, 7-6 ASUN) will return to the Vines Center for the first time in two weeks on Tuesday for its first-ever home matchup with Kennesaw State (8-18, 4-9 ASUN).

• Liberty is currently in position for the ASUN's No. 4 seed and a home game in the quarterfinal round. However, the Lady Flames are part of a logjam where the conference's No. 3 and 6 squads are separated by only one and a half games.

• The Lady Flames are looking to complete a season sweep of Kennesaw State after recording their first-ever ASUN win (67-61) at KSU on Jan. 15.

• Emily Lytle scored a team-high 14 points during the first meeting with Kennesaw State. She has made 55 three-pointers this season, the most by a Lady Flame since the 2011-12 campaign (Reagan Miller).

• Atlanta native Kierra Johnson-Graham made her first start of the season at Kennesaw State, and the Lady Flames are 7-3 since she joined the starting lineup. Johnson-Graham has led the Lady Flames in rebounding in four of the last five games and is one point shy of 500 for her career.

Notes and Anecdotes - Liberty vs. Kennesaw State
• Liberty will welcome Kennesaw State to the Vines Center for the first time as the Lady Flames look to complete a season sweep of the Owls.

• Currently in fourth place, Liberty is looking to move a step closer to clinching a home game in the ASUN quarterfinal round. Meanwhile, seventh-place Kennesaw State is trying to wrap up an ASUN tournament berth.

• The Lady Flames are one of only three visiting teams who have won at the KSU Convocation Center this season. However, the Owls are 0-11 in true road games and have lost 15 straight road contests dating back to last season.

• Carey Green and Agnus Berenato, who have combined for more than 900 coaching wins, are 1-1 against one another. Berenato's Pittsburgh Panthers edged Green's Lady Flames 54-47 at the Caribbean Classic, Dec. 20, 2006 in Cancun, Mexico. Liberty then posted a 67-61 win at Kennesaw State last month (Jan. 15).

• Liberty (Keyen Green and Ashtyn Baker - Big South), Kennesaw State (Carlotta Gianolla and Kamiyah Street) and Oregon are the only three NCAA Division I teams who feature their conference's last two freshmen of the year. Liberty (Mya McMillian) and Kennesaw State (Amani Johnson) have each seen players earn ASUN Freshman of the Week honors this season.

Home Sweet Home
• Liberty will play two of its final three regular-season games at the Vines Center and is trying to earn a home game in the ASUN quarterfinals. Up to this point in the season, the Lady Flames are tied with Kennesaw State for the fewest home games (10) of any ASUN team this season.

• The Lady Flames are just 5-5 at the Vines Center this season but have won 79 percent of home games all-time at the facility, including 84 percent in Carey Green's 20 seasons at the helm.

International Flavor
• Liberty freshman Melat Sissay and Kennesaw State redshirt junior Alexandra Landby both hail from Stockholm, Sweden. They are two of seven international players between Tuesday's two rosters, including three for Liberty and four for Kennesaw State.

Liberty vs. the ASUN
• Liberty is 15-13 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 8-7 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, North Florida and Stetson (3x).