Liberty will close out its two-game homestand Monday at 7 p.m., playing host to Chattanooga for the first time.
Game Day Central Links: Live Video (ESPN+, subscription required) Live Audio (LFSN Radio) Live Stats Liberty Game Notes Purchase Tickets Liberty Women's Basketball Instagram Liberty Women's Basketball Twitter Liberty Women's Basketball Facebook Chattanooga Women's Basketball Webpage ASUN Women's Basketball Webpage Game Time: Monday - 7 p.m. TV Coverage: ESPN+ (Subscription Required) Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Rett McGibbon Color Analyst: Kelley Deyo Sidelines: Emily Austen 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 (1-1) will wrap up a quick, two-game homestand Monday, welcoming Chattanooga (0-2) to the Vines Center for the first time. • The Lady Flames and Mocs squared off for the first time ever last season in Chattanooga (Nov. 21, 2018), with the host Mocs claiming a 75-60 victory. • Both teams are looking to get back on track on Monday. The Lady Flames are coming off of a 63-62 loss to ETSU in the final seconds on Friday, while Chattanooga has started 0-2 for just the second time in the last nine seasons. • As usual, Liberty is rebounding the ball well to begin the 2019-20 season, owning a +14.0 rebound margin through two games. Last season, Chattanooga won the rebounding battle against the Lady Flames, 36-30. • Keyen Green, the 2017 Big South Freshman of the Year and 2018 Big South Player of the Year, is making a successful return from an ankle injury which sidelined her for the entire 2018-19 season. Through two games, the redshirt junior center has totaled 18 points and 16 rebounds in 29 minutes played. Notes and Anecdotes - Liberty vs. Chattanooga • After facing Chattanooga for the first time in program history last season, Liberty will now play host to the Mocs in Lynchburg for the first time on Monday. • The Lady Flames and Mocs have been two of the most successful mid-major teams in the Southeast in recent years. Liberty has made 17 NCAA Tournament appearances in the last 23 years, while Chattanooga has qualified for 15 NCAA Tournaments in the last 31 seasons. The Lady Flames and Mocs have been a part of the same NCAA Tournament field nine times (most recently 2015) but have never been placed in the same region. • Chattanooga's home court (McKenzie Arena) played host to the Lady Flames' lone NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 contest, a 2005 matchup with LSU. That was the final game in first-year Liberty assistant coach Katie (Feenstra) Mattera's collegiate career. • Both teams are eager for a victory on Monday. Liberty is coming off a heartbreaking 63-62 loss to ETSU on Friday, while Chattanooga is off to an 0-2 start to the 2019-20 season. • Five of Liberty's first six games will pit the Lady Flames against teams which defeated them in 2018-19. Liberty opened the 2019-20 season on Tuesday by avenging a loss to Norfolk State from the previous year. Liberty vs. SoCon • The Lady Flames are 15-25 all-time when facing Southern Conference (SoCon) opponents, including 6-6 under Carey Green and 0-1 this season. • Prior to last season, Liberty had not played against a SoCon opponent in six years. During the 2018-19 campaign, the Lady Flames won 89-86 at ETSU (Dec. 4, 2018) while losing contests at Chattanooga (75-60 on Nov. 21, 2018) and UNCG (48-45 on Dec. 16, 2018.) • Liberty is in the midst of a 14-day span including three SoCon matchups. The Lady Flames lost 63-62 to ETSU Friday at the Vines Center, host Chattanooga on Monday and welcome UNCG on Nov. 21. • Three of the Lady Flames' four meetings with SoCon foes over the last two seasons have been decided by three points or fewer.
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