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WBB Game Day Central: Kansas City

December 20, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Nenna Lindstrom and Liberty will square off against Roo Holiday Classic host Kansas City for the first time in program history, Saturday at 2 p.m. Eastern.

Nenna Lindstrom and Liberty will square off against Roo Holiday Classic host Kansas City for the first time in program history, Saturday at 2 p.m. Eastern.

Game Day Central Links:
Live Video (Roo Sports Network)
Live Audio (LFSN Radio)
Live Stats
Liberty Game Notes
Liberty Women's Basketball Instagram
Liberty Women's Basketball Twitter
Liberty Women's Basketball Facebook
Kansas City Women's Basketball Webpage
ASUN Women's Basketball Webpage

Game Time:
Saturday - 2 p.m. Eastern

TV Coverage:
Roo Sports Network

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's (6-6) first-ever matchup with host Kansas City (6-6) will come in Saturday's unofficial championship game of the Roo Holiday Classic after both teams were victorious on Friday.

• Liberty, which has won four straight games and five of six, is seeking its first 2-0 regular-season tournament since Nov. 28 and 30, 2014 (GSU Thanksgiving Tournament in Atlanta, Ga.)

• Matching up with a WAC opponent for the first time in program history, Liberty is aiming to complete its first undefeated December since 1997-98.

• Keyen Green, the 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. The redshirt junior center leads the Lady Flames in both points (11.6 ppg) and rebounds (6.8 rpg) but fouled out in only 12 minutes against Bradley on Friday.

• Asia Todd stepped up for a career-high 20 points on Friday, eclipsing her previous best of 13. It was the most points by a Liberty freshman since Ashtyn Baker's 20-point game at the Swinney Center versus Denver on Dec. 19, 2017.

Notes and Anecdotes - Liberty vs. Kansas City
• Saturday will mark the fourth game Liberty has played at the Swinney Center during the last three seasons but the first time the Lady Flames have ever met the host Roos.

• The game will serve as the unofficial championship game of the Roo Holiday Classic after both teams were victorious Friday. Kansas City topped Eastern Washington, 66-55.

• Both teams own 6-6 records but have gotten there in different ways. Kansas City has not won back-to-back games all season. Conversely, Liberty is riding a four-game winning streak and has also posted a five-game losing streak this year.

• Kansas City is playing its ninth home game of the season. The Roos are 5-3 at home in 2019-20. Meanwhile, this will be the Lady Flames' ninth game away from home. They are 5-3 when playing away from Lynchburg.

• The undefeated Liberty men's basketball team topped Kansas City 62-49 in the championship game of The Islands of the Bahamas Showcase, Nov. 24 in Nassau. If the Lady Flames are victorious on Saturday, Kansas City would become the second team Liberty has defeated in both men's and women's basketball this season, joining East Carolina. The last season that the Liberty men's and women's basketball teams defeated two common non-conference opponents was 1998-99 (Elon and High Point).

Liberty vs. WAC
• Liberty is facing a Western Athletic Conference (WAC) opponent for the first time in program history on Saturday.

• The Lady Flames did face Texas-Pan American once previously, which has since been consolidated into current WAC member UTRGV. Liberty lost 65-59 to the Broncs on Dec. 8, 2000 on the opening day of the Pella Corporation Cyclone Classic in Ames, Iowa.

• After Saturday, Liberty will have squared off with a member of every current NCAA Division I conference during its 45 seasons of women's basketball except the West Coast Conference.