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WBB Game Day Central: NJIT

January 2, 2020  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Bridgette Rettstatt averaged 17.5 ppg and 8.0 rpg versus NJIT last season.

Bridgette Rettstatt averaged 17.5 ppg and 8.0 rpg versus NJIT last season.

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Game Time:
Saturday - 1 p.m.

TV Coverage:
ESPN+
Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Mike Ventola
Color Analyst: Matt Provence

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 (7-6) will visit NJIT (3-10) Saturday at 1 p.m. for the first ASUN Conference women's basketball game of the 2019-20 season.

• The Lady Flames, who won both meetings with the Highlanders a season ago, arrive in Newark riding a five-game winning streak.

• Liberty will look to win its ASUN Conference opener for the first time after starting 0-3 in league play last season. The Lady Flames are playing their fifth contest of a five-game road swing. Liberty is 6-3 away from home this season, as opposed to just 1-3 at the Vines Center.

• 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 paces the Lady Flames in points (11.8 ppg) and rebounds (6.8 rpg).

• Fellow junior post player Bridgette Rettstatt was successful against NJIT in Green's absence last season. During Liberty's two victories over the Highlanders, Rettstatt averaged a team-high 17.5 ppg while pulling down 8.0 rpg.

Notes and Anecdotes - Liberty vs. NJIT
• Liberty and NJIT enter ASUN Conference play heading in different directions. The Lady Flames own the conference's longest active winning streak (five games), while the Highlanders have dropped their last four contests.

• Liberty will aim for a better start to conference play than its 0-3 start during its inaugural ASUN season in 2018-19. NJIT won its 2018-19 ASUN opener and began 2-1 in conference play before finishing with a 3-13 ASUN mark.

• The Lady Flames are playing their first game in two weeks. This is Liberty's longest break between games since a 15-day layoff (Dec. 14 to Dec. 29) during the 2003-04 campaign. The Lady Flames emerged from that break with a 70-62 victory over Loyola (Md.) in the Lafayette Holiday Tournament.

• Conversely, NJIT just played on Monday, falling 75-40 at Binghamton.

• At 7-6, Liberty brings a winning record into the start of conference play for the first time since 2014-15.

• Liberty is 2-4 all-time when playing in New Jersey, having won its last two visits to the Garden State.

• Liberty Associate Head Coach Alexis Sherard grew up in Lakewood, N.J., about 60 miles south of NJIT's campus in Newark.

Streaking Into Conference Play
• Liberty enters ASUN Conference play riding a season-best five-game winning streak. The Lady Flames have not lost since Nov. 30.

• A win on Saturday would give the Lady Flames their longest winning streak since a run of eight consecutive victories between Feb. 17-March 11, 2018.

• Liberty also lost five straight games earlier this season, between Nov. 8-24. The Lady Flames are one of three NCAA Division I women's basketball teams which has posted a five-game winning streak and a five-game losing streak this season, joining Cal Baptist and La Salle.