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WBB Game Day Central: North Alabama

January 12, 2020  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Asia Todd and the Lady Flames will host ASUN co-leader North Alabama Monday at 7 p.m.

Asia Todd and the Lady Flames will host ASUN co-leader North Alabama Monday at 7 p.m.

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Game Time:
Monday - 7 p.m.

TV Coverage:
ESPN+ (Subscription Required)
Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Rett McGibbon
Color Analyst: Kelley Deyo
Sidelines: Victoria Wood

Radio Coverage:
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Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Jamie Hall

The Starting 5 - Liberty's Top Storylines
• Liberty (9-7, 2-1 ASUN) continues its three-game homestand on Monday with a key conference matchup with ASUN co-leader North Alabama (12-3, 3-0 ASUN).

• Liberty and North Alabama are two of the ASUN's hottest teams. During the last 10 games, UNA is 9-1 while Liberty is 8-2.

• The Lady Flames went 2-0 versus fellow ASUN newcomer North Alabama last season. Liberty and FGCU are the only two ASUN teams the Lions have yet to defeat since joining the conference.

• 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 is averaging 21.0 ppg during ASUN play. On Saturday versus Jacksonville, she finished with a season-high 29 points (including No. 1,000 of her career) and a season-high 16 rebounds.

• Fellow junior Ashtyn Baker is also coming off an outstanding effort vs. Jacksonville. She set career highs for points (21) and rebounds (9) while matching her career best of seven assists.

Notes and Anecdotes - Liberty vs. North Alabama
• Liberty will host ASUN co-leader North Alabama on Monday. The Lions are tied with FGCU atop the conference standings at 3-0. Liberty and North Florida are both one game behind with matching 2-1 ASUN marks.

• Like Liberty, North Alabama joined the ASUN Conference in 2018-19. The Lady Flames won both meetings with the Lions last season. Liberty and FGCU are the only two ASUN teams North Alabama has yet to defeat. Those are the Lions' next two opponents, as they return home to face FGCU Saturday.

• Liberty and North Alabama have faced one common opponent in Jacksonville. The Lions recorded a 76-65 home win over the Dolphins on Jan. 6, five days before the Lady Flames' 85-76 home triumph over Jacksonville on Saturday.

• This is the fifth straight season North Alabama has faced a Lytle sister. Emily Lytle's older sisters Bethany and Sara both played for Union. North Alabama has gone 2-5 against Union and Liberty when a Lytle has been in action.

• Twin sisters Ivy and Emma Wallen score a combined 31.1 ppg for North Alabama. Last year, Liberty held the Wallens to an average of 18.0 ppg on 9-of-34 shooting in two meetings.

• Two of North Alabama's eight all-time head coaches (Jeri Porter - 1998-2002 and Flora Willie - 2003-06) have been Liberty graduates.

Home Sweet Home
• After Monday, Liberty only has six home games remaining on the regular-season schedule for its 30th and final season at the Vines Center.

• Despite its 2-3 record in home games thus far in 2019-20, Liberty has won 79 percent of its home games at the Vines Center all-time, including 84 percent under Carey Green.

• A crowd of 1,893 fans attended the Nov. 8 home opener against ETSU. That was the Lady Flames' largest home crowd since 3,741 fans watched Liberty host Duke on Nov. 11, 2016.