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WBB Game Day Central: North Florida

January 26, 2020  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Ashtyn Baker and the Lady Flames will seek their first-ever win at UNF Arena, Monday at 11 a.m.

Ashtyn Baker and the Lady Flames will seek their first-ever win at UNF Arena, Monday at 11 a.m.

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Game Time:
Monday - 11 a.m.

TV Coverage:
ESPN+
Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Richard Miller
Color Analyst: Nancy Miller

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 (11-8, 4-2 ASUN) will visit North Florida (11-8, 4-2 ASUN) Monday morning for a battle for third place in the ASUN standings.

• Liberty will look to become the first visiting team to win a game in the head-to-head series with the Ospreys. The home team won all three matchups last season, culminating with Liberty's triumph in the ASUN semifinals.

• North Florida is 4-1 at home this year. Meanwhile, Liberty is 5-1 in its last six road contests.

• 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 18.8 ppg during ASUN play, with 13.3 of those points coming after halftime. She has scored in double digits in all six ASUN contests and in seven straight contests overall.

• Junior point guard Ashtyn Baker scored a team-high 16 points during the Lady Flames' first-ever win over Stetson on Saturday. She is averaging a career-best 10.1 ppg this season, and Liberty is 7-2 when she scores in double figures.

Notes and Anecdotes - Liberty vs. North Florida
• Liberty will face North Florida for the first time since defeating the Ospreys in the 2019 ASUN Championship semifinal round. This year, the two teams own identical overall and conference records and are currently tied for third place in the ASUN standings.

• The home team has won all three games in the head-to-head series between the Lady Flames and Ospreys.

• North Florida is 4-1 at home this season, with the lone loss coming to FGCU. Liberty is 5-1 in its last six road games, with the lone setback coming to FGCU.

• Monday's game will feature the top four rebounders in ASUN Conference games this season, including No. 1 Adrienne Jackson of UNF (10.7 rpg), No. 2 Keyen Green of Liberty (10.3 rpg), No. 3 Bridgette Rettstatt of Liberty (9.0 rpg) and No. 4 Jazz Bond of UNF (8.5 rpg).

• Bond is the reigning ASUN Co-Player of the Week. She became the first Osprey to win the award since Tesh Hanson in 2016. Hanson opened her career at Liberty in 2013-14.

• Both Liberty (founded in 1971) and North Florida (founded in 1972) are less than 50 years old.

• First-year Liberty Athletic Trainer Laura Mancuso is returning to her alma mater. She is a 2013 graduate of UNF.

Road Warriors
• Liberty has played better away from Lynchburg this season (8-4 in road/neutral games) than it has at the Vines Center (3-4 in home games).

• The Lady Flames are 6-3 in true road games this year and had won four straight road contests prior to a Jan. 6 loss at FGCU.

• Liberty has already exceeded its road/neutral win total from the 2018-19 season, when the Lady Flames finished 7-11 away from the Vines Center.

Sunshine State
• This road trip marks the Lady Flames' third of four regular-season visits to Florida. Liberty previously played in the Miami Thanksgiving Classic (Nov. 29-30) and at FGCU (Jan. 6). They still have a visit to Jacksonville scheduled for Feb. 10.

• Liberty is 7-17 all-time when playing in Florida, including 2-2 this season. The Lady Flames defeated Miami (Ohio) at Miami (Fla.) on Nov. 29 and won at Stetson on Saturday. Meanwhile, their two Sunshine State setbacks this season have come at the hands of Top 25 opponents, including No. 7/5 Oregon State (Nov. 30) at Miami and No. 25 FGCU (Jan. 6).