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WBB Game Day Central: North Alabama

February 6, 2020  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Audrey Clark scored a career-high 11 points during Liberty's first meeting with North Alabama this season.

Audrey Clark scored a career-high 11 points during Liberty's first meeting with North Alabama this season.

Game Day Central Links:
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North Alabama Women's Basketball Webpage
ASUN Women's Basketball Webpage

Game Time:
Saturday - 2 p.m. Eastern

TV Coverage:
ESPN+

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 (12-10, 5-4 ASUN) will visit North Alabama (15-6, 6-3 ASUN) on Saturday for a key ASUN Conference clash.

• The Lady Flames and Lions are two of four ASUN teams currently separated by one game in a battle for the No. 2 seed.

• Two of the three previous matchups between Liberty and North Alabama have been decided by five points or fewer, including the Lions' 76-71 overtime triumph in Lynchburg on Jan. 13.

• 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 17.1 ppg during ASUN play. She had 16 points during the first meeting with North Alabama and sent the game to OT with two free throws with 2.2 seconds remaining.

• Redshirt junior forward Emily Lytle has shaken off a shooting slump by knocking down 11 triples during the last three games and averaging 15.0 ppg over that span. She needs four triples to become the 12th Lady Flame ever to hit 100 career three-pointers.

Notes and Anecdotes - Liberty vs. North Alabama
• Liberty will open its road swing with a key conference matchup at North Alabama. The Lions are currently tied for second in the ASUN standings at 6-3, while Liberty is tied for fourth at 5-4.

• Two of the three previous Liberty-North Alabama matchups have been decided by five points or fewer, including the Lions' 76-71 overtime victory in Lynchburg on Jan. 13.

• The ASUN's two newest members are looking to hit their stride down the stretch of ASUN Conference play. Liberty has lost two of its last three games, while North Alabama has lost three of five outings since its win in Lynchburg.

• 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 3-5 against Union and Liberty when a Lytle has been in action.

• North Alabama freshman guard Jaida Bond is the younger sister of North Florida redshirt junior forward Jazz Bond. Liberty is seeking its first victory over a Bond sister this season after losing its first matchups with UNA and UNF.

• Two of North Alabama's eight all-time head coaches (Jeri Porter - 1998-2002 and Flora Willie - 2003-06) have been Liberty graduates. The Lions' current head coach (Missy Tiber) recorded her 300th career win Monday at NJIT.

Liberty in the Heart of Dixie
• Saturday will mark the Lady Flames' first game in Alabama this season. Liberty is 6-3 all-time when playing in the state, including 5-0 at Birmingham-Southern, 1-0 at North Alabama, 0-1 at Auburn, 0-1 versus Mercer and 0-1 versus Western Carolina. The Mercer and West Carolina matchups came during a tournament at South Alabama in December 1995.

• Liberty is 2-0 in the Central Time Zone this season, defeating Bradley and Kansas City at the Roo Holiday Classic, Dec. 20-21 in Kansas City, Mo.