The No. 3 seed Lady Flames will open ASUN Women's Basketball Championship play at the Vines Center Saturday at 4 p.m. versus No. 6 seed Kennesaw State.
Game Day Central Links: Live Video (ESPN+) Live Audio (LFSN Radio) Live Stats Liberty Game Notes Purchase Tickets Liberty Women's Basketball Instagram Liberty Women's Basketball Twitter Liberty Women's Basketball Facebook Kennesaw State Women's Basketball Webpage ASUN Women's Basketball Webpage ASUN Championship Bracket Game Time: Saturday - 4 p.m. TV Coverage: ESPN+ Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Rett McGibbon Color Analyst: Kelley Deyo Sidelines: Victoria Wood 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 • No. 3 seed Liberty (18-11, 11-5 ASUN) will host No. 6 seed Kennesaw State (13-15, 6-10 ASUN) in the ASUN Women's Basketball Championship quarterfinal round on Saturday. It could mark the final women's basketball game in Vines Center history. • The Lady Flames posted a 76-70 victory at Kennesaw State during Monday's regular-season finale, wrapping up a season sweep of the Owls. Liberty will try to defeat an ASUN opponent three times in the same season for the first time. • Liberty, which has won four straight home games and six consecutive contests overall, is 22-1 all-time in conference tournament games at the Vines Center. • Junior point guard Ashtyn Baker scored in double figures in a career-best five straight games to close the regular season. She is averaging 17.8 ppg and 5.0 apg over the span. • Sophomore post player Mya McMillian has excelled against Kennesaw State this season, scoring 17 points during the Feb. 3 meeting and a career-high 21 points on Monday. She has helped Liberty rack up 90 points in the paint during the two victories over the Owls. Notes and Anecdotes - Liberty vs. Kennesaw State • Liberty will open ASUN Women's Basketball Championship play with a familiar opponent after wrapping up the regular season at Kennesaw State on Monday. • Liberty has not faced the same team in its regular-season finale and conference tournament opener since 1987-88. That year, Liberty lost its final regular-season tilt to Randolph-Macon before taking down the Yellow Jackets in the opening round of the Mason-Dixon Conference Tournament. • Liberty is 4-0 all-time against Kennesaw State. Three of the four Liberty-KSU matchups have been decided by 10 points or fewer, including both of this season's contests. • Liberty shot over 50 percent from the field during both regular-season meetings with the Owls, aided by 90 total points in the paint. Mya McMillian scored 38 points in 39 minutes between the two contests. • The Lady Flames will be looking to defeat an ASUN Conference opponent three times in the same season for the first time. • Liberty's Carey Green and Kennesaw State's Agnus Berenato have combined for 957 career victories in 54 combined seasons as collegiate head coaches. Green is 4-1 coaching against Berenato. Home Sweet Home • Saturday could mark the Lady Flames' final game at the Vines Center. Barring upsets, Liberty will have to play on the road for the ASUN Championship semifinals and title game. • With its 7-5 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 83 percent under Carey Green. • The Lady Flames, who currently own a four-game home winning streak, are 22-1 all-time in conference tournament games at the Vines Center (2-0 ASUN and 22-1 Big South). Tournament Tidbits • Liberty enters the ASUN Women's Basketball Championship with a six-game winning streak, the longest active streak of any ASUN team. One more victory will give the Lady Flames their longest winning streak since an eight-game streak which culminated with the 2018 Big South Championship title game victory. • This is the longest winning streak the Lady Flames have taken into the postseason since 2014-15, when Liberty won its final 11 regular-season contests. This marks the 11th time Liberty has entered a conference tournament with a winning streak of six games or longer. The previous 10 times it happened, the Lady Flames went on to cut down the nets as conference champions. • Liberty will look to advance to the semifinal round of its conference tournament for the third straight year and the 23rd time in the last 24 seasons. • Carey Green is 49-6 all-time coaching in conference tournament games, including 2-1 in the ASUN Championship. • Liberty is 55-3 in NCAA Division I conference tournament games when favored by seed, including 2-0 in the ASUN. • Liberty will try to become the first No. 3 seed ever to win the ASUN Championship title. The Lady Flames, who are seeded third for the second straight season, have never won a conference tournament title when seeded lower than No. 2. • The following current Lady Flames have earned all-tournament team honors during their careers: Kierra Johnson-Graham (2019 ASUN), Emily Lytle (2019 ASUN) and Ashtyn Baker (2018 Big South).
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