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WBB Game Day Central: Coastal Carolina

February 17, 2010  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Devon Brown and Avery Warley combined for 32 points and 22 rebounds at Coastal Carolina on Jan. 25.

Devon Brown and Avery Warley combined for 32 points and 22 rebounds at Coastal Carolina on Jan. 25.

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WBCA Pink Zone Information

The Game
Liberty (18-5, 8-2 Big South) will attempt to complete a season sweep of Coastal Carolina (14-9, 5-6 Big South) Saturday at 4 p.m., in the first half of a basketball doubleheader at the Vines Center. The game will be Liberty's annual WBCA Pink Zone contest and the Lady Flames' "Barefoot for Bare Feet" promotion for Samaritan's Feet.

Last Time Out
Liberty recorded arguably the best defensive performance in program history, Monday at Winthrop in a 52-18 victory. The Lady Flames set new program records for fewest points allowed and lowest opponent field goal percentage (.119) in the contest. Offensively, Devon Brown paced Liberty's attack with a game-high 15 points.

On Deck
The Lady Flames will conclude their quick homestand Monday at 7 p.m., when they host Charleston Southern. Liberty won its first matchup against the Buccaneers this season, 65-52, Jan. 23 at the CSU Field House.

Lady Flames On The Air
All Lady Flames basketball games may be heard LIVE on WWMC 90.9 FM "The Light." Jamie Hall, in the midst of his 16th year of broadcasting Lady Flames basketball, is once again handling the courtside play-by-play duties for road games. Nick Pierce and Josh Wood serve as the primary commentators for home contests.

Lady Flames On TV
All 15 of Liberty's home women's basketball games will be televised in 2009-10, including 14 on the Flames Sports Network (FSN) and one on SportSouth/MASN. The FSN broadcasting team consists of Ray Jones on play-by-play and Jamie Hall on color.

Scouting Coastal Carolina
Coastal Carolina enters Saturday's game listed fifth in the Big South Conference standings. However, the Chanticleers are only a game and a half out of third place.

Coastal Carolina is 10-1 at home, with the lone loss coming at the hands of Liberty, but the Chanticleers are only 2-8 in road contests. Coastal Carolina's last road triumph was a 49-35 victory at Savannah State on Dec. 5. Since then, the Chanticleers have dropped six straight decisions away from Conway, S.C.

Sydnei Moss, a 5-10 junior guard/forward, and Amanda Stull, a 5-9 senior guard, combine to score 41.3 percent of the Chanticleers' points. Moss is averaging 14.5 ppg and 6.5 rpg, pacing the team in both categories. In conference play, she has boosted her scoring output to 15.6 ppg. Meanwhile, Stull contributes 10.3 ppg and is shooting 51.4 percent (37-of-72) from behind the three-point arc.

The Coaching Matchup
Liberty Head Coach Carey Green is in his 11th season with the Lady Flames, and has led his team to nine Big South titles. A five-time Big South Coach of the Year, Green owns a 255-82 career record and is the all-time wins leader at Liberty and among Big South women's basketball coaches. His career winning percentage (.757) ranked ninth all-time among NCAA Division I women's basketball coaches at the season's outset. Green is 24-0 against Coastal Carolina, his alma mater.

Alan LeForce, in his 13th season at Coastal Carolina, owns a 189-173 career record with the Chanticleers. His overall record is 429-349, in 28 years as a collegiate head coach. LeForce also coached the East Tennessee State men's basketball team for six seasons, prior to taking the reins at Coastal Carolina. He is 0-29 against Liberty.

Liberty-Coastal Carolina Series Notes
Liberty has won 32 consecutive meetings with Coastal Carolina, increasing its all-time lead in the head-to-head series to 42-7. The Lady Flames' winning streak versus the Chanticleers is the seventh-longest active streak against a single opponent in Division I women's basketball.

Saturday's game will be the 50th all-time meeting between Liberty and Coastal Carolina in women's basketball. The Lady Flames have only faced one opponent more often, playing 51 contests versus Commonwealth foe Radford.

Liberty has won 14 straight home games against the Chanticleers, since a 68-62 victory by Coastal Carolina, Jan. 22, 1996 at the Vines Center. The Lady Flames' last two home triumphs over the Chanticleers have come by an average of 31.0 ppg, including a 65-40 victory on Jan. 26, 2009. In that contest, Moriah Frazee paced Liberty with 19 points and five boards.

Coastal Carolina led Liberty by a 28-18 count with 17:02 remaining, Jan. 25 at Kimbel Arena, before the Lady Flames started to come back. Liberty ended the game on a 24-2 run, claiming a 57-38 road win in the teams' first matchup of the 2009-10 season.

Devon Brown (17 points, 10 rebounds) and Avery Warley (15 points, 12 rebounds) led the way for Liberty. Meanwhile, Sydnei Moss scored a game-high 20 points for the Chanticleers and added eight rebounds.

Barefoot for Bare Feet
Liberty head coach Carey Green and his assistants will coach Saturday's game barefoot, as part of the Lady Flames' "Barefoot for Bare Feet" promotion. The Big South Conference-wide event is designed to raise awareness of the Samaritan's Feet charity. Monetary donations and gently-worn shoes will be collected at the Vines Center, to help the more than 300 million children in the world who lack shoes to wear.

This will be the second time Green has coached barefoot this season. He also took off his shoes for the Lady Flames' Jan. 23 game at Charleston Southern, when Buccaneers head coach Julie Goodenough and her staff had their "Barefoot for Bare Feet" night.

WBCA Pink Zone Recognition
Saturday's game will also mark Liberty's annual participation in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Pink Zone event. The Lady Flames will wear pink warmups and pink shoelaces, while the coaching staff sports pink outfits as part of the event.

Liberty is one of 1,550 schools and organizations participating in the event to promote breast cancer awareness. The Lady Flames will also raise money for Kay Yow/WBCA Breast Cancer Foundation through their inaugural Awareness Walk, to be held prior to tipoff at the Vines Center.

Among the Nation's Best
The Lady Flames have defeated Coastal Carolina 32 straight times, dating back to Jan. 20, 1997. It marks the seventh-longest active winning streak by a Division I women's basketball squad against a single opponent, through games played on Feb. 17. Below is a look at the other national leaders

1) Stanford - 50 straight wins over Washington State
2) Old Dominion - 47 straight wins over William & Mary
3) Old Dominion - 41 straight wins over UNC Wilmington
4) Tennessee - 38 straight wins over South Carolina
5) Tennessee - 35 straight wins over Alabama
6) UC Santa Barbara - 34 straight wins over Cal State Fullerton
7) Liberty - 32 straight wins over Coastal Carolina

Liberty Versus the Big South Conference
Liberty has enjoyed a considerable amount of success versus Big South Conference opposition, since joining the league for the 1991-92 season. The Lady Flames have won the conference tournament 12 times and captured 11 regular-season championships.

Liberty is 235-69 (.773) all-time against Big South opponents, including 199-63 in regular-season matchups and 36-6 in Big South Championship tilts. During Carey Green's tenure as head coach, the Lady Flames are 162-16 (.910) when facing Big South foes.

Fabulous in February
Liberty has won 94 of its last 100 games played during the month of February, dating back to the 1997 Big South Championship. The only teams to defeat the Lady Flames in February since then are High Point (three times), Gardner-Webb, UNC Asheville and Winthrop.

The Lady Flames own a 175-122 all-time mark during the year's second month, including a 75-6 record under Carey Green. Liberty, which went 6-0 in February a season ago and is 3-1 this February, has seven games scheduled this month.

Dominating Defensive Effort
The Lady Flames enjoyed a record-setting defensive performance Monday at Winthrop. Liberty established new program records for fewest points allowed (18) and lowest opponent field goal percentage (.119) during its 52-18 triumph.

Liberty also came just two points away from equaling the fewest points ever allowed in a game between two Division I women's basketball teams.

Interestingly, the Lady Flames' defensive effort came one game after their 105-game streak of holding opponents below 50 percent shooting from the field was snapped.

One Milestone Down, One to Go
Redshirt sophomore Avery Warley reached a career milestone during Monday's game at Winthrop. With her putback hoop 13:42 before halftime, Warley became the 50th player in program to score 500 career points.

Warley is also closing in on the 500-rebound milestone, as she has collected 449 boards during the first 56 games of her career. Only 20 Lady Flames have ever tallied 500 career rebounds.

First-Half Defense
Points have come at a premium for Liberty's opponents during the first half this season. The Lady Flames limited Winthrop to 10 first-half markers on Monday, the eighth time Liberty has held its opponent under 20 points in the opening period. The Lady Flames have gone on to win all eight contests.

Only three of Liberty's first 23 opponents have managed to score 30 points during the opening 20 minutes of play. The Lady Flames are yielding an average of just 22.7 points in the first half of games in 2009-10.

12 x 10 for No. 40
Redshirt freshman Devon Brown scored a game-high 15 points during Monday's game versus Gardner-Webb, putting her in double figures for the 12th straight game. Gardner-Webb was the last opponent to hold the Big South's leading scorer under 10 points, limiting Brown to nine tallies on Jan. 2.

2009 graduate Megan Frazee set the school record by scoring in double figures 68 straight times (Jan. 27, 2007 through March 15, 2009).

National Statistical Rankings
Through the contests of Feb. 14, the Lady Flames were ranked among the NCAA's top 20 teams in seven statistical categories. At that juncture, Liberty sat No. 1 in rebound margin (+15.2), No. 2 in scoring defense (49.0 ppg), No. 4 in field goal percentage (.478), No. 5 in field goal percentage defense (.342), No. 9 in three-point field goal percentage defense (.265), No. 13 in scoring margin (+17.6) and No. 20 in steals per game (11.2 spg).