Danika Dale will return to Memorial Gymnasium for the first time since her freshman season, when the Lady Flames played a non-conference game against Vanderbilt. The picture above is from that Dec. 22, 2008 contest.
Game Day Central Page Note: Includes all important Game Day links (live video, live audio, live stats, etc.) Complete Game Notes Radio Coverage: Provided by the Flames Sports Network Broadcast - Tip-Off: 5 p.m. Eastern (approx.) vs. No. 12/14 Oklahoma Broadcasting Station: The Light (90.9 FM WWMC) Tournament Outlook Liberty (2-2) will play its lone regular-season tournament of the 2011-12 campaign Friday and Saturday, when the Lady Flames compete in the Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tenn.
The Lady Flames will play No. 12/14 Oklahoma (2-0) in a first-round matchup on Friday, beginning at approximately 5 p.m. Eastern. Liberty's first-ever meeting with the Sooners will be the Lady Flames' first matchup against a Top 25 squad this season.
Friday's first game will be a battle of Nashville, as Lipscomb (0-5) squares off against the host Vanderbilt (4-0) squad at 3 p.m. Eastern.
Friday's two losing teams will face one another Saturday at 3 p.m. Eastern in the tournament's consolation game. The championship game will follow at approximately 5 p.m. Liberty vs. Oklahoma At a Glance Series History Series Record: First Meeting
Coaching Matchup Liberty Head Coach: Carey Green Overall Record (Seasons): 288-96 (13th Season) Record at Liberty (Seasons): Same Record vs. Oklahoma: 0-0
Oklahoma Head Coach: Sherri Coale Overall Record (Seasons): 338-155 (16th Season) Record at Oklahoma (Seasons): Same Record vs. Liberty: 0-0
Notes and Anecdotes -- Friday's game will mark the first time Liberty has ever played a team from the state of Oklahoma.
-- The contest will be the Lady Flames' first matchup with a Top 25 team since Dec. 28, 2010, when Liberty lost 81-66 to No. 17/17 St. John's in the opening round of the Terrapin Classic in College Park, Md.
-- Liberty's Tolu Omotola and Oklahoma senior guard Jasmine Hartman were teammates at Bellaire High School in Houston during the 2007-08 season. The team finished with a 36-2 record.
-- The Lady Flames' win at Big 12 member No. 19/17 Kansas State on Dec. 4, 2004 was one of Liberty's four all-time victories against Top 25 opponents.
Liberty vs. the Big 12 Record vs. Current Conference Members: 1-3 Carey Green's Record vs. Current Conference Members: 1-3 Current Streak: Big 12 schools have won the last two meetings. Last Meeting: Baylor 81, Liberty 42 (Nov. 26, 2010 at Baylor) Liberty's Last Victory: Liberty 77, Kansas State 56 (Dec. 4, 2004 at Kansas State) Liberty Versus the Top 25 -- Oklahoma will be the 38th nationally-ranked opponent Liberty has ever faced.
-- The Lady Flames are 4-33 all-time against Top 25 foes. Here are Liberty's four victories.
Nov. 26, 2002 - 77-69 (OT) win over No. 23 Virginia in Lynchburg, Va. Dec. 4, 2004 - 77-56 win over No. 17/19 Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan. March 20, 2005 - 78-70 win over No. 22/25 Penn State in College Park, Md. (NCAA) March 22, 2005 - 88-79 win over No. 17 DePaul in College Park, Md. (NCAA) Fastest to 1,000 Devon Brown needs just 20 more points to become the 14th player in program history to score 1,000 career points. She has played 63 games for the Lady Flames and has a chance to become one of the fastest Liberty players ever to reach the 1,000-point milestone. Here are the five Lady Flames who got to 1,000 points in the fewest games.
Elena Kisseleva - 47 games Brenda Gunsallus - 50 games Megan Frazee - 58 games Katie Feenstra - 64 games Sharon Wilkerson - 66 games A Look Back at Tuesday's Game Versus Virginia-Wise -- Liberty's first matchup with Virginia-Wise since Nov. 28, 1994 became the Lady Flames' first home win of the 2011-12 season and snapped a two-game losing skid.
-- The Lady Flames, who never trailed in the contest, led by as many as 47 points and posted a season-high 82 points.
-- Liberty outrebounded its 31st straight opponent, 51-27, grabbing nearly as many offensive boards (26) as the Cavaliers had total on the glass (27).
-- Liberty's 20 steals were the team's most in a game since a 21-steal outing against Radford on Feb. 26, 2000, during Carey Green's first season as head coach.
-- Five Lady Flames scored in double figures against Virginia-Wise, marking the first time Liberty has done that since Nov. 30, 2010 versus Glenville State.
-- Liberty's bench tallied 26 points on Tuesday, meaning the Lady Flames' reserves have scored 20 points or more in all four games this season.
-- Devon Brown inched closer to a milestone, as her 12 points boosted the redshirt junior's career total to 980 markers.
-- After grabbing seven rebounds on Tuesday, Avery Warley now needs only four more caroms to pass former teammate Megan Frazee for fourth place in Big South Conference history.
-- LaKendra Washington has now scored 11 points in each of her first two appearances this season and also became the first Lady Flame to nab at least five steals in a game during the 2011-12 campaign, with six thefts.
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