The Lady Flames will welcome Limestone to the Vines Center for their 2017-18 home opener on Tuesday.
Game Day Central Links: Live Video (Big South Network) Live Audio (LFSN Radio) Live Stats Liberty Game Notes Liberty Flames Ticket Office Vines Center Liberty Women's Basketball Instagram Liberty Women's Basketball Twitter Liberty Women's Basketball Facebook Limestone Women's Basketball Webpage Game Time: Tuesday - 7 p.m. TV Coverage: Big South Network Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Rett McGibbon Color Analyst: Kelley Deyo 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 • After playing five straight games away from Lynchburg, Liberty (1-4) will contest its 2017-18 home opener against Limestone (3-1) on Tuesday. The matchup will count as an exhibition for the NCAA Division II Saints. • The Lady Flames will be aiming to halt a four-game losing streak during their first-ever meeting with Limestone and their first matchup with a Conference Carolinas foe in 28 years. • Tuesday will mark Liberty's 350th game at the Vines Center. The Lady Flames have won 79 percent of their home games since first playing at the facility on Dec. 7, 1990. • Junior KK Barbour, the lone upperclassman in Liberty's current starting lineup, is averaging 18.3 ppg in her last three outings. She is coming off a career-high 24-point, 13-rebound performance at UMass on Saturday. • Freshmen and sophomores are scoring 67.7 percent of Liberty's points this season. Conversely, Limestone features eight seniors. Series History vs. Limestone Overall: First Meeting Notable: • Limestone is the third first-time opponent Liberty has faced in this season's first six games, along with Michigan and Drake. • Tuesday's game will mark the Lady Flames' first meeting with a Conference Carolinas member since Dec. 2, 1989. That day, Liberty posted a 77-48 home triumph over Mount Olive during the Lady Flames' second season of NCAA Division I play. • Tuesday will be the first time a Conference Carolinas team has played at the Vines Center.
Notes and Anecdotes - Liberty vs. Limestone • Limestone has been one of the nation's top NCAA Division II teams in recent years, making six straight NCAA Tournament appearances and going 170-25 (.872) over that span. The Saints reached the NCAA Division II Final Four in 2015. • Like Liberty, Limestone has been on the road quite a bit to begin the 2017-18 season. The Saints played four straight games away from their Gaffney, S.C., home before tipping off their home and Conference Carolinas schedules Monday night against Erskine. • Limestone is an experienced team, as eight of its 14 players are seniors. However, Liberty will have a significant size advantage on Tuesday. Aaliyah Davis is the Saints' tallest player at 6-0. Limestone is outrebounding opponents this season, led by 10.3 boards per game from Keidra Smith, who stands 5-9.
On This Date • Liberty is 4-2 all-time on Nov. 28. • The Lady Flames' biggest Nov. 28 win was an 80-68 victory over Penn State on Nov. 28, 2014 in Atlanta, Ga. • The following year, Liberty nearly upset No. 16/15 California in Las Vegas on Nov. 28 before falling short, 77-72. • Liberty is 81-66 all-time in November, including 46-48 under Carey Green and 1-4 in 2017-18.
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