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WBB Game Day Central: UNCG

December 14, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Emily Lytle is averaging 21.0 ppg and 5.5 rpg against SoCon opponents this season.
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Game Time:
Sunday - 2 p.m.

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The Starting 5 - Liberty's Top Storylines
• Liberty (2-7) will play its second straight game in North Carolina, traveling to UNCG (4-6) Sunday afternoon.

• Liberty will be facing its third SoCon opponent of the season. The Lady Flames have split their first two games against conference foes, defeating ETSU and losing at Chattanooga.

• The Lady Flames, who are playing all five of their December games away from Lynchburg, will attempt to snap UNCG's five-game home winning streak.

• Emily Lytle paces Liberty in scoring (15.3 ppg) during her first season as a Lady Flame. She is averaging 21.0 ppg and 5.5 rpg against SoCon opponents this season, with half of her total points against Chattanooga and ETSU coming in the fourth quarter.

• Reigning ASUN Conference Freshman of the Week Mya McMillian has connected on seven consecutive field goal attempts over her last three games and is shooting a team-high 50 percent from the field for the season.

Notes and Anecdotes - Liberty vs. UNCG
• Liberty and UNCG will be meeting for the 23rd time, with the Spartans holding a 14-8 all-time advantage in the series. The Lady Flames have won four straight matchups with UNCG, including each of their last two visits to Fleming Gymnasium.

• Twelve of Liberty and UNCG's contests came during five seasons (1992-93 through 1996-97) as Big South Conference rivals. The Lady Flames defated UNCG 89-82 on March 1, 1997 to win their first Big South Championship title.

• Liberty will try to snap UNCG's five-game home winning streak. The Spartans have won all four of their contests in Greensboro this season, representing their only victories this season.

• Sunday will mark UNCG's 10th straight game played in North Carolina. Conversely, Liberty has played in five different states during that time frame.

• Liberty owns the ASUN's best rebound margin (+6.6), while UNCG ranks No. 1 in the SoCon in rebound margin (+3.6).

• Both teams will head to Florida later this week, with Liberty set to play a pair of games in St. Petersburg and UNCG bound for West Palm Beach.

• Liberty, which allows opponents to shoot 39.9 percent from three-point range, will try to slow down UNCG's Nadine Soliman, who scores 20.8 ppg and has hit 32 triples in 10 games.

Liberty in the Tar Heel State
• With Liberty moving to the ASUN Conference this season, the Lady Flames are only playing two games in North Carolina in 2018-19, including Thursday's visit to East Carolina and a Sunday matinee at UNCG.

• This is the fewest games Liberty has played in North Carolina since the 2003-04 season, when the Lady Flames also had two contests in the Tar Heel State (High Point and UNC Asheville).

• Liberty was 3-2 in North Carolina last season.

Liberty vs. SoCon
• Liberty will be facing a Southern Conference (SoCon) opponent for the 40th time in program history. The Lady Flames are 15-24 all-time when facing SoCon opponents, including 6-4 under Carey Green and 1-1 this season.

• Prior to this season, Liberty had not played against a SoCon opponent in six years.

• Liberty is now wrapping up a stretch of three SoCon matchups in 26 days. The Lady Flames lost 75-60 at Chattanooga on Nov. 21, won 89-86 at ETSU on Dec. 4 and head to UNCG on Sunday.

• This is the most SoCon opponents Liberty has faced in a single season since 1992-93, when the Lady Flames went 2-0 vs. Davidson and 1-0 vs. ETSU.