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WBB Game Day Central: UNCG

November 19, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Kennedi Williams and the Lady Flames will play host to UNCG Thursday at 11 a.m.

Kennedi Williams and the Lady Flames will play host to UNCG Thursday at 11 a.m.

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Game Time:
Thursday - 11 a.m.

TV Coverage:
ESPN+ (Subscription Required)
Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Rett McGibbon
Color Analyst: Kelley Deyo
Sidelines: Emily Austen

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
• Liberty (1-3) returns home for its annual Education Day game, an 11 a.m. clash against former Big South Conference rival UNCG (2-2).

• The Lady Flames are seeking their first home win of the 2019-20 season after losing to SoCon members ETSU and Chattanooga at the Vines Center.

• Liberty is just 8-15 all-time versus UNCG but has won three straight home matchups with the Spartans and four of the last five meetings overall.

• The Lady Flames' leading scorer, Emily Lytle is coming off her best game of the year, Friday at Virginia Tech. She scored a season-high 19 points against the Hokies, 15 of which came in the fourth quarter. Lytle tallied the Lady Flames' final 13 points of the game.

• Keyen Green, the 2018 Big South Player of the Year, is making a successful return from an ankle injury which sidelined her for the entire 2018-19 season. Through four contests, the redshirt junior center is averaging 12.5 ppg and 7.5 rpg in 17 minutes/game. Green fashioned a season-best 20-point effort at Virginia Tech, her first 20-point game since Jan. 23, 2018.

Notes and Anecdotes - Liberty vs. UNCG
• Liberty is 8-15 all-time against former Big South Conference rival UNCG but has won four of the teams' last five meetings, including the last three contests played at the Vines Center.

• One of the most memorable games during the Vines Center's 30-year history was a Liberty-UNCG clash. The host Lady Flames topped the Spartans 89-82 in the Big South Championship title game on March 1, 1997 to claim their first-ever conference championship.

• UNCG is visiting the Vines Center for the first time in seven years. Liberty topped the Spartans 76-56 on Nov. 27, 2012, led by Tolu Omotola (21 points, 10 rebounds).

• Both Liberty and UNCG have played close games at ACC schools this season. UNCG won 67-65 at Wake Forest on Nov. 10, while the Lady Flames lost 73-69 at Virginia Tech in their most recent game, Friday.

• Both teams feature outside sharpshooters from Sweden, including Liberty sophomore Melat Sissay (Stockholm) and UNCG junior Pernilla Sorensen (Taby).

• UNCG senior guard Nadine Soliman led the SoCon with 19.1 ppg last season and is averaging 17.8 ppg to start 2019-20. Last year, Liberty held Soliman to two first-half points before she scored a dozen after halftime, highlighted by the game-winning triple at the final buzzer.

Liberty vs. SoCon
• The Lady Flames are 15-26 all-time when facing Southern Conference (SoCon) opponents, including 6-7 under Carey Green and 0-2 this season.

• Liberty is wrapping up a 14-day span including three SoCon matchups. The Lady Flames previously lost 63-62 to ETSU on Nov. 8 and fell to Chattanooga 71-54 on Nov. 11, with both contests taking place at the Vines Center.

• Three of the Lady Flames' five meetings with SoCon foes over the last two seasons have been decided by three points or fewer. Liberty is 1-4 versus SoCon opponents during the last two seasons, with the lone victory coming at ETSU (89-86 on Dec. 4, 2018 in Johnson City, Tenn.)