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WBB Game Day Central: James Madison

November 22, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Keyen Green and the Lady Flames will make their final visit to the JMU Convocation Center Sunday at 2 p.m.

Keyen Green and the Lady Flames will make their final visit to the JMU Convocation Center Sunday at 2 p.m.

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Game Time:
Sunday - 2 p.m.

TV Coverage:

Radio Coverage:
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Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Jamie Hall

The Starting 5 - Liberty's Top Storylines
• Liberty (1-4) will play nine of its next 10 games away from home, beginning Sunday afternoon with its final visit to the JMU Convocation Center to meet CAA preseason favorite James Madison (4-1).

• The Lady Flames will look to end a four-game losing streak overall and a five-game losing skid in the head-to-head series with James Madison.

• Liberty has played better on the road this season (1-1) than it has at the Vines Center (0-3). The road team has won five of the last seven Liberty-JMU clashes.

• 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 five contests, the redshirt junior center is averaging a career-best 13.2 ppg and a career-best 8.2 rpg in just 18.6 minutes/game. Green's last two outings have included a 20-point game at Virginia Tech and a double-double (16 points, 11 rebounds) vs. UNCG.

• Junior guard Ashtyn Baker is averaging 14.0 ppg during Liberty's first two road games of the season and a career-high 11.0 ppg thus far in 2019-20. She is just six points shy of 500 for her career.

Notes and Anecdotes - Liberty vs. James Madison
• James Madison has been Liberty's most frequently played non-conference opponent in recent years. Sunday's game will mark the teams' 13th meeting in the last 14 seasons. The year Liberty and JMU did not face one another (2014-15), both teams played NCAA Tournament first round games in Chapel Hill, N.C.

• The road team has won five of the last seven Liberty-JMU matchups, including the Dukes' 74-53 victory at the Vines Center last season (Nov. 29, 2018).

• Both Liberty (Liberty Arena) and JMU (Atlantic Union Bank Center) are scheduled to move into new home arenas in time for the 2020-21 season, so Sunday will mark the Lady Flames' ninth and final visit to the JMU Convocation Center.

• Expectations are high for both teams this season. James Madison was unanimously selected to win the CAA title, while Liberty was picked to finish second in the ASUN Conference. JMU is off to a 4-1 start, with the lone loss coming by two points against No. 8 Maryland in a game the Dukes led by 16 points entering the fourth quarter.

• James Madison is the fifth opponent in Liberty's first six games of the 2019-20 season who defeated the Lady Flames in 2018-19. The Lady Flames successfully avenged a defeat to Norfolk State from last season but lost for the second year in a row to Chattanooga, Virginia Tech and UNCG.

Liberty vs. CAA
• Liberty is 19-39 all-time versus Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) opponents, including 15-17 under Carey Green.

• The Lady Flames have lost four consecutive matchups with CAA foes, all at the hands of James Madison.

• Liberty's last win over a CAA opponent was a 72-63 home win over Elon on Nov. 16, 2015.

• The Lady Flames' history against the CAA dates back to a 65-51 win over William & Mary on Feb. 17, 1984, during the first season of conference play. Liberty has squared off with a CAA opponent during every season from 1998-99 through present.