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WBB Game Day Central: Miami (Ohio)

November 27, 2019  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Audrey Clark and the Lady Flames will face Miami (Ohio) during their first game of the Miami Thanksgiving Classic, Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Audrey Clark and the Lady Flames will face Miami (Ohio) during their first game of the Miami Thanksgiving Classic, Friday at 4:30 p.m.

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Game Time:
Friday - 4:30 p.m.

TV Coverage:

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 (1-5) will face Miami (Ohio) (4-2) for the first time in 24 years on Friday, the opening day of the Miami Thanksgiving Classic in Coral Gables, Fla.

• Meeting a MAC opponent for the first time in 12 years, Liberty will aim to snap its five-game losing streak.

• Liberty will be facing a DeUnna Hendrix-coached team for the 15th time. The Lady Flames went 10-4 versus Hendrix during her seven seasons as High Point's head coach (2012-13 through 2018-19).

• 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. The redshirt junior center is leading the Lady Flames in both scoring (12.8 ppg) and rebounding (7.7 rpg) while playing just 19.5 minutes/game. In five career meetings with Hendrix-coached High Point teams, Green averaged 19.4 ppg and 9.2 rpg.

• After totaling just nine points during her first four collegiate games, freshman guard Asia Todd has posted back-to-back double-digit scoring efforts off the bench. Most recently, she paced the Lady Flames with a career-high 13 points at James Madison, Sunday.

Notes and Anecdotes - Liberty vs. Miami (Ohio)
• Liberty will face Miami (Ohio) for the first time in 24 years on Friday. Interestingly, both matchups between the Lady Flames and RedHawks have taken place in Florida, with the Dec. 8, 1995 contest being contested in DeLand.

• The Lady Flames will see a familiar face on the Miami bench, as former High Point head coach DeUnna Hendrix is in her first year with the RedHawks. Liberty is 10-4 all-time when facing Hendrix, with the most recent meeting being a 78-54 triumph in the semifinals of the 2018 Big South Championship on March 10, 2018.

• Miami will face the Flames for the second straight game. The RedHawks recorded an 85-35 home victory over the UIC Flames, Tuesday afternoon.

• Liberty will try to limit Lauren Dickerson, who paces the RedHawks with 20.5 ppg and has scored 1,793 career points. That is more than twice as many as the Lady Flames' active career scoring leader, Keyen Green (861 points).

• Liberty and Miami have one opponent in common this season. The RedHawks lost at Bradley 79-68 on Saturday, while the Lady Flames will meet the Braves on Dec. 20 in Kansas City.

• Liberty will face a team from Ohio for the first time since Dec. 28, 2016 (82-53 loss to Dayton in Charlottesville, Va.)

Liberty vs. MAC
• Liberty is 3-1 all-time versus MAC opponents, with the lone loss coming to Miami (Ohio).

• The Lady Flames are facing a MAC opponent for the first time since Dec. 20, 2007. That day, Liberty topped Ball State 68-56 in the first round of the Lady Rebel Christmas Classic in Las Vegas.

• Liberty also owns victories over MAC members Akron (96-90 home win on Dec. 7, 1996) and Buffalo (59-40 victory at Michigan State on Nov. 17, 2001).

Playing in the Sunshine State
• This weekend's games will be Liberty's first two contests in Florida this season.

• The Lady Flames will return to the Sunshine State for ASUN Conference matchups against FGCU (Jan. 6), Stetson (Jan. 25), North Florida (Jan. 27) and Jacksonville (Feb. 10).

• Liberty's most recent contest in Florida was the 2019 ASUN Championship title game, which saw the Lady Flames fall to FGCU 72-49, March 17 in Fort Myers.

• The Lady Flames are 5-15 all-time when playing in Florida, including their 2-6 mark in Sunshine State tilts last season.

• This will be the first time Liberty has ever played a game in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area.