Bridgette Rettstatt and the Lady Flames will open their ASUN Conference home schedule against Jacksonville Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Vines Center.
Game Day Central Links: Live Video (ESPN+, subscription required) Live Audio (LFSN Radio) Live Stats Liberty Game Notes Purchase Tickets Liberty Women's Basketball Instagram Liberty Women's Basketball Twitter Liberty Women's Basketball Facebook Jacksonville Women's Basketball Webpage ASUN Women's Basketball Webpage Game Time: Saturday - 2 p.m. TV Coverage: ESPN+ (Subscription Required) Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Rett McGibbon Color Analyst: Kelley Deyo Color Analyst: Heather Stephens Sidelines: Victoria Wood 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 • Playing at home for the first time since Dec. 3, Liberty (8-7, 1-1 ASUN) tips off its ASUN home schedule and a three-game homestand versus Jacksonville (8-6, 0-1 ASUN), Saturday. • Both teams saw winning streaks halted by ASUN co-leaders on Monday. Liberty had won six in a row, while Jacksonville was riding a four-game win streak. • After Jacksonville spoiled Liberty's inaugural ASUN home game last season, the Lady Flames defeated the Dolphins in Jacksonville and eliminated JU from the ASUN Championship in the quarterfinal round. • 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 paces the Lady Flames in points (12.5 ppg). Averaging 17.0 ppg in ASUN play, she is just 28 points shy of 1,000 for her career. • Fellow junior post player Bridgette Rettstatt has posted double-doubles in each of the Lady Flames' first two conference games. She recorded a pair of double-doubles versus Jacksonville last season and has seven for her career. Notes and Anecdotes - Liberty vs. Jacksonville • Liberty will open its eight-game ASUN Conference home schedule against Jacksonville for the second straight season. The Dolphins topped the Lady Flames 64-52 on Jan. 12, 2019 in Liberty's inaugural ASUN home game at the Vines Center. • Liberty's other home meeting with Jacksonville last season turned out more favorably. The Lady Flames outscored the Dolphins 25-9 in the fourth quarter of a 65-53 victory in the ASUN Championship quarterfinals, March 8, 2019 at the Vines Center. • Both Liberty (at FGCU) and Jacksonville (at North Alabama) are looking to bounce back from Monday losses against the two ASUN co-leaders. The Lady Flames saw a six-game winning streak snapped, while the Dolphins' four-game win streak was halted. • Norfolk State is a common opponent for the two teams. Liberty tipped off the season with a 67-48 victory at NSU on Nov. 5. The Spartans then recorded a 71-64 overtime win at Jacksonville on Nov. 30. • Liberty is playing at home for the first time since Dec. 3 on Saturday. Jacksonville has not been home since Dec. 15. • Carey Green's first year as Liberty's head coach (1999-2000) was Jacksonville's first women's basketball season. Home Sweet Home • Liberty returns to the Vines Center for the first time since Dec. 3 after playing its last six games away from Lynchburg. • After Saturday, Liberty only has seven home games remaining on the regular-season schedule for its 30th and final season at the Vines Center. • Despite its 1-3 record in home games thus far in 2019-20, Liberty has won 79 percent of its home games at the Vines Center all-time, including 84 percent under Carey Green. • A crowd of 1,893 fans attended the Nov. 8 home opener against ETSU. That was the Lady Flames' largest home crowd since 3,741 fans watched Liberty host Duke on Nov. 11, 2016.
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