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WBB Game Day Central: Lipscomb

January 16, 2020  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Emily Lytle averaged 21.5 ppg versus Lipscomb last season.

Emily Lytle averaged 21.5 ppg versus Lipscomb last season.

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Game Time:
Saturday - 4 p.m.

TV Coverage:
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Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Rett McGibbon
Color Analyst: Adam Deyo
Color Analyst: Heather Stephens
Sidelines: Victoria Wood

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Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Jamie Hall

The Starting 5 - Liberty's Top Storylines
• Liberty (9-8, 2-2 ASUN) wraps up its three-game homestand on Saturday, welcoming Lipscomb (4-13, 1-3 ASUN) to the Vines Center.

• Liberty has lost two of its last three-games following a six-game winning streak. Meanwhile, Lipscomb has dropped back-to-back home games since an impressive win at Stetson on Jan. 6.

• The Lady Flames, who are 3-0 all-time versus Lipscomb, are seeking a victory to claim sole possession of third place in the ASUN standings.

• 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 averaging 19.8 ppg during ASUN play. Last Saturday versus Jacksonville, she finished with a season-high 29 points (including No. 1,000 of her career) and a season-high 16 rebounds.

• Emily Lytle played well against Lipscomb last season, averaging 21.5 ppg and totaling eight three-pointers during the Lady Flames' two victories over the Bisons.  She ranks 14th in program history with 85 career triples.

Notes and Anecdotes - Liberty vs. Lipscomb
• Both Liberty and Lipscomb are trying to get back on the right track. The Lady Flames have lost two of their last three games, while Lipscomb heads to Lynchburg coming off back-to-back home losses.

• Liberty and Lipscomb have each lost to ASUN co-leaders FGCU (on the road) and North Alabama (at home) during their first four conference games.

• Liberty's top four scorers this season are juniors. Meanwhile, Lipscomb's top four scorers include a sophomore and two freshmen.

• Lipscomb is under the direction of first-year head coach Lauren Sumski, who is only 27 years old. Conversely,  63-year-old Carey Green is in his 21st year at the helm of the Lady Flames.

• Rebounding will be a key stat to watch. Liberty ranks No. 2 in the ASUN with a +5.8 rebound margin, while Lipscomb is last in the conference at -5.8. Last season, the Lady Flames were +20 and +14 in rebounding during their two wins over Lipscomb.

• Meanwhile, Lipscomb could have an advantage at the foul line. The Bisons rank No. 3 nationally for free throw percentage (79.9), while the Lady Flames sit No. 301 at 62.2 percent.

Home Sweet Home
• After Saturday, Liberty only has five home games remaining on the regular-season schedule for its 30th and final season at the Vines Center.

• Despite its 2-4 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 83 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.