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WBB Game Day Central: Stetson

January 23, 2020  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty will travel to Stetson Saturday at 1 p.m.

Liberty will travel to Stetson Saturday at 1 p.m.

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Game Time:
Saturday - 1 p.m.

TV Coverage:
Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Evan Weston
Color Analyst: DeAsia Beal

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 (10-8, 3-2 ASUN) opens a Sunshine State swing with a Saturday matinee at Stetson (7-11, 1-4 ASUN).

• Liberty is coming off back-to-back overtime games. The Lady Flames have never played three straight overtime contests. Meanwhile, Stetson is trying to snap its first four-game ASUN losing streak since 2010.

• The Lady Flames are 0-3 all-time versus Stetson. The Hatters and FGCU are the only two ASUN teams Liberty has yet to defeat.

• 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, with 14.4 of those points coming after halftime.

• Junior point guard Ashtyn Baker scored 16 points versus Lipscomb last Saturday, including 10 straight markers during the third quarter of Liberty's comeback from a 14-point deficit. She has made 19 straight free throws since her last miss on Dec. 3 and is nearing the program record of 26 in a row.

Notes and Anecdotes - Liberty vs. Stetson
• Liberty opens its Sunshine State swing at Stetson, seeking its first-ever victory over the Hatters. The Lady Flames lost both meetings with the Hatters last season and are 0-3 all-time versus Stetson. The Hatters and FGCU are the only two ASUN teams Liberty has never defeated.

• Stetson is uncharacteristically struggling in ASUN Conference play this season, entering Saturday's matinee having lost its last four league contests. This is the Hatters' longest ASUN losing streak since the 2009-10 season.

• Saturday's game will match up the ASUN's top two rebounding teams. Liberty owns a conference-best +6.6 rebound margin, while Stetson ranks No. 2 at +6.3. Liberty outrebounded Stetson during both matchups last season.

• Both teams have received a lift from junior post players returning from injury this season. Liberty's leading scorer Keyen Green (14.1 ppg) missed the entire 2018-19 season due to injury, while Stetson's second-leading scorer Kennedi Colclough (9.4 ppg) played only one game prior to a season-ending injury last year.

• Stetson has lost four straight games at the Edmunds Center after opening the year with a 5-0 home record. The Hatters are seekign their first home victory since Dec. 19 versus Canisius. Meanwhile, Liberty is 4-1 in its last five true road games.

Road Warriors
• Liberty has played better away from Lynchburg this season (7-4 in road/neutral games) than it has at the Vines Center (3-4 in home games).

• The Lady Flames are 5-3 in true road games this year and had won four straight road contests prior to a Jan. 6 loss at FGCU.

• Liberty has already matched its road/neutral win total from the 2018-19 season, when the Lady Flames finished 7-11 away from the Vines Center.

Sunshine State
• This road trip marks the Lady Flames' third of four regular-season visits to Florida. Liberty previously played in the Miami Thanksgiving Classic (Nov. 29-30) and at FGCU (Jan. 6). They still have a visit to Jacksonville scheduled for Feb. 10.

• Liberty is 6-17 all-time when playing in Florida, including 1-2 this season. The Lady Flames defeated Miami (Ohio) at Miami (Fla.) on Nov. 29. Meanwhile, their two Sunshine State setbacks this season have come at the hands of Top 25 opponents, including No. 7/5 Oregon State (Nov. 30) at Miami and No. 25 FGCU (Jan. 6).