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WBB Game Day: Lipscomb

December 30, 2020  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Dee Brown and the Lady Flames will host Lipscomb for a pair of ASUN Conference games, Saturday and Sunday at Liberty Arena, tipping off at 2 p.m. each afternoon.

Dee Brown and the Lady Flames will host Lipscomb for a pair of ASUN Conference games, Saturday and Sunday at Liberty Arena, tipping off at 2 p.m. each afternoon.

Game Day Central page

Game Day Links:
Saturday Live Video (ESPN+)
Sunday Live Video (ESPN+)
Live Audio (LFSN Radio)
Saturday Live Stats
Sunday Live Stats
Liberty Game Notes
Liberty Women's Basketball Instagram
Liberty Women's Basketball Twitter
Liberty Women's Basketball Facebook
Lipscomb Women's Basketball Webpage
ASUN Women's Basketball Webpage

Game Times:
Saturday - 2 p.m.
Sunday - 2 p.m.

TV Coverage:
ESPN+
Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Rett McGibbon
Color Analyst: Emily Austen

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 (4-3, 0-0 ASUN) will tip off ASUN Conference play Saturday and Sunday against Lipscomb (3-3, 0-0 ASUN) in the first-ever ASUN games at Liberty Arena.

• Liberty is opening conference play at home for the first time since the 2013-14 season (Big South) and will aim for its first-ever 2-0 start in the ASUN.

• Playing for the first time in 17 days, the Lady Flames own a 5-0 all-time record against Lipscomb. Liberty has won three straight contests overall, six consecutive ASUN Conference tilts, eight straight meetings with ASUN foes and eight home games in a row.

• Emily Lytle has scored 20+ points three times this season and is averaging a team-high 17.0 ppg (No. 2 in the ASUN) for the year. She just wrapped up a program-record streak of 34 consecutive free throws made and was named ASUN Player of the Week for the second time in her career, Dec. 21.

• Fellow senior Ashtyn Baker has scored 19 points during each of the Lady Flames' last two outings and is averaging a career-best 12.0 ppg thus far in 2020-21. She and Lytle each rank among the top 20 scorers in program history.

Notes and Anecdotes - Liberty vs. Lipscomb
• Liberty and Lipscomb will square off in the first two ASUN Conference sporting events ever played at Liberty Arena.

• This will mark the first time Liberty has ever faced the same opponent on back-to-back days. The Lady Flames have not played on consecutive days since Dec. 20 & 21, 2019, when they topped Bradley and host Kansas City at the Roo Holiday Classic in Kansas City, Mo.

• Due to two COVID-19-related cancellations (Dec. 19 home game vs. Belmont Abbey and Dec. 22 road game at William & Mary), Liberty will be playing its first game in 17 days. Lipscomb has played four games since Liberty's Dec. 16 victory at High Point.

• Liberty will be trying to extend a number of unbeaten streaks this weekend. The Lady Flames have won three games in a row overall, six straight ASUN Conference games, eight consecutive meetings with ASUN opponents and eight straight home games. Liberty is also 5-0 all-time against Lipscomb. Conversely, the Bisons are 0-3 on the road this year and have lost five straight road games overall.

• Liberty was picked to finish second to FGCU in the ASUN this season. Meanwhile, Lipscomb was tabbed for a seventh-place finish in the nine-team conference. The Bisons are seeking their first ASUN record above .500 since the 2003-04 season.

Liberty in Conference Openers
• Liberty is 1-1 in ASUN Conference openers. This will be the first time the Lady Flames have opened ASUN play at home and the first time they have faced Lipscomb in their ASUN lid-lifter.

• Liberty will be opening conference play with a home game for the first time since Dec. 7, 2013. That day, the Lady Flames tipped off Big South play with a 70-49 victory over Radford at the Vines Center.

• The Lady Flames have never started 2-0 in ASUN Conference play.