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WBB Game Day: Kennesaw State

January 7, 2021  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Emily Lytle posted 29 points and nine rebounds the last time Liberty faced Kennesaw State, leading to a 91-86 Flames triumph in the 2020 ASUN Championship quarterfinals, March 7, 2020.

Emily Lytle posted 29 points and nine rebounds the last time Liberty faced Kennesaw State, leading to a 91-86 Flames triumph in the 2020 ASUN Championship quarterfinals, March 7, 2020.

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
Kennesaw State Women's Basketball Webpage
ASUN Women's Basketball Webpage

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

TV Coverage:
ESPN+

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 (6-3, 2-0 ASUN) will play its first ASUN road games of the season, Saturday and Sunday at Kennesaw State (3-2, 0-2 ASUN).

• Both teams will be without their head coaches, as Liberty's Carey Green recovers from surgery and Kennesaw State's Agnus Berenato battles breast cancer.

• The Lady Flames are 5-0 all-time against Kennesaw State, including three victories last season. Liberty has won five straight contests overall, eight consecutive ASUN Conference tilts and 10 straight meetings with ASUN foes.

• Reigning ASUN Player of the Week Ashtyn Baker is averaging 20.0 ppg over her last four outings. She went for a career-high 27 points during Liberty's last game, a 76-66 overtime win over Lipscomb on Sunday. Baker enters the weekend ranked No. 18 all-time at Liberty with 912 career points.

• Fellow senior Emily Lytle leads the Lady Flames and ranks No. 3 in the ASUN with 16.3 ppg. She tallied 29 points and nine rebounds the last time she faced Kennesaw State, leading Liberty to a 91-86 victory in the 2020 ASUN Championship quarterfinals.

Notes and Anecdotes - Liberty vs. Kennesaw State
• Liberty's Carey Green and Kennesaw State's Agnus Berenato have combined for 965 career victories in 55 combined seasons as collegiate head coaches. However, neither one will be present for this weekend's series. Green is recovering from surgery, while Berenato is taking a leave of absense as she battles breast cancer.

• Liberty is 5-0 all-time against Kennesaw State, including a trio of victories last season. Four of the teams' five previous meetings, including both matchups at the KSU Convocation Center, have been decided by 10 points or fewer.

• The Lady Flames will try to hand Kennesaw State its first home loss of the season. The Owls are 3-0 at the KSU Convocation Center, while Liberty is just 1-3 on the road. Last weekend in ASUN play, home teams (including Liberty) went 5-1 while visiting teams (including Kennesaw State) went 1-5.

• Liberty's Kennedi Williams (Greater Atlanta Christian School) and Sophia d'Oliveira (Dawson County High School) both attended high school within 50 miles of Kennesaw.

• Liberty was picked to finish second to FGCU in the ASUN this season. Meanwhile, Kennesaw State was tabbed for an eighth-place finish in the nine-team conference. The Owls are seeking their first ASUN record above .500 since the 2016-17 season.

Liberty vs. ASUN
• In its third season as an ASUN Conference member, Liberty is off to a 2-0 start in league play for the first time. The Lady Flames are tied with North Alabama for first place.

• The Lady Flames are 27-12 against ASUN foes since the start of the 2018-19 season, including 23-11 in conference play and 4-1 in ASUN Championship contests. Liberty is 16-5 at home versus ASUN opponents and 11-7 on the road.

• Liberty was won eight consecutive ASUN Conference games and 10 straight meetings with ASUN opponents. Both streaks are the Lady Flames' longest since joining the league, and both streaks began with a 65-59 win at Jacksonville on Feb. 10, 2020.

• Liberty's first-ever ASUN win came at the KSU Convocation Center by a 67-61 score on Jan. 15, 2019.