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    WBB Game Day: Austin Peay

    Jan 24, 2023 | Lynchburg Va | Women's Basketball

    Game Day Links:
    Live Video (ESPN+)
    Live Audio (LFSN Radio)
    Live Stats
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    Austin Peay Women’s Basketball Webpage
    ASUN Women’s Basketball Webpage

    Game Time:
    Thursday – 7 p.m. Eastern

    TV Coverage:
    Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Alex Gould
    Color Analyst: Patton Cook

    Radio Coverage:
    Liberty Flames Sports Network – Radio
    WQLU 90.9 FM The Light
    Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Jamie Hall

    Liberty’s Top Storylines
    • Liberty (11-7, 5-2 ASUN) will tip off a two-game swing through the Volunteer State with its first-ever matchup against ASUN newcomer and co-leader Austin Peay (11-6, 6-1 ASUN), Thursday evening.

    • The Lady Flames have won three in a row, punctuated by an 88-78 overtime victory on Saturday versus FGCU, their first-ever win over the Eagles. They will take on an Austin Peay squad which owns the ASUN’s longest active winning streak (5) and has yet to lose an ASUN home game.

    • Four of Liberty’s 11 wins this season (Salem, Washington, SIUE and FGCU) have marked the Lady Flames’ first-ever victory against that opponent.

    • Mya Berkman leads the Lady Flames in points (14.5 ppg) and rebounds (7.4 rpg) while ranking No. 1 nationally for field goal percentage (72.4). She has scored in double figures in a career-best nine straight contests.

    • Kennedi Williams (career-high 24 points, six assists) is coming off the best game of her career. She tallied 20 points after halftime and single-handedly outscored FGCU in overtime, 8-5. She has dished out 5+ assists in eight of the last nine contests.

    Notes and Anecdotes – Liberty vs. Austin Peay
    • Liberty’s first-ever meeting with ASUN newcomer Austin Peay will pit the Lady Flames against a conference-leading team for the second game in a row.

    • The Governors own the conference’s longest active winning streak (5 games) and are tied for first in the ASUN standings with FGCU and Lipscomb.

    • Liberty will try to become the first ASUN team to defeat Austin Peay at the Winfield Dunn Center. The Governors are 3-0 in home ASUN contests during the facility’s final season. Austin Peay will move to the F&M Bank Arena in 2023-24.

    • Brittany Young, in her second season as the Governors’ head coach, is 0-1 versus Liberty as an assistant. The Lady Flames tipped off the 2017-18 season with a 63-55 Preseason WNIT victory at Old Dominion in Young’s first game on staff with the Monarchs.

    • Liberty’s Jordan Bailey spent the first semester of the 2019-20 season playing for Old Dominion. Two of her teammates on that squad (Mariah Adams and Ajah Wayne) are now part of Austin Peay’s roster.

    • The Lady Flames will be the first Liberty team to visit Austin Peay since the Governors joined the ASUN Conference. The Liberty men’s basketball squad will then visit Clarksville in one week (Feb. 2).

    A Few Firsts
    • Austin Peay is the third of four first-time opponents on Liberty’s 2022-23 schedule.

    • The Lady Flames previously defeated Salem (69-41 on Nov. 10) and SIUE (80-78 on Dec. 19) in their inaugural meetings with those squads and will face Queens for the first time on Feb. 16 in Charlotte.

    • Additionally, Liberty has recorded its first-ever victories over two other opponents this season, including Washington (66-54 on Dec. 18) and FGCU (88-78 (OT) on Saturday).

    On the Road in the ASUN
    • Liberty is 59-22 against ASUN Conference opponents since joining the league prior to the 2018-19 season, including 23- 15 on the road.

    • The Lady Flames are 22-13 in ASUN Conference games on the road (including 1-2 this season) and 1-2 in road contests in the ASUN Championship.

    • Liberty is 7-13 when facing ASUN Conference opponents in Florida (including 1-2 this season) and 52-9 when matching up with ASUN foes in any other state (including 4-0 this season).