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    WBB Game Day: East Carolina

    Nov 23, 2022 | Lynchburg Va | Women's Basketball

    Game Day Links:
    Live Video (ACC Network Extra)
    Live Audio (LFSN Radio)
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    Game Time:
    Saturday – 5 p.m.

    TV Coverage:
    ACC Network Extra
    Play-By-Play Broadcaster: William Foshee

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

    Liberty’s Top Storylines
    • Liberty (2-2) will tip off its third Cavalier Classic appearance by facing East Carolina (4-1), Saturday evening at John Paul Jones Arena.

    • Liberty is 1-1 all-time against ECU, with each team winning on its home court (2018-19 at ECU, 2019-20 at Liberty).

    • The Lady Flames are just 1-5 against American Athletic Conference foes, with the lone win coming over ECU. All five losses have come by eight points or fewer.

    • Liberty went 2-0 during both of its regular-season tournaments last season, doing so for the first time since 2007-08.

    • Liberty’s leading scorer (12.0 ppg) and rebounder (7.5 rpg), Mya Berkman is just 32 points away from 1,000 for her career. She totaled 18 points and 12 boards during two previous meetings with ECU.

    • The Lady Flames have outscored all four opponents in bench points this season. Most recently, their top two scorers at James Madison on Wednesday (Bella Smuda – 12 and Alise Markova – career-high 11) came off of Carey Green’s bench.

    Notes and Anecdotes – Liberty vs. East Carolina
    • The home team has won both previous Liberty-East Carolina clashes. Saturday will mark the teams’ first meeting on a neutral court.

    • Mya Berkman appeared in both previous Liberty-ECU contests, totaling 16 points and 12 rebounds on 7-of-8 from the field. She scored her 100th career point during the teams’ most recent matchup (Dec. 3, 2019) and enters Saturday just 32 away from 1,000 for her career.

    • East Carolina ranks No. 5 nationally with 28.6 turnovers forced per game. Last time these two teams met, Liberty won despite committing 31 turnovers. That was the last time the Lady Flames have posted 30+ turnovers in a game.

    • Neither Liberty nor ECU has allowed an opponent to score 70 points in a game this season. The Pirates rank No. 7 nationally for scoring defense (45.2 ppg), while the Lady Flames yield only 56.3 ppg.

    • Liberty will be playing away from home for just the second time this season, while this will mark ECU’s first game away from its home court.

    • This will be Liberty’s third tournament at John Paul Jones Arena, following the 2009 Marriott Cavalier Classic and the 2016 Cavalier Classic. The Lady Flames are 1-3 all-time in tournaments contested at the facility.

    Liberty vs. AAC
    • Liberty is 1-5 all-time against American Athletic Conference (AAC) opponents, with the lone victory coming against East Carolina on Dec. 3, 2019.

    • The Lady Flames have lost each of their last two matchups with AAC foes, falling to Memphis during both the 2020-21 and 2021-22 campaigns.

    • All five of Liberty’s losses to AAC opponents have come by eight points or fewer.

    • Liberty faced its first AAC opponent on Nov. 24, 2017 (Houston, L 68-75). Since then, the Lady Flames have matched up with at least one AAC foe every season, including a pair of meetings in 2018-19.

    Tournament Time
    • Liberty will play in a pair of regular-season tournaments in 2022-23, including the Cavalier Classic (Nov. 26 & 27 in Charlottesville, Va.) and the Husky Classic (Dec. 18 & 19 in Seattle, Wash.)

    • Last season, the Lady Flames went 2-0 at both of their regular-season tournaments (Navy Classic in Annapolis, Md. and South Padre Island Classic in South Padre Island, Texas). It was the first time Liberty finished unbeaten in all of its regular-season tournaments since 2007-08. Those also represent two of Liberty’s three seasons with 28 wins all-time.

    Featured in Main Photo: Mya Berkman (left) and Kennedi Williams