WBB Game Day: Jacksonville
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Sunday – 2 p.m.
Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Kyle West
Color Analyst: Kelley Deyo
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Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Jamie Hall
Liberty’s Top Storylines
• Liberty (7-6, 1-1 ASUN) will wrap up its opening week of ASUN play by hosting a Sunday matinee against Jacksonville (7-5, 1-1 ASUN).
• The Lady Flames and Dolphins will meet twice in seven days, with Liberty set to visit Jacksonville on Jan. 14. Liberty has won eight straight meetings with JU to take an 8-1 lead in the all-time series.
• Coming off a 64-53 victory over Central Arkansas on Thursday, Liberty enters the contest on a four-game home winning streak. The Lady Flames are 4-1 at Liberty Arena this season and 32-3 all-time at the facility, including 17-1 versus ASUN opponents.
• Mya Berkman notched her fifth double-double of the season on Thursday, including 12 points and a Liberty Arena-record 17 rebounds. It was the most rebounds by a Lady Flame since the 2016-17 season. She also shot 5-of-5 from the field and currently tops the nation in field goal percentage at 69.5.
• Dee Brown contributed 12 points and a season-high nine rebounds to the win over Central Arkansas, shooting 10-of-10 from the free throw line. She scored a career-high 17 points during her last meeting with Jacksonville (Feb. 12, 2022).
Notes and Anecdotes – Liberty vs. Jacksonville
• Liberty and Jacksonville enter Sunday’s matinee boasting matching 1-1 ASUN records. Both teams have won a home game and lost a visit to FGCU during the past week.
• The Lady Flames have won four straight home games, while the Dolphins have dropped three consecutive road contests.
• Liberty has won each of its last five home games against Jacksonville. However, last season’s 49-48 victory at Liberty Arena on Jan. 19, 2022 was not secure until a Priscilla Smeenge layup with 16.8 seconds left and an ensuing defensive stop.
• Sunday’s game will mark Jacksonville’s seventh visit to Lynchburg. Meanwhile, Liberty has only played three games at Swisher Gymnasium all-time.
• First-year Dolphin Seraphine Bastin recorded JU’s first-ever triple-double on Nov. 13 at South Florida. No Lady Flame has ever posted a triple-double.
• This is Carey Green’s 24th season as a head coach. His first season in Lynchburg (1999-2000) was Jacksonville’s first year fielding a women’s basketball team.
• Liberty is hoping to get back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2018 while JU last appeared in 2016.
• Mya Berkman grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds on Thursday, breaking the Liberty Arena record. The previous standard of 13 was achieved four times, most recently by Bridgette Rettstatt versus FGCU on Feb. 24, 2022.
• Berkman’s 17 boards were the most by a Lady Flame since Dec. 4, 2016, when Keyen Green had 17 at Navy.
• Dee Brown shot 10-of-10 from the line, the most attempts without a miss by a Lady Flame since Simone Brown shot 10-of-10 at Radford on Dec. 6, 2014.
At Home in the ASUN
• Liberty is 55-21 against ASUN Conference opponents since joining the league prior to the 2018-19 season, including 31-6 at home.
• The Lady Flames are 27-6 in ASUN Conference home games and 4-0 in ASUN Championship contests played in Lynchburg.
• The Lady Flames are 17-1 versus ASUN opponents at Liberty Arena, including 16-1 in conference play and 1-0 in the ASUN Championship.