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    WBB Game Day: Jacksonville State

    Jan 31, 2023 | Lynchburg Va | Women's Basketball

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    Game Time:
    Thursday – 7 p.m.

    TV Coverage:
    Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Kyle West
    Color Analyst: Kelley Deyo

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

    Liberty’s Top Storylines
    • Liberty (13-7, 7-2 ASUN) will tip off a two-game homestand on Thursday by facing Jacksonville State (11-9, 4-5 ASUN) in a rematch of the teams’ 2022 ASUN semifinal clash.

    • The Lady Flames have won a season-best five straight games, the last three of which have come against ASUN-leading opponents (FGCU, Austin Peay and Lipscomb).

    • Liberty has won its last seven home games, and the home team has won both previous matchups between the Lady Flames and Gamecocks.

    • Mya Berkman leads the Lady Flames in points (14.1 ppg) and rebounds (7.7 rpg) while ranking No. 1 nationally for field goal percentage (70.6). She needs 14 points and eight rebounds to join Liberty’s career top 10 lists in each of those two categories.

    • Emma Hess collected her first ASUN Player of the Week award on Monday after averaging 21.0 ppg and hitting 11 triples at a 57.9 percent clip last week. She recorded career highs for points (28) and three-pointers (7) at Lipscomb on Saturday, hitting the most triples by a Lady Flame since 1999. Hess scored 22 of her points vs. the Bisons after halftime.

    Notes and Anecdotes – Liberty vs. Jacksonville State
    • Thursday’s contest will mark a rematch of the 2022 ASUN semifinal which Jacksonville State won in buzzer-beating fashion.

    • Liberty was picked second and Jacksonville State third in the ASUN preseason coaches and media polls.

    • The home team has won both meetings between Liberty and Jacksonville State, by a total of seven points.

    • Liberty has won seven straight home games, improving to 7-1 at Liberty Arena this season. JSU has lost three straight road tilts, falling to 2-6 in road contests during 2022-23.

    • An interesting matchup to watch will be Liberty’s three-point shooting versus Jacksonville State’s defense. The Lady Flames are hitting 38.9 percent of their three-point attempts during ASUN Conference play. The Gamecocks rank No. 13 nationally for three-point field goal percentage defense (25.7) and are allowing fewer than four triples/game.

    • Liberty is 1-2 all-time versus Rick Pietri-coached teams, also including a 65-61 loss to South Alabama, Nov. 29, 2008 in Washington, D.C.

    • The Lady Flames and Gamecocks are in their second year as ASUN Conference rivals. Both teams will join Conference USA next season.

    Saturday’s Standouts
    • Liberty’s 65-56 win at Lipscomb marked the Lady Flames’ third win in as many games when facing a team owning at least a share of the ASUN lead.

    • Emma Hess exploded for a career-high 28 points and a career-high seven triples. She scored 22 points after halftime and outscored the Bisons, 14-12, in the fourth quarter.

    • Dee Brown chipped in a season-high 13 points, while Pien Steenbergen notched a career-high four of Liberty’s season-high nine blocks.

    Home Sweet Home
    • The Lady Flames have won seven consecutive contests at Liberty Arena, improving to 7-1 at home this season and 35-3 all-time at the facility.

    • The Lady Flames are 1-0 versus Jacksonville State inside Liberty Arena.

    Good Work vs. the Gamecocks
    • Kennedi Williams scored in double figures during both matchups against Jacksonville State last season, averaging 10.5 ppg and 4.0 apg. She hit two game-tying layups during the final minute of the March 9, 2022 ASUN semifinal tilt versus the Gamecocks.

    • Mya Berkman averaged 11.0 ppg and 9.0 rpg versus Jacksonville State a year ago. She scored a team-high 15 points and pulled down nine rebounds during the ASUN semifinal contest at JSU.

    Featured in Main Photo: #1 Kennedi Williams