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The Starting 5 – Liberty’s Top Storylines
• Liberty (25-3, 13-2 ASUN) will look to bounce back from a Thursday setback to No. 23 FGCU when the Lady Flames head to Kennesaw State (9-17, 5-10 ASUN) for both teams’ regular-season finale.
• If the Lady Flames win and FGCU loses to Jacksonville, Liberty would claim a share of its first ASUN regular-season title. Liberty is locked into the East Division’s No. 2 seed and could possibly host KSU in a March 6 quarterfinal game.
• The Lady Flames are 8-0 all-time vs. Kennesaw State and 6-1 when playing at the KSU Convocation Center.
• Reigning ASUN Player of the Week Bridgette Rettstatt is coming off her fourth double-double of the season (15 points, 13 rebounds). She scored a career-high 25 points against Kennesaw State three years ago today and is seven points away from joining Liberty’s all-time top 10.
• Liberty’s leading scorer and rebounder, Mya Berkman ranks No. 2 nationally in field goal percentage (67.0). She celebrated her 22nd birthday on Friday, one day after scoring in double figures for the fifth consecutive game.
Notes and Anecdotes – Liberty vs. Kennesaw State
• Liberty will close out the regular season with its first visit to the KSU Convocation Center since its 2021 ASUN Championship title game loss to FGCU.
• Liberty has played at the KSU Convocation Center more often than any other road venue in the ASUN Conference. The Lady Flames are 6-1 at the facility, including their first-ever ASUN triumph on Jan. 15, 2019.
• Liberty is 8-0 versus Kennesaw State all-time, but six of the eight meetings have been decided by 10 points or fewer.
• Liberty will look to avoid suffering back-to-back losses for the first time this season, while KSU hopes to halt a four-game losing skid.
• KSU point guard Amani Johnson, who will be recognized during Senior Day on Saturday, has enjoyed some big games against Liberty during her career. Most notably, she scored an ASUN Championship and Vines Center-record 45 points during the teams’ ASUN quarterfinal matchup on March 7, 2020.
• Liberty has already set a program single-season record with 13 ASUN victories this season. If the Lady Flames are victorious on Saturday, they would tie the program record for most regular-season victories (26). The 1997-98 squad went 26-0, while the 2007-08 team finished 26-3.
On the Road in the ASUN
• Liberty is 52-19 against ASUN Conference opponents since joining the league prior to the 2018-19 season, including 21-12 on the road.
• The Lady Flames are 20-11 in ASUN Conference games on the road (including 6-1 this season) and 1-1 in road contests in the ASUN Championship.
• Liberty is 6-11 when facing ASUN Conference opponents in Florida (including 3-1 this season) and 46-8 when matching up with ASUN foes in any other state (including 10-1 this season). The Lady Flames are 6-1 all-time when playing at the KSU Convocation Center.
Possible Tournament Preview?
• Liberty is locked into the No. 2 seed in the East Division for the ASUN Women’s Basketball Championship. The Lady Flames will open tournament play with a quarterfinal contest at Liberty Arena on March 6 at 2 p.m.
• Kennesaw State is currently tied with North Florida for fifth place in the East Division, so the Owls can end up as either the No. 5 or No. 6 seed. KSU will begin tournament play with a first-round road game on Wednesday.
• If KSU ends up as the No. 6 seed, the Owls would travel to No. 3 West seed Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday. Liberty will play host to the winner of that matchup.
• Liberty previously hosted KSU in an ASUN quarterfinal contest in 2020, five days after the two teams met in the regular-season finale.