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    November 21, 2021 Lynchburg, Va. RSS |

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    Game Time:
    Tuesday – 7 p.m.

    TV Coverage:
    ESPN+
    Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Rett McGibbon
    Color Analyst: Kelley Deyo

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

    The Starting 5 – Liberty’s Top Storylines
    • Off to its best start since 2009-10, Liberty (3-0) will welcome Memphis (3-1) to Lynchburg for the first time, Tuesday at Liberty Arena.

    • Liberty will seek its first win over the Tigers after falling 72-67 at Memphis last season (Dec. 6, 2020). That dropped the Lady Flames’ all-time record against AAC opponents to 1-4.

    • The Lady Flames are 15-0 at Liberty Arena and have won 20 consecutive home games overall. That is tied for the fourth-longest active home winning streak in NCAA Division I women’s basketball and is the fourth-longest streak in program history.

    • Mya Berkman , who has recorded back-to-back double-doubles, leads the Lady Flames in points (17.3 ppg) and rebounds (10.3 rpg). She ranks No. 3 nationally in field goal percentage (72.4). Last season, Berkman collected 10 rebounds at Memphis.

    • Bridgette Rettstatt posted her ninth career double-double (11 points, 10 rebounds) during Thursday’s overtime win over James Madison, Liberty’s first victory over the Dukes in nine years. Rettstatt leads the Lady Flames with 14 assists.

    Notes and Anecdotes – Liberty vs. Memphis
    • Liberty is off to its best start since the 2009-10 Lady Flames opened the season at 5-0. Meanwhile, Memphis is seeking its first 4-1 start to a season since 2011-12 and is one win away from matching last season’s win total.

    • Both teams are 3-0 at home to start the 2021-22 season. However, the Tigers lost their lone road game (at Little Rock) and are currently on a five-game road losing streak dating back to last season.

    • Memphis is the second team Liberty has faced this season that it lost to in 2020-21. The Lady Flames previously avenged last season’s defeat to Ohio on Nov. 13.

    • Tuesday’s game will match up two of the top 30 rebounding teams in the nation. Liberty owns a +16.7 rebound margin while Memphis checks in at +13.5. Last season, the Tigers outrebounded the Lady Flames, 36-26.

    • Liberty’s Kennedi Williams and Memphis’s Laurren Randolph both graduated from Greater Atlanta Christian School, but they did not play on the court together for the Spartans.

    • Katrina Merriweather is in her first year as Memphis’s head coach after spending the last five seasons at Wright State. After Merriweather’s departure, Liberty Athletics Hall of Famer Megan (Frazee) Leuzinger was hired as an assistant at Wright State by new head coach Kari Hoffman.

    Liberty vs. AAC
    • Liberty is 1-4 all-time against American Athletic Conference (AAC) opponents.

    • The Lady Flames are 1-0 at home against AAC foes, recording an 81-66 victory over East Carolina at the Vines Center on Dec. 3, 2019.

    • All four of Liberty’s losses to AAC teams have come by eight points or fewer, including one apiece at the hands of East Carolina, Houston, Memphis and UCF.

    Home Sweet Home
    • Liberty is 15-0 at Liberty Arena and has won 20 consecutive home games overall, beginning with a 76-66 victory over Kennesaw State at the Vines Center, Feb. 3, 2020.

    • This is the fourth-longest home winning streak in program history. Liberty won a program-record 24 consecutive home games between Dec. 21, 2002 and Nov. 19, 2004.

    • If Liberty wins on Tuesday, the Lady Flames will tie for the program’s second-longest home winning streak. The Lady Flames previously won 21 straight at home twice.

    • Through Saturday, Liberty is tied with BYU, Jackson State and Princeton for the fourth-longest active home winning streak in NCAA Division I women’s basketball, trailing only Stephen F. Austin (28), Gonzaga (27) and Maryland (27).

    • The Flames have not lost a men’s or women’s basketball game at Liberty Arena through 29 contests, as the Liberty men’s basketball squad is 14-0 at the facility.

    • Liberty men’s and women’s basketball have combined to win 41 straight home games, dating back to the men’s team’s 61-46 triumph over FGCU, Feb. 1, 2020 at the Vines Center.