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    Saturday – 4 p.m.

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    The Starting 5 – Liberty’s Top Storylines
    • Liberty (15-1, 3-0 ASUN) and No. 23 FGCU (14-1, 3-0 ASUN) will square off Saturday for first place in the ASUN East Division, in a rematch of the 2021 ASUN final.

    • The Lady Flames have won 12 games in a row and are off to their best start to a season since 1997-98. However, they are 0-8 all-time against FGCU and have lost 34 consecutive meetings with Top 25 foes.

    • This game will match up the nation’s No. 5 scoring defense (Liberty allows just 49.1 ppg) and the nation’s No. 5 scoring offense (FGCU scores 84.3 ppg). Liberty has held nine of 16 opponents below 50 points, while FGCU has only been kept under 70 points once.

    • Mya Berkman ranks No. 2 nationally in field goal percentage (66.9). During Wednesday’s win over North Florida, Berkman grabbed her 500th career rebound as Liberty outrebounded the Ospreys by 26.

    • Dee Brown is coming off her first career double-double. During the Lady Flames’ triumph over UNF, Brown led Liberty in points (career-high 15), rebounds (career-high 12), assists (4) and steals (3).

    Notes and Anecdotes – Liberty vs. FGCU
    • Liberty and FGCU are squaring off for the first time since the 2021 ASUN Championship title game in Kennesaw, Ga. These two teams have reached the title contest all three seasons since the Lady Flames joined the ASUN in 2018-19.

    • Liberty is 0-8 all-time against FGCU. The only opponent the Lady Flames have faced more often but never defeated is Mount St. Mary’s (0-11).

    • Visiting ASUN teams are 3-115 all-time at Alico Arena, including an 0-5 mark for the Lady Flames.

    • FGCU ranks No. 5 nationally for scoring offense (84.3 ppg). Meanwhile, Liberty sits No. 5 nationally for scoring defense (49.1 ppg).

    • Liberty and FGCU enter Saturday’s matchup with a combined record of 29-2, having lost those two games by a total of five points. This is the best combined record of any NCAA Division I women’s basketball matchup scheduled for this weekend.

    • Liberty is 4-10 when facing ASUN opponents in Florida since joining the conference and 38-7 when matching up with ASUN foes anywhere else.

    • Carey Green took over as Liberty’s head coach in 1999-2000, three years before FGCU’s first basketball season.

    Liberty vs. the Top 25
    • Liberty will face its first Top 25 opponent of the season and its first since the 2021 ASUN Championship title game against No. 21/24 FGCU.

    • The Lady Flames have never defeated a conference opponent ranked inside the Top 25 and have only won one true road game over a Top 25 foe (Dec. 4, 2004 at No. 19/17 Kansas State).

    • The Lady Flames have lost 34 straight meetings with Top 25 opponents since their 88-79 victory over No. 16/16 DePaul on March 22, 2005. That win, which sent the Lady Flames into the Sweet 16, was their fourth all-time Top 25 triumph.

    12 in a Row
    • Liberty has won 12 games in a row since a Nov. 23 loss to Memphis.

    • Through Jan. 12, Liberty owns the nation’s third-longest active winning streak, trailing only Colorado (13) and Louisville (13).

    • Liberty’s last winning streak longer than 12 games was a 14-game streak spanning Jan. 24-March 8, 2015.