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    March 3, 2022 Lynchburg, Va. RSS |

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    Game Time:
    Sunday – 2 p.m.

    TV Coverage:
    ESPN+
    Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Rett McGibbon
    Color Analyst: Kelley Deyo
    Sideline Reporter: Corey Spector

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

    The Starting 5 – Liberty’s Top Storylines
    • No. 2E seed Liberty (26-3) will host No. 3W seed Eastern Kentucky (15-15) in an ASUN Women’s Basketball Championship quarterfinal, Sunday at Liberty Arena.

    • The Lady Flames have reached the title game during each of their three ASUN Women’s Basketball Championship appearances. They have advanced to their conference tournament’s semifinal round in 24 of the last 25 seasons overall.

    • Liberty won its first-ever meeting with EKU by a 69-55 count on Feb. 5 in Richmond, Ky. This will mark the Colonels’ first-ever visit to Lynchburg.

    • Mya Berkman was named ASUN Scholar-Athlete of the Year and First Team All-Conference. The Lady Flames’ leading scorer and rebounder, she ranks No. 2 nationally in field goal percentage (67.6). Berkman has scored in double figures in each of her last six outings.

    • Bridgette Rettstatt joined Berkman on the First Team All-Conference roster. She is the only player remaining from the Lady Flames’ last team to advance to the NCAA Tournament. Liberty did so after winning the Big South title her freshman year (2017-18).

    Notes and Anecdotes – Liberty vs. Eastern Kentucky
    • Sunday will mark the first ASUN Women’s Basketball Championship game played at Liberty Arena and Eastern Kentucky’s first-ever visit to Liberty.

    • Both teams faced Kennesaw State in their most recent game. Liberty closed out the regular season with a 63-57 victory at KSU on Feb. 26. Four days later, host EKU topped the Owls 71-57 in an ASUN Championship first-round tilt.

    • Liberty is 6-0 versus ASUN West Division opponents this season, while Eastern Kentucky is 2-5 versus East Division foes with both wins coming against Kennesaw State.

    • Liberty has advanced to the title game during each of its first three ASUN Women’s Basketball Championship appearances. EKU is seeking its first conference tournament semifinal appearance since reaching the 2017 OVC semis.

    • Eastern Kentucky was the only opponent this season to outscore Liberty in points in the paint, 30-22 on Feb. 5.

    • The Lady Flames are 14-2 at Liberty Arena this season. A victory Sunday would give the team its most home wins since the 2017-18 squad recorded a 15-0 mark at the Vines Center.

    • Liberty tied a program record with its 26 regular-season wins. The team record for victories in a season is 28 (1997-98 and 2007-08).

    ASUN Honorees
    • Mya Berkman earned three ASUN awards (Scholar-Athlete of the Year, All-Academic Team and First Team All-Conference) and was joined on the First Team All-Conference squad by Bridgette Rettstatt.

    • Berkman is the Lady Flames’ first Scholar-Athlete of the Year since Ashley Rininger in 2015-16 (Big South) and is the team’s first three-time ASUN All-Academic Team member.

    • Rettstatt is the first Lady Flame to earn all-conference honors twice in the ASUN. She was a second team selection in 2018-19.

    • This is Liberty’s second straight season boasting a pair of First Team All-Conference performers. Ashtyn Baker and Emily Lytle did the honors a year ago.

    Tournament Tidbits
    • Liberty will look to advance to the semifinal round of its conference tournament for the fifth straight year and the 25th time in the last 26 seasons.

    • Carey Green is 53-7 all-time coaching in conference tournament games, including 6-2 in the ASUN.

    • Liberty is 58-3 in NCAA Division I conference tournament games when favored by seed, including 5-0 in the ASUN.

    • The Lady Flames will play an ASUN Championship game at Liberty Arena for the first time. They were 23-1 in conference tournament contests at the Vines Center, including 3-0 in the ASUN and 20-1 in the Big South.