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    March 19, 2022 Lynchburg, Va. RSS |

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    Monday – 8 p.m. Eastern

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    Play-By-Play Broadcaster: Jamie Hall

    The Starting 5 – Liberty’s Top Storylines
    • After recording its first-ever Postseason WNIT victory on Wednesday, Liberty (28-4) will travel to Vanderbilt (15-18) for the first time in more than a decade for a WNIT second round clash, Monday evening.

    • If the Lady Flames win, it would set a new program record for victories in a season and would advance them to a third round meeting with the winner of Monday’s Wake Forest at Middle Tennessee contest.

    • Liberty is 0-2 all-time against Vanderbilt and 1-18 versus SEC opponents. The Lady Flames have lost 17 straight meetings with SEC foes since an 80-76 win at Kentucky on Dec. 12, 1998.

    • 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. 3 nationally in field goal percentage (66.7).

    • Bridgette Rettstatt joined Berkman on the First Team All-Conference roster. She led all players in points (16) and rebounds (12) against Campbell on Wednesday, recording double-digit rebounds for the fifth straight game. No Lady Flame has done so in six straight contests since Avery Warley (Jan. 23-Feb. 11, 2012).

    Notes and Anecdotes – Liberty vs. Vanderbilt
    • Liberty and Vanderbilt will square off in the Postseason WNIT second round after both teams claimed their first postseason victories in years. Prior to this past week, Liberty’s last postseason win was in 2005 (NCAA) and Vanderbilt’s last postseason victory came in 2013 (NCAA).

    • Liberty, which is 0-2 all-time versus the Commodores, will attempt to record its first-ever win against a ninth different opponent this season. The Lady Flames have defeated Bowling Green, Central Arkansas, Eastern Kentucky, Grand Canyon, Jacksonville State, Lee, Ohio and UTRGV for the first time inprogram history in 2021-22.

    • The Lady Flames will play in Tennessee for the first time since a Dec. 6, 2020 visit to Memphis. Head Coach Carey Green hails from Louisville, Tenn., a suburb of Knoxville. Their last visit to Nashville was a 79-70 win at Lipscomb on Feb. 29, 2020.

    • The Lady Flames are 1-2 all-time at Memorial Gymnasium. In addition to its 67-50 regular-season setback to Vanderbilt on Dec. 22, 2008, Liberty split its pair of games at the 2011 Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament (Nov. 25-26, 2011). The Lady Flames lost to Oklahoma 76-45 and beat Lipscomb 70-27 at that event.

    • Liberty has defeated Vanderbilt at Memorial Gymnasium in men’s basketball, 61-56, on Dec. 14, 2019.

    All About the WNIT
    • Liberty made history on Wednesday against Campbell, playing its first-ever Postseason WNIT home game and recording its first-ever win in the event, 50-44. It was the Lady Flames’ first postseason win since an 88-79 victory over DePaul in the 2005 NCAA Tournament second round.

    • Liberty lost at Charlotte 62-56 on March 16, 2011 and fell at Villanova 67-51 on March 17, 2016 in its two previous Postseason WNIT appearances.

    • This is the first time Liberty has made the Postseason WNIT field as an at-large team. The Lady Flames were the Big South’s automatic qualifier in 2011 and 2016.

    • Alyssa Iverson is the only Lady Flame who had played in the WNIT previously, representing Northern Iowa in 2019.

    Liberty vs. SEC
    • Liberty is 1-18 all-time against SEC opponents, having lost its last 17 meetings with conference foes.

    • This will be Liberty’s first SEC matchup since a 100-60 loss at Tennessee in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament (March 16, 2018).

    • Monday will mark Liberty’s first meeting with an SEC opponent in the WNIT. The Lady Flames are 0-10 all-time when facing an SEC foe in the NCAA Tournament.

    • Liberty’s lone SEC triumph was an 80-76 victory at Kentucky on Dec. 12, 1998. That was one year before Carey Green took over as head coach. Green is 0-16 against the SEC.