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Liberty Lady Flames
2018–19 Liberty Lady Flames basketball team
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UniversityLiberty University
Head coachCarey Green (15th season)
ConferenceBig South
LocationLynchburg, Virginia
ArenaVines Center
(Capacity: 9,000)
NicknameLady Flames
ColorsBlue, White, and Red[1]
              
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
Alternate
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
2005
NCAA Tournament Second round
2005
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2018
Conference Tournament Champions
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2018
Conference Regular Season Champions
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018

The Liberty Lady Flames basketball team is the women's basketball team that represents Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. The team currently competes in the Big South Conference. On July 1, 2018 Liberty will become a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference. The Lady Flames are currently coached by Carey Green. [2]

HistoryEdit

Liberty began play in 1975. They joined the NAIA in 1975. They joined Division II in 1980. They were members of the East Coast Athletic Conference (for a brief amount of time in 1983) and the Mason-Dixon Athletic Conference (1983–88) in their time in Division II. They joined Division I in 1988. They joined the Big South Conference in 1991. After a 5–22 season in 1995–96, the Lady Flames went 22–8 the next year while running the table and winning the Big South championship, their first ever conference title in history along with the bid to go to the NCAA Tournament; they were beaten by Old Dominion 102–52 in the First Round. The following year, they set the school record for most wins in program history along with a second straight Big South Tournament title and NCAA appearance with an undefeated regular season and wins in the conference tournament to go 28–0 before a loss to Tennessee 102–58 in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament (they tied the record for wins in 2008, going 28–4, including a Big South title). They have won just two NCAA Tournament games (2005), advancing to the Sweet Sixteen as a #13 seed after beating Penn State 78–70 and DePaul 88–79 before losing to #1 LSU 90–48 in the Regional Semifinals. They have also made an appearance in the WNIT (2016), losing to Villanova 67–51 in the First Round. As of the end of the 2015–16 season, the Lady Flames have an all-time record of 674–469. [3][4][5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Web Content Team | Web Policy | Liberty University". Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  2. ^ "Team Page - Liberty Flames". www.liberty.edu.
  3. ^ http://www.liberty.edu/media/1912/womens_basketball/teamhistoryfiles/Chronology.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.liberty.edu/media/1912/womens_basketball/teamhistoryfiles/Year-by-Year_Results.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.liberty.edu/media/1912/womens_basketball/teamhistoryfiles/Team_Records.pdf
  6. ^ http://www.liberty.edu/media/1912/womens_basketball/teamhistoryfiles/Coaching_Records.pdf

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