LU Women Will Face Purdue in NCAA Tournament First Round
Lynchburg - Big South champion Liberty earned the 13 seed in the Oklahoma City Regional and will face number 4 seed Purdue Sunday afternoon at 12:10 in Louisville in the women's NCAA Tournament.
Sunday's meeting will be the first time Liberty has played Purdue in women's basketball and just the Lady Flames' fourth-ever meeting against a Big Ten opponent, they're 1-and-2 overall. Liberty comes in riding a 14-game winning streak, Purdue is the back-to-back Big Ten champion, ranked 21st in both major polls.
Brittany Campbell, REDSHIRT SENIOR GUARD/FORWARD, said "We have to do us and we have to play our game and we'll be plenty equipped this week from film and film and film and statistics. So that's not a problem, we'll be prepared."
Is it kind of good knowing nothing about a team 'cause you feel like you're coming in, starting from square one?
Tolu Omotola, R-SENIOR FORWARD/CENTER, said "Right it's just kind of like street ball. You just come out and show your best and give your hardest effort. And you know whoever comes out the hardest will win the game."
Devon Brown, R-SENIOR GUARD/FORWARD, said "I feel like we got a respectful seed. I mean I feel like we worked hard this season, I mean we played against some tough teams. But I feel like we worked really hard and I feel like we deserved a 13 seed."
Liberty was the 13 seed back in 2005 when the Flames upset Penn State and DePaul to reach the Sweet 16. That Flames squad was led by Katie Feenstra. LU hopes 13 will again be a lucky number this season in 2013.