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Clemson Faces Tennessee-Chattanooga In NCAA First Round

Clemson Faces Tennessee-Chattanooga In NCAA First Round

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March 15, 2001

CLEMSON LADY TIGERS RECORD: 20-9 Overall, 10-6 in the ACC Ranked 19th in the USA Today poll, 23rd by the Associated Press.

CLEMSON’S RECORD–Clemson is 20-9 overall this season. The Lady Tigers are 10-3 at home this season. Clemson is 10-6 in the ACC.

CLEMSON WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM RECEIVES NCAA BID–The Clemson women’s basketball team has received a NCAA Tournament bid for the sixth straight year, the 13th time in the last 14 years.

The Lady Tigers are the fifth seed in the Mideast Region. Clemson will play 12th-seeded Tennessee-Chattanooga in the first round at the Cintas Center on Friday in Cincinnati, OH. Fourth-seeded Xavier and and 13th-seeded Louisville will meet in the second game. The two winners will meet Sunday in Cincinnati, OH. The Mideast Regional is in Birmingham, AL.

THE OPPONENTS–Tennessee-Chattanooga has a 24-6 record overall and won the Southern Conference Championship. The Lady Mocs are led in scoring by Damita Bullock with a 14.2 ppg. average. Tishay Lewis leads the team in rebounding with a 6.2 rpg. mark.

Xavier is making their third straight NCAA Tournament appearance after winning the Atlantic 10 Tournament in Philadelphia for the second year in a row. Jennifer Phillips was the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and Tournament MVP this season. Taru Tuukkanen leads the team in scoring with a 19.7 ppg. average. Tuukkanen and Reetta Piipari both lead the team in rebounding with an 8.5 rpg. mark. Xavier is ranked 12th in the Associated Press poll and 11th in the USA Today poll.

Louisville has a 19-9 record overall. Marju Sober leads the team in scoring with a 14.4 ppg. average. Shamika Ingram leads the squad in rebounding with a 6.6 rpg. mark.

14TH NCAA APPEARANCE FOR THE LADY TIGERS–This is the 14th time the Lady Tigers have been to the NCAA Tournament since the NCAA first started the women’s tournament in 1982. Under Head Coach Jim Davis, this is the 13th time in his 14 years at Clemson that the Lady Tigers have participated in the NCAA Tournament. Since 1988, Clemson is tied for sixth for the most NCAA appearances with 13. Also since 1988, Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis is tied for fourth among Head Coaches with the most NCAA Tournament Appearances.

CLEMSON’S NCAA TOURNAMENT RECORD–In Clemson’s 13 previous NCAA Tournaments, the Lady Tigers have a 13-13 record. The Lady Tigers have been to been to the NCAA Final 16 four times (1989, 1990, 1991, 1999) and have been to the NCAA Final 8 once in 1991.

Clemson defeated Tennessee-Chattanooga 76-72 in the NCAA Tournament’s first round on March 18, 1992. The Lady Tigers also defeated Xavier 70-64 in the NCAA Tournament’s first round on March 17, 1993.

CLEMSON AND TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA TIES–Former Clemson star, Laura Cottrell is an Assistant Coach at Tennessee-Chattanooga. Cottrell was named the MVP at the 1996 ACC Tournament, Clemson’s first ever ACC Basketball Championship. She was named first-team All-ACC Tournament in 1996 and 1997. She became the 15th Clemson player to reach the 1,000 point plateau in a career. She was the fifth player to reach the 1,000 point, 800 rebound club in Clemson history. She is the Lady Tigers’ fifth all-time rebounder with 809 and is 15th on the Clemson career list for most points with 1,108.

BATTH AND FLOYD NAMED SECOND-TEAM ALL-ACC–Clemson Lady Tiger basketball players, Erin Batth and Chrissy Floyd were both named second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference as announced by the Atlantic Coast Sportswriters Association (ACSWA) Tuesday.

Sophomore guard, Chrissy Floyd leads the Lady Tigers in scoring with a 16.9 ppg. average. Senior center, Erin Batth is second on the team in scoring with a 12.3 ppg. mark. Batth leads the team in rebounding with a 8.6 rpg. mark.

LADY TIGER RANKINGS–Clemson is ranked 19th in the USA Today poll and 22nd in the Associated Press listing. Clemson first appeared in both polls on December 26, 2000.

BATTH NAMED TO THE ALL-ACC DEFENSIVE TEAM. – The 2000-01 Atlantic Coast Conference All-Defensive Team spotlights five players representing four league teams as the top defensive players as selected by the nine ACC women’s basketball head coaches.

Clemson senior Erin Batth currently ranks fourth in the ACC, averaging 8.7 boards per game. She also ranks 10th in the league averaging 0.88 blocks per game and has tallied 227 rebounds this season, including 139 defensive boards.

CLEMSON LEADERS–Sophomore guard, Chrissy Floyd leads the Lady Tigers in scoring with a 16.9 ppg. average. Senior center, Erin Batth is second on the team in scoring with a 12.3 ppg. mark.

Batth leads the team in rebounding with a 8.6 rpg. mark. Krystal Scott leads the team in assists with 111 or a 3.83 apg. figure.

CLEMSON AND NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY-Clemson played in the first NCAA women’s tournament in 1982 against Penn State. Because of the day and time it was played, the Clemson-Penn State game was the first ever NCAA women’s tournament game. The Lady Tigers lost the game 96-75. In the Clemson-Penn State game, former Lady Tiger assistant coach and Clemson great, Barbara Kennedy-Dixon scored the first points in the inaugural women’s NCAA basketball tournament in the Penn State game. Kennedy-Dixon hit a five-foot turn around jump shot from the baseline with 19:20 left in the first half. Kennedy-Dixon finished the game with 43 points, which still ranks third for a single-game scoring performance in the NCAA tournament.

HEAD COACH JIM DAVIS REACHES 300 CAREER WINS WITH VICTORY OVER SOUTH CAROLINA–Head Coach Jim Davis has a 298-137 record at Clemson as he is in his 14th season. During his NCAA Division I career, he has a 317-145 record. Davis spent one season, 1986-87, at Middle Tennessee State and compiled a 19-8 record with the Lady Raiders that season. Davis won his 300th career win with a 56-43 win over South Carolina on November 29, 2000.

DAVIS IS THE FIFTH WINNINGEST COACH IN ACC HISTORY-Head Coach Jim Davis is the fifth all-time winningest coach in the history of the ACC with 298 victories. He is also fourth for most victories in ACC games with 131. He is the fourth all-time winningest coach in the ACC by percentage (.686), and he has the third best winning percentage in the ACC Tournament with a .612 figure (19-12).

JIM DAVIS’ NON-CONFERENCE RECORD–Head Coach Jim Davis has a cumulative 153-44 record vs. non-conference teams during his Clemson career.

CLEMSON VS. RANKED TEAMS–Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis has defeated 48 top 25 teams since his arrival at Clemson in the 1987-88 season. This season the Lady Tigers defeated third-ranked Duke on December 9, and ninth-ranked Auburn on December 21. The Lady Tigers also defeated 16th-ranked N.C. State on January 5, at Raleigh, NC. On January 15, Clemson defeated 25th-ranked Virginia.

THE SERIES–This will be the sixth meeting between Clemson and Tennessee-Chattanooga on the basketball court. Clemson leads the overall series 3-2. Clemson met the Lady Mocs in the NCAA Tournament on March 18, 1992. Clemson and Louisville have met three times in the series. The Lady Tigers have won all three games. Xavier and Clemson have met only one time in history. The two teams met in the 1993 NCAA Touranment and Clemson defeated Xavier 70-64 on March 17, 1993.

FLOYD NAMED ACC PLAYER-OF-THE-WEEK–Clemson’s Chrissy Floyd was named ACC Player-of-the-Week as announced by the league’s office on January 22.

Floyd, a sophomore guard for the Tigers, earns ACC Player of the Week recognition after leading Clemson to three league victories over Virginia, Georgia Tech and Florida State. For the week, the Laurens, S.C., native, averaged 18.3 points and 5.3 rebounds while connecting on 23 of 50 (.460) shots from the floor.

Against the Cavaliers, Floyd scored 20 points and tallied 11 rebounds for her first career double-double. She was also 9 of 18 from the floor and 1 of 3 from behind the arc while recording three assists in 36 minutes of play.

BATTH NAMED ACC PLAYER OF THE WEEK–Erin Batth was named ACC Player of the Week on December 11, for her performance in the Duke game on December 9. In the Duke game, She scored 14 points and had 10 rebounds. She also had two blocked shots in the game.

BATTH IS ONE OF CLEMSON’S BEST ALL-TIME REBOUNDERS-Erin Batth is one of Clemson’s all-time best rebounders. Currently she has 702 career rebounds and is eighth on the school’s all-time rebounder list.

NURIA FORNS IS ONE OF CLEMSON’S BEST THREE-POINT SHOOTERS–Senior Nuria Forns is one of Clemson’s best ever three-point shooters. She is fourth on the Clemson career list for most three-point field goals made with 91.

CLEMSON’S DEFENSE-Under Coach Jim Davis, the Clemson Lady Tigers have held opponents to 50 points or less 62 times and have never allowed an opponent to reach the 100-point plateau in regulation. North Carolina reached the 100-point mark in a double-overtime game on February 8, 2001. All 62 games have resulted in Lady Tiger victories. The Lady Tigers have been held to 50 points or less only four times during Davis’ tenure.

ERIN BATTH IS ONE OF CLEMSON’S BEST SHOT BLOCKERS–Erin Batth is fifth on the Clemson career list for most blocked shots in a career.

CHRISSY FLOYD HAS SCORED IN DOUBLE FIGURES IN 28 GAMES–Chrissy Floyd has scored in double digits in 28 of 29 games this season. She leads the Lady Tigers in scoring with a 16.9 ppg. average. Erin Batth has scored in double digits in 21 of the 29 games played this season.

CLEMSON A DANGEROUS TEAM FROM THE THREE-POINT LINE–Clemson has hit 136-381 from the three point line this season for a .357 figure. The Lady Tigers are averaging 4.69 three-point field goals per game. Nuria Forns is 34-86 from the three-point arc for a .395 pct. Julie Aderhold is 30-71 from the three point line for a .423 mark. Chrissy Floyd has been successful from the three point line as she has hit 39-109 three point field goals for a .358 pct.

CLEMSON IS A GOOD FREE THROW SHOOTING TEAM–Clemson has hit 468-656 free throws this season for a .713 pct. Chrissy Floyd is 77-95 from the free throw line for a .811 pct. Nuria Forns is 31-41 from the free throw line for a .756 figure this season. Clemson has seven players shooting 70% or better from the free throw line this season. The Lady Tigers lead the ACC in free throw shooting with a .713 mark.

MARCI GLENNEY IS LADY TIGERS’ THIRD LEADING SCORER–Marci Glenney is the Lady Tigers’ third leading scorer this season with a 10.0 ppg. average. The transfer from Connecticut has 70 assists and 35 steals this season . She is also averaging 3.8 rpg. She has started 22 games this season. She had a career-high 21 points in the Virginia game on January 15.

CHRISSY FLOYD SHOOTING .450 FROM THE FLOOR–Chrissy Floyd has hit 187-416 from the field this season for a .450 pct. She has extended her range this season as she is 39-109 from the three-point line this year for a .358 figure.

BATTH’S DOUBLE-DOUBLES–This season Erin Batth has reached double digits in both scoring and rebounding in the same game 10 times. Erin Batth Double-Doubles

JULIE ADERHOLD IS CLEMSON’S TOP FRESHMAN SCORER–Of Clemson’s four freshmen, Julie Aderhold is the leading scorer in the group with a 5.8 ppg. average, sixth on the team. This year, Aderhold has played in all 29 games and is averaging 18.2 minutes per game. She is also averaging 3.0 rpg. She started her first career game in the Wake Forest game on January 11.

KRYSTAL SCOTT LEADS THE TEAM IN ASSISTS–Krystal Scott leads the team in assists with 111. She has had five or more assists in 14 games this season. She had a season-high seven assists in the Maryland game on 1-2-01 and in the North Carolina contest on 1-8-01. Chrissy Floyd is second on the team in assists with 75.

BATTH NAMED DEFENSIVE ALL-AMERICAN–For the second consecutive season, Erin Batth was named to the Women’s Basketball Journal’s Defensive All-America Second-Team as announced by the magazine on March 6.

BATTH IS ONE OF CLEMSON’S ALL-TIME CAREER SCORERS–Erin Batth has scored 953 career points. She is 20th on the Clemson’s career list for most points scored. She has scored 345 points this season. Floyd is Clemson’s 25th all-time leading career scorer with 870 points.

THE DAVIS PROGRAM AT CLEMSON–Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis is in his 14th season with the Lady Tigers. The following are some of his highlights during his Clemson career:

AGAINST THE ACC–Chrissy Floyd is averaging 17.8 ppg. vs. the Atlantic Coast Conference. Erin Batth is averaging 10.9 ppg. vs. the ACC. Batth is also averaging 9.1 rpg. vs. ACC teams this season. Krystal Scott is averaging 4.06 assists per game in ACC contests.

REBOUNDING NEEDS TO IMPROVE–Clemson has outrebounded only 12 opponents this season. This season the opponents have outrebounded Clemson 38.7 to 37.2. In the ACC, league opponents have outrebounded Clemson 38.3 to 37.5 this season.

CLEMSON PLAYERS IN THE ACC STATS–Chrissy Floyd is third in the ACC in scoring with a 16.9 ppg. average. She is also sixth in field goal pct. with a .450 mark. Floyd is first in free throw pct. with a .811 figure. Erin Batth is fourth in the ACC in rebounding with a 8.6 rpg. mark. Chrissy Floyd is seventh for most steals per game with a 1.93 figure, while Erin Batth is seventh for most blocked shots with a 1.00 figure. Batth is also fourth for most offensive rebounds with a 3.36 average.

CLEMSON HAS SHOT 50% OR BETTER FROM THE FIELD IN THREE GAMES–Clemson is 3-0 when shooting 50% or better from the field this season. Clemson shot 31-54 from the field for a .574 pct. vs. Winthrop in the Lady Tigers’ best shooting performance of the year.

Clemson’s Record in 2000-01 When Leading at Halftime: 16-4 When trailing at halftime: 3-4 When tied at halftime: 1-1 Shooting 50% or better from the field: 3-0 Shooting Under 50% from the field: 17-9 Shooting 40% or better from the field: 14-5 Shooting Under 40% from the field: 6-4 Shooting 60% or better from the FT line: 19-7 Shooting under 60% from the FT Line: 1-2 Shooting 30% or better from the 3PT line: 16-4 Shooting under 30% from the 3PT line: 4-5 When Outrebounding an Opponent: 11-1 When Opponent Outrebounds Clemson: 9-8 One-Point Decisions: 0-2 Two-Point Decisions: 0-0 Three-Point Decisions: 0-0 Four-Point Decisions: 0-0 Five-Point Decisions: 0-0 Overtime: 0-2

CLEMSON WINS 20th GAME–With the 75-57 victory over North Carolina in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals, Clemson won its 20th game of the season. This is the 11th time that Clemson has won 20 or more games in a season in Head Coach Jim Davis’ 14-year career at Clemson. The Lady Tigers won 19 games in each of the three seasons the Lady Tigers did not reach the 20-win plateau.

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