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Clemson Lady Tigers Set for Trip to Nationally Ranked Miami

Clemson Lady Tigers Set for Trip to Nationally Ranked Miami

Jan. 13, 2011

Complete Game Notes

CLEMSON, SC – Itoro Coleman and the Clemson Lady Tigers will travel to Coral Gables, FL for a contest with the #22/#25 Miami Hurricanes on Friday night at 8:30 p.m. at the BankUnited Center. The game will be televised live on Fox Sports Network and be available around the state on the radio on the Clemson Tiger Sports Network.

Clemson (8-9, 1-1 ACC) travels to Miami (16-1, 2-0 ACC) having won two of its last three, including a road win at NC State last week. The two schools have a history playing in close games, and each of the past three meetings have been decided by six points or fewer.

Clemson defeated Miami, 73-72, in overtime last season in Clemson. Miami went on to advance to the finals of the WNIT. Miami will be the fourth ranked opponent in the last seven games for Clemson, and the first in a block of five games that feature four ranked opponents.

This will be the second straight game on television for the Lady Tigers, who are led in scoring by Sthefany Thomas at 13.1 ppg. Senior Kirstyn Wright is second at 12.1 ppg.

The Lady Tigers, led primarily by Wright and Thomas, lead the ACC in three-point field goal percentage, and have made 17-39 (.436) as a team in the first two ACC games. Clemson is also second in the league in three-pointers made at 6.5 per contest.

Clemson has a quick turnaround, as they will return home to play #13/#13 Maryland at 3:00 pm on Sunday.

Clemson Lady Tigers (8-9, 1-1 ACC) vs. #22/#25 Miami Hurricanes (16-1, 2-0) Date: Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 Time: 8:30 PM ET Location: Bank United Center – Coral Gables, FL

Broadcast Information: Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Network (Don Munson, Kanetra Queen) TV: Fox Sports Net – (Rich Waltz, Christie Scott) Check TV Listings – http://www.foxsportssouth.com/pages/tvlisting_south LiveStats: ClemsonTigers.com

Clemson Quick Notes * Head Coach Itoro Coleman is in her first season as a head coach. The 2000 graduate of Clemson was most recently at Penn State; * Clemson opened its 34th season of ACC basketball with a 76-74 win at NC State. Clemson is 21-13 in all-time ACC openers * The road team is 5-1 in the Clemson-Miami series, with Clemson earning the home win last season in OT * Clemson plays four of the next five games against teams in this week’s rankings * Defensively, Clemson has held seven opponents to 58 or fewer points this season, a feat they accomplished only four times all of last season * The Tigers rank 3rd in the ACC with a 5.3 blocks/game average, and rank 20th in the NCAA * Clemson leads the conference in 3FG% (.356) and ranks second in the ACC in 3FGM/GM * Clemson’s win at NC State snapped a 12-game ACC road losing streak * Sthefany Thomas and Kirstyn Wright have combined to hit 77 3-Pointers this season, an average of 4.6 per game, which alone would make them 8th in the ACC in the team rankings * Thomas needs 44 points to become the 22nd player in CU history with 1,000 * Lindsey Mason has at least 5 rebounds in 8 of the last nine games

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