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Clemson Travels to Pittsburgh to Face the Panthers Thursday

Clemson Travels to Pittsburgh to Face the Panthers Thursday

Game Information:Who: Clemson Tigers (13-11, 2-9 ACC) at Pittsburgh Panthers (12-11, 3-7 ACC)When: Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m.Where: Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.TV: RSN, Jenn Hildreth & LaChina Robinson (http://theacc.co/wbb17rsn0209)Radio: CTSN, Don Munson & Kelly Gramlich (http://bit.ly/1NT0HAo)Live Stats: PittsburghPanthers.com (http://bit.ly/2kTWmdk)Follow: Twitter & Instagram @ClemsonWBB 

Clemson Notes:

  • Clemson (13-11, 2-9 ACC) is coming off of a 78-67 win over North Carolina on Feb. 5. Sophomore Aliyah Collier recorded her eighth double-double of the season against the Tar Heels, with a career-high 27 points and 14 rebounds. Freshman Kobi Thornton also posted a double-double in the game, with a career-best 19 points to go along with 11 rebounds.
  • Collier leads the Tigers in rebounding (8.1 rpg) and is second on the team in scoring (10.6 ppg). Her 8.1 rebounds per game rank sixth among all players in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
  • Junior Nelly Perry leads the Tigers in scoring (11.9 ppg) and assists (3.0 apg).
  • Sophomore Danielle Edwards has started all 24 games for the Tigers at the point guard position, leads the team in minutes played per game (31.9) and is third in scoring at 9.7 ppg. Her .850 free throw percentage (51-for-60) ranks sixth in the conference.
  • Thornton is averaging 8.4 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game. Her field goal percentage of .553 (68 for 123) is seventh-best in the ACC and her 3.0 offensive rebounds per game are sixth in the conference.
  • Junior Ivy Atkism, who has started all 24 games at the post position this season, was named to the 2017 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team®, which rewards student-athletes for making a positive impact through community service. Atkism is the first Clemson basketball player, male or female, to earn the honor.
  • Clemson won its first eight games of the season, the program’s best start since the 1998-99 season. The Tigers entered ACC play with an 11-2 record, the program’s best nonconference record since the 2003-04 season. 

Series Information:

  • The all-time series between Clemson and Pittsburgh is knotted at 5-5.
  • When the two teams met last season, on Jan. 31, 2016 in Clemson’s Jervey Gym, the Tigers lost a 59-56 heartbreaker to the Panthers. Nelly Perry recorded 16 points in the contest.

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