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Lady Tiger Basketball to Close Regular Season at Florida State Sunday

Feb. 26, 2011

Complete Game Notes

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team will close out the 2010-11 regular season at the Tucker Center in Tallahassee FL, as they take on No. 12/14 Florida State (22-6, 10-3 ACC). The game tips off at 2:00 pm on Sunday, and the Tigers (10-18, 3-10 ACC) will learn their seed and opponent for the ACC tournament later Sunday evening.

Livestats will be available at ClemsonTigers.com, and Seminoles.com will broadcast the game live. The Clemson Tiger Sports Network will broadcast the game live on the radio across the state.

Then-No. 16/22 Florida State defeated Clemson in Littlejohn earlier in the season, an 83-73 win. Clemson’s bench scored 50 points in that contest, led by Shaniqua Pauldo’s 21 and freshman Chancie Dunn’s career game of 18 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds.

Clemson leads the all-time series with the Seminoles, 24-17, but the `Noles have won five in a row. Florida State will be the ninth nationally ranked opponent that Clemson has played this season.

Kirstyn Wright (12.1 ppg) and Sthefany Thomas (12.0 ppg) have carried a bulk of the scoring load for the Tigers this season, but junior center Lindsey Mason has hit double-figures in each of her last three games, and is shooting a team-leading .500 from the floor overall this season.

The Tigers have been one of the ACC’s toughest teams to defend behind the arc, as they have a school-record 168 threes made this year and are shooting .335, the fourth-best mark in the ACC. The 6.3 made 3-pointers per game are second in the conference.

Thomas (64 3FGM) and Wright (59 3FGM) both rank among the ACC’s top ten in three made per game, and Bryelle Smith (24-63) is the team’s leading shooter in terms of accuracy, hitting .387 from long range.

Clemson Lady Tigers (10-18, 3-10 ACC) vs. #12/14 Florida State Seminoles (22-6, 10-3 ACC) Date: Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 Time: 2:00 PM ET Location: Donald L. Tucker Center – Tallahassee, FL

Broadcast Information: Radio: Clemson Tigers Sports Network (Don Munson, Kanetra Queen) Live Stats: ClemsonTigers.com Live Video: Seminoles.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; Coleman is a two-time ACC Champion as a player (1996, 1999) * The Lady Tigers recorded a 2.78 GPA in the classroom in the fall, the best mark since 2007 * The Tigers will close down the 2010-11 regular season against FSU on their senior night. * This will be Clemson’s 9th game vs. ranked opponents, which is tied for the most of any ACC team Coleman’s first recruiting haul has been ranked 33rd nationally by ESPN Hoopgurlz * The Tigers rank 2nd in the ACC in 3FGM/GM at 6.3 and 4th in 3FG% at .335 * Clemson has made 168 three-pointers this season, setting the school record for makes in a season * The Tigers rank fourth in the ACC with a 4.8 blocks per game average * The Lady Tigers are 10-3 when scoring more than 60 points in a game; One of those losses is to FSU * Sthefany Thomas 64 3-pointers made this season rank 5th in Clemson history for a single season; Her 2.35 3FG/GM average would be a school record if she can maintain the pace; * Lindsey Mason, who ranks 6th in the ACC in shot-blocking, had her first career dbl-dbl (13 pts, 12 reb) against VT * Jasmine Tate passed Itoro Coleman for 15th on the Clemson all-time rebounding list against VT; She has 559 * Kirstyn Wright ranks 6th in Clemson history in 3-pointers made with 132

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