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Lady Tiger Basketball Travels To Wake Forest for Sunday Matinee

Jan. 22, 2011

The Clemson women’s basketball team will travel to Winston-Salem, NC for a 2:00 pm Sunday showdown with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (10-10, 1-3 ACC) at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Clemson (8-12, 1-4 ACC) holds a 47-14 all-time advantage against the Deacs, including a 22-8 mark in Winston-Salem.

Livestats will be available at ClemsonTigers.com. The Lady Tigers have played six of their last nine games against ranked opponents, and prepare for two straight games in the triangle area. After taking on Wake, the Tigers will have just two days before heading to Durham to take on No. 3 Duke.

Senior Sthefany Thomas is sitting on 989 career points, and if she hits her season average of 12.8 points per game, will become the 22nd player in Clemson history to reach the 1,000 point plateau in the orange and white.

Clemson will need a strong effort form the bench, as they got against Florida State, when the first three reserves combined for 50 points, 20 rebounds, and 13 assists in a ten point loss to the `Noles. Junior Shaniqua Pauldo had 21 points and ten rebounds for her second career double-double, and freshman Chancie Dunn had 18 points, eight assists, and seven boards in the contest.

The Lady Tigers are also the league’s top three point shooting team, hitting 35.6 percent of their three-point attempts, and hitting 6.4 treys per game, which ranks second in the conference.

Clemson Lady Tigers (8-12, 1-4 ACC) vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (10-10, 1-3 ACC) Date: Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 Time: 2:00 PM ET Location: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Winston-Salem, NC

Broadcast Information: Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Network (Don Munson, Kanetra Queen) 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; Coleman missed only 18 days (4 games) after having her third child on Nov. 5 • 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 • Clemson has played 6 of its last 9 games against ranked opponents • 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 4th in the ACC with a 5.1 blocks/game average, and rank 24th in the NCAA • Clemson leads the conference in 3FG% (.356) and ranks second in the ACC in 3FGM/GM (6.4) • Clemson’s win at NC State snapped a 12-game ACC road losing streak • Sthefany Thomas needs 11 points to reach 1,000 for her career. Only 21 former Tigers have reached that mark • Clemson’s first three players off the bench combined for 50 pts, 20 reb, and 13 ast against Florida State • Shaniqua Pauldo posted her second career double-double with 21-10 off the bench against FSU • Freshman Chancie Dunn played 35 minutes at the point, and had 18 pts, 8 ast, and 7 reb against FSU • Lindsey Mason has at least five rebounds in 9 of the last 12 games, and averages 1.7 blks/game • Kirstyn Wright leads the team in steals with 46, is 2nd in assists and scoring, and is third in rebounding

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