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Lady Tigers Basketball Team To Hold Home Opener On Friday Night

Lady Tigers Basketball Team To Hold Home Opener On Friday Night

Nov. 17, 2005

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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team (0-2) will open the 2005-06 home schedule against Tennessee Tech on Friday, Nov. 18 at 5:00 PM. The Lady Tigers have won 19 consecutive home openers and are 28-3 all time in the first game played on their home court. The contest will be the Golden Eaglettes’ first game of the year.

The Series Friday night’s match-up will be eighth meeting between the Clemson Lady Tigers and the Tennessee Tech Golden Eaglettes, with Clemson holding a slight 4-3 advantage. The Lady Tigers claimed the last meeting between the two schools during the 1997 season when they defeated Tennessee Tech, 61-46, to open the season in the Preseason NIT. Current Clemson assistant coach Itoro Umoh Coleman led all scorers that night with 15 points, while Nikki Blassingame collected a team-high 10 rebounds for the Lady Tiger squad. The 1997 contest was played in Cookeville, TN, but Clemson has won two of three games played on its home court as well.

Lady Tiger Update All 11 active players on the Clemson roster saw playing time in Arizona last weekend with 10 averaging double-figure minutes for the weekend event. Sophomore center Adrianne Bradshaw led the team with 25 points, including a career-high 16 against Missouri, and 10 rebounds in the Lady Tigers’ two games. The native of Greensboro, NC earned a selection to the All-Tournament team for her performance. Julie Talley, a senior from Salem, SC, took sole possession of sixth place in the Clemson history books for career three-pointers made after knocking down four against Vanderbilt on Saturday, Nov. 12. She now has 98 as a Lady Tiger. Amanda Frist should also reach a career milestone against Tennesse Tech on Friday. The senior center needs just one board to hit the 500 career rebound mark.

Scouting Tennessee Tech The Golden Eaglettes have three starters back from a team that went 21-8 last season. Three-time Ohio Valley Conference honoree Emily Christian returns at center after leading the league in scoring the past two seasons. Kendall Cavin, another all-OVC selection, will start on the wing for head coach Bill Worrell’s team after averaging nearly 13 points per game last year. Worrell is begining his 20th season at the helm of the Golden Eaglette program. He has taken his team to the NCAA Tournamenet eight times and has won 11 OVC Regular Season titles.

Friday night’s game is the first of a double-header with the Clemson men’s basketball team, and livestats will be available for fans by accessing www.clemsontigers.com.

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