Feb. 25, 2006
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team will be a part of history when they travel to Charlottesville, VA to take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Sunday. The contest will be the final women’s basketball game to be played at Virginia’s University Hall. The Lady Tigers will enter their final regular season game with an 8-19 record, 2-11 in the ACC, while the Cavaliers are 16-10 overall and 4-9 in conference action. Fans can follow the game, which is scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM, on the Clemson Tigers Sports Network with Don Munson and Kanetra Queen. Livestats will also be available on www.clemsontigers.com.
Clemson senior Amanda Frist will have a chance to break into the top 10 in Clemson history for career rebounds against the Cavaliers. The Fountain Inn, SC native has totaled 628 boards in her four years as a Lady Tiger, which ranks 11th all-time. She needs just two rebounds on Sunday to tie Bobbie Mims’ career total of 630 in 10th place. Frist has averaged 5.1 rebounds per game this season with a 10.8 scoring average. Both marks rank second on the team to sophomore Maxienne White. White currently owns a scoring average of 11.2 points per game and pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game.
Sunday’s game will also be a battle of point guards as Virginia’s Sharnee Zoll and Clemson’s Tasha Taylor both rank in the top three in the ACC and among the best nationally for assists per game.
Scouting the Cavaliers The Virginia Cavaliers have won their last three games, including two in conference play, to improve their record to 16-10 overall. Virginia also has a 4-9 mark in ACC action.
Cavalier point guard Sharnee Zoll leads the league with a 6.38 assist per game ratio after handing out 166 in Virginia’s 26 games this season. Zoll is also averaging 11.0 points per game as one of three Cavalier players with double figure scoring averages. Siedah Williams leads the team with a 12.0 point per game ratio while Tiffany Sardin posts an average of 11.2 points a game. Sardin is tied with Lyndra Littles for team-high rebounding honors. Both players average 6.5 rebounds per game.
Overall, Virginia scores an average of 67.5 points per game while pulling down 37.5 rebounds per game. The Cavaliers hold their opponents to just 40.6% shooting and 58.8 points per game.
The Series The Cavaliers hold a narrow 30-28 advantage over the Lady Tigers in the series score and won last year’s contest in Charlottesville, VA by a score of 86-58. Clemson swept the two games against Virginia during the 2003-04 season, including a 58-55 victory at University Hall. However, Virginia holds a 16-10 advantage in games played on its home court.
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