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Lady Tigers Set For Home Finale In A Solid Orange Event On Sunday

Lady Tigers Set For Home Finale In A Solid Orange Event On Sunday

Feb. 20, 2009

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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team will play its final home game of the 2008-09 season on Sunday afternoon on Senior Day and in a Solid Orange event. The Lady Tigers (13-14, 2-10 ACC) will take on Georgia Tech (18-8, 5-6 ACC) at 1:00 pm at Littlejohn Coliseum. Senior Tasha Taylor will be recognized before the game. Broadcast Notes • Sunday’s game will be televised on the ACC’s regional networks (FSN South, FSN Florida, Comcast Sports Network and the New England Sports Network • Mike Hogewood will call the play-by-play and Charlene Curtis will serve as color analyst • Due to the many Clemson athletic events occurring simultaneously, the game will not be broadcast on the radio but the television feed will be available on www.ACCSelect.com • Livestats will be available on www.clemsontigers.com. Clemson Quick Notes • Sunday’s game is the final home game for Clemson this season. The Lady Tigers will look to finish .500 at Littlejohn Coliseum as they currently sit at 7-8 • Senior Tasha Taylor will be honored in a pregame ceremony, along with the team’s senior managers • Georgia Tech won the prior match-up between the Yellow Jackets and Clemson earlier this month • Head Coach Cristy McKinney has used 13 different starting lineups this season with 10 different players earning the assignment • Lele Hardy became just the 21st player in school history to score 1,000 career points, doing so with 13 points in the Lady Tigers’ game against Virginia Tech • Hardy now ranks 17th all-time with 1,080 career points • Hardy’s 271 career steals are third in school history • The Lady Tigers are ranked 117th in the RPI, according to realtimeRPI.com • Lele Hardy ranks fourth in the ACC in rebounding (8.8 rpg) and scoring (17.0 ppg) • Hardy ranks eighth nationally in steals, through Feb. 15 games, and has scored in double figures in all but three games this season • Hardy holds the school record with a 3.08 career steals per game average • Taylor and Christy Brown both rank in the top six for career assists per game • Taylor ranks fourth all-time with 420 career assists • Tasha Taylor graduated on Dec. 18 with a degree in sport management • The Lady Tigers won five straight games from late November to mid-December after trailing at halftime, a program first • With a 8-2 record though the first 10 games of the season, Clemson had its best start since the 2003-04 season and its best record through 10 games under Head Coach Cristy McKinney • Clemson won the Husky Classic over the Thanksgiving weekend Lele Hardy was named the MVP of the Husky Classic while Whitney Hood was selected to the all-tournament team • Clemson has nine players from the state of Georgia on its roster, which is tops in the nation for a school in a different state, according to a survey by the SID at George Mason Series Notes • Clemson and Georgia Tech will be meeting for the 61th time on Sunday in a series that dates back to 1980. • The Lady Tigers won that first match-up and own a 41-19 all-time advantage over the Yellow Jackets. • However, Georgia Tech has bested Clemson in each of the last six games, including the teams’ earlier match-up this season. • The Lady Tigers’ last win in the series was a 72-68 decision at Littlejohn Coliseum during the 2005-06 season. • They last defeated the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta in 2003-04.

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