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Lady Tigers Set For Road Date With Western Carolina

Lady Tigers Set For Road Date With Western Carolina

Feb. 3, 2009

Complete Game Notes

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team will play its final non-conference game on Wednesday night as the Lady Tigers (12-11) travel to Cullowhee, NC for a date with Western Carolina (11-10). The teams are slated to tip off at 7:00 pm from the Ramsey Regional Activity Center.

Broadcast Notes * The game will be aired on the radio in the upstate on WCCP-FM (104.9) * Dan Scott will call the play-by-play with Kanetra Queen providing color commentary * Livestats will be available on www.clemsontigers.com

Clemson Quick Notes * Lady Tiger forward/center April Parker played her first season of college basketball as a Catamount before transferring to Clemson * 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 20th all-time with 1,015 career points * Clemson is grateful to now be into February games after a very busy January. The Lady Tigers had a 3-7 record in their 10 games during the first month of the calendar year. Five of those games were played during an 11-day stretch * The Lady Tigers are ranked 104th in the RPI, according to realtimeRPI.com; Western Carolina is listed at #129 by the same service * Lele Hardy ranks fifth in the ACC in rebounding with a 9.0 per game average; she also ranks fifth in scoring at 17.1 points per game * Hardy ranks 12th nationally in steals, through Feb. 2 games, and has scored in double figures in all but two games this season * Hardy holds the school record with a 3.02 career steals per game average * Taylor and Christy Brown both rank in the top six for career assists per game * Lele Hardy 254 career steals are fourth in school history * Taylor ranks fourth all-time with 416 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 is now 2-1 in overtime games under Cristy McKinney and 19-15 all-time with the overtime win over Northwestern on Dec. 6. * 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 * Lele Hardy 32 points against Georgia State on Nov. 22 were the most for a Lady Tiger in five years * 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 * Wednesday’s game will be the eighth in history between the Lady Tigers and Catamounts. * Western Carolina won the last match-up, a 62-53 victory at Littlejohn Coliseum during the 2007-08 season, for its only win in the series. * Clemson has won both previous meetings in Cullowhee, NC, most recently posting an 80-71 victory on Dec. 4, 2003. * The Lady Tigers last win was at home when they defeated the Catamounts, 62-55, in the 2004-05 season opener.

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