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Lady Tigers To Play Host To Miami On Thursday

Lady Tigers To Play Host To Miami On Thursday

Jan. 11, 2006

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The Clemson women’s basketball team (7-9, 1-1 ACC) will battle ACC foe Miami (11-3, 1-1 ACC) on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7:00 PM at Littlejohn Coliseum. The game will be televised by Comcast Sports Southeast with Matt Stewart providing play-by-play and Joe Ciampi serving as the color commentator. Fans can access the following link www.csssports.com/find_us.cfm for the channel in their area. WCCP-FM (104.9), with Dan Scott and Kanetra Queen will also broadcast the game on tape delay on the radio and live over the Internet on Yahoo! radio. The game will also be available on livestats via www.clemsontigers.com.

Senior Amanda Frist has averaged 12.3 points in the Lady Tigers’ last four games, scoring in double figures in each, to bring her season average to 9.8 points per game. Julie Talley has a team-best 10.0 points per game average and is shooting 42.3% from three-point range. Point guard Tasha Taylor leads the ACC with a 6.25 assist per game ratio, dishing out 100 in Clemson’s 16 games, while sophomore Maxienne White leads the squad on the boards with a 6.3 rebound per game average.

Scouting the Miami Hurricanes The Miami Hurricanes are 11-3 overall with a 1-1 record in conference play. Miami defeated Georgia Tech in its ACC opener but then fell to the #4/5-ranked Tar Heels of North Carolina on Jan. 9. The Hurricanes upset #25 Mississippi, 79-70, at home in their Hurricane Holiday Classic on Dec. 29.

Senior Tamara James leads the ACC with a 20.9 scoring average, 3.2 points ahead of second-place Ivory Latta of UNC. James is also atop the league standings for steals, averaging 3.14 per game. James has pulled down 8.4 rebounds per game, which lists her fourth in the conference.

Miami’s Renee Taylor is ranked #11 in the ACC with a 14.5 point per game ratio, while Melissa Knight is also averaging in double-figures with a 12.3 mark.

The Series Thursday’s game between the Miami Hurricanes and Clemson Lady Tigers is just the fourth meeting between the two schools. The Hurricanes won last year’s contest, the first with both teams as members of the ACC, by a score of 83-69 at Littlejohn Coliseum. Prior to that, Clemson had defeated Miami twice at neutral sites, including a 60-49 victory over the Hurricanes in the 1998 NCAA Tournament.

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