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Lady Tigers To Take On #4/10 Duke Friday Night In Durham

Lady Tigers To Take On #4/10 Duke Friday Night In Durham

Feb. 11, 2009

Complete Game Notes

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team will travel to Durham, NC for a date with #4/10 Duke on Friday night. The game is slated for an 8:30 pm tip off. The Lady Tigers are 13-12 on the year and 2-8 in conference play while the Blue Devils boast a 19-3 overall record with a 7-2 mark against ACC opponents.

Broadcast Notes * Friday’s game will be televised on the ACC’s regional networks – Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Florida, Comcast Sports and the New England Sports Network * Jenn Hildreth will call the play-by-play and Debbie Antonelli will serve as color analyst * The game will be broadcast on the airwaves on the Clemson Tiger Sports Network * Don Munson will call the play-by-play with Kanetra Queen providing color commentary * Livestats will be available on the Duke Athletic website.

Clemson Quick Notes * Friday’s game will be Clemson’s sixth televised contest. The team is scheduled for eight broadcasts this season, the most since 2002-03 * Head Coach Cristy McKinney has used 12 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 1,054 career points * Hardy’s 263 career steals are fourth in school history and are now just two shy of tying Itoro Umoh for third-place, which is noteworthy because Umoh (now Coleman) recruited Hardy to Clemson when she was an assistant here * 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 109th in the RPI, according to realtimeRPI.com; Lele Hardy ranks second in the ACC in rebounding with a 9.0 per game average; she also ranks third in scoring at 17.3 points per game * Hardy ranks 10th nationally in steals, through Feb. 8 games, and has scored in double figures in all but two games this season * Hardy holds the school record with a 3.05 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 418 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 * Friday’s game between the Lady Tigers and Blue Devils will be the 63rd meeting in series that dates back to 1978. * Duke owns an 11-match winning streak against Clemson, but the Lady Tigers still hold the slight 32-30 edge all-time. * Clemson’s last victory was during the 2000-01 season, a 93-75 decision at Littlejohn Coliseum. * The Lady Tigers last win over the Blue Devils in Durham was on Feb. 20, 1995 when unranked Clemson defeated #19 Duke, 88-82.

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