Feb. 22, 2006
CLEMSON, SC – The Lady Tigers basketball team will take on fourth-ranked (AP and ESPN/USA Today) Maryland on Thursday at the Comcast Center in College Park, MD. Play is scheduled for 7:00 PM. Clemson is 8-18 overall and 2-10 in ACC action, while the Terrapins boast a 24-3 overall record, including an 11-2 mark in conference play. Fans can follow the action with Dan Scott and Oliver Purnell Show. Livestats will also be available on www.clemsontigers.com.
Clemson is led in the scoring and rebounding columns by sophomore Maxienne White. The native of Pensacola, FL is averaging 11.3 points and 6.9 rebounds in the Lady Tigers’ 26 games so far this season. She has fared well against ACC foes as well, posting an average of 13.9 points and 7.4 rebounds in 12 conference games. Senior Amanda Frist has scored in double figures in Clemson’s last seven games to bring her season average to 10.6 per game. With 622 career rebounds, she is also just eight rebounds shy of entering the top 10 in program history.
Tasha Taylor, the Lady Tigers’ point guard, has tallied 150 assists for the 2005-06 season for a 5.77 assist per game ratio. The mark ranks third in the ACC and 15th in the nation.
Scouting the Terrapins The Maryland Terrapins are currently ranked fourth in the nation in both the ESPN/USA Today and AP polls after boasting a 24-3 overall record. The Terps are also 11-2 in ACC games, which ranks them third in the conference.
As a team, Maryland is averaging 84.0 points per game, a figure that trails only Duke in the national standings. The Terrapins also rank second in the country with a 42.7% three-point field goal shooting percentage while leading the nation with a 13.4 rebound margin. Maryland pulls down an average of 45.1 boards per game while allowing its opponents just 31.7.
Crystal Langhorne has a team-best 16.5 scoring average, leading five double-figure Terp scorers. She also leads the team on the boards with an 8.7 rebound per game average. Shay Doron has handed out 121 assists this season for a 4.48 assist per game ratio while Laura Harper has blocked 59 shots in 25 games.
The Series Maryland holds a 32-24 advantage over Clemson in the series score, dating back to the 1979-80 season. The Terps have claimed the last four games between the two schools, including a 66-55 victory in the 2005 ACC Tournament. The Lady Tigers trail Maryland by an 18-8 margin in games played in College Park, MD. Clemson’s last win on the Terps’ home court was during the 2002-03 season when the Lady Tigers defeated Maryland, 70-59.
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