Feb. 15, 2006
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team (8-16, 2-8) will play host to NC State (15-9, 5-6) on Feb. 16 at 7:00 PM. Thursday’s contest will mark the first meeting between Lady Tiger head coach Cristy McKinney and her former coach, Kay Yow, who is in her 31st year at the helm of the Wolfpack program. Fans can follow the action by accessing livestats on www.clemsontigers.com, or they can listen to the game on Yahoo! radio and WCCP-FM (104.9). Dan Scott will provide play-by-play while Kanetra Queen will serve as color commentator. The game will be aired on Yahoo! beginning at 7:00 PM and WCCP will pick up the game at 8:00 PM.
Lady Tiger senior Amanda Frist has posted double figures in each of Clemson’s last five games for a season average of 10.3 points per game that ranks second on the team. Maxienne White averages a team-best 11.3 points and also leads the squad with a 6.8 rebound per game ratio. Point guard Tasha Taylor continues to rank highly in the conference for assists per game. The sophomore from Columbus, GA has totaled 141 in the Lady Tigers’ 24 games for a 5.88 ratio that is listed second in the ACC.
Scouting the Wolfpack The Wolfpack of NC State enters Thursday’s contest having won its last two games to improve to 15-9 overall and 5-6 in the ACC. Four Wolfpack players average in double figures, led by Tiffany Stansbury with a 12.6 scoring average. Stansbury also averages 7.0 rebounds per game, which ranks second on the team. Khadijah Whittington has a team-best 7.8 rebound per game ratio.
As a team, NC State posts an average of 68.9 points per game while allowing the opposition just 62.6. The Wolfpack is also outrebounding its opponents by a 3.6 rebound per game margin.
The Series The Clemson Lady Tigers and NC State Wolfpack have met on the basketball court 69 times with NC State holding a 42-27 advantage in the series score. However, the Lady Tigers have won 17 of 29 contests played on their home court, includuing a 78-65 decision last season.
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