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Tigers Host #2 South Carolina in Pediatric Cancer Awareness Game

Tigers Host #2 South Carolina in Pediatric Cancer Awareness Game

Game Information:

WHO: Clemson Tigers vs. #2/2 South Carolina GamecocksWHEN: Wednesday, November 18 at 7 p.m.WHERE: Jervey Gym, Clemson, S.C.ADMISSION: Need voucher to attendWATCH: ESPN3 (http://es.pn/20JHawk) LISTEN: Clemson Tigers Sports NetworkLIVE STATS: ClemsonTigers.com (http://statb.us/b/103318) FOLLOW: Twitter: @ClemsonWBB

Clemson (1-1) will host nationally ranked South Carolina (2-0) in a Palmetto Series matchup on Wednesday. The contest is a “Pediatric Cancer Awareness” game and certain promotions will benefit the fight against pediatric cancer and specifically, the fight against Neuroblastoma.

Clemson Director of Operations Kathy Becker’s son Colt Becker was diagnosed with Nueroblastoma 18 months ago. Colt and the Beckers fought against the disease for over a year and two-year old Colt is currently six months into remission.

In order to raise money to fight Neuroblastoma, Clemson women’s basketball has created a pledge-it campaign. Fans can donate a certain amount of money for every free throw the Tigers make in the contest. All proceeds will go toward “Chase After the Cure”, which benefits Neuroblastoma research. Both teams will be wearing gold shoelaces from “Go4theGoal”, which is in correlation with their campaign called “Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer.” Tiger players will wear warm-up shirts that read “Colt’s Corner” with the #2 on the back to represent his age.

To Donate: https://pledgeit.org/clemsonwbb

Go4theGoal: http://www.go4thegoal.org/laceup.html

Colt’s Corner: http://bit.ly/1IEOmOe

Palmetto Series: http://palmettoseries.com/

Clemson Notes:

  • Clemson Head Coach Audra Smith and South Carolina Head Coach Dawn Staley reached three Final Fours together while teammates at the University of Virginia (’89-’92).
  • Freshman Danielle Edwards recorded two double-doubles in her first two collegiate contests over the weekend and is averaging 12.0 points per game and 12.0 rebounds per game.
  • Edwards’ 12.0 rebounds per game ranks second in the ACC.
  • Sophomore Victoria Cardaci scored a career-high 11 points vs. Coastal Carolina on Sunday.
  • Clemson has outrebounded both of its opponents in the team’s first two games by a margin of 15.5.
  • Clemson’s roster features the most underclassmen in the ACC (13).
  • Including the Tigers’ two contests this weekend, Clemson is set to play five in-state schools in non-conference play this season (Charleston Southern, Coastal Carolina, South Carolina, Furman and South Carolina State).

Opponent & Series Notes:

  • Wednesday’s Palmetto Series meeting between the Tigers and the Gamecocks marks the 61st game between the two schools. Clemson leads the overall series 33-27 but has lost the last five.
  • South Carolina comes into the contest ranked #2 in the country in both the AP and Coaches’ polls.
  • The Gamecocks are 2-0 on the season, defeating #6/10 Ohio State 88-80 and UNC-Greensboro 92-44.
  • Sophomore A’ja Wilson leads the Gamecocks in scoring (19.5) and rebounding (12.0).

Up Next:

Saturday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m. – Clemson at Furman (Timmons Arena, Greenville, S.C.)

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