Sunday Game Information:Who: CLEMSON TIGERS (9-17, 1-12 ACC) vs. GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (14-13, 4-9 ACC)When: Sunday, Feb. 22 at 2 pmWhere: Clemson, S.C. (Littlejohn Coliseum)Watch: TigerCast: ClemsonTigers.comListen: CTSN (Tim Bourret, William Qualkinbush) & Clemson Tigers Official AppLast Time they Met: Georgia Tech 74, Clemson 66 (1/4/15)Next Game: Clemson vs. Syracuse • Thursday, Feb. 26 • 7 p.m. • Clemson, S.C.
CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson returns home to Littlejohn Coliseum to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Sunday at 2 p.m. in a Play4Kay game. Fans will receive free admission if they wear pink in honor of breast cancer awareness.
This contest will mark the second matchup of the season between the two teams. The Tigers (9-17, 1-12 ACC) played the Yellow Jackets (14-13, 4-9 ACC) on Jan. 4th in Atlanta, losing 74-66. Clemson and Georgia Tech have met 73 times on the hardwood and Clemson leads the series 43-30. Clemson’s most recent win over Georgia Tech came on Jan. 30, 2014 in Atlanta when the Tigers beat the Yellow Jackets in an overtime thriller 80-79.
Since Jan.18th, Clemson has played five teams ranked in the top 15 in both the AP and Coaches polls (UNC, Notre Dame, Duke, Louisville, FSU). Georgia Tech is the first non-ranked opponent the Tigers will face since Boston College on February 5th. Clemson is looking for their first win since defeating Virginia Tech on January 2nd in Littlejohn Coliseum.
Eleven different Tigers have scored in double-figures this season, led by Nikki Dixon (15.3 ppg), who has scored ten or more in 23 out of 26 games. Dixon has scored in double figures in 12 out of 13 ACC contests. In Clemson’s previous game this season against the Yellow Jackets on January 4th, the Tiger offense was led by Dixon (17 pts), Cha’nelle Perry (14 pts) and Chelsea Lindsay (12 pts). Clemson cut a 10-point halftime deficit to four in the second half but would not get any closer as Georgia Tech survived with an eight point win.
Notes (in 140 characters or less):Clemson leads the nation in minutes played by freshmen (2795) and percentage of minutes played by freshmen (53.5%); Also have 68 startsClemson’s schedule is ranked the 26th-most difficult by WBBState.comClemson is 3rd in ACC FT% at .741; The school record is .716 in 1994-95The Tigers are 102-133 (.767) over last 7 games, 10-11 (.909) vs. BC33.7% of all shots have been 3pt FGA, the highest rate in school historyThe bench is averaging 26.8 ppg, and has scored 44.5% of all pointsThe Tigers are nabbing 8.8 steals per conference game, 5th in the ACCClemson has drawn 39 charges, led by Dixon (18) & Davenport (14)Eleven different players have scored in double-figures a total of 63 timesNikki Dixon has hit double-figures in 17 of last 18Dixon has career-bests in ppg (15.3), rpg (5.5), FG% (.443) & FT % (.782)Dixon is 1 of 6 in CU history with 1500 pts, 500 rebsDixon is Clemson’s all-time leader in free throws made with 421Lindsay has 60:38 (1.56) assist:to ratio, best of her career; 300 career assistsTiffany Lewis has hit 46 threes, with 15 coming in the last 5 games
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