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Tigers Host St. Thomas in Exhibition Game Sunday in Jervey

Tigers Host St. Thomas in Exhibition Game Sunday in Jervey

Game Information:Who: Clemson Tigers vs. St. Thomas (Fla.) BobcatsWhen: Sunday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m.Where: Jervey Gymnasium, Clemson, S.C.Admission: Free (Admission is free to all regular season home games in Jervey Gym in 2015-16.)Live Stats: ClemsonTigers.com: http://statb.us/b/108818Follow: Twitter: @ClemsonWBB

Clemson Notes:

  • The Tigers enter Head Coach Audra Smith’s third season with eight returning letterwinners, including two starters, and six newcomers.
  • Clemson’s roster is once again one of the youngest in the country, with one junior, seven sophomores and six freshmen.
  • In 2014-15, the Tigers went 9-21 overall, including an 8-5 record in regular season nonconference games.
  • Just 42% of the Tigers’ minutes, and 32% of the team’s scoring, return from 2014-15.
  • Sophomore and returning starter Nelly Perry is the team’s returning leader in points (201), rebounds (111), assists (63), steals (22) and minutes played (734).
  • Sophomore and returning starter MaKayla Johnson is the Tigers’ returning leader in blocks (28).
  • Sophomore Francesca Tagliapietra averaged 5.4 points per game in 2014-15.

St. Thomas Notes:

  • For the second-straight year, the Bobcats were picked to win the Sun Conference in a preseason vote by the league’s head coaches.
  • St. Thomas won the Sun Conference regular season and tournament titles in 2014-15, finishing the season with a 27-5 overall record (17-1 in conference play).
  • Desanta’ Franklin-Jordan is the Bobcats’ leading returner, after averaging 9.3 points per game and 3.7 rebounds per game a season ago.

Up Next:Sunday, Nov. 8, 2 p.m. – Clemson @ Anderson, Exhibition (Anderson, S.C.)Friday, Nov. 13, 12 p.m. – Clemson vs. Charleston Southern (Jervey Gym, Clemson, S.C.)

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