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Tigers, No. 8/9 Louisville Meet Thursday

Tigers, No. 8/9 Louisville Meet Thursday

Thursday Game Information:Who: CLEMSON TIGERS (9-15, 1-10 ACC) vs. #8/9 LOUISVILLE CARDINALS (20-3, 8-2 ACC)When: Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7 pmWhere: Clemson, S.C. (Littlejohn Coliseum)Watch: TigerCast (ClemsonTigers.com)Listen: CTSN (Don Munson, William Qualkinbush) & Clemson Tigers Official AppLast Time they Met: Clemson 62, Louisville 53 (12/22/1993)Next Game: Clemson @ Florida State • Thurs., Feb. 19 • 7 p.m. • Tallahassee, Fla.

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson and Louisville meet on Thursday for the first time as conference foes at 7 p.m. in Littlejohn Coliseum. The Tigers (9-15, 1-10) hold a 3-0 lead in the all-time series against the Cardinals (20-3, 8-2 ACC), who enter the game ranked in the top ten in both polls (No. 9 in AP, No. 8 in Coaches). However, this will be the teams’ first meeting in almost 22 years, as they last played on Dec. 22, 1993 in Las Vegas.

Eleven different Tigers have scored in double-figures this season, with freshman Alexis Carter being the most recent to do so, netting 11 at Duke on Sunday. Nikki Dixon (15.5 ppg) has done so 21 times in 24 games, and needs just three points to move into 6th in school history in scoring.

Tiffany Lewis and Shelbie Davenport have each scored in double-figures in back-to-back games, with the former having hit 14 three-pointers in her last three outings.

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  • Clemson leads the nation in minutes played by freshmen (2544) and percentage of minutes played by freshmen (52.7%); Also have 62 starts
  • Clemson’s schedule is ranked the 31st-most difficult by WBBState.com
  • Clemson is 2nd in ACC FT% at .746; The school record is .716 in 1994-95
  • The Tigers are 88-111 (.793) over last 6 games, 10-11 (.909) vs. BC
  • 33.9% of all shots have been 3pt FGA, the highest rate in school history
  • The bench is averaging 26.5 ppg, and has scored 43.6% of all points
  • The Tigers are nabbing 8.7 steals per conference game, 4th in the ACC
  • Clemson has drawn 37 charges, led by Dixon (17) & Davenport (13)
  • Eleven different players have scored in double-figures a total of 60 times
  • Nikki Dixon has hit double-figures in 15 of last 16
  • Dixon has career-bests in ppg (15.5), rpg (5.8), FG% (.448) & FT % (.797)
  • Dixon is 1 of 6 in CU history with 1500 pts, 500 rebs
  • Lindsay has 59:35 (1.69) assist:to ratio, best of her career; 2 ast from 300
  • Tiffany Lewis has hit 45 threes, with 14 coming in the last 3 games
  • Davenport has scored in double-figures in two straight games
  • Freshman Lexi Carter had 11 consecutive points for the Tigers at Duke

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