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Tigers Travel To N.C. State

Tigers Travel To N.C. State

Feb. 11, 2000

CLEMSON’S RECORDClemson has a 16-7 record overall, and a 7-4 mark in the ACC. The Lady Tigers are 8-1 at home this season. Clemson has won five games in a row, seven of the last nine.

THE SERIESThis will be the 56th meeting between Clemson and N.C. State on the basketball court. N.C. State leads the overall series 34-21. Clemson has won five straight games over the Wolfpack Women including a 71-56 victory on January 13, at Clemson earlier this season. The Lady Tigers have also won eight of the last 11 games in the series.

UPCOMING ACTION

Feb. 13 (Sun.) at N.C. State 2:00 p.m.
Feb. 17 (Thur.) VIRGINIA 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 21 (Mon.) DUKE (ACC-TV) 9:00 p.m.

CLEMSON DEFEATS NORTH CAROLINA 69-65 ON FEB. 10Krystal Scott and Chrissy Floyd eached scored 15 points and Erin Batth collected a career high 15 rebounds, leading Clemson to a 69-65 women’s college basketball victory over North Carolina Thursday, February 10, at Littlejohn Coliseum.

It was the fifth straight win for Jim Davis and the Lady Tigers this season, Clemson’s third straight victory over the Tar Heels. It is the first time since the 1987-91 era that Clemson has won three straight >from North Carolina and the first time Clemson has swept the season series since the 1989-90 season. Clemson defeated North Carolina in the ACC championship game last year.

North Carolina’s Juana Brown scored her 1000th career point on a free throw with 1:25 left, her 16th point of the game. It was the 275th win for Jim Davis as Clemson Head Coach.

Clemson was outstanding at the foul line in the contest. The Lady Tigers made their first 13 foul shots of the game and concluded 29-38 >from the stripe, 76.3 percent. North Carolina won the battle of the boards 50-38, but the Lady Tar Heels shot just 32 percent for the game and committed 23 turnovers.

Angie Cossey scored 11 points, while Batth had a double-double with 12 points and the 15 rebounds. North Carolina was led by Nikki Teasley, who scored 18 points off the bench, but hit just 6-20 shots from the field. Juana Brown added 17 points and eight rebounds, while LaQuanda Bardsdale, the ACC’s scoring and rebound leader, had 15 points and 13 rebounds.

The two teams were even at 7-7, seven minutes into the game when Clemson went on a 10-0 run to take a 17-7 lead at the 11-minute mark on a Batth bucket. North Carolina made just 3 of its first 15 shots from the field, allowing Clemson to take the 10-point lead.

Clemson advanced the margin to 31-16 with 3:18 left in the half on a three-point shot by Cossey from the right side. But, North Carolina went on a 9-2 run to close the half. Chrissy Floyd scored 10 in the first half to key Clemson, while Brown had 10 to lead North Carolina. Clemson was 13-14 from the line at intermission.

The Lady Tigers had a 37-30 lead early in the second half when Clemson Coach Jim Davis called a timeout. Davis made some adjustments and Clemson went on a 13-0 run. Nuria Forns scored all eight of her points in that 13-0 run, giving Clemson a 50-30 lead with 10 minutes left. North Carolina made just 2 of its first 13 shots from the field in the second half.

But, North Carolina did not quit. They cut the lead to 57-54 with just 2:32 remaining on a three-point play by Jackie Higgins. Clemson then made clutch free throws down the stretch. Scott made six straight inside the last two minutes and Clemson led 67-58 with a minute left. But, the Tar Heels converted a four-point play, then stole the ball and scored again. They cut the margin to two points on consecutive three-point goals by Teasley, the last coming with five seconds remaining.

Angie Cossey was fouled with 3.7 seconds left. The senior stepped to the line having missed her last two free throws, but she calmly sank both this trip, giving Clemson the four-point margin and the victory.

CLEMSON DEFEATS MARYLAND 59-57 on Feb. 6Freshman Chrissy Floyd came off the bench and scored 17 points in leading Clemson to a 59-57 win over Maryland at College Park, MD Sunday, February 6.

Clemson has won four games in a row, six of the last eight.

Floyd was joined in double figures by the Lady Tigers’ Erin Batth as both players scored 10 points each.

Maryland was led in scoring by Deedee Warley with 19 points. Marche Strickland added 15 for the Terrapins.

The Lady Tigers have won six of the last seven games in the series between the two schools.

In the first half, Maryland took a 17-10 lead with 9:13 left to go behind Deedee Warley’s six points in this rally. The Lady Tigers started slow as Clemson hit six free throws in the first 5:52 and scored its first field goal with 7:23 expired in the first half.

Clemson went on a 10-0 run and took a 20-17 advantange with 4:10 remaining as Chrissy Floyd both scored four scored each in this Lady Tiger rally.

Maryland finished the first half with a 7-2 run and took a 24-22 lead into the lockerroom. Warley scored six points for the Terps in the uprising and finished the first half with 12 points.

In the second half, Clemson had a 58-55 lead with 2:00 left to go in the game. Deedee Warley hit one of two free throw attempts and the Lady Tigers had a 58-56 advantage with 1:49 remaining. Chrissy Floyd hit one of two free throws giving Clemson a 59-56 lead with :54 seconds left. Marche Strickland hit one of two free throws to narrow the Lady Tiger lead 59-57 with :04 seconds remaining. Maryland rebounded the missed free throw and called a timeout. Marche Strickland tried a three point shot for the win as time expired but the ball bounced off the rim to the left.

Clemson Downs Georgia Tech, 72-43, January 31ACC Freshman of the Year candidate Chrissy Floyd scored 22 points in 27 minutes off the bench, leading Clemson to a 72-43 women’s basketball victory over Georgia Tech at Littlejohn Coliseum Monday, January 31. The victory brought Clemson to 14-7 overall, 5-4 in the ACC, while Tech fell to 11-8 overall, 4-5 in the ACC.

The contest was the first game of the second half of the ACC schedule for both teams. Tech had defeated Clemson in Atlanta on December 4 by an 81-62, Clemson’s worst margin of defeat of the year. Jim Davis team returned the favor Monday. The 29-point loss tied for the worst margin of defeat for Georgia Tech this year. Tech was coming off a six-point road win at Maryland.

Defense played a big key in the game as the 43 points by Tech were a season low. The Yellow Jackets shot just 32.1 percent from the field, 21 percent on three-point shots, and made just 6-16 free throws. Clemson forced 20 turnovers and committed just 11 on offense.

Georgia Tech was led in scoring by Amy Lingerfelder, who had 19 points off the bench, including three three-point baskets. She had eight of their 17 field goals. Regina Tate, scored just four points, but had a game high 13 rebounds. Jaime Kruppa, who had a double-double against Clemson in the first meeting (16 and 11) was held to six points and six rebounds on Monday.

Clemson jumped to a 16-6 lead in the game’s first five minutes behind the play of Angie Cossey and Joannie Mungro. Cossey, who had not scored in 20 minutes of play in the first meeting between the two teams, connected on a pair of three-point shots in the first five minutes. Mungro had four points on a pair of offensive rebounds.

Clemson held a nine-point lead with 3:41 left in the opening half when the Tigers went on an 8-2 run and led 33-18 at intermission. Cossey led the Lady Tigers in the first half with 10 points, while Mungro had six rebounds, four offensive. Clemson held Georgia Tech to 8-27 shooting in the first half.

Clemson wasted little time in opening the lead to 20 points at 41-21 in the first five minutes of the second half. At that point in the game, guards had scored 29 of Clemson’s 41 points. Floyd, who scored 16 in the second half, keyed a run to the 20-point lead. The freshman hit 9-14 from the field for the game and her 22 points were her high against an ACC team this year.

Clemson advanced to margin to 32 points late in the game. The second half scoring included a desperation three-point goal to beat the shot clock by Jim Davis emptied his bench with three minutes left. Twelve of the 14 Lady Tigers who played made a field goal.

Cossey, a 41 percent three-point shooter at home and just 29 percent on the road, ended the game 13 points, while Krystal Scott had eight points and seven rebounds. Mungro had seven points and eight rebounds.

The Lady Tigers shot 47 percent from the field and 40 percent on three-point goals. Clemson won the rebounding 43-36.

CLEMSON LADY TIGERS 16-7 Overall, 7-4 in the ACC

No. Player Ht Yr Pos Stats
10 Nuria Forns 6-1 Jr F 8.6 ppg. 4.3 rpg.
22 Erin Batth 6-4 Jr F 9.2 ppg. 7.5 rpg.
44 Joanie Mungro 6-2 Sr C 6.7 ppg. 6.2 rpg.
12 Krystal Scott 5-8 So G 8.4 ppg. 3.0 rpg.
20 Angie Cossey 5-7 Sr G 8.5 ppg. 2.3 rpg.

Head Coach Jim Davis Clemson Record–275-123 in 13th season Career Record–294-131 in 14th season

CLEMSON LEADERSClemson is led in scoring by freshman sensation Krystal Scott leads the Lady Tigers in assists with 76 or 3.3 assists per game.

GIANT KILLERSThe Clemson Women’s basketball team defeated 15th-ranked North Carolina, 60-59, on January 10. On January 13, the Lady Tigers defeated third-ranked N.C. State, 71-56.

DAVIS VS. RANKED TEAMSUnder Head Coach Jim Davis, the Lady Tigers have a 28-18 record against Associated Press-ranked teams at Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum.

UPCOMING ACTIONClemson will play at N.C. State on Sunday February 13, at 2:00 p.m. The Lady Tigers will play host to Virginia on Thursday, February 17, at 7:00 p.m. in Clemson’s next home game.

BATTH IS CLEMSON’S CURRENT CAREER SCORING LEADERErin Batth is Clemson’s current career scoring leader with 530 points. She is averaging 6.4 ppg. during her career. Batth also has 404 career rebounds and has averaged 4.9 rpg. during her career.

JOANIE MUNGRO IS BALANCED IN REBOUNDINGJoanie Mungro has 120 offensive rebounds and 128 defensive rebounds in her career at Clemson. The senior was a junior college transfer. For her career at Clemson, she is averaging 5.1 rpg.

CLEMSON IS YOUNG TEAMClemson has only three players who have played in 70 or more career games at Clemson. Chrissy Floyd has averaged more than 20 minutes per game. Floyd is averaging 29.0 minutes per game.

MUNGRO OVERCOMES OBSTACLESClemson’s Joanie Mungro had a pacemaker inserted in December. She has a rare, non-life threatening heart ailment that required a pacemaker. So far this season, she is averaging 24.1 minutes per game and has started 16 of the 17 games she has played.

Mungro is the Lady Tigers’ second leading rebounder this season with a 6.2 rpg. mark. Mungro leads the Lady Tigers in field goal pct. this season as she has hit 44-85 field goals for a .518 mark. For her career at Clemson, she has hit 105-214 from the field for a .491 pct.

LADY TIGER SHOOTING HAS IMPROVEDClemson has hit 525-1305 from the field this season for a .402 mark. The Lady Tigers have shot over 40% 11 times, and over 50% once this year. The Clemson opponents are shooting 492-1294 from the floor for a .380 pct. In the last 10 games, Clemson has shot 213-488 from the field for a .436 pct. Since the start of the new calendar year, Clemson has shot above 40% in nine of the 11 games played. Before January 1, 2000, the Lady Tigers reached the 40% mark in three of 12 games.

CLEMSON’S REBOUNDINGClemson has been outrebounded by its opponents 10 times this season. When Clemson outrebounds its opponents, the Lady Tigers are 12-1 this season. When the opponents outrebound Clemson, the Lady Tigers are 3-6. Wake Forest and Clemson tied in rebounding 35-35 on January 24. This year, Clemson is averaging 37.7 rpg. while the opponents are averaging 38.2 rpg. The Lady Tigers have never finished a season being outrebounded by its opponents under Head Coach Jim Davis.

FLOYD, A FRESHMAN SENSATIONFreshman Chrissy Floyd is Clemson’s leading scorer with a 13.0 ppg. average. This season she has hit 128-266 from the field for a .481 pct. She is also averaging 2.9 rpg. She is also the Lady Tigers’ leader on defense as she has 46 steals or 2.0 spg. This year, Floyd is averaging 29.0 minutes per contest. This year, she has led Clemson in scoring in eight games this season, including the Lady Tigers’ 71-56 upset win over N.C. State. The last freshman to lead Clemson in scoring at the end of a season was Kerry Boyatt as she averaged 15.3 ppg. her freshman season in 1989-90, 10 years ago. That season Boyatt was named ACC Freshman-of-the-Year.

STEALS AND FOULS ARE EQUALFreshman Chrissy Floyd has just as many steals (46) as she has fouls (46), a rare occurrence in basketball stats. She leads the Lady Tigers in steals this season with 46.

KRYSTAL SCOTT HAS BECOME STARTER THIS SEASONKrystal Scott has more than tripled her playing time this season compared to her playing time last year. This year she has played 662 minutes, and last year she played 155 minutes the entire year. She is averaging 8.4 ppg. this season and leads the squad in assists with 76. She is also a 74% free throw shooter this season. In Clemson’s upset win over North Carolina on January 10, Scott scored a career-high 16 points.

VS. ACC FOESKrystal Scott is averaging 9.5 ppg. Erin Batth is also averaging 7.7 rpg. in Clemson’s ACC outings. Clemson is shooting 256-612 vs. ACC foes for a .418 pct.

LEONARD NAMED TO THE ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAMAmirah Leonard was named to the All-Tournament team at the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament on November 24 & 26. Leonard scored a career-high 25 points vs. Old Dominion and had 15 points in the Kentucky game.

HEAD COACH JIM DAVIS HAS 275 WINS AT CLEMSONHead Coach Jim Davis has a 275-123 record at Clemson as he is in his 13th season. During his NCAA Division I career, he has a 294-131 record. Davis spent one season, 1986-87, at Middle Tennessee State and compiled a 19-8 record with the Lady Raiders that season.

CLEMSON HEAD COACH OVER THE CENTURY MARK IN ACC WINSClemson Head Coach Jim Davis has a 119-76 record against ACC foes during the regular season. He is the fourth winningest coach in the history of the ACC with the 119 league victories.

CLEMSON’S JIM DAVIS IS 8-6 IN OVERTIME GAMES DURING HIS CAREERHead Coach Jim Davis is now 8-6 in overtime games during his career at Clemson. He has also guided the Lady Tigers to five wins in the last seven Clemson overtime games.

CLEMSON’S RECORD VS. RANKED TEAMSCoach Jim Davis has defeated 43 top 25 teams since his arrival at Clemson in the 1987-88 season. At Littlejohn Coliseum, he has a 28-18 record vs. Associated Press Top 25 teams. In 1998-99, he was 5-6 vs. top 25 teams. This season he is 2-2 vs. AP top 25 teams. He has 11 top 25 wins over Virginia in his career, more than any other school.

CLEMSON’S DEFENSEUnder Coach Jim Davis, the Clemson Lady Tigers have held opponents to 50 points or less 58 times and have never allowed an opponent to reach the 100-point plateau. All 58 games have resulted in Lady Tiger victories. The Lady Tigers have only been held to 50 points or less twice during Davis’ tenure.

FIRST HOME GAME RECORDClemson now has a 22-3 record over the years when playing its first home game of the season. The Lady Tigers also have a 19-6 record over the years in season-opening games.

ALL-TIME HOME RECORDClemson has a 260-73 record when playing in Littlejohn Coliseum for a .781 mark. Clemson won its 250th game in a 69-41 win over Georgia Tech on February 11, 1999.

100% GRADUATION RATESince the beginning of the women’s basketball program at Clemson in 1975-76, 100% of the players staying for four years have graduated.

CLEMSON ON TELEVISIONClemson has won 12 of its last 16 games that were shown on television.

JIM DAVIS’ NON-CONFERENCE RECORDHead Coach Jim Davis has a cumulative 143-41 record vs. non-conference teams during his Clemson career.

CLEMSON DEFEATED N.C. STATE ON JANUARY 13, 2000 Freshman Chrissy Floyd scored 15 points to lead five Lady Tigers in double figures, as Clemson upset third-ranked NC State Thursday, January 13, at Littlejohn Coliseum, 71-56. It was the second straight win over a top 12 opponent for Jim Davis team. Clemson downed 12th-ranked North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Monday evening, 60-59.

It was the first loss of the season for Kay Yow’s team from NC State. They were attempting to tie the school record for consecutive wins.

It was the highest ranked win for Clemson since the season opener of the 1996-97 season when Clemson upset second-ranked Georgia, 83-78. It was the 44th win over a Top 25 team for Jim Davis, the fifth time he has upset a top 15 NC State team in the last four years. It was Clemson’s fifth straight win over NC State, regardless of site and the fifth straight year Clemson has downed the Pack in Littlejohn Coliseum.

Floyd scored 15 points on 7-14 shooting off the bench in her 30 minutes of play. Krystal Scott scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, while starting center Joanie Mungro added 10 points and eight rebounds. Mungro,who is playing this season with a pace-maker to regulate a non-life threatening heart ailment, went head to head with ACC Player of the Year Summer Erb.

Erb scored 13 and had nine rebounds, but she got just five field goal attempts against Mungro and the Clemson defense in her 31 minutes of play. Kaayla Chones, daughter of former Marquette All-American and NBA first-round pick Jim Chones, had 11 points, but she was the only other Wolfpack player in double figures. Terah James added eight in a starting role, while Amy Simpson had the same number off the bench.

Clemson held NC State to 56 points, 17 under their average and six fewer than their previous low total this season. The Pack hit just 37.7 percent from the field and just 26 percent on three-point shots. They had a 6/18 assist/turnover ratio.

Clemson won the battle of the boards 45-33 against the bigger Wolfpack team, and Clemson committed just 13 turnovers.

The Lady Tigers were also outstanding at the free throw line, hitting 21-28 compared to 11-20 for NC State. Clemson was especially proficient in the clutch, hitting 13-15 from the line inside the last five minutes of the game.

Clemson opened a 7-0 lead and were never headed. The Pack cut the lead to 7-5, but Clemson went on a 17-2 run to take a 24-7 lead with 5:10 left in the half. Clemson’s defense swarmed over Summer Erb to deflect lob passes. The senior had just three shots and four points the entire first half. NC State rallied the remainder of the half and cut the margin to nine at intermission behind the play of Amy Simpson and Ivy Gardner, who combined for eight points in the last 4:36 of the game.

NC State cut the lead to seven twice in the opening minutes of the second half behind Chones, the last time at 28-21. Clemson moved the lead back to double figures at 31-21 on a field goal by Erin Batth with 17:33 left. NC State cut the margin under nine just once the remainder of the contest.

A 15-6 run, highlighted by fastbreak buckets and assists from Floyd, and strong inside play by

Batth and Mungro highlighted the action for Clemson in the middle of the second half. A layup by Floyd off an in-bounds play gave Clemson a 58-40 lead with just over three minutes left.

NC State cut the lead to 58-48 with 1:35 left, but Clemson made 10 straight free throws down the stretch.

DAVIS IS THE FIFTH WINNINGEST COACH IN ACC HISTORYHead Coach Jim Davis is the fifth all-time winningest coach in the history of the ACC with 275 victories. He is also fourth for most victories in ACC games with 119. He is also the third all-time winningest coach in the ACC by percentage, (.689). Davis is also fourth for the best winning percentage in the ACC Tournament with a .643 figure (18-10).

CLEMSON’S RECORD IN 1999-2000

When a game is five points or less 5-1
When leading at Halftime 12-2
When trailing at halftime 4-5
When tied at halftime 0-0
Shooting 50% or better from the field 1-0
Shooting Under 50% from the field 15-7
Shooting 40% or better from the field 10-3
Shooting under 40% from the field 6-4
Shooting 60% or better from the FT line 15-7
Shooting under 60% from the FT line 1-0
Shooting 30% or better from the 3PT line 10-1
Shooting under 30% from the 3PT line 6-6
One-Point Decisions 1-0
Two-Point Decisions 1-0
Three-Point Decisions 0-1
Four-Point Decisions 1-0
Five-Point Decisions 2-0
Overtime 0-2
Under Coach Davis 1987-88-Present
Shooting over .500 70-3

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