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Women?s Basketball Closes Regular Season at Pitt

Women?s Basketball Closes Regular Season at Pitt

Sunday Game Information:

  • Who: CLEMSON TIGERS (9-19, 1-14 ACC) vs. PITT PANTHERS (18-10, 8-7 ACC)
  • When: Sunday, Mar. 1, 2015, 2 p.m.
  • Where: Pittsburgh, Pa. (Petersen Events Center)
  • Watch: PittsburghPanthers.com
  • Listen: CTSN (Angela Mallen, William Qualkinbush) & Clemson Tigers Official App
  • Last Time they Met: Pitt 56, Clemson 43 (2/16/14)
  • Next Game: Clemson at ACC Tournament • Wednesday, Mar. 4 • TBA • Greensboro, N.C.

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s basketball team closes the 2014-15 regular season on Sunday at Pittsburgh in the Petersen Events Center at 2 p.m. The Tigers (9-19, 1-14 ACC) and Panthers (18-10, 8-7 ACC) split their meetings last season, each winning on their respective home courts, but have not yet played this season. Clemson holds a 5-3 lead in the all-time series.

Last season, Nikki Dixon scored a career-high 29 points and had 11 rebounds in Clemson’s 77-67 home victory on her way to becoming Clemson’s first ACC Player of The Week since 2006. However, Pitt returned the favor in Pittsburgh later in the year, holding the Tigers to just 43 total points in a 56-43 victory.

The Tigers will learn seeding for the ACC Tournament on Sunday as well. The Tournament, which includes all 15 league schools, is held at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. beginning Wednesday, Mar. 4.

Dixon enters as Clemson’s leading scorer at 15.5 per game, and has hit double figures in 19 of her last 20 games. She enters as Clemson’s fifth all-time leading scorer at 1,576 points. Freshman Shelbie Davenport has also been hot, hitting double-figures in five of her last six games, upping her scoring average to 8.4 per game.

Notes (in 140 characters or less):

  • Clemson leads the nation in minutes played by freshmen (2963) and percentage of minutes played by freshmen (52.7%); Also have 72 starts
  • Clemson’s schedule is ranked the 19th-most difficult by WBBState.com
  • 17 of 28 games have been vs. top 100; 12 vs. top-50, 8 vs. ranked
  • Clemson is 1st in FT% in ACC play at .739; .745 overall ranks 3rd
  • 33.4% of all shots have been 3pt FGA, the highest rate in school history
  • The bench is averaging 27.1 ppg, and has scored 45.5% of all points
  • The Tigers are nabbing 8.7 steals per conference game, 4th in the ACC
  • Clemson has drawn 44 charges, led by Dixon (19) & Davenport (15)
  • Eleven different players have scored in double-figures a total of 68 times
  • Nikki Dixon has hit double-figs in 19 of last 20; 3rd in ACC @ 24.0 pts/40
  • Dixon has career-bests in ppg (15.5), rpg (5.6), FG% (.438) & FT % (.778)
  • Dixon is 1 of 3 in CU history with 1500 pts, 500 rebs, 250 assists
  • Lindsay has 1.67 assist:to ratio, Avgs. just 1 TO per 26.5 min in ACC games
  • Tiffany Lewis has hit 48 threes, with 17 coming in the last 7 games
  • Davenport has scored in double-figures in 5 of last 6 games
  • Perry 3rd on team in fg (76), 2nd in reb (102) & blk (23) at just 5-10

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