February 17, 1999
CLEMSON, S.C. – Wake Forest broke a nine-game losing streak with a convincing win over Florida State on Monday. The Demon Deacons will need a repeat of that effort to have a chance against Clemson on Thursday.
Wake Forest (7-17, 3-11 ACC) beat the unranked Seminoles 80-68, but No. 14 Clemson (20-5, 10-5) should present a much tougher challenge.
The Tigers beat No. 7 Duke 80-75 on Sunday, ending the Blue Devils’ 19-game conference win streak. Virginia holds the ACC record with 20 straight conference wins in 1993-94.
Clemson, with three straight wins, got 24 points apiece from Natasha Anderson and Itoro Umoh against Duke. Umoh shot 7-of-14 from the field and hit 10 of 12 free throws. She also had six assists, four rebounds and two steals. Anderson shot 9-for-12 from the floor, 6-for-7 from the free-throw line and had five rebounds.
Clemson’s Amy Geren added 11 points and teammate Nikki Blassingame had a team-high nine rebounds.
Wake Forest senior forward Emon McMillian had 15 points and 12 rebounds against Florida State to help Wake Forest to its first win since Jan. 4.
To beat the Tigers, the Demon Deacons will need strong efforts from McMillian and Janae Whiteside. The sophomore guard scored a career-high 16 points, including five 3-pointers, and had four steals. Senior point guard Heidi Coleman added 13 points.
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