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Women’s Basketball To Face In-State Rival South Carolina On Wednesday

Nov. 17, 2008

Complete Game Notes

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team will travel to Columbia, SC on Wednesday for a date with in-state rival South Carolina. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. from the Colonial Life Arena.

Broadcast Notes* The game will be televised on SportSouth with Mike Morgan on the play-by-play and Debbie Antonelli on color commentary.* The game will be aired by WCCP (104.9) on an Internet-only basis on the station’s website, www.clemsontigers.com

Clemson Quick Notes* Clemson will be facing South Carolina for the 53rd time in history on Wednesday night, which ranks in the top 10 for most frequent opponent* The Lady Tigers’ 31 wins over the Gamecocks are the fourth most over a single team in program history* Lele Hardy is the Clemson’s only South Carolina native on the 2008-09 roster* The Gamecocks are the third straight in-state team Clemson has faced this season and the third of five on the 2008-09 slate* Tasha Taylor currently ranks 9th in school history with 340 career assists* Taylor and Christy Brown both rank in the top 10 for career assists per game* Lele Hardy’s 189 career steals are eighth in school history* Hardy holds the school record with a 3.00 career steals per game average* Clemson has nine players from the state of Georgia on its roster, which is tops in the nation for a school in a different state, according to a survey by the SID at George Mason* The Lady Tigers were predicted to finish ninth in the preseason ACC poll* Clemson returns nine letterwinners and has six freshmen for the 2008-09 season* Sthefany Thomas spent her offseason traveling with the Argentinean national team to the South America Championships and the FIBA Olympic Qualifier* The 2008-09 Clemson women’s basketball roster has quite the athletic lineage. Six players have parents and/or siblings that also played a sport at the Division I level* McKinney and her staff signed North Carolina point guard Keyrra Gillespie on Wednesday. Gillespie will join the Lady Tiger program for the 2009-10 season.

Series Notes* Clemson leads the all-time series score, 31-22* However, South Carolina has won the last three meetings, including a 64-43 decision at Littlejohn Coliseum last season* The Lady Tigers trail by a 14-10 margin in games played on the Gamecocks’ home court.

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