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Clemson Defeats Florida State, 63-49

Clemson Defeats Florida State, 63-49

Feb. 22, 2001

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Chrissy Floyd scored 14 points, while Marci Glenney added 10 in leading Clemson to a 63-49 win over Florida State in a women’s Atlantic Coast Conference basketball game at Tallahassee, FL Thursday night.

Clemson improves to 19-8 overall, 10-6 in the ACC. Florida State falls to 17-9 overall, 9-6 in the ACC. Clemson is ranked 22nd in the USA Today poll. Under Head Coach Jim Davis, in his 14 years at Clemson , the Lady Tigers have won at least 19 games in each season.

With the win tonight, Clemson finishes second in the Atlantic Coast Conference Standings. Clemson will be second seed in the ACC Tournament on March 2-5.

Clemson won the ACC regular season only one time in the 1980-81 season. At that time, ACC times played each other only one time. Since ACC schools started playing each other twice in a single season in the 1983-84 season, the best Clemson has finish was second in the 1997-98 season, when the Lady Tigers finished the ACC race with a 12-4 record. Under Head Coach Jim Davis the Lady Tigers have never finished under .500 in the ACC and have finished third five times.

In the first half, Clemson took a 21-20 lead with 6:30 remaining in the first half. From this point, Florida State went on a 10-2 run and built a 30-23 lead with 2:10 left. Clemson outscored the Seminoles 6-2 in the final 2:00 and Florida State had a 32-29 lead at the half. In the first half, The Lady Tigers hit 12-30 from the field for a .400 figure, while Florida State hit 11-23 from the field for a .478 mark.

In the first 12 minutes of the second half, the score was tied five times.

Clemson broke away from a 45-45 tie with 8:30 remaining and went on a 9-1 run and built a 54-46 lead with 2:39 left to go in the game. Nuria Forns had five points in this Lady Tiger run. Florida State only scored four points in the final 10:24 .

“I could not be more pleased with the effort of our basketball team,” said Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis. That was one of the most competitive games I have ever seen. Both teams played their hearts out. Florida State has been playing so well. I am very pleased with our defensive effort. To hold a team like Florida State to 49 points speaks well for our defensive effort.”

At the half, the rebounding total was tied 18-18, but Clemson won the battle of the boards 42-28. Nuria Forns had 11 rebounds. In the second half, Clemson shot 9-26 from the floor for a .346 pct. For the game, the Lady Tigers shot 21-56 for a .375 mark. Florida State shot 5-22 in the second half (.227) and finished 16-45 for the game for a .356 figure.