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Clemson Hosts North Carolina Sunday

Clemson Hosts North Carolina Sunday

Game Information:Who: North Carolina Tar Heels (13-9, 2-7 ACC) at Clemson Tigers (12-11, 1-9 ACC)When: Sunday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m.Where: Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, S.C.TV: ACC Network Extra, Pete Yanity & Jim Davis ( CTSN, William Qualkinbush & Kelly Gramlich ( Stats: ( Twitter & Instagram @ClemsonWBB 

Clemson Notes:

  • Clemson (12-11, 1-9 ACC) is coming off of a 65-37 road loss to No. 15/15 Duke on Thursday, Feb. 2 in Durham, N.C. Freshman Jaia Alexander scored 10 points to lead the Tigers. It was the 11th double-figure scoring game for Alexander this season, and the fourth in the last five games.
  • Junior Nelly Perry leads the Tigers in scoring (12.6 ppg) and assists (3.1 apg).
  • Sophomore Aliyah Collier leads the team in rebounding (7.9 rpg) and is second on the team in scoring at 9.9 ppg. Her rebounding numbers are among the best in the ACC, as she ranks seventh in total rebounds per game (7.9), fifth in offensive rebounds per game (3.1) and ninth in defensive rebounds per game (4.8).
  • Sophomore Danielle Edwards has started all 23 games for the Tigers at the point guard position, leads the team in minutes played per game (31.8) and is third in scoring at 9.5 ppg. Her .845 free throw percentage (49-for-58) ranks sixth in the ACC.
  • Freshman Kobi Thornton is averaging 7.8 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game. Her field goal percentage of .549 (62 for 113) is seventh-best in the ACC and her 2.8 offensive rebounds per game are ninth in the conference.
  • Clemson won its first eight games of the season, the program’s best start since the 1998-99 season. Clemson entered ACC play with an 11-2 record, the program’s best non-conference record since the 2003-04 season. 

Series Information:

  • Clemson has a 27-55 record in the all-time series against North Carolina.
  • Last season, on Jan. 3, 2016, the Tigers lost to the Tar Heels 72-56 in Chapel Hill. Three Clemson players were in double figures in the contest, Nelly Perry (19), Aliyah Collier (13) and Alexis Carter (11).