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Clemson Meets Queens in Exhibition

Clemson Meets Queens in Exhibition

Game Information:Who: Clemson Tigers vs. Queens University of Charlotte RoyalsWhat: Free exhibition women’s basketball gameWhen: Sunday, Nov. 2 at 2 pmWhere: Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, S.C.Why: First chance to see Smith’s team in live action!

The Clemson women’s basketball team will open its 2014-15 exhibition slate with a 2 p.m. contest against Queens University of Charlotte in Littlejohn Coliseum on Sunday. Attendance is free, and will be one of two public dry runs before opening the season on Nov. 14 at noon against UNCG.

The Tigers enter Head Coach Audra Smith’s second season with just four returners and ten newcomers. Clemson returns leading scorer Nikki Dixon (13.7 ppg in 2013-14) as well as senior point guard Chelsea Lindsay, whose 1103 minutes last season were the third-most in school history.

Queens, an NCAA Division II program, went 7-19 a season ago, with a 6-16 record in the South Atlantic Conference. The Royals are coached by Susan Yow, a Kodak All-American player at both Elon (1976) and NC State (1977). Yow has coached at numerous Division I institutions and in the WNBA with the Minnesota Lynx.

Game updates are available at the official twitter account of the program, @ClemsonWBB

Notes (In 140 Characters or Less):

  • Smith’s first team went 13-19 overall (best since 2009-10) and won a game in the ACC Tournament, a first in five years for the program.
  • Clemson’s roster features ten newcomers, including nine freshmen and a sophomore JUCO transfer
  • Nikki Dixon enters the season 17th in school history with 1,141 points and 9th in school history with 185 steals
  • Dixon is trying to become the just the third Tiger to lead the squad in scoring for four straight seasons (Barbara Kennedy, Chrissy Floyd)
  • Chelsea Lindsay has started 65 of 68 career games, Dixon has 74 starts in 87 career games
  • However, just 42.7% of the Tigers minutes and 43.3% of scoring return from last season
  • Clemson went 6-0 in games decided by five points or fewer in Smith’s first season.

Peeking Ahead to the next game:

  • Clemson v. Georgia College and State University (exhibition)
  • Saturday, Nov. 8, 2 pm, Littlejohn Coliseum