Site: Littlejohn Coliseum (Clemson, SC)Date: Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013Time: 5:05 PM tipListen: WCCP or ClemsonTigers.com (Roy Philpott, Kanetra Queen)Watch: ACC Digital Network – YouTube (Tom Werme, Christy Winters-Scott)Livestats: ClemsonTigers.com
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team (5-13, 1-6 ACC) will play host to No. 10/10 Maryland (16-3, 7-1 ACC) at Littlejohn Coliseum on Sunday at 5:00 pm. All tickets to the game are just $1.00, as fans are invited to come “Pack the House.” The women’s game follows the men’s game, which pits the Tigers against Virginia Tech at 1:00 pm.
The game will be broadcast live around the world on the ACC Digital Network’s Youtube Channel. It’ll also be available on the radio, and can be streamed on ClemsonTigers.com, or the official ClemsonTigers app. Periodic twitter updates are also available on @CLEMSONWBB.
The student rewards program is also in effect for the game. For Sunday’s contest, the first 50 students to sign in at the east gate will receive a 2 GB Clemson Basketball flash drive.
Maryland will be the second straight top-ten opponent in Littlejohn, as Clemson played No. 4/5 Duke on Thursday. This will be the first time Clemson will play top-ten teams consecutively since Feb. 13-21, 2000, when Clemson played No. 1 NC State, No. 2 Virginia, and No. 9 Duke.
Clemson fell, 60-46, to Duke on Thursday, despite leading the game ten minutes into the second half before the Blue Devils pulled away.
This will be the 64th meeting between the programs, with the Terrapins holding a 39-24 advantage. Clemson will look to even up the mark in Littlejohn to 15-15 with a win on Sunday.
Maryland ranks second in the country in rebounding margin, and features the top two leading scorers and rebounders in the ACC in Alyssa Thomas (16.8 ppg, 10.3 rpg) and Tianna Hawkins (19.2 ppg, 10.3 rpg). Maryland played just eight people in their win over North Carolina on Thursday in College Park, while seven Lady Tigers saw action against Duke.
Sophomore Nikki Dixon is Clemson’s leading scorer at 14.4 points per game, and needs just seven points for 600 in her career. She tallied her 100th career assist on Thursday, and needs ten rebounds for 200.
Quinyotta Pettaway, who ranks third in the ACC at 9.7 rebounds per game will have her hands full with the Maryland front line. In ACC play, Pettaway (11.7 rpg) trails just Thomas (11.9 rpg).
Kelly Gramlich has had a hot hand lately, drilling a three-pointer in five straight games, including five in the past two games alone. She had a season-high 14 points against Duke.
After Maryland, Clemson will play four of the next five on the road, starting with Virginia Tech in Blacksburg on Jan. 31.
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