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Clemson Prepares For North Carolina Monday On ACC-TV

Clemson Prepares For North Carolina Monday On ACC-TV

Jan. 8, 2000

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s basketball team will face North Carolina Monday night at 7:30 p.m. on the Atlantic Coast Conference Television Network. The game can be seen on Fox SportSouth, Home Team Sports, and the Florida Sunshine Network.

The Clemson women’s team will enter the game with a 9-5 record overall, and a 0-2 mark in the ACC. North Carolina will enter the game with a 9-4 record overall and a 1-2 ledger in league play.

This will be the 54th meeting between Clemson and North Carolina on the basketball court. The Tar Heels lead the overall series 30-23. In games played at Chapel Hill, NC, the Tar Heels lead the series 16-7.

Clemson is led in scoring by freshman Chrissy Floyd with an 12.3 ppg. average. Erin Batth is second in scoring with a 10.1 ppg. average. Batth leads the team in rebounding with an 7.4 rpg. mark. Krystal Scott leads the squad in assists with 38 or 2.7 apg.

North Carolina is led in scoring by LaQuanda Barksdale with an 18.9 ppg. average. She also leads the team in rebounding with a 9.3 rpg. mark.

Clemson Probable Starters

10 Nuria Forns 6-1 Jr F 7.4 ppg. 4.1 rpg.
35 Datishella Byrd 6-1 Sr F 6.5 ppg. 5.5 rpg.
44 Joanie Mungro 6-2 Sr C 6.4 ppg. 6.9 rpg.
12 Krystal Scott 5-8 So G 7.9 ppg. 2.4 rpg.
20 Angie Cossey 5-7 Sr G 6.8 ppg. 2.0 rpg.

North Carolina Probable Starters

Forward– LaQuanda Barksdale, 5-11, JR, 18.9 ppg., 9.3 rpg.
Forward– Leah Sharp, 5-11, JR, 7.1 ppg., 3.5 rpg.
Center– Jackie Higgins, 6-0, JR, 10.0 ppg. 8.2 rpg.
Guard– Juana Brown 5-11, JR, 11.5 ppg., 6.3 rpg.
Guard– Nikki Teasley, 6-0, JR, 14.0 ppg., 3.6 rpg.

UPCOMING ACTION Jan. 10 (Mon.) at North Carolina 7:30 p.m. (ACC-TV) Jan. 13 (Thur.) N.C. STATE 7:00 p.m.

CLEMSON’S RECORDClemson has a 9-5 record overall, and a 0-2 mark in the ACC. The Lady Tigers are 4-1 at home this season.

THE SERIESThis will be the 54th meeting between Clemson and North Carolina on the basketball court. The Tar Heels lead the overall series 30-23. In games played at Chapel Hill, NC, the Tar Heels lead the series 16-7.

CLEMSON LEADERSClemson is led in scoring by freshman Chrissy Floyd with an 12.3 ppg. average. Erin Batth is second in scoring with a 10.1 ppg. average. Batth leads the team in rebounding with an 7.4 rpg. mark. Krystal Scott leads the squad in assists with 38 or 2.7 apg.

BATTH APPROACHING 500 CAREER POINT MARKErin Batth needs 40 more points to reach the 500 plateau. Currently, Batth has 460 career points and has averaged 6.2 ppg. in her career. She also has 336 rebounds or 4.5 rpg. for her career.

JOANIE MUNGRO IS BALANCED IN REBOUNDINGJoanie Mungro has 98 offensive rebounds and 99 defensive rebounds in her career at Clemson. The senior was a junior college transfer. For her career at Clemson, she is averaging 4.9 rpg.

CLEMSON IS YOUNG TEAMClemson only has two players who have played in 70 or more career games at Clemson. Erin Batth has played in 74 career games, and Nuria Forns has played in 76. Both are juniors on the Clemson team. As far as minutes played in a career, only freshman Chrissy Floyd has averaged more than 20 minutes per game. Floyd is averaging 28.4 minutes per game.

MUNGRO OVERCOMES OBSTACLESClemson’s Joanie Mungro had a pacemaker inserted in December. She has a rare, non-life threatening heart ailment that required a pacemaker. So far this season, she is averaging 22.0 minutes per game and has started seven of the eight games she has played.

Mungro is the Lady Tigers’ second leading rebounder this season with a 6.9 rpg. mark. Mungro leads the Lady Tigers in field goal pct. this season as she has hit 22-41 field goals for a .537 mark. For her career at Clemson, she has hit 83-170 from the field for a .488 pct.

LADY TIGER SHOOTINGClemson has hit 312-817 from the field this season for a .382 mark. The Lady Tigers have shot over 40% four times, and over 50% once this year. In the last three games, Clemson shot 46% vs. East Carolina and 54% vs. UNC-Asheville. However, on January 6, Clemson shot the lowest field goal pct. of the year vs. Maryland as the Lady Tigers hit 19-67 from the field.

CLEMSON’S REBOUNDINGClemson has been outrebounded by its opponents seven times this season. When Clemson outrebounds its opponents, the Lady Tigers are 7-0 this season. When the opponents outrebound Clemson, the Lady Tigers are 2-5. This year, Clemson is averaging 38.8 rpg. while the opponents are averaging 40.6 rpg.

FLOYD, FRESHMAN SENSATIONFreshman Chrissy Floyd is Clemson’s leading scorer with a 12.3 ppg. average. This season she has hit 73-162 from the field for a .451 pct. She is also averaging 3.1 rpg. She is also the Lady Tigers’ leader on defense as she has 25 steals or 1.8 spg. This year, Floyd is averaging 28.4 minutes per contest.

BATTH HAS COME ON STRONG IN LAST FIVE GAMESClemson’s Erin Batth scored a career-high 21 points vs. East Carolina as she was 10-13 from the floor on 12-30-99. In the last five games, she has scored 68 points or 13.6 ppg.

KRYSTAL SCOTT HAS BECOME STARTER THIS SEASONKrystal Scott has more than tripled her playing time this season compared to her playing time last year. This year she has played 407 minutes, and last year she played 155 minutes the entire year. She is averaging 7.9 ppg. this season and leads the squad in assists with 38. She is also a 74% free throw shooter this season.

VS. ACC FOESChrissy Floyd has averaged 17.0 ppg. in Clemson’s two ACC games this season. Erin Batth is averaging 11.0 ppg. vs. the Leage. Batth is also averaging 8.5 rpg. in Clemson’s two ACC outings. Under Head Coach Jim Davis, the Lady Tigers have never started the season with a 0-2 record in the ACC.

MARYLAND DEFEATS CLEMSON 74-58Tiffany Brown scored a career high 29 points, while Rosita Melbourne added a career-high 15 points as Maryland defeated Clemson 74-58 in an Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball game at Clemson, SC Thursday, January 6.

The Maryland win broke a five game winning streak in the series by Clemson.

Brown was 9-17 from the field, and hit a school record eight three-point field goals in 16 attempts. The eight three-point field goals is a single-game Maryland school record and it is the most three-point field goals scored by a Clemson opponent.

Maryland shot 15-29 from the floor for a .517 pct. and was 8-14 from three-point range in the first half. The Terrapins cooled down in the second half and shot 13-33 from the floor for a .394 pct. and were only 2-8 from the three-point line. For the game, Maryland was 28-62 (.452) from the field and 10-22 from the three point stripe for a .455 pct.

The Lady Tigers shot 19-67 from the field for a .284 figure, a season low for Clemson.

Clemson was led in scoring by freshman Chrissy Floyd with 15 points and Joanie Mungro with 11 points.

Maryland won the battle of the boards 48-40 and was led in rebounding by Rosita Melbourne with 10 boards. Mungro led Clemson in rebounding with nine.

Maryland took an early 12-8 lead as Tiffany Brown and Marche Strickland both hit two three-point goals each. Clemson took a 15-14 lead with 13:53 left to go in the first half as Amirah Leonard hit a short jumper. From this point, the Terrapins went on a 18-3 run and took a 32-18 lead with 5:37 remaining. In this rally, Brown hit three three-point goals.

In the second half, Clemson came within nine points of the lead, 49-40, as Floyd hit a layup with 10:50 remaining, but Maryland outscored Clemson 11-5 and had a 60-45 lead with 6:27 left in the game as Melbourne hit a layup.

CLEMSON DEFEATS UNC-ASHEVILLE 75-56Chrissy Floyd and Erin Batth both came off the bench and scored 14 points each in leading Clemson to a 75-56 win over UNC-Asheville at Asheville, NC Sunday, January 2.

Datishella Byrd also had 11 points for the Lady Tigers. Emily Hill led UNC-Asheville in scoring with 17 points. She hit four three-point baskets in the game.

Batth also had five rebounds and three steals in the win. Floyd was 5-6 from the field and finished the game with three boards and one steal.

In the first half, Clemson scored 16 unanswered points and had a 16-0 lead with 14:23 left and built as much as a 19-point lead (31-12) with 6:41 remaining. Datishella Byrd had eight points in Clemson’s early rally. From this point UNC-Asheville went on a 14-1 run and narrowed the Lady Tiger lead to 32-26 with 2:38 left in the first half. Emily Hill hit two three-points baskets in this Bulldog rally.

Clemson started the second half with a 21-9 rally and built a 60-37 lead with 11:56 left to go in the game. Freshman Chrissy Floyd scored seven points in this Lady Tiger run.

Clemson shot a season-high .542 from the field (26-58), while UNC-Asheville shot 22-57 from the floor for a .386 pct. For the second game in a row, Clemson won the battle of the boards with a 38-31 advantage over the Bulldogs.

CLEMSON DEFEATS EAST CAROLINA 61-44Erin Batth scored a career-high 21 points in leading Clemson to a 61-44 win over East Carolina at Greenville, NC Thursday, December 30.

Batth finished 10-13 from the field and had three steals, two blocked shots, and three steals. She also had four rebounds.

Laurens, SC native Chrissy Floyd came off the bench and added 14 points for the Lady Tigers. East Carolina was led in scoring by Rosalyn Canady with a career-high 23 points.

In the first half, Clemson jumped to an 18-4 lead with 9:01 left behind Erin Batth 10 points in this run. East Carolina came within eight points of the Clemson lead (22-14) with 3:35 remaining, but the Lady Tigers outscored the Pirates 8-2 to finish the half and Clemson took a 30-16 lead at the intermission. The Lady Pirates came within eight points in the second half, 8-30 with 11:40 remaining as Canady hit a jump shot. From this point, Clemson went on a 17-4 run and took a 55-34 advantage. In this Lady Tiger rally, Floyd scored eight of her 10 second half points.

For the game, Clemson shot 26-56 from the floor for a season-best .464 pct. East Carolina shot 15-58 from the field for a 259 figure. The Lady Tigers won the battle of the boards 50-30 behind Datishella Byrd nine rebounds.

The Lady Tigers now have a 4-0 record over the years when the school’s football team is playing in a bowl game the same day.

LEONARD NAMED TO THE ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAMAmirah Leonard was named to the All-Tournament team at the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament on November 24 & 26. Leonard scored a career-high 25 points vs. Old Dominion and had 15 points in the Kentucky game.

HEAD COACH JIM DAVIS HAS 268 WINS AT CLEMSONHead Coach Jim Davis has a 268-121 record at Clemson as he is in his 13th season. During his NCAA Division I career, he has a 287-129 record. Davis spent one season, 1986-87, at Middle Tennessee State and compiled a 19-8 record with the Lady Raiders that season.

CLEMSON HEAD COACH OVER THE CENTURY MARK IN ACC WINSClemson Head Coach Jim Davis has a 112-74 record against ACC foes during the regular season. He is the fourth winningest coach in the history of the ACC with the 112 league victories.

CLEMSON’S JIM DAVIS IS 8-5 IN OVERTIME GAMES DURING HIS CAREERHead Coach Jim Davis is now 8-6 in overtime games during his career at Clemson. He has also guided the Lady Tigers to five wins in the last six Clemson overtime games.

CLEMSON’S RECORD VS. RANKED TEAMSCoach Jim Davis has defeated 41 top 25 teams since his arrival at Clemson in the 1987-88 season. At Littlejohn Coliseum, he has a 27-18 record vs. Associated Press Top 25 teams. In 1998-99, he was 5-6 vs. top 25 teams. He has 11 top 25 wins over Virginia in his career, more than any other school.

CLEMSON’S DEFENSEUnder Coach Jim Davis, the Clemson Lady Tigers have held opponents to 50 points or less 57 times and have never allowed an opponent to reach the 100-point plateau. All 57 games have resulted in Lady Tiger victories. The Lady Tigers have only been held to 50 points or less twice during Davis’ tenure.

FIRST HOME GAME RECORDClemson now has a 22-3 record over the years when playing its first home game of the season. The Lady Tigers also have a 19-6 record over the years in season-opening games.

ALL-TIME HOME RECORDClemson has a 256-73 record when playing in Littlejohn Coliseum for a .778 mark. Clemson won its 250th game in a 69-41 win over Georgia Tech on February 11, 1999.

100% GRADUATION RATESince the beginning of the women’s basketball program at Clemson in 1975-76, 100% of the players staying for four years have graduated.

JIM DAVIS’ NON-CONFERENCE RECORDHead Coach Jim Davis has a cumulative 143-41 record vs. non-conference teams during his Clemson career.

DAVIS IS THE FOURTH WINNINGEST COACH IN ACC HISTORYHead Coach Jim Davis is the fifth all-time winningest coach in the history of the ACC with 268 victories. He is also fourth for most victories in ACC games with 112. He is also the third all-time winningest coach in the ACC by percentage, (.689). Davis is also fourth for the best winning percentage in the ACC Tournament with a .643 figure (18-10).

CLEMSON’S RECORD IN 1999-2000

When a game is five points or less 2-0
When leading at Halftime 7-1
When trailing at halftime 2-4
When tied at halftime 0-0
Shooting 50% or better from the field 1-0
Shooting Under 50% from the field 8-5
Shooting 40% or better from the field 3-1
Shooting under 40% from the field 6-4
Shooting 60% or better from the FT line 9-5
Shooting under 60% from the FT line 0-0
Shooting 30% or better from the 3PT line 4-0
Shooting under 30% from the 3PT line 5-5
One-Point Decisions 0-0
Two-Point Decisions 0-0
Three-Point Decisions 0-0
Four-Point Decisions 0-0
Five-Point Decisions 0-0
Overtime 0-1
Under Coach Davis 1987-88-Present
Shooting over .500 70-3

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