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Clemson Takes On North Carolina

Clemson Takes On North Carolina

Feb. 9, 2000


UPCOMING ACTION Feb. 10 (Thur.) NO. CAROLINA – 7:00 p.m. Feb. 13 (Sun.) at N.C. State – 2:00 p.m. Feb. 17 (Thur.) VIRGINIA – 7:00 p.m.

CLEMSON’S RECORD — Clemson has a 15-7 record overall, and a 6-4 mark in the ACC. The Lady Tigers are 7-1 at home this season. Clemson has won four games in a row.

THE SERIES — This will be the 55th meeting between Clemson and North Carolina on the basketball court. The Tar Heels lead the overall series 30-24. The Lady Tigers defeated North Carolina 60-59 in Chapel Hill, NC earlier this season, (January 10). Krystal Scott scored a career high 16 points in this game, Erin Batth had 11 rebounds.

CLEMSON DEFEATS MARYLAND 59-57 — Freshman Chrissy Floyd came off the bench and scored 17 points in leading Clemson to a 59-57 win over Maryland at College Park, MD Sunday, February 6. Clemson has won four games in a row, six of the last eight.

Floyd was joined in double figures by the Lady Tigers’ Erin Batth as both players scored 10 points each.

Maryland was led in scoring by Deedee Warley with 19 points. Marche Strickland added 15 for the Terrapins.

The Lady Tigers have won six of the last seven games in the series between the two schools.

In the first half, Maryland took a 17-10 lead with 9:13 left to go behind Deedee Warley’s six points in this rally. The Lady Tigers started slow as Clemson hit six free throws in the first 5:52 and scored its first field goal with 7:23 expired in the first half.

Clemson went on a 10-0 run and took a 20-17 advantange with 4:10 remaining as Chrissy Floyd both scored four scored each in this Lady Tiger rally.

Maryland finished the first half with a 7-2 run and took a 24-22 lead into the lockerroom. Warley scored six points for the Terps in the uprising and finished the first half with 12 points.

In the second half, Clemson had a 58-55 lead with 2:00 left to go in the game. Deedee Warley hit one of two free throw attempts and the Lady Tigers had a 58-56 advantage with 1:49 remaining. Chrissy Floyd hit one of two free throws giving Clemson a 59-56 lead with :54 seconds left. Marche Strickland hit one of two free throws to narrow the Lady Tiger lead 59-57 with :04 seconds remaining. Maryland rebounded the missed free throw and called a timeout. Marche Strickland tried a three point shot for the win as time expired but the ball bounced off the rim to the left.

Clemson Downs Georgia Tech, 72-43, January 31 — ACC Freshman of the Year candidate Chrissy Floyd scored 22 points in 27 minutes off the bench, leading Clemson to a 72-43 women’s basketball victory over Georgia Tech at Littlejohn Coliseum Monday, January 31. The victory brought Clemson to 14-7 overall, 5-4 in the ACC, while Tech fell to 11-8 overall, 4-5 in the ACC.

The contest was the first game of the second half of the ACC schedule for both teams. Tech had defeated Clemson in Atlanta on December 4 by an 81-62, Clemson’s worst margin of defeat of the year. Jim Davis’s team returned the favor Monday. The 29-point loss tied for the worst margin of defeat for Georgia Tech this year. Tech was coming off a six-point road win at Maryland.

Defense played a big key in the game as the 43 points by Tech were a season low. The Yellow Jackets shot just 32.1 percent from the field, 21 percent on three-point shots, and made just 6-16 free throws. Clemson forced 20 turnovers and committed just 11 on offense.

Georgia Tech was led in scoring by Amy Lingerfelder, who had 19 points off the bench, including three three-point baskets. She had eight of their 17 field goals. Regina Tate, scored just four points, but had a game high 13 rebounds. Jaime Kruppa, who had a double-double against Clemson in the first meeting (16 and 11) was held to six points and six rebounds on Monday.

Clemson jumped to a 16-6 lead in the game’s first five minutes behind the play of Angie Cossey and Joannie Mungro. Cossey, who had not scored in 20 minutes of play in the first meeting between the two teams, connected on a pair of three-point shots in the first five minutes. Mungro had four points on a pair of offensive rebounds.

Clemson held a nine-point lead with 3:41 left in the opening half when the Tigers went on an 8-2 run and led 33-18 at intermission. Cossey led the Lady Tigers in the first half with 10 points, while Mungro had six rebounds, four offensive. Clemson held Georgia Tech to 8-27 shooting in the first half.

Clemson wasted little time in opening the lead to 20 points at 41-21 in the first five minutes of the second half. At that point in the game, guards had scored 29 of Clemson’s 41 points. Floyd, who scored 16 in the second half, keyed a run to the 20-point lead. The freshman hit 9-14 from the field for the game and her 22 points were her high against an ACC team this year.

Clemson advanced to margin to 32 points late in the game. The second half scoring included a desperation three-point goal to beat the shot clock by Jim Davis’s emptied his bench with three minutes left. Twelve of the 14 Lady Tigers who played made a field goal.

Cossey, a 41 percent three-point shooter at home and just 29 percent on the road, ended the game 13 points, while Krystal Scott had eight points and seven rebounds. Mungro had seven points and eight rebounds.

The Lady Tigers shot 47 percent from the field and 40 percent on three-point goals. Clemson won the rebounding 43-36.

CLEMSON LEADERS — Clemson is led in scoring by freshman sensation Krystal Scott leads the Lady Tigers in assists with 71 or 3.2 assists per game.

GIANT KILLERS-The Clemson Women’s basketball team defeated 15th-ranked North Carolina, 60-59, on January 10. On January 13, the Lady Tigers defeated third-ranked N.C. State, 71-56.

DAVIS VS. RANKED TEAMS — Under Head Coach Jim Davis’s, the Lady Tigers have a 28-18 record against Associated Press-ranked teams at Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum.

JANUARY 27 — CLEMSON DEFEATS FLORIDA STATE 73-61 IN ACC ACTION-Nuria Forns scored a career-high 20 points in leading Clemson to a 73-61 win over Florida State in a women’s Atlantic Coast Conference basketball game at Tallahassee, FL Thursday, January 27.

Forns finished the night 7-13 from the field and 4-4 from the three-point line. She also had six rebounds, three steals, and a career-high six assists.

Erin Batth had a game-high eight rebounds.

In the first half, Clemson took a 27-21 lead with 5:07 left to go in the first half as Amirah Leonard hit a field goal from the right. For the remainder of the first half, Florida State went on a 14-4 run and took a 35-31 lead behind Molly Beal who hit three three-point goals in this rally.

Clemson was leading 56-55 with 7:18 left to go in the game. From this point, Clemson went on a 17-6 run to finish the game and win 73-61. In this run, Chrissy Floyd and Amirah Leonard both added four points each. Cossey and Leonard both finished with eight points each.

In the first half, Clemson shot 12-29 from the floor for a .414 pct. Florida State shot 14-22 from the floor for a .636 pct. In the second half, it was a different story. Clemson shot 14-24 from the floor (.583) while Florida State shot 9-23 from the field (.391). For the game Clemson shot 26-53 from the floor (.491) and the Seminoles shot 23-45.

UPCOMING ACTION-Clemson will play host to North Carolina on Thursday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lady Tigers’ next action. Clemson will play at N.C. State onSunday February 13, at 2:00 p.m.

CLEMSON LADY TIGERS, 15-7 Overall, 6-4 in the ACC

No. Player Ht Yr Pos Stats
10 Nuria Forns 6-1 Jr F 8.6 ppg., 4.5 rpg.
35 Datishella Byrd 6-1 Sr F 5.8 ppg., 4.6 rpg.
44 Joanie Mungro 6-2 Sr C 6.9 ppg., 6.3 rpg.
12 Krystal Scott 5-8 So G 8.1 ppg., 3.0 rpg.
20 Angie Cossey 5-7 Sr G 8.3 ppg., 2.4 rpg.

Head Coach Jim Davis’s Clemson Record–274-123 in 13th season Career Record–293-131 in 14th season

BATTH IS CLEMSON’S CURRENT CAREER SCORING LEADER — Erin Batth is Clemson’s current career scoring leader with 518 points. She is averaging 6.3 ppg. during her career. Batth also has 389 career rebounds and has averaged 4.7 rpg. during her career.

JOANIE MUNGRO IS BALANCED IN REBOUNDING — Joanie Mungro has 119 offensive rebounds and 124 defensive rebounds in her career at Clemson. The senior was a junior college transfer. For her career at Clemson, she is averaging 5.1 rpg.

CLEMSON IS YOUNG TEAM — Clemson has only three players who have played in 70 or more career games at Clemson. Erin Batth has played in 82 career games, and Chrissy Floyd has averaged more than 20 minutes per game. Floyd is averaging 28.9 minutes per game.

MUNGRO OVERCOMES OBSTACLES — Clemson’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 24.2 minutes per game and has started 15 of the 16 games she has played.

Mungro is the Lady Tigers’ second leading rebounder this season with a 6.3 rpg. mark. Mungro leads the Lady Tigers in field goal pct. this season as she has hit 44-85 field goals for a .518 mark. For her career at Clemson, she has hit 105-214 from the field for a .491 pct.

LADY TIGER SHOOTING HAS IMPROVED — Clemson has hit 507-1257 from the field this season for a .403 mark. The Lady Tigers have shot over 40% 11 times, and over 50% once this year. The Clemson opponents are shooting 470-1225 from the floor for a .384 pct. In the last eight games, Clemson has shot 195-440 from the field for a .443 pct. Since the start of the new calendar year, Clemson has shot above 40% in nine of the 10 games played. Before January 1, 2000, the Lady Tigers reached the 40% mark in three of 12 games.

CLEMSON’S REBOUNDING — Clemson has been outrebounded by its opponents nine times this season. When Clemson outrebounds its opponents, the Lady Tigers are 12-1 this season. When the opponents outrebound Clemson, the Lady Tigers are 2-6. Wake Forest and Clemson tied in rebounding 35-35 on January 24. This year, Clemson is averaging 37.7 rpg. while the opponents are averaging 37.7 rpg. The Lady Tigers have never finished a season being outrebounded by its opponents under Head Coach Jim Davis’s.

FLOYD, A FRESHMAN SENSATION — Freshman Chrissy Floyd is Clemson’s leading scorer with a 12.9 ppg. average. This season she has hit 121-252 from the field for a .480 pct. She is also averaging 2.9 rpg. She is also the Lady Tigers’ leader on defense as she has 45 steals or 2.0 spg. This year, Floyd is averaging 28.9 minutes per contest. This year, she has led Clemson in scoring in seven games this season, including the Lady Tigers’ 71-56 upset win over N.C. State. The last freshman to lead Clemson in scoring at the end of a season was Kerry Boyatt as she averaged 15.3 ppg. her freshman season in 1989-90, 10 years ago. That season Boyatt was named ACC Freshman-of-the-Year.

MORE STEALS THAN FOULS — Freshman Chrissy Floyd has more steals (45) than fouls (44), a rare occurrence in basketball stats. She leads the Lady Tigers in steals this season with 45.

KRYSTAL SCOTT HAS BECOME STARTER THIS SEASON — Krystal Scott has more than tripled her playing time this season compared to her playing time last year. This year she has played 636 minutes, and last year she played 155 minutes the entire year. She is averaging 8.1 ppg. this season and leads the squad in assists with 71. She is also a 73% free throw shooter this season. In Clemson’s upset win over North Carolina on January 10, Scott scored a career-high 16 points.

VS. ACC FOES — Erin Batth is also averaging 7.0 rpg. in Clemson’s ACC outings. Clemson is shooting 238-564 vs. ACC foes for a .422 pct.

LEONARD NAMED TO THE ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM — Amirah 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 274 WINS AT CLEMSON — Head Coach Jim Davis’s has a 274-123 record at Clemson as he is in his 13th season. During his NCAA Division I career, he has a 293-131 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 WINS — Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis has a 118-76 record against ACC foes during the regular season. He is the fourth winningest coach in the history of the ACC with the 118 league victories.

CLEMSON’S JIM DAVIS IS 8-6 IN OVERTIME GAMES DURING HIS CAREER-Head Coach Jim Davis’s 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 seven Clemson overtime games.

CLEMSON’S RECORD VS. RANKED TEAMS-Coach Jim Davis’s has defeated 43 top 25 teams since his arrival at Clemson in the 1987-88 season. At Littlejohn Coliseum, he has a 28-18 record vs. Associated Press Top 25 teams. In 1998-99, he was 5-6 vs. top 25 teams. This season he is 2-2 vs. AP top 25 teams. He has 11 top 25 wins over Virginia in his career, more than any other school.

CLEMSON’S DEFENSE-Under Coach Jim Davis’s, the Clemson Lady Tigers have held opponents to 50 points or less 58 times and have never allowed an opponent to reach the 100-point plateau. All 58 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 RECORD-Clemson 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 RECORD-Clemson has a 259-73 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 RATE — Since the beginning of the women’s basketball program at Clemson in 1975-76, 100% of the players staying for four years have graduated.

CLEMSON ON TELEVISION — Clemson has won 12 of its last 16 games that were shown on television.

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

DAVIS IS THE FIFTH WINNINGEST COACH IN ACC HISTORY-Head Coach Jim Davis’s is the fifth all-time winningest coach in the history of the ACC with 274 victories. He is also fourth for most victories in ACC games with 118. 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).


When a game is five points or less 4-1
When leading at Halftime 11-2
When trailing at halftime 4-5
When tied at halftime 0-0
Shooting 50% or better from the field 1-0
Shooting Under 50% from the field 14-7
Shooting 40% or better from the field 9-3
Shooting under 40% from the field 6-4
Shooting 60% or better from the FT line 14-7
Shooting under 60% from the FT line 1-0
Shooting 30% or better from the 3PT line 9-1
Shooting under 30% from the 3PT line 6-6
One-Point Decisions 1-0
Two-Point Decisions 1-0
Three-Point Decisions 0-1
Four-Point Decisions 0-0
Five-Point Decisions 2-0
Overtime 0-2

Shooting over .50070-3