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Clemson Tigers Prepare For Georgia Tech

Clemson Tigers Prepare For Georgia Tech

Jan. 29, 2000

THE SERIES–This will be the 43rd meeting between Clemson and Georgia Tech on the basketball court. Clemson leads the overall series 33-9. Georgia Tech defeated Clemson 81-62 on December 4, in the ACC opener for the Lady Tigers this season. Clemson has won 11 of the last 15 games between the two schools.

CLEMSON LADY TIGERS 13-7 Overall, 4-4 in the ACC

CLEMSON’S RECORD – Clemson has a 13-7 record overall, and a 4-4 mark in the ACC. The Lady Tigers are 6-1 at home this season. Clemson has won two games in a row.

EARLIER THIS SEASON WITH GEORGIA TECH–Jaime Kruppa scored 16 points and teammate Nina Barlin added 14 in leading Georgia Tech to a 81-62 win over Clemson at Atlanta, GA Saturday December 4. Georgia Tech took a 46-37 lead at the half. Clemson came within seven points of the Yellow Jackets at the start of the second half but this is as close as the Lady Tigers would come.

Georgia Tech took a 22 point lead with 5:23 left to go in the game as Danielle Donehew hit a three-point shot. The Yellow Jackets kept this advantage and had a 23 point lead with 48 seconds remaining in the game.

Clemson’s Chrissy Floyd had 19 points as she was 9-16 from the field and hit a three pointer. She also had two assists and two steals. Clemson’s Erin Bath had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Georgia Tech won the battle of the boards 43-28 behind Milli Martinez with 11 and Jaime Kruppa with 10 boards.

Clemson shot 15-21 from the field in the first half for a .714 pct., the third highest pct. in a single half by a Lady Tiger team in history. The Lady Jackets shot 17-31 from the floor for a .548 pct. in the first half. In the second half, Clemson cooled off and shot 9-36 >from the floor for a .250 pct. Georgia Tech shot 15-34 in the second half for a .441 pct. For the game Clemson was 24-57 from the field (.421), while Georgia Tech was 32-65 (.492) from the floor. This was the Lady Tigers’ first game shooting over 40% this season.

Coming into this game, Georgia Tech had won six games in a row over the Yellow Jackets. The last time the Yellow Jackets defeated the Lady Tigers was in 1996.

No. Player Ht Yr Pos Stats
10 Nuria Forns 6-1 Jr F 8.9 ppg. 4.6 rpg.
35 Datishella Byrd 6-1 Sr F 6.0 ppg. 4.5 rpg.
44 Joanie Mungro 6-2 Sr C 7.4 ppg. 6.4 rpg.
12 Krystal Scott 5-8 So G 8.2 ppg. 2.8 rpg.
20 Angie Cossey 5-7 Sr G 7.9 ppg. 2.4 rpg.

Head Coach Jim Davis Clemson Record–272-123 in 13th season Career Record–291-131 in 14th season

UPCOMING ACTION

Jan. 31 (Mon.) GEORGIA TECH 7:30 p.m. (ACC-TV)
Feb. 6 (Sun.) at Maryland 7:30 p..m
Feb. 10 (Thur.) NO. CAROLINA 7:00 p.m.

CLEMSON LEADERS–Clemson is led in scoring by freshman sensation Chrissy Floyd as she is averaging 12.2 ppg. The Lady Tigers are led in rebounding by Krystal Scott leads the Lady Tigers in assists with 60 or 3.0 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, 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.

Chrissy Floyd added 12 in Clemson’s win. Florida State was led in scoring by Molly Beal with 12 as she hit four three-point goals. Clemson won the battle of the boards 31-21. 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.

JANUARY 24–Clemson Downs Wake Forest, 66-55–Freshman Chrissy Floyd scored 15 points, including 10 in the second half, leading Clemson to a 66-55 victory over Wake Forest in women’s college basketball action at Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum Monday, January 24. Clemson improved to 12-7 overall, 3-4 in the ACC, while Wake Forest fell to 6-12 overall, 2-5 in the ACC. Floyd hit 6-12 shots from the field and added four steals in her 30 minutes of play. Starting guard Angie Cossey made 6-6 free throws, including 4-4 in the last 30 seconds and scored 12 points. The senior had three assists and no turnovers in 34 minutes.

It was an efficient game for the Lady Tigers in many ways. Jim Davis team committed just six fouls in the entire contest and committed just eight turnovers. Clemson forced 19 turnovers and had nine steals. Wake Forest held its own by playing even on the boards with Clemson, 35-35. Clemson shot 27 free throws to just four for Wake Forest.

Starting forwards Nuria Forns (11) and Datishella Byrd (10) both scored in double figures. Joanie Mungro added seven points and a team best eight rebounds. Point guard Krystal Scott had a strong all-around game with five points, five rebounds and seven assists.

Reserve center Erin Batth had four points, six rebounds and five steals. Wake Forest was led by Janae Whitesite, a junior guard from Charlotte, NC who had 18 points, including four three-point goals in the second half. Guard Alisha Mosley had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. She was the only other double figure scorer for Wake Forest. LaChina Robinson had 10 rebounds for Wake Forest.

Wake Forest jumped to a 12-5 lead in the game’s first five minutes behind the play of Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick, who scored four early points. Clemson battled back to tie the game at 16 on a three-point goal by Angie Cossey. The teams played on basically even terms the remainder of the half and Clemson had a 27-26 lead at intermission. Byrd scored eight points in the first half to exceed her season average of six.

Wake Forest took a 34-32 lead early in the second half on a three-pointer by Whiteside. The Deacs still led 42-41 with 14:13 left. But, Clemson went on a 18-6 keyed by Floyd who scored eight points and assisted on another basket. A steal led to still another buck during the run. Clemson led 59-48 after a Batth basket with 4:10 left. Wake Forest cut the lead to 61-55 with 30 seconds left, but could get no closer, as Cossey made 4-4 free throws and Scott 1-2 inside the final 31 seconds of the game.

SECOND ROUND OF ACC PLAY STARTS MONDAY FOR CLEMSON–The second round of ACC play starts Monday as Clemson will play host to Georgia Tech. The Lady Tigers have five home games with the ACC opponentsin the next eight games.

UPCOMING ACTION-Clemson will play host to Georgia Tech on Monday, January 31 in the Lady Tigers’ next action. Clemson will play at Maryland on Febuary 6.

BATTH IS CLEMSON’S CURRENT CAREER SCORING LEADER–Erin Batth is Clemson’s current career scoring leader with 506 points. She is averaging 6.3 ppg. during her career. Batth also has 378 career rebounds and has averaged 4.7 rpg. during her career.

JOANIE MUNGRO IS BALANCED IN REBOUNDING–Joanie Mungro has 113 offensive rebounds and 119 defensive rebounds in her career at Clemson. The senior was a junior college transfer. For her career at Clemson, she is averaging 4.7 rpg.

CLEMSON IS YOUNG TEAM–Clemson has only three players who have played in 70 or more career games at Clemson. 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 13 of the 14 games she has played.

Mungro is the Lady Tigers’ second leading rebounder this season with a 6.4 rpg. mark. Mungro leads the Lady Tigers in field goal pct. this season as she has hit 41-76 field goals for a .539 mark. For her career at Clemson, she has hit 102-205 from the field for a .498 pct.

LADY TIGER SHOOTING HAS IMPROVED–Clemson has hit 455-1144 from the field this season for a .398 mark. The Lady Tigers have shot over 40% nine times, and over 50% once this year. The Clemson opponents are shooting 431-1125 from the floor for a .383 pct. In the last six games, Clemson has shot 143-327 from the field for a .437 pct. Since the start of the new calendar year, Clemson has shot above 40% in seven of the eight 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 eight times this season. When Clemson outrebounds its opponents, the Lady Tigers are 10-1 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 37.8 rpg. while the opponents are averaging 38.2 rpg. The Lady Tigers have never finished a season being outrebounded by its opponents under Head Coach Jim Davis.

FLOYD, A FRESHMAN SENSATION–Freshman Chrissy Floyd is Clemson’s leading scorer with a 12.2 ppg. average. This season she has hit 105-227 from the field for a .463 pct. She is also averaging 3.0 rpg. She is also the Lady Tigers’ leader on defense as she has 41 steals or 2.1 spg. This year, Floyd is averaging 28.9 minutes per contest. This year, she has led Clemson in scoring in five 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 (41) than fouls (38), a rare occurrence in basketball stats. She leads the Lady Tigers in steals this season with 41.

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 579 minutes, and last year she played 155 minutes the entire year. She is averaging 8.2 ppg. this season and leads the squad in assists with 60. 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–Chrissy Floyd has averaged 13.3 ppg. in Clemson’s ACC games this season. Krystal Scott is averaging 10.0 ppg. Erin Batth is also averaging 7.4 rpg. in Clemson’s ACC outings. Clemson is shooting 186-451 vs. ACC foes for a .412 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 272 WINS AT CLEMSON–Head Coach Jim Davis has a 272-123 record at Clemson as he is in his 13th season. During his NCAA Division I career, he has a 291-131 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 116-76 record against ACC foes during the regular season. He is the fourth winningest coach in the history of the ACC with the 116 league victories.

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

CLEMSON’S RECORD VS. RANKED TEAMS-Coach Jim Davis 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, 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 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 258-73 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 11 of its last 15 games that were shown on television.

JIM DAVIS’ NON-CONFERENCE RECORD–Head 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 HISTORY-Head Coach Jim Davis is the fifth all-time winningest coach in the history of the ACC with 272 victories. He is also fourth for most victories in ACC games with 116. 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 3-1
When leading at Halftime 10-2
When trailing at halftime 3-5
When tied at halftime 0-0
Shooting 50% or better from the field 1-0
Shooting Under 50% from the field 12-7
Shooting 40% or better from the field 7-3
Shooting under 40% from the field 6-4
Shooting 60% or better from the FT line 12-7
Shooting under 60% from the FT line 1-0
Shooting 30% or better from the 3PT line 7-1
Shooting under 30% from the 3PT line 6-6
One-Point Decisions 1-0
Two-Point Decisions 0-0
Three-Point Decisions 0-1
Four-Point Decisions 0-0
Five-Point Decisions 2-0
Overtime 0-2
Under Coach Davis 1987-88-Present
Shooting over .500 70-3

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