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Clemson To Play Host To Northwestern In ACC/Big Ten Challenge On Thursday

Clemson To Play Host To Northwestern In ACC/Big Ten Challenge On Thursday

Dec. 3, 2008

Complete Game Notes

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team will play host to Northwestern on Thursday night as part of the Second Annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Lady Tigers, riding a three-game winning streak with a 5-2 overall record, will take on the Wildcats (2-5) at 7:00 p.m. at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Broadcast Notes * The game will be broadcast on WCCP-FM (104.9) * Dan Scott will call the play-by-play with Kanetra Queen providing color commentary * The game will be video streamed on the Internet at ACCSelect.com * Livestats will be available on www.clemsontigers.com

Clemson Quick Notes * This is the second year of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Clemson fell to #20 Michigan State in East Lansing, MI last season * Clemson won the Husky Classic over the Thanksgiving weekend, defeating Kent State and host-Washington * Lele Hardy was named the MVP of the Husky Classic while Whitney Hood was selected to the all-tournament team * Head Coach Cristy McKinney has used five different starting lineups in Clemson’s seven games * The Lady Tigers committed just seven turnovers against Winthrop on Nov. 25, which was the second fewest all-time * Lele Hardy 32 points against Georgia State on Nov. 22 were the most for a Lady Tiger in five years. * Taylor and Christy Brown both rank in the top six for career assists per game * Lele Hardy 207 career steals are seventh in school history * Hardy holds the school record with a 3.04 career steals per game average * Clemson has nine players from the state of Georgia on its roster, which is tops in the nation for a school in a different state, according to a survey by the SID at George Mason * The Lady Tigers were predicted to finish ninth in the preseason ACC poll * Clemson returns nine letterwinners and has six freshmen for the 2008-09 season * Sthefany Thomas spent her offseason traveling with the Argentinean national team to the South America Championships and the FIBA Olympic Qualifier * The 2008-09 Clemson women’s basketball roster has quite the athletic lineage. Six players have parents and/or siblings that also played a sport at the Division I level * McKinney and her staff signed North Carolina point guard Keyrra Gillespie on Nov. 12. Gillespie will join the Lady Tiger program for the 2009-10 season.

Series Notes * Thursday will be just the second meeting in history between the Lady Tigers and Wildcats * Northwestern won the prior match-up, a 70-66 decision in Evanston, IL in the second round of the 1997 Preseason WNIT * Clemson is 7-7 all-time against Big Ten conference schools.

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