Nov. 15, 2006
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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team will play host to Tennessee-Chattanooga on Thusday night at Littlejohn Coliseum. The game is scheduled for a 7:00 pm tip-off. Both teams will enter the contest with 1-1 records. Fans may follow the action on the internet via livestats on www.clemsontigers.com or by accessing the radio broadcast at www.wccpfm.com. Dan Scott will provide the play-by-play with Kanetra Queen serving as color commentator.
As part of the “Filling Up Littlejohn” promotion, Thursday night’s theme will be Turkey Bowling. All season long, a $10,000 shooting contest will take place as well. In the women’s home opener last Friday versus Arkansas, a contestant hit one shot from half court before missing the second. Contestants making both shots will win $10,000. The Solid Orange Fan of the Game will also be chosen to compete for $50,000 at the end of the season. Show your Solid Orange pride and bring your friends to vote so that you can have a chance to win that grand prize.
Junior guard Tasha Taylor leads the Lady Tigers with a 14.5 points per game average, while Christy Brown and D’Lesha Lloyd are also averaging double figures for Clemson. Carrie Whitehurst, a senior from Duluth, GA, ranks first on the team with a 7.0 rebounds per game average, while Brown owns a team-best 14 assists.
Clemson vs. Tennessee-Chattanooga Clemson and Chattanooga have met just six times prior to tonight’s contest, dating back to the 1981-82 season. The Lady Tigers lead 4-2 all-time, including a 3-0 advantage in games played on their home court. They have also won the last three match-ups between the schools. The most recent meeting was a 51-49 Clemson victory in the first round of the 2001 NCAA Tournament held in Cincinnati, OH.
Scouting the Lady Mocs Tennessee-Chattanooga will bring a 1-1 record to Littlejohn Coliseum on Thursday night. The Lady Mocs won a 80-56 decision over Austin Peay on Nov. 10 before falling to third-ranked Tennesse on Sunday night, 102-72.
Brooke Hand leads Tennessee-Chattanooga with a 16.0 points per game average. She has drained 8-22 three-point field goals for a .364 percentage. Alex Anderson and Shanara Hollinquest are also averaging in double figures with 15.0 and 11.0 marks, respectively. Hollinquest also boasts a team-best 7.0 rebounds per game average, while Amy Mohr ranks first on the team with 10 assists.
The Lady Mocs return two starters and seven letterwinners from last season’s 27-4 team. They earned an invitation to the NCAA Tournament after going undefeated in Southern Conference contests at 18-0.
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