Clemson Travels to No. 3 Duke for Midweek Contest

Jan. 25, 2011

Complete Game Notes

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team will hit the road for a second straight contest when they head to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on Duke (19-0, 5-0 ACC) at 7:00 pm on Wednesday night. Senior Sthefany Thomas will take aim at the 1,000-point mark, entering Wednesday’s game with 997 career points.

The Tigers (9-12, 2-4 ACC) are coming off a 77-73 road win against Wake Forest. Clemson overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to win the game. Duke also had a big comeback, overcoming a 20-point deficit at NC State to win 65-64.

Wednesday’s game will be available at on live video, and livestats are available as well. Clemson Tiger Sports Network will air the game throughout the state as well.

Duke is the seventh ranked team that Clemson has played in 2010-11, with all of those matchups coming within the last 11 games. The Blue Devils have won 17 in a row over the Tigers, who are 9-1 against teams from the Carolinas this season.

The Tigers debuted their fourth starting lineup of the season against Wake Forest, with Chancie Dunn earning her first career start, and Shaniqua Pauldo re-entering the lineup after coming off the bench for ten straight games.

Clemson Lady Tigers (9-12, 2-4 ACC) vs. #3/3 Duke Blue Devils (19-0, 5-0 ACC) Date: Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 Time: 7:00 PM ET Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium – Durham, NC

Broadcast Information: Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Network (Don Munson, Kanetra Queen)LiveStatsLive Video

Clemson Quick Notes: * Head Coach Itoro Coleman is in her first season as a head coach. The 2000 graduate of Clemson was most recently at Penn State; Coleman missed only 18 days (4 games) after having her third child on Nov. 5 * Clemson opened its 34th season of ACC basketball with a 76-74 win at NC State. Clemson is 21-13 in all-time ACC openers * Including Duke, Clemson will have played 7 of its last 11 against ranked opponents * Defensively, Clemson has held seven opponents to 58 or fewer points this season, a feat they accomplished only four times all of last season * The Tigers rank 4th in the ACC with a 5.0 blocks/game average, and rank 24th in the NCAA * Clemson leads the conference in 3FG% (.354) and ranks second in the ACC in 3FGM/GM (6.4) * Clemson won its first OT game this year with a 77-73 triumph at Wake Forest, their 2nd ACC road win of 2010-11 * Sthefany Thomas needs 3 points to reach 1,000 for her career. Only 21 former Tigers have reached that mark * Clemson’s first three players off the bench combined for 50 pts, 20 reb, and 13 ast against Florida State * Shaniqua Pauldo posted her second career double-double with 21-10 off the bench against FSU * Freshman Chancie Dunn earned her first career start against Wake, playing 39 minutes as registering 8 assists * Lindsey Mason has at least 5 rebounds in 10 of the last 13 games, and tied a career high with 9 against Wake * Kirstyn Wright leads the team in steals with 46, is 2nd in assists and scoring, and is third in rebounding