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Clemson Vs. NC State Game Notes

March 6, 2008

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March 6, 2008

Team Notes

Clemson won its first game in the ACC Tournament since 2003 andis now 5-10 when facing NC State in the conference tournament. Inthe 2003 event, the Lady Tigers defeated Maryland in the openinground. Clemson is now 28-28 all-time in the ACC Tournament. LadyTiger Head Coach Cristy McKinney won her first game in five triesagainst her former coach Kay Yow. McKinney played for Coach Yow atNC State from 1975-79. Thursday’s game was the first overtime gamefor Clemson this season. The Lady Tigers had last played anovertime game during the 2005-05 game and had last won a game inovertime on Dec. 3, 2004 when they defeated South Carolina, 87-79,in Columbia, SC. Clemson is now 4-1 all-time in overtime gamesplayed in the ACC Tournament. Five Lady Tigers scored in doublefigures on Thursday afternoon against NC State. Whitney Hood andD’Lesha Lloyd led the team with 12, while Lele Hardy and MoreemiDavis had 10. It was only the third time this season that fiveClemson players scored at least 10 points. The other times wereagainst Duquesne on Nov. 14 and Charleston Southern on Dec. 16. Thefive blocked shots recorded by NC State’s Khadijah Whittington werethe most by a Clemson opponent in the ACC Tournament. Dawn Roysterof North Carolina had previously had four in the quarterfinals ofthe 1984 tournament.

Individual Notes

After missing her first free throw attempt of the game,sophomore MorganneCampbell made seven straight, including six in overtime, fromthe line. Campbell was also the hero of Clemson’s last-secondvictory at Florida State to conclude the regular season. Campbell’sseven free throws were a career high for a single game and hereight attempts were also a personal best. Lele Hardy was just onerebound and one assist shy of a triple double. The sophomore scored11 points with nine rebounds and nine assists. Hardy tallied fivesteals on Thursday against NC State and now has 176 in her twoyears at Clemson. She is now averaging a school-record 2.93 pergame. D’Lesha Lloyd scored in double figures for the first timesince she had 10 against Duke on Feb. 13. The senior has nowtotaled 1,029 in her career to move into 18th place on the Clemsoncareer-scoring list. She moved past Melinda Ashworth and now trailsNatasha Anderson, who scored 1,033 from 1995-99. Lloyd also had adouble-double with 10 rebounds, just her third of her season.Moreemi Davis scored in double figures for just the second timethis season. She had 10 against Charleston Southern on Dec. 16.

Updated Clemson Notes

Clemson has an 18-9 record in quarterfinal games of the ACCTournament, prior to the inception of the current format. The lasttime the Lady Tigers played in a quarterfinals contest afterwinning a first-round game was in 2003. Clemson faced 2nd-seededNorth Carolina that year, falling 80-71. Clemson and North Carolinahave met 11 times in the ACC Tournament. The Tar Heels have wonseven of those games, including the most recent in 2003. The LadyTigers last defeated North Carolina in the ACC Tournament in 2001,winning by a 75-57 margin in the quarterfinals as the number-twoseed. In the regular season match-up between Clemson and NorthCarolina, the Tar Heels won 79-57 in Chapel Hill. Lele Hardy had adouble-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds.