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Clemson Women’s Basketball Heads To Northwestern for ACC/ Big Ten Challenge

Clemson Women’s Basketball Heads To Northwestern for ACC/ Big Ten Challenge

Dec. 1, 2009

Game Notes


CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team will travel to Evanston, IL for a showdown with the Northwestern Wildcats of the Big Ten at 8:00 pm eastern. The Tigers (4-3) and Wildcats (5-1) met a season ago in the Challenge when Clemson won, 78-75, in overtime.

Game Setup

·       Site: Welsh-Ryan Arena (8117)

·       Date: December 3, 2009

·       City: Evanston, IL

·       Time: 8:00 pm EST


Broadcast Notes

·       Web: live video streaming

·       Radio: WCCP-FM 104.9 (Dan Scott: play-by-play; Kanetra Queen: Color)

·       Livestats: Available on


Clemson Quick Notes

  • Clemson is 1-1 all-time in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge
  • The Tigers defeated the Wildcats last season 78-75 in OT after Lele Hardy hit a three-pointer at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime.
  • Lele Hardy
  • Is now ranked 14th in Clemson’s history in scoring and seventh in rebounding
  • Crossed the 1200 point plateau against Richmond
  • Became the 15th player in ACC history to amass 300 career steals with four against Kennesaw State
  • Needs 14 steals to tie Clemson’s school record
  • Will play in her 100th career game at Northwesterm
  • Freshman Keyrra Gillespie leads the ACC with 6.1 assists per game and leads the ACC with 43 assists
  • Shaniqua Pauldo has reached double-figures in six of seven games and had a career-high nine rebounds against South Carolina.
  • The Tigers will play their final of five consecutive games away from Littlejohn, and will play six of seven on the road overall

 Clemson in the Third Annual ACC/ Big Ten Challenge

  • The Tigers are 1-1 in the Challenge all-time
  • The ACC has won both seasons, going 8-3 in 2007 and 7-4 in 2008
  • The Wildcats and Tigers met last season in the Challenge, a 78-75 win in OT for Clemson in Littlejohn
  • Lele Hardy hit a three-pointer from near midcourt at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. The Junior had one of her best all-around performances, registering 21 points, 14 rebounds, 8 assists
  • The Tigers forced 25 turnovers, and Christy Brown had 7 assists and 0 turnovers in 36 minutes
  • Amy Jaeschke had 34 points and 12 rebounds to lead Northwestern
  • Clemson played #20 Michigan State in 2007, a 68-51 loss in East Lansing, MI

 Series Notes

  • Clemson and Northwestern are tied 1-1 all-time
  • Clemson defeated the Wildcats in the 2008 ACC/ Big Ten Challenge, a 78-75 win.
  • Northwestern defeated Clemson in the 1998-1999 season