March 3, 2010
Complete Game Notes
GREENSBORO, NC – The Clemson women’s basketball team opens ACC Tournament action on Thursday night at 8:00 pm against NC State. The Tigers (13-17, 4-10 ACC) have advanced in two consecutive ACC Tournaments, including in 2008 against the Wolfpack (17-12, 7-7 ACC).
Clemson defeated NC State earlier this season in Clemson, 69-56.
Game Setup (Clemson vs. NC State) Site: Greensboro Coliseum Date: March 4, 2010 City: Greensboro, NC Tip: 8:00 pm
Broadcast Notes (Clemson vs. NCSU) Radio: WCCP-FM 104.9 (Don Munson, play-by-play; Kanetra Queen, Color) Livestats: Available on www.clemsontigers.com theACC.com will have a live video broadcast on ACC Select (Bob Holliday, LaChina Robinson)
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Series Notes (NCSU) This is the 77th meeting between the schools all-time, most for Clemson against any opponent The Tigers and Wolfpack have met 15 times in the ACC Tournament, with NC State holding a 10-5 record; Clemson won the most recent ACC Tournament meeting, a 65-60 overtime win in 2008 Clemson and NC State have met in every even year of the ACC Tournament since 2002 The Tigers defeated NC State in the most recent meeting in late January, little more than a month ago Clemson head coach Cristy McKinney was a four-year letterwinner at NC State under the late Kay Yow McKinney, then Earnhardt, scored 1,359 points and pulled down 600 rebounds in her four-year career, and was a member of NC State’s first ACC championship team She still hold freshman records for free throws made (135) and scoring average (17.5 ppg)
Clemson ACC Tournament Notes The Tigers have won their first round game in each of the last two seasons Clemson ousted 5-seed Georgia Tech as the 12 seed last season before falling to 4-seed UNC in the second round The Tigers won in 2008 against Kay Yow and NC State as the 9-seed, 65-60 in OT, but fell to #1 seed UNC in the following game Clemson has won two ACC Championship titles: 1996 and 1999; The Tigers have played in the finals six times In 1999, Clemson played NC State in the first round on their way to an ACC championship Clemson has recorded 12 upsets in the ACC tournament in its history
Clemson Quick Notes Clemson won four of its final five home games this season, earning a winning ACC home mark for the first time since 2003-04 The Tigers are third in the ACC and 29th nationally in blocks per game at 5.0 per game. Their 151 so far ranks 2nd in CU history. Clemson has played 9 ranked opponents this season, and seven of their first ten conference games were against ranked foes. Clemson’s SOS is rated 15th nationally Clemson is 7-1 in games decided by five or fewer points and in OT this season, including three in the extra period The Tigers rank 5th in the ACC in Offensive Rebounds/Game Four different players have scored 20+ points in a game this season for Clemson, led by Pauldo, who has done it 4 times; Hardy’s 28 at VT are the most for a Tiger this year Lele Hardy (See Pages 8-9)… Was named 2nd-team All-ACC for the 2009-10 season Is 4th nationally at 3.6 steals per game Is ranked 2nd in the ACC in rebounding, 2nd in steals, and 8th in scoring Ranks 5th in school history with 1558 points and 3rd in rebounding with 931 Is ranked 5th in ACC history in career steals with 394 and ranks 21st in NCAA Division-I history Is one of only three players in school history with 1500+ points and 900+ rebounds Sthefany Thomas ranks 6th in CU history in career FT% and leads CU in 3FG% Lindsey Mason ranks 5th in ACC play in blocks/gm Shaniqua Pauldo is Clemson’s second leading scorer and third leading rebounder Christy Brown ranks 10th in Clemson history in career assists with 359
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