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Clemson Women’s Basketball To Open ACC Season At Miami On Monday

Clemson Women’s Basketball To Open ACC Season At Miami On Monday

Jan. 3, 2009

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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team will kick off the conference schedule on Monday afternoon as the Lady Tigers will take on Miami in Coral Gables. The game is slated for a 4:00 pm tip off at the BankUnited Center as the first game in double-header action with the Miami men’s basketball team. Broadcast Notes • The game will be broadcast in the upstate on WCCP-FM (104.9) • Dan Scott will call the play-by-play with Kanetra Queen providing color commentary • The game will also be video streamed on • Livestats will be available on Clemson Quick Notes • Monday’s game will be the conference opener for both Clemson and Miami. Clemson was 4-10 in the ACC last season, while Miami went 2-12 against league foes • The Lady Tigers and Hurricanes have each won three games in the series, although the teams first met in 1981 • Clemson last won its first ACC game during the 2006-07 season, a 73-57 victory over Wake Forest • The Lady Tigers are ranked 93rd in the RPI, according to; Miami is listed at #185 by the same website • Lele Hardy ranked second in the ACC in scoring and rebounding in the last statistical report from the conference • Tasha Taylor graduated on Dec. 18 with a degree in sport management • The Lady Tigers won five straight games from late November to mid-December after trailing at halftime, a program first • With a 8-2 record though the first 10 games of the season, Clemson had its best start since the 2003-04 season and its best record through 10 games under Head Coach Cristy McKinney • Clemson is now 2-1 in overtime games under Cristy McKinney and 19-15 all-time. • Clemson won the Husky Classic over the Thanksgiving weekend, defeating Kent State and host-Washington Lele Hardy was named the MVP of the Husky Classic while Whitney Hood was selected to the all-tournament team • The Lady Tigers committed just seven turnovers against Winthrop on Nov. 25, which was the second fewest all-time • Lele Hardy 32 points against Georgia State on Nov. 22 were the most for a Lady Tiger in five years. • Taylor and Christy Brown both rank in the top six for career assists per game • Lele Hardy 208 career steals are seventh in school history • Hardy holds the school record with a 3.01 career steals per game average • Clemson has nine players from the state of Georgia on its roster, which is tops in the nation for a school in a different state, according to a survey by the SID at George Mason Series Notes • The Lady Tigers and Hurricanes have each won three games in a series that originated in 1981. • However, the team met just one other time since Miami joined the ACC for the 2004-05 season. Since then, the Hurricanes have three of the four match-ups. • Clemson’s only win was in Coral Gables during the 2006-07 season when the Lady Tigers won by a 79-69 margin.