Dec. 14, 2008
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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team will return to action on Monday night as the Lady Tigers (7-2) play host to Chattanooga (6-3). The game is scheduled to tip off at 7:00 pm at Littlejohn Coliseum.
Broadcast Notes The game will be broadcast by WCCP-FM (104.9) Dan Scott will call the play-by-play with Kanetra Queen providing color commentary The game will be video streamed on the Internet at www.ACCSelect.com Livestats will be available on www.clemsontigers.com
Clemson Quick Notes The Lady Tigers will be coming off of a nine-day lay-off due to semester exams. With a 7-2 record though the first nine games of the season, Clemson is off to its best start since the 2003-04 season and its best record through nine games under Head Coach Cristy McKinney Clemson erased a 14-point halftime deficit against Ohio on Dec. 6 for the come-from-behind win. The Lady Tigers pulled out the overtime victory over Northwestern to win their ACC/Big Ten Challenge match-up 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 Sthefany Thomas spent her offseason traveling with the Argentinean national team to the South America Championships and the FIBA Olympic Qualifier The 2008-09 Clemson women’s basketball roster has quite the athletic lineage. Six players have parents and/or siblings that also played a sport at the Division I level McKinney and her staff signed North Carolina point guard Keyrra Gillespie on Nov. 12. Gillespie will join the Lady Tiger program in 2009-10.
Series Notes Clemson and Chattanooga will meet for the ninth time in history on Monday night with the series score tied at four wins apiece. The Lady Mocs have won the last two meetings, including a 65-55 win in Chattanooga, TN during the 2007-08 season. Clemson’s last victory came in the 2000-01 season as the Lady Tigers edged the Lady Mocs, 51-49, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Cincinnati, OH.
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