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Clemson Women’s Hoops Opens 2009-10 Friday

Clemson Women’s Hoops Opens 2009-10 Friday

Nov. 12, 2009

Watch Clemson vs. Furman on TigerCast!

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team will play host to Furman University on Friday evening at 5:30 pm in Littlejohn Coliseum to tip-off the 2009-10 season. The Tigers return four starters from last season’s team, and 13 letterwinners overall from a team that won the most games at Clemson since 2002-03.

Fans with a ticket to the men’s game will be admitted to the women’s game will be permitted to stay in the arena for the men’s game. Students with tickets to the men’s game may also use their seats for the women’s game, but will be asked to show their men’s ticket in order to stay between games.

Game Information Who: Clemson Tigers vs. Furman Paladins What: 2009-10 Women’s Basketball Season Opener Where: Littlejohn Coliseum – Clemson, S.C. When: 5:30 pm; Precedes 8:00 pm men’s basketball opener How: Call 1-800-Clemson for tickets or arrive and purchase tickets at the gate

Broadcast Notes • Radio: The game will be aired on WCCP (104.9 FM) in the Upstate; Dan Scott will call the play-by-play • Internet Broadcast: The game will be available on TigerCast. Roy Philpott will do play-by-play with Kanetra Queen on color commentary. • Livestats will be available on

Clemson Quick Notes • Clemson owns a 23-11 record in season openers • Cristy McKinney is entering her fifth season at the helm of the Clemson women’s program • Furman Head Coach Sam Dixon served as a Clemson assistant coach under Jim Davis from 1999-2002 • Lele Hardy is one of only six 2009 All-ACC players returning league-wide • Lele Hardy 287 career steals are second in school history • Hardy holds the school record with a 3.12 career steals per game average • The Lady Tigers were predicted to finish 11th in the preseason ACC poll • First-year assistant coach Marla Brumfield will be making her debut on the sidelines on Friday night • Clemson returns 13 letterwinners and more than 80% of their scoring and rebounding • Freshman Keyrra Gillespie will make her debut against Furman as the starting point guard

Series Notes • Clemson leads the all-time series with Furman, 19-3 • Clemson also owns a 9-1 advantage in games played in Clemson • Furman defeated the Tigers 82-68 in the 2008-09 season opener