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@ClemsonWBB Falters at No. 9/10 Maryland on Sunday

@ClemsonWBB Falters at No. 9/10 Maryland on Sunday

COLLEGE PARK, MD – The Clemson women’s basketball team fell to No. 9/10 Maryland, 95-43, at the Comcast Center on Sunday. It was Clemson’s (11-14, 3-8 ACC) third straight loss overall, and second in a row against a top-ten opponent.  The Tigers lost their 14th straight game to the Terrapins (19-4, 7-3 ACC) overall, and will have another top-15 opponent coming to town this week in NC State. The Tigers will play host to the Play4Kay pink game on Thursday at 6:30 pm in a game televised by RSN.  Nikki Dixon led Clemson with 13 points on 6-13 shooting, and attempted the Tigers’ only two free throws in the game. She upped her career point total to 1,050, moving ahead of D’Lesha Lloyd for 19th on Clemson’s all-time list.  Quinyotta Pettaway had eight points and six rebounds, jumping up two spots into tenth in Clemson’s all-time rebounding list. She surpassed Hall of Famer Bobbie Mims and Amanda Frist, and now has 634 in her career.  Chancie Dunn scored in double-figures with ten points, her eighth such game of the season.  Maryland ran out to a 16-2 lead over the first six minutes, before Clemson pulled back to within 11 at 23-12 with eight minutes left in the half. Maryland then scored the next ten points, holding a lead of at least 16 points the rest of the game, going into the half ahead, 39-23.  Maryland extended the lead to 60-37 over the first eight minutes of the second half before closing the final 11:44 on a 35-6 run, hitting nine of the final ten shots.  Team Notes:

  • Clemson had a season-high 27 turnovers leading to 33 Maryland points
  • Maryland registered opponent season-highs in points (95), field goals made (39), points in the paint (48), 
  • The 52-point margin of defeat is tied for the 5th-worst in school history
  • Clemson was playing its third ACC road game against a top-ten opponent
  • The Tigers shot .400 or better in a league game for the seventh time in 11 games
  • Clemson attempted just two free throws, tying a season low (at UNLV, 12/19)

Individual Notes:

  • Nikki Dixon scored 13 points, moving her ahead of D’Lesha Lloyd for 19th on the Clemson career scoring list; She now has 1,050 career points
  • Quinyotta Pettaway moved into 10th in school history in career rebounds with six on the day; She now has 634 in her career
  • Chancie Dunn scored 10 points, leaving her one shy of 500 for her career
  • Kelly Gramlich made 2-3 from behind the arc, her 5th straight game with 2 or more three-pointers made. She has made at least one in six straight games, and has hit 54 on the season