Jan. 5, 2001
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Chrissy Floyd and Krystal Scott each scored 17 points as 18th-ranked Clemson beat No. 16 North Carolina State 67-52 Friday, its 10th victory in its last 11 games.
Clemson (11-3, 2-1 ACC) made 29.8 percent of its field goal attempts, its worst showing of the season. The Tigers, though, hit 38 of 44 free throws.
Tynesha Lewis scored 12 points for N.C. State (9-3, 1-3), which has lost three straight games. No other player was in double figures for the Wolfpack.
Clemson led 33-20 at halftime, but missed six of its first seven shots in the second half and committed three consecutive turnovers. That helped the Wolfpack move within 40-33 on Amelia Labador’s 3-pointer with 13:15 to play.
Clemson’s defense responded by forcing five turnovers on the Wolfpack’s next seven possessions and holding N.C. State to one field goal over the next 6:43.
The Tigers pushed their lead to 48-35 with 7:45 to play and hit 17 of their last 19 free throws to seal the victory.
The Tigers used a 19-6 run midway through the first half to lead 23-12 with 6:05 left in the half. Floyd hit four of her first eight shots, including a 3-pointer, and had 11 points at the break.
Clemson’s Erin Batth added 12 points, and Marci Glenney 11.
The loss left N.C. State head coach Kay Yow two wins shy of 600 for her career.
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