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Lady Tigers Back in Action Thursday at 7:00 PM

Lady Tigers Back in Action Thursday at 7:00 PM

Jan. 17, 2012

Game Setup:Clemson Lady Tigers (5-10, 1-3 ACC) v. NC State Wolfpack (12-6, 2-3 ACC)Date: Thursday, January 19, 2012Time: 7:00 PMCity: Clemson, SCSite: Littlejohn ColiseumRadio: Clemson Tigers Sports Network; Munson – play-by-play, Kanetra Queen – color)Webcast: TigerCastLivestats: GametrackerPromotions: Faculty and Staff Appreciation Game: Faculty and Staff members receive free admission for themselves and two guests upon presentation of employee ID. GAME NOTES | WATCH LIVE | GAMETRACKER  CLEMSON, SC – The Lady Tigers look to carry momentum from their historic win against No. 21 North Carolina on the road last week with a contest this Thursday against N.C. State at 7:00 pm in Littlejohn Coliseum. Clemson (5-10, 1-3 ACC) has been off since the 52-47 win on Jan. 12 in Chapel Hill, while the Wolfpack (12-6, 2-3 ACC) took down Wake Forest in Winston-Salem on Monday. Thursday’s game is Employee and Faculty Appreciation Night. All members of Clemson University faculty and staff will receive free admission for themselves and two guests. For those not able to attend, the game will be available for web streaming at on Tigercast, while the game will be broadcast courtesy of the Clemson Tiger Sports Network. Clemson and N.C. State have met 78 times on the hardwood, with the ‘Pack holding a 48-30 advantage, but Clemson holds an 18-14 edge at home. Clemson defeated N.C. State in Itoro Coleman’s ACC debut last season in Raleigh by a 76-74 count. If the Lady Tigers are to prevail for a second straight time, it will be without much of the scoring accounted for last season, when four departed starters combined for 60 points in the game. Lindsey Mason had a career game defensively in that matchup, tallying seven blocked shots. The senior enters Thursday’s game with 126 career blocks, in need of just four to move past Barbara Kennedy and Jackie Farmer for second on the all-time Clemson career blocks list. Defense has been the name of the game for Clemson as of late, as the Lady Tigers have held five consecutive and six of the last seven opponents below 60 points, including holding No. 21 North Carolina 31 points below their season average in a 52-47 Clemson conquest last Thursday.Clemson enters the game tops in conference play in points allowed per game (53.8) and field goal percentage allowed (.332). Clemson has held the last two opponents to .286 and .288 shooting, respectively, with a combined mark of 4-36 (.111) from three-point territory. Offensively, freshman Nikki Dixon leads the team at 11.8 points per game, while Shaniqua Pauldo trails at 9.8 per game. Quinyotta Pettaway is at 9.1 points per game, and is coming off her second career double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds against the Tar Heels. The sophomore also leads the team in rebounding at 7.2 per game. Freshman Kelly Gramlich is averaging 7.9 points per game, and has hit double figures in each of the last two games as well. Following the showdown with the Pack, Clemson is schedule to go on the road to play Wake Forest in Winston-Salem on Sunday at 2:00 pm.