Lady Tigers Look to Stay Hot Against Georgia Tech

Jan. 8, 2011

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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team will open the 2011 home portion of their ACC schedule as they take on Georgia Tech (13-4, 1-0 ACC) at 3:00 pm on Sunday in Littlejohn Coliseum. The game will be televised live by CSS and can be heard throughout the state on the Clemson Tiger Sports Network.

The Lady Tigers (8-8, 1-0 ACC) are coming off a 76-74 win at NC State on Thursday night, in which they snapped a 12-game ACC road losing streak. It was Itoro Coleman’s first ACC win, and she became the third Tiger coach to win an ACC debut.

Clemson is 7-2 at home in 2010-11. Seniors Sthefany Thomas and Kirstyn Wright lead Clemson in scoring at 12.9 ppg each. Wright has been red-hot from behind the arc, hitting 10 of her last 14 three-point attempts. Thomas is coming off a career-high 23 points at NC State, where she hit 9-18 from the field.

Clemson features six players on the roster from Georgia, including starters Wright (Stone Mountain, GA), and Lindsey Mason (Woodstock, GA).

After the game with Tech, Clemson will travel to Miami for a televised 8:30 pm showdown on Friday night, and return to Littlejohn that Sunday against Maryland at 3:00 pm.

Clemson Lady Tigers (8-8, 1-0 ACC) vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (13-4, 1-0 ACC) Date: Sunday, Jan. 9, 2010 Time: 3:00 PM ET Location: Littlejohn Coliseum – Clemson, SC Ticket Promotions: Anybody who shows their ticket from the men’s game on Saturday will receive free admission; All recreation league teams (12 and under) who wear their jerseys will receive free admission. Parents can purchase $3 tickets

Broadcast Information: TV: CSS (Fred Cunningham – pxp; Debbie Leonard – color) Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Network (Don Munson, Kanetra Queen) LiveStats:

Clemson Quick Notes: * Head Coach Itoro Coleman is in her first season as a head coach. The 2000 graduate of Clemson was most recently at Penn State; * Clemson opened its 34th season of ACC basketball with a 76-74 win at NC State. Clemson is 21-13 in all-time ACC openers * The Tigers have won 42 of 64 previous matchups with the Yellow Jackets * This will be Clemson’s second home contest in the last six games * Defensively, Clemson has held seven opponents to 58 or fewer points this season, a feat they accomplished only four times all of last season * The Tigers rank 3rd in the ACC with a 5.1 blocks/game average, and have 20 in the last two games * Clemson’s win at NC State was the first team ACC road win in the last 13 games * Four Tigers hit double-figure scoring in the game, led by Thomas’ career-high 23 * Senior Jasmine Tate ranks 12th in the ACC with 7.6 rebounds per game; she has hit double-digits in rebounding five times this season; She had a season-high 13 points at NC State * Sthefany Thomas needs one 3-pointer to move alone into fifth in Clemson history in career 3FGM * Senior Kirstyn Wright is ranked 2nd in the ACC in three-point percentage