Nov. 15, 2001
Clemson, SC – Jim Davis will be seeking a landmark accomplishment when his Clemson team opens its 2001-02 season against East Carolina Friday night. The Lady Tigers will play host to East Carolina at Littlejohn Coliseum in a game that will start at 7:00 PM. Davis enters the game with a 299-138 overall record as Clemson’s head coach. Already Clemson’s winningest head coach in basketball male or female, he needs just one win to reach the 300-mark. Overall, he has a 318-146 record for his 15 years at the Division I level. He coached at Middle Tennessee State for one year prior to coming to Clemson for the beginning of the 1987-88 season.
His 15th Lady Tiger team will be led by three veteran perimeter players. Marci Glenney is a senior All-ACC candidate who averaged 9.6 points per game last season. Krystal Scott, also a senior, will run the team from the point guard position. The four-year player averaged 9.8 points and dealt out 115 assists last season. Chrissy Floyd, an All-ACC player a year ago, is Clemson’s top returning scorer with a 16.9 scoring average. She already has 903 career points in just two seasons.
Maggie Slosser and Lakeia Stokes are two returning sophomores who figure to see a lot of action. Slosser averaged 2.8 points and 2.2 rebounds in 31 games as a reserve last year, while Stokes averaged 3.2 points and 1.9 rebounds in 26 games a year ago. Sophomore Julie Aderhold, the team’s top three-point shooter, also figures to see a lot of action on Friday night.
East Carolina also will be opening its 2001-02 season on Friday night. They are coming off a 16-12 season and fourth-place finish in conference USA. Clemson holds a 5-0 lead in the series that dates to the 1978-79 season. Clemson won last year’s meeting by a 92-58 score behind 16 points and 12 rebounds from Erin Batth. Floyd also scored 16 points for the Lady Tigers, who outscored East Carolina from three-point range 24-9. Clemson’s defense forced 30 turnovers thanks to 17 steals.
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