Jan. 12, 2005
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Clemson’s women’s basketball team will play host to the Florida State Seminoles on Thursday night at Littlejohn Coliseum. The two teams are set to get underway at 7:00 PM. Ticket prices are $6 for adults and $4 for those 18 and under. The game will be broadcast by WCCP FM (104.9) in the Upstate.
Clemson holds a 23-5 lead in the series, but Florida State has won the last four meetings spanning two seasons. Clemson’s last win against the Seminoles came in Tallahassee in 2002, a 56-43 victory.
The Lady Tigers enter tomorrow’s game with a 7-6 overall record (1-0 in the ACC). Clemson has won six of its last eight games, including a 78-65 upset over N.C. State in the conference opener last Sunday. In that game, the Lady Tigers scored 52 second-half points. The Wolfpack had allowed just 51.7 points per game entering that contest.
Clemson’s leader this season has been Reggie Maddox, a 5-9 guard from Dyersburg, TN. The team’s leading scorer (10.3 points per game), Maddox also leads Clemson in assists (60), steals (23), and is second in rebound average (6.2 per game). She was one point shy of recording the third triple-double in Lady Tiger history against N.C. State. She finished with nine points, 11 rebounds, and a career-best 10 assists.
D’Lesha Lloyd leads all first-year freshmen at Clemson with 7.8 points per game. She scored a career-high 19 points against N.C. State on 7-14 shooting. The Columbia, SC native averages just over 15 minutes played per game at the small forward position.
Amanda White has been steady inside for Clemson all season. The 6-4 junior is the team’s leading rebounder at 6.8 per game and is fourth in scoring at 8.1 points per game. She had 11 points and nine rebounds in the N.C. State win.
Tasha Phillips and Julie Talley have been Clemson’s top perimeter threats. The 5-9 Phillips is second on the team in scoring at 8.8 points per game. She came through in the clutch against the Wolfpack with 12 points in the game’s final six minutes. Talley leads the team with 23 made three-pointers, and is seventh in Lady Tiger history with 80 career three-point baskets.
Florida State brings a 14-2 record (1-1 in the ACC) into Thursday’s conference battle. The Seminoles began the season 12-0 before splitting the last four contests. Florida State downed Miami 65-56 in its most recent action.
Roneeka Hodges leads the team and is fourth in the ACC at 17.5 points per game. The senior guard also averages 5.4 rebounds per game. Defensively, Alicia Gladden leads the conference with 61 steals. She is the team’s only other double-figure scorer on average at 11.8 points per game.
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