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Lady Tigers Play Host To No. 13 Maryland on Sunday

Jan. 15, 2011

Complete Game Notes

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team (8-10, 1-2 ACC) returns home to take on #13 Maryland (13-3, 0-2 ACC) on Sunday at 3:00 pm in Littlejohn Coliseum. The Lady Tigers played at #22 Miami on Friday night.

The game will be broadcast live on TigerCast at and will be available on the Clemson Sports Radio Network. Tickets are available at for $6.00 general admission seats. The Orange Brigade is also scheduled to meet after the game.

Senior Sthefany Thomas continues to chip away at the 1,000 point plateau, as she now has 973 in her career. She is looking to become the 22nd player in Clemson history with 1,000 points. Thomas leads Clemson in scoring at 13.3 points per game, and is scoring 19.0 points per game in ACC play.

The Lady Tigers forced a season-high 25 turnovers and picked up a season best 18 steals against the Hurricanes on Friday night, a 77-48 Miami victory. This will be Clemson’s fifth game in the last eight against a nationally ranked opponent.

Clemson and Maryland have met 61 times in history, with the Terrapins holding a 37-24 advantage.

Clemson Lady Tigers (8-10, 1-2 ACC) vs. #13/#13 Maryland Terrapins (13-3, 0-2) Date: Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 Time: 3:00 PM ET Location: Littlejohn Coliseum – Clemson, SC

Broadcast Information: Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Network (Don Munson, Kanetra Queen) Web Video: TigerCast at (Roy Philpott) LiveStats:

Watch Clemson vs. Maryland Live on TigerCast

Clemson Quick Notes * Itoro Coleman is in her first season as a head coach. The 2000 graduate of Clemson was most recently at Penn State; Coleman missed only 18 days (4 games) after having her third child on Nov. 5 * 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 * Maryland will be the 2nd straight game against a ranked team and the fifth in the last eight games * Clemson plays three of the next four games against teams in this week’s rankings * 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 rank 20th in the NCAA * Clemson is third in the conference in 3FG% (.356) and ranks second in the ACC in 3FGM/GM (6.3) * Clemson’s win at NC State snapped a 12-game ACC road losing streak * Sthefany Thomas needs 27 points to reach 1,000 for her career. Only 21 former Tigers have reached that mark * Thomas is averaging 19.0 ppg in ACC play so far * Lindsey Mason has at least 5 rebounds in 8 of the last 10 games, and averages 1.6 blks/game * Kirstyn Wright leads the team in steals with 43, is 2nd in assists and scoring, and is third in rebounding