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Lady Tigers Play Virginia Sunday at 2:00 PM

Jan. 7, 2012

Game Setup:Clemson Lady Tigers (4-9, 0-2 ACC) v. Virginia Cavaliers (12-4, 0-2 ACC)Date: Sunday, January 8, 2012Time: 2:00 PMCity: Clemson, SCSite: Littlejohn ColiseumRadio: Clemson Tigers Sports Network; Munson – play-by-play, Kanetra Queen – color)Webcast: TigerCastLivestats: GametrackerPromotions: Youth Day/ Take a Kid to the Game: Anyone who purchases a regular price ticket and asks for the Take A Kid to the Game special will receive one youth ticket (12 and under) for each regular priced ticket purchased. These tickets are only available at the Littlejohn Coliseum Box Office beginning one hour prior to the start of the game. Game Notes | TigerCast| GameTracker CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team will take on Virginia Sunday as each team hunts for its first league win of the season. Tip between Clemson (4-9, 0-2 ACC) and Virginia (12-4, 0-2 ACC) is slated for 2:00 pm in Littlejohn Coliseum in what promises to be a key match-up for each team. The contest will be broadcast live on TigerCast, and will have Gametracker coverage as well. Clemson Tiger Sports Network has the call of the game.  The game represents the halfway-point for Clemson, with 13 games prior to the contest, and 13 regular season games remaining before the ACC Tournament on Mar. 1. Clemson plays 16 conference games this season, up from 14 a season ago. Next season, that will increase to 18 conference games as the ACC expands. Clemson and Virginia have a lot of history against one another, meeting on 65 previous occasions. The Cavs hold a 36-29 all-time mark against Clemson, but the Lady Tigers hold a narrow, 15-13 advantage in games played in Clemson. Last season, Clemson had its second-best offensive output of the season against Virginia in an 84-74 win in Littlejohn Coliseum in the annual Pink Zone contest. The Lady Tigers are coming off a 59-47 road loss at Florida State in what was a tight game throughout the evening. Three of Clemson’s post players scored in double figures, and seniors Lindsey Mason (14 pts, 7-9 FG) and Shaniqua Pauldo (10 pts) led the way, while sophomore Quinyotta Pettaway (10 pts, 7 reb) also chipped in with a strong performance. Clemson has played a lot of young players big minutes, as freshmen have currently garnered 54 percent of the total minutes for the Lady Tigers. Chelsea Lindsay, who played 37 against FSU, ranks fourth in the conference at 33.5 mpg, while Clemson’s leading scorer, Nikki Dixon (12.4 ppg) is playing 32.5 mpg. Dixon also holds high marks in steals (2.7 per game), ranking fifth in the conference in takeaways. Clemson will travel to 25th-ranked North Carolina for a Thursday game next week, before getting a week off in preparation for a home showdown with NC State on Jan. 19.