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Lady Tigers Take On Duke Sunday

Jan. 26, 2001

CLEMSON LADY TIGERS RECORD: 15-4 Overall, 6-2 in the ACC Ranked 15th by the Associated Press, 16th by USA Today

UPCOMING ACTION Jan. 28 (Sun.) at Duke 2:00 p.m. Feb. 1 (Thurs.) Maryland 7:00 p.m. Feb. 4 (Sun.) N.C. State 1:00 p.m.

CLEMSON’S RECORD–Clemson is 15-4 overall this season. The Lady Tigers have won 14 of their last 16 games. The Lady Tigers are 8-1 at home this season. Clemson has won four games in a row.

CLEMSON RANKED 15TH IN ASSOCIATED PRESS POLL–Clemson is ranked 15th in the Associated Press poll. This is the highest the Lady Tigers have been ranked since Clemson was ranked 10th in the final Associated Press poll on March 8, 1999.

FLOYD NAMED ACC PLAYER-OF-THE-WEEK–Clemson’s Chrissy Floyd was named ACC Player-of-the-Week as announced by the league’s office on January 22. Floyd, a sophomore guard for the Tigers, earns ACC Player of the Week recognition after leading Clemson to three league victories over Virginia, Georgia Tech and Florida State. For the week, the Laurens, S.C., native, averaged 18.3 points and 5.3 rebounds while connecting on 23 of 50 (.460) shots from the floor. Against the Cavaliers, Floyd scored 20 points and tallied 11 rebounds for her first career double-double. She was also 9 of 18 from the floor and 1 of 3 from behind the arc while recording three assists in 36 minutes of play.

CLEMSON’S RECORD ON SUPER SUNDAY–Clemson is 2-3 over the years when playing on Super Bowl Sunday. The last time Clemson played on Super Sunday was January 31, 1999, as Virginia defeated Clemson. Clemson and Duke have met twice on Super Sunday over the years. Clemson defeated Duke on Super Sunday in 1993, and Duke defeated Clemson on Super Sunday in 1998. The Dallas Cowboys are 3-0 when Clemson plays on a Super Sunday. The favored team in the Super Bowl has won four out of five times when Clemson plays on Super Sunday.

CLEMSON WINS OVER FLORIDA STATE —Chrissy Floyd scored 21 points and Marci Glenney added 12 points and seven assists in leading 20th-ranked Clemson to a 79-66 win over Florida State in an Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball game at Clemson, SC Sunday, January 21. Clemson took a 24-21 lead with 5:48 left to go in the first half. >From this point, Clemson outscored the Seminoles 14-4 to take a 38-25 lead at the half. Julie Alderhold had five points in the Lady Tiger rally.

Florida State narrowed Clemson’s lead to five points 44-39 with 14:13 remaining in the game, as Shinikki Whiting scored a three point basket. Clemson outscored Florida State 13-6 and took a 57-45 lead with 9:52 remaining. Alderhold again had five points in the Clemson run.

In the next 6:36, Clemson outscored Florida State 18-5 and built its largest lead of the game, 75-50 (25 points) with 3:16 left. Andrea Gaines led the way for Clemson in this rally as she scored eight points.

Florida State was led in scoring by April Taylor with 18 points. Katelyn Vujas had 16 points for the Seminoles. Florida State won the battle of the boards 44-43 behind Vujas and Levys Torres as both players had 14 rebounds each. Erin Batth had 13 rebounds to lead Clemson.

Clemson shot 31-72 from the field for a .431 mark, while Florida State shot 25-61 from the floor for a .410 figure. Florida State had 27 turnovers compared to Clemson’s 18.

CLEMSON DEFEATS GEORGIA TECH 72-64–Erin Batth scored 18 points, and Chrissy Floyd added 14 in leading Clemson to a 72-64 win over Georgia Tech in a women’s Atlantic Coast Conference basketball game at Atlanta, GA Thursday, January 18. Clemson’s Nuria Forns had 13 points and 10 rebounds for her second ever career double-double. The Lady Tigers’ Marci Glenney also scored in double figures as she finished with 11 points.

Georgia Tech was led in scoring by Niesha Butler with 19 points. Tamika Boatner had eight rebounds to lead Georgia Tech.

Clemson is ranked 20th in both the Associated Press and USA Today polls. Clemson is now 14-4 overall, 5-2 in the ACC. Georgia Tech falls to 10-6 overall, 2-4 in the league.

In the first half, Clemson took an early 11-0 in the first four minutes of play behind Nuria Forn’s five points. Georgia Tech first scored with 15:11 left. After Clemson took the 11-0 advantage, Georgia Tech went on a 20-8 lead and took its first lead 20-19 with 7:17 remaining.

With the score tied 28-28 with 3:57 left, Clemson went on a 10-4 run to take a 38-32 lead at the half. Chrissy Floyd scored four points in this late Clemson run.

Georgia Tech scored the first six points of the second half and tied the score at 40-40 with 15:18 left in the game. In the second half, their were eight ties with the last occuring at 59-59 with 4:12 remaining.

From this point, Clemson went on a 7-0 run and built a 66-59 lead with 2:12 left in the game behind Nuria Forns hit four free throws in the final minute of play to help seal the victory.

Clemson shot 25-54 from the field for a .463 figure, Georgia Tech shot 26-70 from the floor for a .371 mark. The Yellow Jackets won the battle of the boards 42-32.

CLEMSON DEFEATS VIRGINIA 87-71-Marci Glenney scored a career-high 21 points while Chrissy Floyd added 20 in leading 20th-ranked Clemson to a 87-71 win over 25th-ranked Virginia in an Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball game at Charlottesville, VA Monday, January 15. Floyd also had a career-high 11 rebounds. The last time Clemson defeated Virginia in Charlottesville, VA was on 1-4-97 when the Lady Tigers defeated the Cavaliers 58-44. This was also Clemson’s largest win over Virginia since the 1979-80 Lady Tigers defeated the Cavaliers 88-71 on January 19, 1980 at Clemson. It was the largest win over Virginia for Clemson at Charlottesville, VA ever.

Clemson won the battle of the boards 43-34. The Lady Tigers also shot 21-35 in the second half for a .600 mark. For the game, Clemson shot 31-62 from the floor for a .500 figure.

Virginia was led in scoring by Schuye Larue with 27. She also had 14 rebounds. Clemson was led in rebounding by Erin Batth and Chrissy Floyd as each player had 11 rebounds.

This is the fourth time this season that Clemson has defeated a top 25 team this season. The Lady Tigers own victories over Duke, (6), Auburn (9), N.C. State (16) and Virginia (25).

Clemson is ranked 20th in the Associated Press poll while Virginia is ranked 25th .

In the first half, Clemson built a 17-11 lead with 10:05 left as Chrissy Floyd hit a jump shot. Clemson maintained the lead until Virginia took a 25-24 advantage with 3:59 remaining as Anna Crosswhite scored on a layup.

With the score tied 27-27 with 3:17 remaining, Clemson outscored the Cavaliers 6-2 in the final two minutes to take a 33-29 lead at the half.

In the second half, Clemson pulled away from a 46-44 lead and went on a 10-2 run to build a 56-46 lead with 11:21 left. Chrissy Floyd had four points in this run. Virginia narrowed the lead to five 58-53 with 9:25 on the clock as Schyue LaRue hit a jumper.

From this point Clemson went on a 12-2 run and built a 15 point lead, 70-55 with 5:51 left in the game. Floyd had five points in this rally.

CLEMSON LEADERS–Sophomore guard, Chrissy Floyd leads the Lady Tigers in scoring with a 17.8 ppg. average. Senior center, Erin Batth is second on the team in scoring with a 14.3 ppg. mark. Batth leads the team in rebounding with a 9.1 rpg. mark. Krystal Scott leads the team in assists with 67 or a 3.5 apg figure.

The Series– This will be the 52nd meeting between Clemson and Duke on the basketball court. Clemson leads the overall series 32-19. In the last 10 games, the series is tied 5-5. Clemson is 9-11 when playing Duke in Durham, NC. The last time the Lady Tigers defeated Duke in Durham was on February 20, 1995 when Clemson defeated 19th-ranked Duke 88-82 in overtime.