Jan. 27, 2009
Complete Game Notes
CLEMSON, SC – The Lady Tigers will play host to Virginia Tech on Wednesday night at Littlejohn Coliseum. Clemson, fresh off a loss to #14 Virginia on Monday night, enters the game with a 12-9 record and a 2-5 record in conference play. Meanwhile, the Hokies are 9-10 on the year with an 0-5 mark against ACC foes.
Broadcast Notes * The game will be aired on the radio on the Clemson Tiger Sports Network * Don Munson will call the play-by-play with Kanetra Queen providing color commentary * Livestats will be available on www.clemsontigers.com * The game will also be video streamed on the Internet at ACCSelect.com
Clemson Quick Notes * Lele Hardy could hit the 1,000-point milestone on Wednesday night. She has 987 for her career to rank 22nd on Clemson’s all-time list and would become just the 21st player in school history to reach the mark. * The Lady Tigers are approaching the end of their busy January schedule, going 3-6 through the first nine games with Wednesday’s game finally ending a five-game-in-11-day stretch * Lele Hardy leads the ACC in rebounding with a 9.3 per game average; she also ranks fourth in scoring at 17.4 points per game * Hardy ranks 12th nationally in steals and has scored in double figures in all but two games this season * Hardy holds the school record with a 3.01 career steals per game average * The Lady Tigers are ranked 90th in the RPI, according to realtimeRPI.com; * Taylor and Christy Brown both rank in the top six for career assists per game * Lele Hardy 247 career steals are fourth in school history * Taylor ranks fourth all-time with 413 career assists * Tasha Taylor graduated on Dec. 18 with a degree in sport management * The Lady Tigers won five straight games from late November to mid-December after trailing at halftime, a program first * With a 8-2 record though the first 10 games of the season, Clemson had its best start since the 2003-04 season and its best record through 10 games under Head Coach Cristy McKinney * Clemson is now 2-1 in overtime games under Cristy McKinney and 19-15 all-time with the overtime win over Northwestern on Dec. 6. * Clemson won the Husky Classic over the Thanksgiving weekend, defeating Kent State and host-Washington Lele Hardy was named the MVP of the Husky Classic while Whitney Hood was selected to the all-tournament team * Lele Hardy 32 points against Georgia State on Nov. 22 were the most for a Lady Tiger in five years. * Clemson has nine players from the state of Georgia on its roster, which is tops in the nation for a school in a different state, according to a survey by the SID at George Mason
Series Notes * Wednesday will be just the ninth meeting between Clemson and Virginia Tech, two historically similar universities. * The Lady Tigers have won the last two match-ups, including an 84-73 decision in Blacksburg last season. * The Hokies have won just one game at Littlejohn Coliseum in four tries, which was an 81-66 victory during the 2004-05 season when Virginia Tech was ranked 23rd in the AP poll. * Clemson won the most recent meeting on its home court, defeating the Hokies, 73-69, in 2006-07. * Virginia Tech’s last win in the series came during the 2005-06 season.
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