Jan. 4, 2008
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team will begin the ACC half of its 2007-08 season on Sunday afternoon with a road date against fifth-ranked Maryland (17-1). The Lady Tigers (7-8) will match up with the Terps, who are ranked #5 in both the AP and ESPN/USA Today polls, at 2:00 pm from the Comcast Center in College Park, MD.
Junior Moreemi Davis led Clemson in scoring in last season’s game against Maryland and had a seven-point, eight-rebound performance at Charlotte on Wednesday night. Meanwhile, rookie Sthefany Thomas is coming off a 21-point night against the 49ers, which was the most points scored by a Lady Tiger this season. She brought her season average to 7.8 points per game and also ranks third on the team with 26 steals.
The game will be broadcast on the radio on WCCP-FM (104.9) with Dan Scott and www.clemsontigers.com.
Scouting The Terps Maryland enters Sunday’s match-up with the #5 national ranking, a 17-1 overall record and one of the most potent offenses in the country. The Terps ranked 10th nationally in scoring offense in the last standings (Dec. 16) and have since increased their average to 80.1 points per game.
Four players are averaging in double figures, led by Kristi Toliver’s 16.7 figure. The junior has hit 42 three-point shots already this season for a .472 long range shooting percentage. Marissa Coleman is a close second in the scoring column with a 16.1 average. Coleman also ranks second on the boards with 8.2 rebounds per game, just 0.1 shy of Crystal Langhorne’s team-leading figure.
Maryland is shooting a remarkable 50.9-percent from the field with a 45.3 figure from behind the arc. The Terps are also out-rebounding their opponents by a 43.1-30.6 margin.
Clemson vs. Maryland, The Series The Lady Tigers and Terps have met 58 times on the hardwood with Maryland holding a 34-24 edge in the series score. The Terps also lead, 19-8, in games played on their home court and have won the last six meetings against Clemson. The Lady Tigers last defeated Maryland in the 2003 ACC Tournament, winning by a 63-61 margin in the first round.
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