Jan. 22, 2009
Complete Game Notes
CLEMSON, SC – The Lady Tiger basketball team will travel to Massachusetts for a date with Boston College on Friday night. Clemson enters the contest with a 12-7 overall record and a 2-3 mark against ACC opponents, while the Eagles are 15-4 on the year and 3-1 in conference play. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm at the Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill.
Broadcast Notes * The game will be broadcast in the upstate on WCCP-FM (104.9) * Dan Scott will call the play-by-play with Kanetra Queen providing color commentary * The game will be video streamed online at ACCSelect.com * Livestats will be available on www.clemsontigers.com
Clemson Quick Notes * Three of the four previous meetings between Clemson and Boston College have been decided by five points or fewer * The Lady Tigers are half-way through their busy January schedule, going 3-4 through the first seven games * Lele Hardy is approaching the 1,000-point milestone and the Clemson top 20 with 951 for her career. She is now at #24 * Lele Hardy ranks second in the ACC in rebounding with a 9.3 per game average; she also ranks third in scoring at 17.4 points per game * Hardy has scored in double figures in all but two games this season * The Lady Tigers are ranked 89th in the RPI, according to realtimeRPI.com; * Taylor and Christy Brown both rank in the top six for career assists per game * Lele Hardy 241 career steals are fourth in school history * Taylor ranks fifth all-time with 409 career assists * Clemson’s 14-15 night from the foul line against North Carolina ranked in a tie for fourth in school history * 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 * The Lady Tigers committed just seven turnovers against Winthrop on Nov. 25, which was the second fewest all-time * Lele Hardy 32 points against Georgia State on Nov. 22 were the most for a Lady Tiger in five years. * Hardy holds the school record with a 3.03 career steals per game average * 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 * The Lady Tigers and Eagles had met just one time prior to Boston College joining the ACC but faced off in each of the last three years. * Clemson won that first meeting, played in Hanover, NH during the 1996-97 season, by a 55-52 margin. * However, the Eagles have posted the victory in all susequent match-ups, including a 68-63 win last year in Clemson, SC. * The teams met in Chestnut Hill, MA during the 2006-07 season when Boston College edged the Lady Tigers, 69-64. * The margin of victory has been five points or less in three of the four meetings.
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