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Lady Tigers To Play Host To #12 Maryland Thursday

Lady Tigers To Play Host To #12 Maryland Thursday

Jan. 14, 2009

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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team will play host to 12th-ranked Maryland on Thursday night. The Lady Tigers (10-6, 1-2 ACC) and Terrapins (13-3, 1-1 ACC) are scheduled to tip off at 7:00 pm at Littlejohn Coliseum. Broadcast Notes • The game will be broadcast on the airwaves on WCCP-FM (104.9), but will begin as Internet-only. • Dan Scott will call the play-by-play with Kanetra Queen providing color commentary • Livestats will be available on Clemson Quick Notes • Lele Hardy ranks second in the ACC in rebounding with an 8.9 per game average; she also ranks fourth in scoring at 17.2 points per game • Hardy has scored in double figures in all but two games this season • The Lady Tigers are ranked 88th in the RPI, according to; Maryland is listed second by the same website with the #1-ranked strength of schedule • Maryland handed Clemson its worst loss in program history a year ago in College Park. • Taylor and Christy Brown both rank in the top six for career assists per game • Lele Hardy 230 career steals are fifth in school history • Taylor ranks fifth all-time with 399 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 • Thursday night’s game will be the 60th in history between Clemson and Maryland in a series that dates back to 1978. • The Terps have won the last seven meetings, including a 110-46 victory in College Park last season that was the worst defeat in Lady Tiger history. • Clemson’s last win over Maryland was during the 2002-03 season as the Lady Tigers defeated the Terps, 63-61, to advance in the ACC Tournament.