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Lady Tigers To Play Host To #2 North Carolina On Thursday

Lady Tigers To Play Host To #2 North Carolina On Thursday

Jan. 7, 2009

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CLEMSON, SC – The Lady Tiger basketball team will play host to second-ranked North Carolina at 7:00 pm on Thursday night at Littlejohn Coliseum. Clemson is 10-4 on the year with a 1-0 record in conference play, while the Tar Heels will be playing their ACC opener and boast a 14-0 record for the season. 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 also be video streamed on • Livestats will be available on Clemson Quick Notes • The Lady Tigers have a 3-11 all-time record when facing the #2-ranked team in the AP poll with all three wins coming at home • Clemson last defeated a ranked opponent during the 2003-04 season • Clemson opened the ACC season with a come-from-behind win at Miami on Monday night for their 10th win of the season • Lele Hardy leads the ACC in rebounding with a 9.1 per game average; she also ranks fourth in scoring at 17.7 points per game • The Lady Tigers are ranked 78th in the RPI, according to; Miami is listed at #7 by the same website • 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. • 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. • Taylor and Christy Brown both rank in the top six for career assists per game • Lele Hardy 208 career steals are seventh in school history • Hardy holds the school record with a 3.01 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’s game will be the 72nd meeting in history between Clemson and North Carolina. • The Tar Heels have won the last 13 games, dating back to the 1999-2000 season. • Clemson’s last win was by just four points, 69-65, on Feb. 10, 2000. The Lady Tigers won two of three matches with North Carolina that season. • Last year, the Tar Heels defeated Clemson, 79-47, in Chapel Hill during the regular season and then posted a 97-77 win in the second round of the ACC Tournament.