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Lady Tigers To Take On Georgia At Gwinnett Center On Monday

Lady Tigers To Take On Georgia At Gwinnett Center On Monday

Dec. 21, 2008

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CLEMSON, SC – The Lady Tigers will take on Georgia on Monday night at the Arena at the Gwinnett Center in Gwinnett, GA. Clemson, which is riding a six-game winning streak and boasts an 8-2 record, is coming off a seven-day break, while the Bulldogs will bring an 8-3 record into the contest.

Broadcast Notes • The game will be broadcast on the Clemson Tiger Sports Network • Don Munson will call the play-by-play with Kanetra Queen providing color commentary Clemson Quick Notes • Lady Tiger Assistant Coach led Georgia to a national championship appearance in 1996 and was named the national player-of-the-year • Clemson is riding a six-game winning streak, the longest streak under Head Coach Cristy McKinney • The Lady Tigers have won their last five games after trailing at halftime, a program first • With a 8-2 record though the first nine games of the season, Clemson is off to its best start since the 2003-04 season and its best record through 10 games under Head Coach Cristy McKinney • Lele Hardy ranks second in the ACC in scoring and rebounding • 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 • Sthefany Thomas spent her offseason traveling with the Argentinean national team to the South America Championships and the FIBA Olympic Qualifier • The 2008-09 Clemson women’s basketball roster has quite the athletic lineage. Six players have parents and/or siblings that also played a sport at the Division I level • McKinney and her staff signed North Carolina point guard Keyrra Gillespie on Nov. 12. Gillespie will join the Lady Tiger program in 2009-10. Series Notes • Clemson and Georgia will be meeting for the first time since 2005 • Monday will be the 16th match-up in history between the Lady Tigers and Bulldogs • Georgia leads the series, 11-5, and has won the last three meetings, including an 88-60 victory at the Russell Athletic Shootout in Duluth, GA during the 2004-05 season • The Bulldogs have also won all three meetings on a neutral court.

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