Feb. 11, 2008
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team (10-14, 3-6 ACC) will Shoot For The Cure on Wednesday night as Duke, ranked as high has #11, comes to town. Game time is set for 7:00 pm at Littlejohn Coliseum. The Lady Tigers are joining many other schools across the country this week in the Think Pink campaign to increase breast cancer awareness and are offering fans several ways to support the cause.
Fans can pledge a dollar amount per free throw made by Clemson, or they can donate a flat amount. All contributions will be given to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation. Look for a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority or visit the Guest Services booth to make a donation at the game. If you would like to make a donation before Wednesday, please contact the women’s basketball office at (864) 656-2212. The Lady Tigers have stated that they will match all pledges up to $5,000. In addition, all breast cancer survivors in attendance will be invited onto the court at halftime for recognition.
The first 300 fans in attendance will receive a “Think Pink” Lady Tigers Basketball pink t-shirt.
“Think Pink has become huge with the WBCA and women’s basketball,” said Clemson Head Coach Cristy McKinney. “Women’s coaches and teams promoting an awareness of breast cancer is a natural fit and one that people see and respond to. It’s great to see the money being raised and the attention this great cause is receiving during this week.”
Scouting Blue Devils Duke has put together an 18-6 record in Head Coach Joanne P. McCallie’s first season in Durham with four of the six losses suffered against top-five teams. The Blue Devils are 7-2 in conference games to rank third in the ACC standings while being listed among the top 15 in both the AP and USA Today polls.
Chante Black has stepped up to provide the offense for Duke this season. The junior has nearly doubled her scoring average from her previous two seasons for a team-best 13.3 figure. She also leads the team on the boards with 7.0 rebounds per game. Fellow junior Abby Waner is the only other Blue Devil in double figures with a 10.8 points per game average. Waner also boasts team-bests with 72 assists and 48 steals with 3.3 rebounds per game from the point guard position. She has also hit 33 three-point field goals to lead the team from behind the arc as well.
Combined with Waner’s 33, Wanisha Smith and Jasmine Thomas have made 72 of the Blue Devils’ 96 three-pointer this season.Overall, Duke averaging 70.9 points per game while holding its opponents to just 55.7 per contest.
Clemson Players vs. Duke Just five current Clemson players have seen action against the Blue Devils.
Christy Brown – had 12 points and four assists last season.Morganne Campbell – hadsix points in 21 minutes at Duke in 2006-07 Moreemi Davis – playedjust 28 minutes in two career games against Duke with three pointstand two rebounds Lele Hardy – had eight points with five reboundslast season D’Lesha Lloyd – led team with 14 points in last year’smatch-up; was 7-for-12 from the field in that game; overall isaveraging 5.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in three career games.
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