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Lady Tigers to Travel to Nationally Ranked Georgetown on Thursday

Dec. 29, 2010

Complete Game Notes

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson Lady Tigers (6-7) will open post-holiday play when they travel to No. 18 coaches/19 AP Georgetown (11-3) on Thursday, Dec. 30 at 7:00 pm in Washington, DC.

Clemson will play away from home for the third straight game, and the fifth in six games overall. It is also the third straight game that Clemson will take on a ranked opponent, as the Tigers met #2 Baylor and #23 Syracuse last week in the Bahamas Sunshine Shootout.

This will be the fourth all-time meeting between the Tigers and Hoyas, all of which have come since 2005. Georgetown owns a 2-1 series lead, including a 1-0 mark at home. They also won in Littlejohn last season by a 72-57 margin.

It will be Clemson’s final game of the 2010 Calendar year, and they will return to action at home on Jan. 3 against North Carolina A&T at 7:00 pm. Clemson’s ACC opener will be on Jan. 6 at NC State.

Clemson Lady Tigers (6-7) vs. #18/19 Georgetown Hoyas (11-3) Date: Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 Time: 7:00 PM ET Location: McDonough Gym – Washington, DC

Broadcast Information: Radio: WCCP-FM 104.9 (Dan Scott, Kanetra Queen) LiveStats: Live Video:

Clemson Quick Notes: * Head Coach Itoro Coleman is in her first season as a head coach. The 2000 graduate of Clemson was most recently at Penn State. * After opening the season with seven of the first eight games at home, the Lady Tigers have played five of six away from Littlejohn Coliseum, where the Tigers have a 350-139 all-time mark. * Clemson and Georgetown will play on December 30 for the third consecutive matchup; the Hoyas have won the previous two on this date, while the Tigers won a Jan. 2 meeting in 2005. * This will be Clemson’s second straight game against a Big East opponent * Defensively, Clemson has held seven opponents to 58 or fewer points this season, a feat they accomplished only four times all of last season * The Tigers rank 3rd in the ACC with a 4.8 blocks/game average * Clemson is playing its third straight game against a ranked opponent * Senior Jasmine Tate ranks tenth in the ACC with 7.9 rebounds per game; she has hit double-digits in rebounding five times this season * Bryelle Smith leads the ACC in minutes/game and ranks third in assists/game * Sthefany Thomas need six threes to move into fifth in Clemson history in career 3FGM