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No. 20 Clemson Takes On Florida State

No. 20 Clemson Takes On Florida State

Jan. 19, 2001

UPCOMING ACTIONJan. 21 (Sun.) Florida State at No. 20 Clemson (14-4, 5-2) – 2:00 p.m.Jan. 28 (Sun.) at Duke – 2:00 p.m.

CLEMSON’S RECORDClemson is 14-4 overall this season. The Lady Tigers have won 13 of their last 15 games. The Lady Tigers are 7-1 at home this season.

CLEMSON DEFEATS GEORGIA TECH 72-64Erin Batth scored 18 points, and Chrissy Floyd added 14 in leading Clemson to a 72-64 win over Georgia Tech in a women’s Atlantic Coast Conference basketball game at Atlanta, GA Thursday, January 18.

Clemson’s Nuria Forns had 13 points and 10 rebounds for her second ever career double-double. The Lady Tigers’ Marci Glenney also scored in double figures as she finished with 11 points.

Georgia Tech was led in scoring by Niesha Butler with 19 points. Tamika Boatner had eight rebounds to lead Georgia Tech.

Clemson is ranked 20th in both the Associated Press and USA Today polls. Clemson is now 14-4 overall, 5-2 in the ACC. Georgia Tech falls to 10-6 overall, 2-4 in the league.

In the first half, Clemson took an early 11-0 in the first four minutes of play behind Nuria Forn’s five points. Georgia Tech first scored with 15:11 left. After Clemson took the 11-0 advantage, Georgia Tech went on a 20-8 lead and took its first lead 20-19 with 7:17 remaining.

With the score tied 28-28 with 3:57 left, Clemson went on a 10-4 run to take a 38-32 lead at the half. Chrissy Floyd scored four points in this late Clemson run.

Georgia Tech scored the first six points of the second half and tied the score at 40-40 with 15:18 left in the game. In the second half, their were eight ties with the last occuring at 59-59 with 4:12 remaining.

From this point, Clemson went on a 7-0 run and built a 66-59 lead with 2:12 left in the game behind Nuria Forns hit four free throws in the final minute of play to help seal the victory.

Clemson shot 25-54 from the field for a .463 figure, Georgia Tech shot 26-70 from the floor for a .371 mark. The Yellow Jackets won the battle of the boards 42-32.

CLEMSON DEFEATS VIRGINIA 87-71Marci Glenney scored a career-high 21 points while Chrissy Floyd added 20 in leading 20th-ranked Clemson to a 87-71 win over 25th-ranked Virginia in an Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball game at Charlottesville, VA Monday, January 15. Floyd also had a career-high 11 rebounds.

The last time Clemson defeated Virginia in Charlottesville, VA was on 1-4-97 when the Lady Tigers defeated the Cavaliers 58-44. This was also Clemson’s largest win over Virginia since the 1979-80 Lady Tigers defeated the Cavaliers 88-71 on January 19, 1980 at Clemson. It was the largest win over Virginia for Clemson at Charlottesville, VA ever.

Clemson won the battle of the boards 43-34. The Lady Tigers also shot 21-35 in the second half for a .600 mark. For the game, Clemson shot 31-62 from the floor for a .500 figure.

Virginia was led in scoring by Schuye Larue with 27. She also had 14 rebounds. Clemson was led in rebounding by Erin Batth and Chrissy Floyd as each player had 11 rebounds.

This is the fourth time this season that Clemson has defeated a top 25 team this season. The Lady Tigers own victories over Duke, (6), Auburn (9), N.C. State (16) and Virginia (25).

Clemson is ranked 20th in the Associated Press poll while Virginia is ranked 25th .

In the first half, Clemson built a 17-11 lead with 10:05 left as Chrissy Floyd hit a jump shot. Clemson maintained the lead until Virginia took a 25-24 advantage with 3:59 remaining as Anna Crosswhite scored on a layup.

With the score tied 27-27 with 3:17 remaining, Clemson outscored the Cavaliers 6-2 in the final two minutes to take a 33-29 lead at the half.

In the second half, Clemson pulled away from a 46-44 lead and went on a 10-2 run to build a 56-46 lead with 11:21 left. Chrissy Floyd had four points in this run. Virginia narrowed the lead to five 58-53 with 9:25 on the clock as Schyue LaRue hit a jumper.

From this point Clemson went on a 12-2 run and built a 15 point lead, 70-55 with 5:51 left in the game. Floyd had five points in this rally.

CLEMSON WINS OVER WAKE FORESTChrissy Floyd scored 17 points, had four assists and five steals and Erin Batth had a double-double for the seventh time this year, leading #16 Clemson to a 67-45 victory over Wake Forest Thursday, January 11, at Littlejohn Coliseum. The win improved Clemson to 12-4 overall, 3-2 in the ACC, while Wake Forest fell to 8-7 overall, 1-4 in the ACC.

Floyd hit on 6-14 shots from the field in leading the Tigers in scoring for the seventh straight game. Batth added 10 points, 10 rebounds and three steals in just 24 minutes of time. Marci Glenney was a third Lady Tiger in double figures with 11. Julie Aderhold, who started the contest, added nine, while starting point guard Krystal Scott added eight.

Wake Forest was led by Heather Miller and Olivia Dardy, who both scored 12 points each off the bench. Wake Forest starters combined for just 14 points the entire night and shot 5-17 from the field.

Clemson’s defense had a lot to do with the victory, as the Lady Tigers forced 25 turnovers, 16 off Clemson steals. Wake Forest connected on just 32 percent of its field goals, including just 2-11 three-point goals. Clemson made 45 percent from the field and 76 percent from the line.

Clemson jumped out to a 15-3 lead in the first five minutes of the game thanks to a stiff defense. Wake Forest committed turnovers on its first five possessions and got just two shots in the first five minutes of play.

Clemson held a 28-11 lead when Wake Forest went on an 8-2 run to close the half. Clemson led by just 36-29 at the 17-minute mark of the second half. Clemson’s defense took over the game again, holding Wake Forest to but two points over the next 7:14. Clemson’s 13-2 run brought Clemson to a 49-31 lead. Erin Batth scored four points during the stretch that put the game out of reach. Wake Forest never got closer than17 points the rest of the night. Clemson’s largest lead was the final score.

“Our full court pressure defense was the key to the game,” said Head Coach Jim Davis. “Our defense generated offense for us, especially in the 13-2 run in the second half. Erin Batth was outstanding on the defensive end. She played under control tonight and that was a key for us.”

CLEMSON LEADERSSophomore guard, Chrissy Floyd leads the Lady Tigers in scoring with a 17.6 ppg. average. Senior center, Erin Batth is second on the team in scoring with a 14.8 ppg. mark.

Batth leads the team in rebounding with a 8.9 rpg. mark. Krystal Scott leads the team in assists with 64 or a 3.6 apg figure.

The SeriesThis will be the 21st meeting between Clemson and Flordia State on the basketball court. Clemson leads the overall series 19-1. Clemson has won 17 straight games between the two schools.

HEAD COACH JIM DAVIS REACHES 300 CAREER WINS WITH VICTORY OVER SOUTH CAROLINAHead Coach Jim Davis has a 292-132 record at Clemson as he is in his 14th season. During his NCAA Division I career, he has a 311-140 record. Davis spent one season, 1986-87, at Middle Tennessee State and compiled a 19-8 record with the Lady Raiders that season. Davis won his 300th career win with a 56-43 win over South Carolina on November 29.

DAVIS IS THE FIFTH WINNINGEST COACH IN ACC HISTORYHead Coach Jim Davis is the fifth all-time winningest coach in the history of the ACC with 292 victories. He is also fourth for most victories in ACC games with 126. He is the fourth all-time winningest coach in the ACC by percentage (.686), and he has the third best winning percentage in the ACC Tournament with a .643 figure (18-10).

JIM DAVIS’ NON-CONFERENCE RECORDHead Coach Jim Davis has a cumulative 153-44 record vs. non-conference teams during his Clemson career.

CLEMSON VS. RANKED TEAMSClemson Head Coach Jim Davis has defeated 48 top 25 teams since his arrival at Clemson in the 1987-88 season. This season the Lady Tigers defeated third-ranked Duke on December 9, and ninth-ranked Auburn on December 21. The Lady Tigers also defeated 16th-ranked N.C. State on January 5, at Raleigh, NC. On January 15, Clemson defeated 25th-ranked Virginia.

BATTH NAMED ACC PLAYER OF THE WEEKErin Batth was named ACC Player of the Week on December 11, for her performance in the Duke game on December 9. In the Duke game, She scored 14 points and had 10 rebounds. She also had two blocked shots in the game.

BATTH IS ONE OF CLEMSON’S BEST ALL-TIME REBOUNDERErin Batth is one of Clemson’s all-time best rebounders. Currently she has 613 career rebounds and is 10th on the school’s all-time rebounder list.

NURIA FORNS IS ONE OF CLEMSON’S BEST THREE-POINT SHOOTERSSenior Nuria Forns is one of Clemson’s best ever three-point shooters. She is fourth on the Clemson career list for most three-point field goals made with 77.

CLEMSON’S DEFENSEUnder Coach Jim Davis, the Clemson Lady Tigers have held opponents to 50 points or less 60 times and have never allowed an opponent to reach the 100-point plateau. All 60 games have resulted in Lady Tiger victories. The Lady Tigers have only been held to 50 points or less three times during Davis’ tenure.

ERIN BATTH IS ONE OF CLEMSON’S BEST SHOT BLOCKERSErin Batth is fifth on the Clemson career list for most blocked shots in a career.

CHRISSY FLOYD HAS SCORED IN DOUBLE FIGURES IN ALL 18 GAMESChrissy Floyd has scored in double digits in all 18 games this season. She leads the Lady Tigers in scoring with a 17.6 ppg. average. Erin Batth has scored in double digits in 17 of the 18 games played this season.

CLEMSON A DANGEROUS TEAM FROM THE THREE-POINT LINEClemson has hit 89-229 from the three point line this season for a .389 figure. The Lady Tigers are averaging 5.0 three-point field goals per game. Chrissy Floyd has been successful from the three point line as she has hit 26-66 three point field goals for a .394 pct.

CLEMSON IS A GOOD FREE THROW SHOOTING TEAMClemson has hit 309-428 free throws this season for a .722 pct. Chrissy Floyd is 51-62 from the free throw line for a .823 pct. Nuria Forns is 25-30 from the free throw line for a .833 figure this season. Clemson has six players shooting 71% or better from the free throw line this season. The Lady Tigers lead the ACC in free throw shooting with a .722 mark.

MARCI GLENNEY IS LADY TIGERS’ THIRD LEADING SCORERMarci Glenney is the Lady Tigers’ third leading scorer this season with a 10.1 ppg. average. The transfer from Connecticut has 43 assists and 17 steals this season . She is also averaging 3.4 rpg. She has started 13 games this season. She had a career-high 21 points in the Virginia game on January 15.

BATTH’S DOUBLE-DOUBLESThis season Erin Batth has reached double digits in both scoring and rebounding in the same game eight times.

CHRISSY FLOYD SHOOTING .478 FROM THE FLOORChrissy Floyd has hit 120-251 from the field this season for a .478 pct. She has extended her range this season as she is 26-66 from the three-point line this year for a .394 figure.

FLOYD SCORED CAREER-HIGH WITH 24 VS. WINTHROPChrissy Floyd scored a career high 24 points vs. Winthrop on 12-30-00. In this game she was 9-12 from the field.

JULIE ADERHOLD IS CLEMSON’S TOP FRESHMAN SCOREROf Clemson’s four freshmen, Julie Aderhold is the leading scorer in the group with a 5.6 ppg. average, sixth on the team. This year, Aderhold has played in all 18 games and is averaging 17.6 minutes per game. She is also averaging 2.9 rpg. She started her first career game in the Wake Forest game on January 11.

KRYSTAL SCOTT LEADS THE TEAM IN ASSISTSKrystal Scott leads the team in assists with 64. She has had five or more assists in nine games this season. She had a season-high seven assists in the Maryland game on 1-2-01 and in the North Carolina contest on 1-8-01.

AGAINST THE ACCChrissy Floyd is averaging 19.3 ppg. vs. the Atlantic Coast Conference. Erin Batth is averaging 14.0 ppg. vs. the ACC. Batth is also averaging 9.9 rpg. vs. ACC teams this season. Krystal Scott is averaging 4.00 assists per game in ACC contests.

BATTH ON TRACK TO BECOME ONE OF CLEMSON’S ALL-TIME CAREER SCORERSErin Batth has scored 860 career points. She is ranked 25th on the Clemson’s career list for most points scored. She has scored 252 points this season. She could become Clemson’s 19th player to reach the 1,000 career point plateau.

THE DAVIS PROGRAM AT CLEMSONClemson Head Coach Jim Davis is in his 14th season with the Lady Tigers. The following are some of his highlights during his Clemson career:

13 Straight Postseason Appearances 12 NCAA Tournament Seasons 10 Top 25 Seasons 10 Seasons of at least 20 wins Four NCAA Final 16 Appearances One NCAA Final Eight Appearance Five ACC Tournament Championship Game Appearances Two ACC Championships, 1996 and 1999 Average of 22 wins per season 47 Wins over Top 25 Teams 20 Wins over Top 10 Teams

REBOUNDING NEEDS TO IMPROVEClemson has outrebounded only seven opponents this season. This season the opponents have outrebounded Clemson 36.4 to 38.7. In the ACC, league opponents have outrebounded Clemson 36.3 to 38.3 this season.

CLEMSON PLAYERS IN THE ACC STATSChrissy Floyd is second in the ACC in scoring with a 17.8 ppg. average. She is also fifth in field goal pct. with a .481 mark. Floyd is first in free throw pct. with a .817 figure. Erin Batth is fourth in the ACC in rebounding with a 8.9 rpg. mark. Chrissy Floyd is sixth for most steals per game with a 2.18 figure, while Erin Batth is fifth for most blocked shots with a 1.19 figure.