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No. 5/6 Notre Dame Visits LJC Saturday

No. 5/6 Notre Dame Visits LJC Saturday

Saturday Game Information:

Who: CLEMSON TIGERS (9-10, 1-5 ACC) vs. #5/6 NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH (18-2, 5-1 ACC)When: Saturday, Jan. 24 at 5 pmWhere: Clemson, S.C. (Littlejohn Coliseum)Watch: TigerCast: ClemsonTigers.comListen: Clemson Tiger Sports Network (Angela Mallen, William Qualkinbush) & Clemson Tigers Official AppLast Time They Met: #2/2 ND 71, Clemson 51Promotion: Camper Reunion NightElementary school pass 

CLEMSON, S.C. – The women’s basketball team meets its second consecutive top-ten opponent when fifth-ranked Notre Dame (18-2, 5-1 ACC) visits Littlejohn Coliseum on Saturday at 5 p.m. Admission for summer campers is free, while tickets are just $3 for everyone else.

The Tigers (9-10, 1-5 ACC) continue to battle one of the nation’s toughest schedules, which has already included nine contests against the top-60 teams in the nation in the RPI, not including Saturday’s game against the Irish, who are No. 1 in the RPI.

Clemson enters the game at 9-2 in home games this season, and is looking to halt its skid at five. The Tigers face a tall task in the Irish, who have compiled a 55-3 record since joining the ACC last season, including a 21-1 record in league play. Clemson and Notre Dame met at Purcell Pavilion last season in the Irish’s inaugural ACC contest.

Nikki Dixon is averaging a career-best 15.5 ppg and 5.8 rpg to lead the Tigers, and moved into tenth in school history in scoring during Sunday’s game against No. 10/12 UNC. Her 1,436 career points rank ninth among all active players in the NCAA.

The Tigers enter the tilt Saturday leading the nation in minutes played by freshmen (2083) and percentage of minutes played by freshmen (.545), and 55 of 95 total starts have gone to freshmen.

Notes (in 140 characters or less):

  • Clemson leads the nation in minutes played by freshmen (2083) and percentage of minutes played by freshmen (54.5%); Also have 55 starts
  • 9/10 losses have come to teams ranked in the top-60 of the RPI (avg. 39th)
  • Clemson started 9-0 at home, its best start in LJC since 1997-98 (13-0)
  • Clemson is 3rd in ACC FT% at .729; The school record is .716 in 1994-95
  • 33.8% of all shots have been 3pt FGA, the highest rate in school history
  • The bench is averaging 26.4 ppg, and has scored 44.2% of all points
  • The Tigers had 17 steals vs. FSU, its highest total of the year
  • Clemson ranks 5th in the ACC at 5.0 blocks/game, led by Johnson (19 blk), Perry (16 blk) and Dixon (16 blk)
  • Clemson has drawn 29 charges, led by Davenport (11) and Dixon (9)
  • Ten different players have scored in double-figures a total of 46 times
  • Nikki Dixon has hit double-figures in 11 straight; Needs 12 points for 9th
  • Dixon has career-bests in ppg (15.5), rpg (5.8), FG% (.458) & FT % (.793)
  • Dixon in nation’s 9th-leading active scorer with 1,436 career points
  • Chelsea Lindsay averaging 9.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 8.8 FGA in ACC play
  • Tiffany Lewis has hit 28 threes, and scored in double-figures seven times