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Tigers Host No. 9/8 Louisville Thursday

Tigers Host No. 9/8 Louisville Thursday

Game Information:Who: Louisville Cardinals (18-4, 5-2 ACC) at Clemson Tigers (11-9, 0-7 ACC)When: Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m.Where: Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, S.C.TV: ACC Network Extra, Don Munson & Jim Davis ( CTSN, William Qualkinbush & Kelly Gramlich ( Stats: ( Twitter & Instagram @ClemsonWBB

Clemson Notes: 

  • Clemson (11-9, 0-7 ACC) is coming off of a 65-53 loss on the road at No. 21/21 NC State on Sunday, Jan. 22. Three Tigers were in double figures in the contest, sophomore Danielle Edwards (15), freshman Jaia Alexander (13) and freshman Kobi Thornton (13).
  • Louisville (No. 9/8) will be the fifth ranked opponent the Tigers have faced in the past seven games and the seventh ranked opponent they have faced so far this season.
  • Alexander earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors for her performance last week, after she averaged 12.0 ppg in two contests and also earned the first start of her Clemson career (at NC State on Jan. 22).
  • Edwards has started all 20 games for the Tigers at the point guard position and is second on the team in scoring at 10.0 ppg. Edwards’ .839 free throw percentage (47-for-56) ranks sixth in the ACC.
  • Thornton is averaging 8.5 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game. Her field goal percentage of .553 (57 for 103) is sixth-best in the ACC. Thornton’s 2.8 offensive rebounds per game are seventh in the conference.
  • Junior Nelly Perry leads the Tigers in scoring (14.5 ppg), assists (3.4 apg) and minutes played (31.5 mpg). Her 14.5 ppg scoring average is 12th-best in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
  • Sophomore Aliyah Collier leads the team in rebounding (7.6 rpg) and is third on the team in scoring at 9.4 ppg. Her rebounding numbers are also among the best in the ACC, as she ranks ninth in rebounds per game (7.6) and 8th in defensive rebounds per game (4.9).
  • Clemson won its first eight games of the season, the program’s best start since the 1998-99 season. Clemson entered ACC play with an 11-2 record, the program’s best non-conference record since the 2003-04 season. 

Series Information:

  • Clemson and Louisville have met just five times previously, and the Tigers have a 3-2 record in those contests.
  • Last season, Clemson faced the then-14th-ranked Cardinals in Louisville, Ky. on Jan. 28, falling 75-33.