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Tigers Open Play at ACC Tournament

Tigers Open Play at ACC Tournament

Wednesday Game Information:

  • Who: 14-CLEMSON TIGERS (9-20, 1-15 ACC) vs. 11-GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS (17-13, 7-9 ACC)
  • When: Wednesday, Mar. 4 at 6:30 pm
  • Where: Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)
  • Watch: RSN (Tom Werme, Debbie Antonelli)
  • Listen: CTSN (Don Munson, William Qualkinbush) & Clemson Tigers Official App
  • Last Time they Met: Georgia Tech 71, Clemson 59 (2/22/15)
  • Next Game: Winner vs. North Carolina • Thursday, Mar. 5 • 8 p.m. • Greensboro, N.C.

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Clemson opens the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. against 11-seed Georgia Tech (17-13, 7-9 ACC). The Tigers (9-20, 1-15 ACC) are seeded 14th, after going 9-20 and 1-15 in conference play. Clemson and Georgia Tech have already met twice this season, with the Yellow Jackets claiming both meetings. However, the Tigers have a 4-1 mark against the Jackets all-time in the tournament, including a victory as the 12-seed in 2009.

The winner advances to play North Carolina (23-7, 10-6 ACC) at 8 p.m. on Thursday.

The Tigers will be in pink in the game in the Play4Kay initiative, which occurs on the first day of the Tournament. Clemson defeated Virginia Tech last season in the first round while also wearing pink, the team’s first win in the tournament since the aforementioned game over Georgia Tech.

Nikki Dixon (15.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg) enters the game as Clemson’s leading scorer and rebounder. Dixon has averaged 15.5 ppg in four career ACC Tournament games, scoring in double-figures in each.

It will be the first ACC Tournament game for nine of the 12 Tigers, as only Dixon, Chelsea Lindsay, and sophomore Paige Mosley have experience in Greensboro.

Notes (in 140 characters or less):

  • Clemson leads the nation in minutes played by freshmen (3064) and percentage of minutes played by freshmen (52.6%); Also have 75 starts
  • Clemson’s SOS is ranked the 19th by and
  • 18 of 29 games have been vs. top 100; 13 vs. top-50, 8 vs. ranked
  • Clemson is 1st in FT% in ACC play at .740; .745 overall ranks 3rd
  • 32.9% of all shots have been 3pt FGA, the highest rate in school history
  • The bench is averaging 27.4 ppg, and has scored 46.4% of all points
  • The Tigers are nabbing 8.4 steals per conference game, 4th in the ACC
  • Clemson has drawn 45 charges, led by Dixon (20) & Davenport (15)
  • Eleven different players have scored in double-figures a total of 71 times
  • Nikki Dixon has hit double-figs in 20 of last 21; 3rd in ACC @ 23.8 pts/40
  • Dixon has career-bests in ppg (15.8), rpg (5.6), FG% (.444) & FT % (.772)
  • Dixon is 1 of 3 in CU history with 1500 pts, 500 rebs, 250 assists
  • Lindsay has 1.69 assist:to ratio, Avgs. just 1 TO per 27.9 min in ACC games
  • Tiffany Lewis has hit 50 threes, with 19 coming in her last 7 games
  • Davenport has scored in double-figures in 6 of last 7 games (11.1 ppg)
  • Perry 3rd on team in fg (76), 2nd in reb (107) & blk (25) at just 5-10