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Tigers Play UVa on IPTAY Day

Tigers Play UVa on IPTAY Day

Sunday Game Information:

  • When: Sunday, Feb. 1 at 2 pm
  • Where: Clemson, S.C. (Littlejohn Coliseum)
  • Watch: ESPN3 (Don Munson, Bob Mihalic)
  • Listen: CTSN (Angela Mallen, William Qualkinbush) & Clemson Tigers Official App
  • Last Time they Met: UVa 80, Clemson 43 on 2/2/14
  • Promotion: IPTAY DAY – WHITE T-SHIRTS for first 2,000 Fans!
  • Elementary school pass
  • Next Game: Clemson @ Boston College • Thurs., Feb. 5 • 7 p.m. • Chestnut Hill, Mass.

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson returns home to play Virginia on Sunday at 2 p.m. The game is designated as IPTAY Day. The first 2,000 fans receive a free t-shirt and there will be special food giveaways for IPTAY members. Furthermore, a Family Four Pack of tickets is only $10. The Tigers (9-12, 1-7 ACC) are looking to snap a seven-game skid and claim their second ACC win of the season against Virginia (14-7, 4-4 ACC), who is coming off a victory over NC State on Thursday.

Clemson Head Coach Audra Smith, a Virginia graduate, will be coaching against her alma mater for the second time since taking over at Clemson. Smith was recently named the 2015 ACC Legend from Virginia and will be honored at the ACC Tournament in March.

All but one of Clemson’s 12 losses have come at the hands of teams ranked among the top-60 in the RPI. Clemson’s true freshmen have played 2,256 minutes this season, the most by any freshman class in the nation, which accounts for .534 percent of the team’s total minutes.

Nikki Dixon has led Clemson offensively in all eight league games, and has scored in double-figures in 13 straight games. In Thursday’s contest at Wake Forest, Dixon scored 25 points, had eight rebounds, and took three charges to lead all players and moved into eighth place on Clemson’s all-time scoring list.

Notes (in 140 characters or less):

  • Clemson leads the nation in minutes played by freshmen (2256) and percentage of minutes played by freshmen (53.4%); Also have 58 starts
  • 11 of 12 losses have come to teams ranked in the top-60 of the RPI
  • Clemson started 9-0 at home, its best start in LJC since 1997-98 (13-0)
  • Clemson is 4th in ACC FT% at .741; The school record is .716 in 1994-95
  • 32.9% of all shots have been 3pt FGA, the highest rate in school history
  • The bench is averaging 26.1 ppg, and has scored 43.0% of all points
  • The Tigers had 17 steals vs. FSU, its highest total of the year
  • Clemson ranks 6th in the ACC at 4.7 blocks/game, led by Johnson (20 blk), Perry (17 blk) and Dixon (16 blk)
  • Clemson has drawn 31 charges, led by Dixon (14) & Davenport (11)
  • Ten different players have scored in double-figures a total of 51 times
  • Nikki Dixon has hit double-figures in 13 straight; Needs 25 points for 7th
  • Dixon has career-bests in ppg (16.0), rpg (6.0), FG% (.455) & FT % (.794)
  • Dixon in nation’s 9th-leading active scorer with 1,451 career points
  • Chelsea Lindsay averaging 7.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 8.4 FGA in ACC play
  • Tiffany Lewis has hit 31 threes, and scored in double-figures eight times