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Nov. 23, 1999

CLEMSON’S RECORD: Clemson has a 2-0 record this season after defeating Massachusetts 67-52, and Ole Miss, 71-63.

Clemson Downs Mississippi, 71-63: Freshman guard Chrissy Floyd came off the bench to score 15 points, including 11 in the second half, to lead Clemson to a 71-63 women’s basketball victory over Mississippi Monday, November 22, at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Clemson improved to 2-0 with the victory, while Mississippi fell to 1-1. The Lady Rebels had beaten Memphis earlier. Clemson will now travel to Hartford, CT for the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament against Old Dominion on Wednesday evening.

Floyd, playing in just her second game, led Clemson with 15 points on 6-11 shooting. The native of Laurens, SC also had two assists and three steals in 34 minutes. Four starters were in double figures for the Lady Tigers. Erin Batth, who fouled out after playing just 17 minutes, had 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

Nuria Forns contributed 12 points, including a pair of three-point goals, and added six rebounds, all defensive. Kyrstal Scott added 11 points and seven rebounds, while Datishella Byrd had the first double-double of her career with 10 points and a career high 12 rebounds.

Mississippi was led by Becky Myatt with 16 points, while center Frankie Boyd contributed 15 points and seven rebounds. Overall, Clemson did a fine job on the 6-4 center from Ethel, MS. Boyd had scored 27 points in the season opening Mississippi victory over Memphis.

Clemson won the battle of the boards 48-46 and committed just 12 turnovers. Clemson also outshot the Lady Rebels from the field, 40 percent to 32 percent. Ole Miss took 34 three-point goals out of its 66 shot attempts. Clemson made 5 of its 14 three-point attempts.

Mississippi led 34-33 at intermission behind the the shooting of Myatt, who scored 11 points in the first half thanks to three three-point goals. Boyd added nine points in the opening half. But, Clemson put the clamps on Myatt in the second half, holding the junior guard from Tennessee to just five points, three of which came on a meaningless three-point goal in the last nine seconds.

Floyd made a big impact in the second half. With the score 46-44 in favor of Clemson, she made a steal at midcourt and drove for a bucket. She then scored from underneath to give the Lady Tigers a 50-44 lead.

Mississippi battled back and took a 55-53 lead after Batth, Clemson’s most experienced player, fouled out. But, Clemson went on a 18-8 run to close the game. Floyd scored seven straight points, including a three-point goal with 3:09 left to give Clemson a 60-57 lead. Nuria Forns then built the lead to 62-57 on a short jumper. Forns’s three-point goal with 55 seconds left gave Clemson a 67-60 and the Lady Tigers were not threatened after that.

CLEMSON LADY TIGERS: 2-0 Overall, 0-0 in the ACC

No. Player               Ht   Yr    Pos    Stats10  Nuria Forns         6-1    Jr    F     13.5 ppg., 8.0 rpg.35  Datishella Byrd     6-1    Sr    F     12.5 ppg., 9.0 rpg.22  Erin Batth          6-4    Jr    C     12.5 ppg., 8.5 rpg.12  Krystal Scott       5-8    So    G     11.0 ppg., 4.5 rpg.23  Amirah Leonard      5-8    Sr    G     4.0 ppg., 2.0 rpg.

Head Coach: Jim DavisClemson Record: 261-116 in 13th seasonCareer Record: 280-124 in 14th season

THE TOURNAMENT: Clemson will participate in the Coaches vs. Cancer Challenge on November 24 & 26, 1999 in the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, CT.

Wednesday, November 24th Clemson vs. Old Dominion, Televised by HTS, 5:00 p.m. Connecticut vs. Kentucky, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 26th Consolation Game, 1:30 p.m. Championship Game, Televised by ESPN2, 4:00 p.m.

THE SERIES: The following are Clemson’s record vs. Connecticut and Old Dominion. Clemson and Kentucky have never met in women’s basketball.

Clemson Defeats Massachusetts 67-52: Nuria Forns and Datishella Byrd both scored career highs of 15 points each in leading Clemson to a 67-52 win over Massachusetts at Clemson, SC Friday, November 19.

It was the season opener for both teams. Two other Clemson players, Erin Batth and Krystal Scott scored in double figures with 11 points each. Forns and Batth both had 10 rebounds each.

Massachusetts’ Alison MacFarland scored 10 points and pulled down eight rebounds, while sophomore Nekole Smith pulled down 13 rebounds and added eight points to lead UMass. UMass freshman Jennifer Butler scored eight points and pulled down nine rebounds in her collegiate debut.

Massachusetts led 18-14 in the first half with 8:22 remaining. However Clemson went on a 14-4 run to build a 28-22 lead with 3:36 left on the clock as Krystal Scott scored five points in this Lady Tiger run. The Lady Tigers led 36-29 at the half.

CLEMSON LEADERS: Clemson is led in scoring by Nuria Forns with a 13.5 ppg. average. Erin Batth and Datishella Byrd both are averaging 12.5 ppg. Byrd leads the team in rebounding with a 9.0 rpg. mark. Krystal Scott leads the squad in assists with nine.

NATIONAL RANKINGS: The Lady Tigers finished the 1998-99 season ranked 10th in the Associated Press poll and 13th in the USA Today listing. The 10th place ranking in the Associated Press poll is the highest Clemson has been ranked in the final Associated Press poll.

CLEMSON ADVANCES TO THE NCAA FINAL 16: Clemson advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s Final 16 with a 76-45 win over Florida A&M in the first round, and a 63-51 victory over Illinois in the second round. This is the fourth time in Clemson history and under Head Coach Jim Davis that the Lady Tigers have advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s Final 16. Clemson advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s Final Eight in 1991.

Clemson’s Final 16 Seasons: 1989, 1990, 1991, 1999Clemson’s Final Eight Season: 1991

CLEMSON SET SCHOOL RECORD FOR MOST WINS: The 1998-99 Clemson Lady Tigers set the school record for most wins in a single season with 26. The previous record was 25 wins set by the 1997-98 Lady Tigers. CLEMSON RECEIVES 12TH NCAA TOURNAMENT BID: Clemson received its 12th NCAA Tournament bid since the NCAA Tournament was started in 1982. Clemson received the automatic bid by winning the 1999 ACC Championship. Head Coach Jim Davis has led Clemson to 11 NCAA Tournaments appearances in his 12 years at Clemson. The Lady Tigers now have a 12-13 record in the NCAA Tournament. Head Coach Jim Davis is 12-12 in the NCAA Tournament over the years.

CLEMSON – 1999 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS: Clemson defeated N.C. State 52-51 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. In the semifinals, Clemson defeated eighth-ranked and top-seeded Duke 76-71. In the Championship game on March 1, Clemson defeated North Carolina 87-72. This is the second ACC Crown for the Lady Tigers (1996 and 1999) in the history of the school.

DAVIS NAMED DISTRICT II COACH OF THE YEAR: The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced the eight districts Coaches of the Year March 12. Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis was named District II Coach-of-the-Year. District II geographic region consists of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The District II group also includes Georgia Tech and Florida State.

HEAD COACH JIM DAVIS HAS 261 WINS AT CLEMSON: Head Coach Jim Davis has a 261-116 record at Clemson as he is in his 13th season. He reached the 250 mark with a 55-45 win at Maryland on January 28, 1999 in Cole Fieldhouse. During his NCAA Division I career, he has a 280-124 record. Davis spent one season, 1986-87, at Middle Tennessee State and compiled a 19-8 record with the Lady Raiders that season.

CLEMSON HEAD COACH OVER THE CENTURY MARK IN ACC WINS: Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis has a 112-72 record against ACC foes during the regular season. He is the fourth winningest coach in the history of the ACC with the 112 league victories.

CLEMSON’S JIM DAVIS IS 8-5 IN OVERTIME GAMES DURING HIS CAREER: Head Coach Jim Davis is now 8-5 in overtime games during his career at Clemson. He has also guided the Lady Tigers to five wins in the last six Clemson overtime games.

CLEMSON’S RECORD VS. RANKED TEAMS: Coach Jim Davis has defeated 41 top 25 teams since his arrival at Clemson in the 1987-88 season. At Littlejohn Coliseum, he has a 27-18 record vs. Associated Press Top 25 teams. In 1998-99, he was 5-6 vs. top 25 teams. He has 11 top 25 wins over Virginia in his career, more than any other school.

CLEMSON’S DEFENSE: Under Coach Jim Davis, the Clemson Lady Tigers have held opponents to 50 points or less 54 times and have never allowed an opponent to reach the 100-point plateau. All 54 games have resulted in Lady Tiger victories. The Lady Tigers have only been held to 50 points or less twice during Davis’ tenure.

FIRST HOME GAME RECORD: Clemson now has a 22-3 record over the years when playing its first home game of the season. The Lady Tigers also have an 19-6 record over the years in season-opening games.

ALL-TIME HOME RECORD: Clemson has a 255-72 record when playing in Littlejohn Coliseum for a .778 mark. Clemson won its 250th game in a 69-41 win over Georgia Tech on February 11, 1999.

100% GRADUATION RATE: Since the beginning of the women’s basketball program at Clemson in 1975-76, 100% of the players staying for four years have graduated.

JIM DAVIS’ NON-CONFERENCE RECORD: Head Coach Jim Davis has a cumulative 139-39 record vs. non-conference teams during his Clemson career.

DAVIS IS THE FOURTH WINNINGEST COACH IN ACC HISTORY: Head Coach Jim Davis is the fifth all-time winningest coach in the history of the ACC with 261 victories. He is also fourth for most victories in ACC games with 112. He is also the third all-time winningest coach in the ACC by percentage, (.689). Davis is also fourth for the best winning percentage in the ACC Tournament with a .643 figure (18-10).


When a game is five points or less   0-0When leading at Halftime             1-0When  trailing at halftime           1-0When tied at halftime                0-0

Shooting 50% or better from the field 0-0 Shooting Under 50% from the field 2-0 Shooting 40% or better from the field 0-0 Shooting under 40% from the field 2-0 Shooting 60% or better from the FT line 2-0 Shooting under 60% from the FT line 0-0 Shooting 30% or better from the 3PT line 2-0 Shooting under 30% from the 3PT line 0-0

One-Point Decisions 0-0 Two-Point Decisions 0-0 Three-Point Decisions 0-0 Four-Point Decisions 0-0 Five-Point Decisions 0-0 Overtime 0-0

Under Coach Davis 1987-88-Present

Shooting over         .500     69-3