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Tigers Prepare For Tough Three Game Stretch

Tigers Prepare For Tough Three Game Stretch

Feb. 19, 2000

CLEMSON’S RECORD–Clemson has a 16-9 record overall, and a 7-6 mark in the ACC. The Lady Tigers are 8-2 at home this season. Clemson has won seven of its last 11 games.

THE SERIES–This will be the 50th meeting between Clemson and Duke on the basketball court. Clemson leads the overall series 31-18. Duke defeated Clemson 60-51 in Durham, NC on January 16. Angie Cossey was Clemson’s leading scorer in that game with 14 points.

CLEMSON LEADERS–Clemson is led in scoring by freshman sensation Angie Cossey is the Lady Tigers’ second leading scorer with a 9.1 ppg. average. Krystal Scott leads the Lady Tigers in assists with 82 or 3.3 assists per game.

UPCOMING ACTION–The Lady Tigers will also play host to Duke on Monday, February 21, at 9:00 p.m. The 9:00 p.m. tip-off is the latest start of a Clemson Lady Tigers basketball game in history.

HEAD COACH JIM DAVIS HAS 275 WINS AT CLEMSON–Head Coach Jim Davis has a 275-125 record at Clemson as he is in his 13th season. During his NCAA Division I career, he has a 294-133 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 119-78 record against ACC foes during the regular season. He is the fourth winningest coach in the history of the ACC with the 119 league victories.

CLEMSON LADY TIGERS, 16-9 Overall, 7-6 in the ACC

No. Player             Ht  Yr Pos   Stats10  Nuria Forns        6-1 Jr  F    8.3 ppg. 4.3 rpg.22 Erin Batth          6-4 Jr  F    9.0 ppg. 7.4 rpg.44 Joanie Mungro       6-2 Sr  C    6.8 ppg. 5.9 rpg.12  Krystal Scott      5-8 So  G    8.7 ppg. 3.0 rpg.20 Angie Cossey        5-7 Sr  G    9.1 ppg. 2.5 rpg.

Head Coach Jim Davis Clemson Record–275-125 in 13th season Career Record–294-133 in 14th season


Feb. 21 (Mon.)   DUKE (ACC-TV)   9:00 p.m.Feb. 24 (Thur.)  at Wake Forest  7:00 p.m.Feb. 27 (Sun.)   FLORIDA STATE   2:00 p.m. 

Virginia’s Deadly Shooting Downs Lady Tigers–Svetlana Volnaya scored 22 points, including 4-4 three-point shots leading #22 Virginia to a 72-63 women’s basketball victory over Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum Thursday, January 17. Virginia, which has won 16 of its last 18, improved to 20-6 overall, 11-2 in the ACC. Clemson fell to 16-9 overall, 7-6 in the ACC.

Virginia made 11-16 three-point shots on the night, tying a school record for number of three-point goals in a game. It tied for the second most three-point goals ever scored against Clemson, highest total ever by an ACC team. The .688 percentage was alos the third best percentage against Clemson in history. It was also the top percentage of the season for Debbie Ryan’s team. They entered the game shooting just 28 percent on three-point shots in ACC games and had made just 13 of 50 three-point attempts over their last three games.

In addition to Volnaya’s outburst, Lisa Hosac and Telisha Quaries each had 3-5 three-point shooting and scored in double figures. Hosac had 14 points, while Quaries added 11 and had four assists and four steals. Starting center Schuye LaRue had 13 points and 13 rebounds.

Clemson was led by Angie Cossey added 10 points and five rebounds, while Erin Batth and Joanie Mungro scored eight apiece. Batth made just 2-11 field goal attempts for the game and missed her last eight attempts.

Virginia did an outstanding job defensively, especially in the second half when the Lady Tigers made just 10-37 shots from the field. They held Clemson leading scorer Chrissy Floyd to just seven points in 28 minutes.

Virginia shot 53 percent for the game overall, at least 50 percent in each half. It was the top field goal percentage against Clemson this year, just the second time the opposition had made at least half its shots. Clemson won the rebounding 38-35 and had just 11 turnovers, but the Lady Tigers shot 36 percent for the game.

It did not start out that way for Jim Davis team. Clemson made 5 of its first 6 shots from the field and led 12-8 at the first media timeout. It was a seesaw first half as there were four ties and six lead changes. Virginia jumped to a 28-21 lead at the five minute mark of the first half on a three-point shot by Hosac.

But, Clemson battled back behind the play of Scott and Joanie Mungro. Clemson went on a 15-5 run and took a 36-33 lead with 31 seconds left on a layup by Mungro. Virginia tied the count at intermission on a three-point goal by Quaries.

Virginia continued its hot shooting in the second half, while Clemson’s faultered. The Cavs went on a 17-5 run to open the second half to take a 53-41 lead. Hosac had eight points in that spurt. The lead grew to 14 points on a three-point shot by Volnaya from the left corner with 5:30 left before Clemson mounted a comeback in the final stages. A driving shot by Scott brought Clemson to 67-60 with two minutes left.

Clemson had three possessions and three shot attempts to take the margin to five or four points, but the shots never fell. Virginia kept Clemson in the game until the final minute by making just 7-15 shots from the line in the second half, but the lady Tigers could not convert offensively.

CLEMSON’S RECORD ON PRESIDENT’S DAY–February 21, 2000 is Presidents’ Day in the United States honoring George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Clemson has a 3-5 record when playing on Presidents’ over the years. The Lady Tigers are 1-2 vs. Duke on Presidents’ Day in the series.

GIANT KILLERS-The Clemson Women’s basketball team defeated 15th-ranked North Carolina, 60-59, on January 10. On January 13, the Lady Tigers defeated third-ranked N.C. State, 71-56.

DAVIS VS. RANKED TEAMS–Under Head Coach Jim Davis, the Lady Tigers have a 28-19 record against Associated Press-ranked teams at Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum.

ANGIE COSSEY HAS SCORED 40 POINTS IN LAST THREE GAMES–Angie Cossey has scored 40 points in the last three games. She scored a career-high 19 points in the N.C. State game on 2-13-00. Also in the last three games, she is 6-16 from the three-point line.

BATTH IS CLEMSON’S CURRENT CAREER SCORING LEADER–Erin Batth is Clemson’s current career scoring leader with 544 points. She is averaging 6.4 ppg. during her career. Batth also has 418 career rebounds and has averaged 4.9 rpg. during her career.

JOANIE MUNGRO IS BALANCED IN REBOUNDING–Joanie Mungro has 123 offensive rebounds and 131 defensive rebounds in her career at Clemson. The senior was a junior college transfer. For her career at Clemson, she is averaging 5.0 rpg.

CLEMSON IS YOUNG TEAM–Clemson has only three players who have played in 70 or more career games at Clemson. Chrissy Floyd has averaged more than 20 minutes per game. Floyd is averaging 29.3 minutes per game.

MUNGRO OVERCOMES OBSTACLES–Clemson’s Joanie Mungro had a pacemaker inserted in December. She has a rare, non-life threatening heart ailment that required a pacemaker. So far this season, she is averaging 23.6 minutes per game and has started 18 of the 19 games she has played.

Mungro is the Lady Tigers’ second leading rebounder this season with a 5.9 rpg. mark. Mungro leads the Lady Tigers in field goal pct. this season as she has hit 51-94 field goals for a .543 mark. For her career at Clemson, she has hit 112-223 from the field for a .502 pct.

LADY TIGER SHOOTING HAS IMPROVED–Clemson has hit 570-1426 from the field this season for a .400 mark. The Lady Tigers have shot over 40% 11 times, and over 50% once this year. The Clemson opponents are shooting 539-1389 from the floor for a .388 pct. Since the start of the new calendar year, Clemson has shot above 40% in nine of the 13 games played. Before January 1, 2000, the Lady Tigers reached the 40% mark in three of 12 games.

CLEMSON’S REBOUNDING–Clemson has been outrebounded by its opponents 10 times this season. When Clemson outrebounds its opponents, the Lady Tigers are 12-2 this season. When the opponents outrebound Clemson, the Lady Tigers are 3-7. Wake Forest and Clemson tied in rebounding 35-35 on January 24. This year, Clemson is averaging 37.4 rpg. while the opponents are averaging 38.1 rpg. The Lady Tigers have never finished a season being outrebounded by its opponents under Head Coach Jim Davis.

FLOYD, A FRESHMAN SENSATION–Freshman Chrissy Floyd is Clemson’s leading scorer with a 12.5 ppg. average. This season she has hit 133-285 from the field for a .467 pct. She is also averaging 3.0 rpg. She is also the Lady Tigers’ leader on defense as she has 46 steals or 1.8 spg. This year, Floyd is averaging 29.3 minutes per contest. This year, she has led Clemson in scoring in eight games this season, including the Lady Tigers’ 71-56 upset win over N.C. State. The last freshman to lead Clemson in scoring at the end of a season was Kerry Boyatt as she averaged 15.3 ppg. her freshman season in 1989-90, 10 years ago. That season Boyatt was named ACC Freshman-of-the-Year.

KRYSTAL SCOTT HAS BECOME STARTER THIS SEASON–Krystal Scott has more than tripled her playing time this season compared to her playing time last year. This year she has played 719 minutes, and last year she played 155 minutes the entire year. She is averaging 8.7 ppg. this season and leads the squad in assists with 78. She is also a 75% free throw shooter this season. In Clemson’s upset win over North Carolina on January 10, Scott scored a 16 points. Against Virginia on February 17, She scored a career-high 18 points.

VS. ACC FOES–Chrissy Floyd has averaged 13.4 ppg. in Clemson’s ACC games this season. Erin Batth is also averaging 7.6 rpg. in Clemson’s ACC outings. Clemson is shooting 301-733 vs. ACC foes for a .411 pct.

LEONARD NAMED TO THE ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM–Amirah Leonard was named to the All-Tournament team at the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament on November 24 & 26. Leonard scored a career-high 25 points vs. Old Dominion and had 15 points in the Kentucky game.

CLEMSON’S JIM DAVIS IS 8-6 IN OVERTIME GAMES DURING HIS CAREER-Head Coach Jim Davis is now 8-6 in overtime games during his career at Clemson. He has also guided the Lady Tigers to five wins in the last seven Clemson overtime games.

CLEMSON’S RECORD VS. RANKED TEAMS-Coach Jim Davis has defeated 43 top 25 teams since his arrival at Clemson in the 1987-88 season. At Littlejohn Coliseum, he has a 28-19 record vs. Associated Press Top 25 teams. In 1998-99, he was 5-6 vs. top 25 teams. This season he is 2-2 vs. AP 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 58 times and have never allowed an opponent to reach the 100-point plateau. All 58 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 a 19-6 record over the years in season-opening games.

ALL-TIME HOME RECORD-Clemson has a 260-74 record when playing in Littlejohn Coliseum for a .781 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.

CLEMSON ON TELEVISION–Clemson has won 12 of its last 16 games that were shown on television.

JIM DAVIS’ NON-CONFERENCE RECORD–Head Coach Jim Davis has a cumulative 143-41 record vs. non-conference teams during his Clemson career.

DAVIS IS THE FIFTH WINNINGEST COACH IN ACC HISTORY-Head Coach Jim Davis is the fifth all-time winningest coach in the history of the ACC with 275 victories. He is also fourth for most victories in ACC games with 119. 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        5-1When leading at Halftime                 12-2When  trailing at halftime                4-6When tied at halftime                     0-1Shooting 50% or better from the field     1-0Shooting Under 50%  from the field       15-9Shooting 40% or better from the field    10-3Shooting under 40% from the field         6-6Shooting 60% or better from the FT line  15-9Shooting under 60% from the FT line       1-0Shooting 30% or better from the 3PT line 10-2Shooting under 30% from the 3PT line      6-7One-Point Decisions                       1-0Two-Point Decisions                       1-0Three-Point Decisions                     0-1Four-Point Decisions                      1-0Five-Point Decisions                      2-0Overtime                                  0-2

Under Coach Davis 1987-88-Present

Shooting over .500                       70-3

DUKE DEFEATS CLEMSON 60-51 ON JANUARY 16–Rochelle Parent and Georgia Schweitzer both scored 12 points each in leading eighth-ranked Duke to a 60-51 win over Clemson in a women’s Atlantic Coast Conference basketball game at Durham, NC Sunday January 16.

Clemson was led in scoring by Angie Cossey with 14 points. Cossey was 5-7 from the field and 4-6 from the three-point line.

In the first half, Clemson broke away from a 14-13 lead with 12:56 left to go and went on a 7-2 run and built a 21-15 advantage.

Chrissy Floyd hit a jump shot. From this point, Duke scored nine unanswered points and took a 28-25 lead at the half as the Blue Devils’ Peppi Browne hit four free throws in this run. Duke had a 33-31 lead with 17:29 remaining in the game. The Blue Devils went on a 18-1 rally and built a 51-32 lead with 8:22 left to go in the game. In this run, Duke’s Rochelle Parent scored five points in this rally. The Lady Tigers went on a 16-4 run and narrowed the lead to seven, 55-48 with 4:01 remaining in the game as Chrissy Floyd hit a jump shot. Duke won the battle of the boards 31-23. Duke was led in rebounding by Rochelle Parent with six boards. Erin Batth led Clemson in rebounding with five. Clemson was troubled by 21 turnovers. Clemson shot 18-40 from the field for a .450 pct. Duke shot 19-50 from the field for a .380 mark. Duke was 18-24 from the free throw line, while Clemson was 9-14.