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Tigers Take on #10/12 UNC Sunday

Tigers Take on #10/12 UNC Sunday

Sunday Game Information:

  • Who: CLEMSON TIGERS (9-9, 1-4 ACC) vs. #10/12 NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS (15-3, 2-2 ACC)
  • When: Sunday, Jan. 18 at 2 pm
  • Where: Clemson, S.C. (Littlejohn Coliseum)
  • Watch: TigerCast:
  • Listen: Clemson Tiger Sports Network (Angela Mallen, William Qualkinbush) & Clemson Tigers Official App
  • Last Time They Met: #9 UNC 78, Clemson 55
  • Promotion: Tiger Cub Club/ CATS Day
  • Elementary school pass
  • Tickets

CLEMSON, S.C. – The women’s basketball team hosts No. 10/12 North Carolina (15-3, 2-2 ACC) in Littlejohn Coliseum on Sunday at 2 p.m. Sunday is designated as Tiger Cub Club/CATS Day (more info), and several mascots from area organizations will be in attendance, including the Tiger and Tiger Cub, Reedy Rip’It (Greenville Drive), Rowdy (Greenville Road Warriors) and Sir Purr (Carolina Panthers), among others.

Elementary school students receive free admission with the school pass, and a family four-pack is available for just $10, which includes two adult and two youth tickets. Members of the Tiger Cub Club get in free, and their families can buy discounted tickets. Youth teams can use promo code TEAM to purchase tickets for just $3 each.

Clemson enters the game 9-1 in Littlejohn Coliseum, but have lost four in a row entering the game. The Tigers last took down a 21st-ranked North Carolina squad in 2012, a 52-47 defensive battle in Chapel Hill.

Nikki Dixon is averaging a career-best 15.4 ppg and 6.0 rpg to lead the Tigers, and needs just four points to move into tenth in school history in scoring. Dixon has scored in double-figures in 10 straight games, and 75 time in her career.

Notes (in 140 characters or less):

  • Clemson leads the nation in minutes played by freshmen (1984) and percentage of minutes played by freshmen (54.7%); Also have 53 starts
  • All 9 losses have come to teams ranked in the top-68 of the RPI (avg. 39th)
  • Clemson started 9-0 at home, its best start in LJC since 1997-98 (13-0)
  • Clemson is 3rd in ACC FT% at .729; The school record is .716 in 1994-95
  • 33.8% of all shots have been 3pt FGA, the highest rate in school history
  • The bench is averaging 28.0 ppg, and has scored 44.0% of all points
  • The Tigers had 17 steals vs. FSU, its highest total of the year
  • Clemson ranks 5th in the ACC at 5.0 blocks/game, led by Johnson (19 blk), Perry (16 blk) and Dixon (16 blk)
  • Clemson has drawn 29 charges, led by Davenport (11) and Dixon (9)
  • Ten different players have scored in double-figures a total of 46 times
  • Nikki Dixon has hit double-figures in 10 straight; Needs 4 points for top-10
  • Dixon has career-bests in ppg (15.4), rpg (6.0), FG% (.477) & FT % (.775)
  • Chelsea Lindsay averaging 9.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 8.8 FGA in ACC play
  • Tiffany Lewis has hit 28 threes, and scored in double-figures seven times