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Women?s Basketball Hosts Troy Sunday

Women?s Basketball Hosts Troy Sunday

Game Information:

Who: CLEMSON TIGERS (1-0) vs. TROY TROJANS (0-1)When: Sunday, Nov. 16 at 2 pmWhere: Clemson, S.C. (Littlejohn Coliseum)Watch: TigerCast: ClemsonTigers.comListen: WCCP 105.5 FM (Angela Mallen, William Qualkinbush) & Clemson Tigers Official AppNext Game: Clemson at #2 South Carolina • Thu., Nov. 20, 7 p.m. • Columbia, S.C. • SEC Network

CLEMSON, S.C. – The women’s basketball team will take on Troy (0-1) at 2 p.m. on Sunday in the first all-time meeting between the programs. Clemson (1-0) is coming off an 80-51 victory over UNCG, its most lopsided opener since 1998.

Four players scored in double-figures in the contest, three of whom were freshmen (Shelbie Davenport, 18; Cha’nelle Perry, 13; Daneesha Provo, 11). Nikki Dixon started off her senior season efficiently, scoring 15 points in 20 minutes on a 5-6 mark from the field and a matching 5-6 mark from the free throw line.

One link between the programs is Clemson assistant coach Kayla Ard, who spent the 2012-13 season at Troy as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.

Notes (in 140 characters or less):

  • The Tigers are now 27-12 in season-openers and 32-7 in home-openers
  • Assistant Coach Kayla Ard spent the 2012-13 season at Troy on Coach Rigby’s staff
  • Clemson has 10 newcomers and just four returners
  • Just 42.7% of the Tigers minutes and 43.3% of scoring return from 2013-14
  • Of the returners, Chelsea Lindsay has started 66 of 69 career games
  • Clemson’s 29-point victory over UNCG was its largest in a season-opener since 1998, when the Tigers defeated UNCA, 93-26
  • Clemson’s 80-point offensive showing was its most in a season-opener since 2003 when they scored 104 against South Carolina.
  • Shelbie Davenport has led Clemson in scoring in all 3 apps. (17, 18, 18)
  • Nelly Perry (13 pts) & Daneesha Provo (11 pts) each scored in double-figures in their debuts
  • MaKayla Johnson had nine points and a team-best seven rebs in debut
  • Clemson held UNCG to 18-68 (.265) from the floor in the opener
  • Nikki Dixon had 15 pts in 20 mins for her 61st career game in double-figs