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Women’s Basketball To Host Charleston Southern On Tuesday Night

Women’s Basketball To Host Charleston Southern On Tuesday Night

Jan. 19, 2009

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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team will step out of ACC play on Tuesday night as the Lady Tigers (11-7) play host to Charleston Southern (7-9). The teams are scheduled to begin play at 7:00 pm at Littlejohn Coliseum. Broadcast Notes • The game will be broadcast on the airwaves on the Clemson Tiger Sports Network • Don Munson will call the play-by-play with Kanetra Queen providing color commentary • The game will be video streamed online at • Livestats will be available on Clemson Quick Notes • The Lady Tigers are half-way through their busy January schedule, going 2-4 through the first six games • Lele Hardy is approaching the 1,000-point milestone and the Clemson top 20 with 937 for her career. She is now at #24 • Lele Hardy ranks second in the ACC in rebounding with a 9.0 per game average; she also ranks third in scoring at 17.6 points per game • Hardy has scored in double figures in all but two games this season • The Lady Tigers are ranked 96th in the RPI, according to; • Taylor and Christy Brown both rank in the top six for career assists per game • Lele Hardy 238 career steals are fifth in school history and one shy of #4 • Taylor ranks fifth all-time with 406 career assists • Clemson’s 14-15 night from the foul line against North Carolina ranked in a tie for fourth in school history • Tasha Taylor graduated on Dec. 18 with a degree in sport management • The Lady Tigers won five straight games from late November to mid-December after trailing at halftime, a program first • With a 8-2 record though the first 10 games of the season, Clemson had its best start since the 2003-04 season and its best record through 10 games under Head Coach Cristy McKinney • Clemson is now 2-1 in overtime games under Cristy McKinney and 19-15 all-time with the overtime win over Northwestern on Dec. 6. • Clemson won the Husky Classic over the Thanksgiving weekend, defeating Kent State and host-Washington Lele Hardy was named the MVP of the Husky Classic while Whitney Hood was selected to the all-tournament team • The Lady Tigers committed just seven turnovers against Winthrop on Nov. 25, which was the second fewest all-time • Lele Hardy 32 points against Georgia State on Nov. 22 were the most for a Lady Tiger in five years. • Hardy holds the school record with a 3.03 career steals per game average • Clemson has nine players from the state of Georgia on its roster, which is tops in the nation for a school in a different state, according to a survey by the SID at George Mason Series Notes • The Lady Tigers have won all nine prior meetings with Charleston Southern. • The first match-up was during the 1975-76 season, the first year of women’s basketball at Clemson. • Most recently, the Lady Tigers won a 75-62 decision at Littlejohn Coliseum on Dec. 16, 2007. • Seven of the nine previous meetings have been on Clemson’s home court.