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Women’s Basketball Travels to No. 9 FSU

Women’s Basketball Travels to No. 9 FSU

Thursday Game Information:Who: CLEMSON TIGERS (9-16, 1-11 ACC) vs. #9/7 FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES (23-3, 10-2 ACC)When: Thursday, Feb. 19 at 7 pmWhere: Tallahassee, Fla. (Donald L. Tucker Center)Watch: (Tom Block, Melissa Bruner)Listen: CTSN (Don Munson, William Qualkinbush) & Clemson Tigers Official AppLast Time they Met: Florida State 82, Clemson 52 (1/8/15)Next Game: Clemson vs. Georgia Tech • Sunday, Feb. 22 • 2 p.m. • Clemson, S.C.

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson will travel to Tallahassee on Thursday to take on the ninth-ranked Florida State Seminoles for the second time this season. The Tigers (9-16, 1-11) played the Seminoles (23-3, 10-2 ACC) just last month, losing 82-52 in LittleJohn Coliseum on January 8th. Clemson leads the overall series between the two schools 24-23, however, Clemson has lost 11 in a row to the Seminoles with the last Tiger win occurring on March 1, 2008. Florida State enters the game ranked in the top ten in both polls (No. 9 in AP, No. 9 in Coaches).

Over the past eight games, spanning from the North Carolina contest on January 18th to the upcoming game in Tallahassee on Thursday, the Tigers will have faced five teams ranked in the top 15 in both the AP and Coaches polls (UNC, Notre Dame, Duke, Louisville & FSU). The Tigers are looking for their first win against a ranked team since January 12, 2012 when Clemson beat #21 North Carolina.

Eleven different Tigers have scored in double-figures this season, led by Nikki Dixon (15.2 ppg), who has scored ten or more in 22 out of 25 games. In Clemson’s previous contest against the Seminoles on January 8th, Dixon paced the Tigers with 17 points, six rebounds and four steals. Tiffany Lewis added 14 points in the contest, while MaKayla Johnson had 10. Clemson also had a season-high 17 steals in the contest

Freshman Shelbie Davenport has scored in double-figures in the Tiger’s last three games, averaging 14.0 ppg over that span. Furthermore, Davenport and fellow Murfreesboro-native Tiffany Lewis have each hit at least one three pointer in Clemson’s last three contests.

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  • Clemson leads the nation in minutes played by freshmen (2673) and percentage of minutes played by freshmen (53.2%); Also have 65 starts
  • Clemson’s schedule is ranked the 26th-most difficult by
  • Clemson is 2nd in ACC FT% at .740; The school record is .716 in 1994-95
  • The Tigers are 96-122 (.786) over last 7 games, 10-11 (.909) vs. BC
  • 34.1% of all shots have been 3pt FGA, the highest rate in school history
  • The bench is averaging 26.8 ppg, and has scored 44.5% of all points
  • The Tigers are nabbing 8.8 steals per conference game, 5th in the ACC
  • Clemson has drawn 37 charges, led by Dixon (17) & Davenport (13)
  • Eleven different players have scored in double-figures a total of 62 times
  • Nikki Dixon has hit double-figures in 16 of last 17
  • Dixon has career-bests in ppg (15.2), rpg (5.6), FG% (.446) & FT % (.791)
  • Dixon is 1 of 6 in CU history with 1500 pts, 500 rebs
  • Dixon is Clemson’s all-time leader in free throws made with 417
  • Lindsay has 60:11 (1.62) assist:to ratio, best of her career; 1 ast from 300
  • Tiffany Lewis has hit 46 threes, with 15 coming in the last 4 games
  • Davenport has scored in double-figures in three straight games
  • Freshman Lexi Carter had 11 consecutive points for the Tigers at Duke