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Women’s Hoops Hosts Final Exhibition

Women’s Hoops Hosts Final Exhibition

Game Information:Who: Clemson Tigers vs. Georgia College BobcatsWhat: Exhibition women’s basketball gameWhen: Saturday, Nov. 8 at 2:00 pmWhere: Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, S.C.

The Clemson women’s basketball team will play its final 2014-15 exhibition contest at 2 p.m. against Georgia College in Littlejohn Coliseum on Saturday. Attendance is free, and is the second of two public dry runs before opening the season on Nov. 14 at noon against UNCG.

The Tigers won an earlier exhibition game against Queens University of Charlotte on Sunday, holding the Royals to .222 shooting in the 73-36 victory. Shelbie Davenport and Tiffany Lewis each scored 17 points in the win for the Tigers.

Clemson head coach Audra Smith is a native of Milledgeville, Ga., the city in which Georgia College is located.

Georgia College, an NCAA Division II program, was picked second in the Peach Belt Conference, and features two preseason all-conference selections in Shanteona Keys (15.6 ppg, 6.0 rpg in 2013-14) and Enisha Donley (16.4 ppg in 2013-14).

Notes (In 140 Characters or Less):

  • Smith’s first team went 13-19 overall (best since 2009-10) and won a game in the ACC Tournament, a first in five years for the program.
  • Clemson’s roster features ten newcomers, including nine freshmen and a sophomore JUCO transfer
  • Nikki Dixon enters the season 17th in school history with 1,141 points and 9th in school history with 185 steals
  • Dixon is trying to become the just the third Tiger to lead the squad in scoring for four straight seasons (Barbara Kennedy, Chrissy Floyd)
  • Chelsea Lindsay has started 65 of 68 career games, Dixon has 74 starts in 87 career games
  • However, just 42.7% of the Tigers minutes and 43.3% of scoring return from last season
  • Clemson went 6-0 in games decided by five points or fewer in Smith’s first season.

Peeking Ahead to the next game:Clemson v. UNCGFriday, Nov. 14, 12 pm, Littlejohn Coliseum