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Women’s Hoops Set for Senior Night

Women’s Hoops Set for Senior Night

Thursday Game Information:Who: CLEMSON TIGERS (9-18, 1-13 ACC) vs. #23 (AP) SYRACUSE ORANGE (20-8, 10-5 ACC)When: Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7 pmWhere: Clemson, S.C. (Littlejohn Coliseum)Watch: ESPN3 (Don Munson, Bob Mihalic)Listen: CTSN (William Qualkinbush, Dory Kidd) & Clemson Tigers Official AppLast Time they Met: Syracuse 63, Clemson 53 (3/6/14)Next Game: Clemson @ Pittsburgh • Sunday, March 1 • 2 p.m. • Pittsburgh, Pa.

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson will host Senior Night, honoring the program’s two graduating seniors, Nikki Dixon and Chelsea Lindsay, on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Tigers’ last home game of the season. Clemson will take on the Syracuse Orange, marking the first matchup between the two teams this season.

Dixon and Lindsay, both set to graduate in May, have combined for 1,981 points, 816 rebounds, 576 assists and 350 steals in their four seasons as Tigers. Lindsay has played in 95 games for Clemson, starting 92 of them and Dixon, an All-ACC candidate, ranks 6th all-time in Clemson history in scoring, and needs just 10 points to move into a tie for 5th.

Thursday’s contest will mark only the fourth-ever meeting between Clemson and Syracuse and the first time the two teams will play in Littlejohn Coliseum. Clemson has never beaten Syracuse, as the Orange lead the overall series 3-0. Syracuse enters the contest ranked 23rd in the AP poll and receiving votes in the coaches poll. Clemson and Syracuse alike are fighting for seeding in the ACC tournament which begins next Wednesday, March 4th in Greensboro, N.C.

Nikki Dixon leads the Tigers in scoring (15.6 ppg) and has scored in double figures in 24 out of Clemson’s 27 games this season and 13 out of 14 ACC contests. Freshman Shelbie Davenport has come on strong as of late, scoring in double figures four times in the last five games and averaging 11.2 ppg over that stretch.

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  • Clemson leads the nation in minutes played by freshmen (2870) and percentage of minutes played by freshmen (52.9%); Also have 70 starts
  • Clemson’s schedule is ranked the 26th-most difficult by
  • Clemson is 1st in FT% in ACC play at .739; .745 overall ranks 3rd
  • The Tigers are 117-150 (.780) over last 8 games, 15-18 vs. GT
  • 33.4% of all shots have been 3pt FGA, the highest rate in school history
  • The bench is averaging 27.0 ppg, and has scored 45.5% of all points
  • The Tigers are nabbing 8.9 steals per conference game, 4th in the ACC
  • Clemson has drawn 43 charges, led by Dixon (18) & Davenport (15)
  • Eleven different players have scored in double-figures a total of 65 times
  • Nikki Dixon has hit double-figs in 18 of last 19; 2nd in ACC @ 24.0 pts/40
  • Dixon has career-bests in ppg (15.6), rpg (5.6), FG% (.442) & FT % (.781)
  • Dixon is 1 of 3 in CU history with 1500 pts, 500 rebs, 250 assists
  • Lindsay has 1.62 assist:to ratio, Avgs. just 1 TO per 24.5 min in ACC games
  • Tiffany Lewis has hit 47 threes, with 16 coming in the last 6 games
  • Davenport has scored in double-figures in 4 of last 5 games
  • Perry 2nd on team in fg (74), reb (101) & blk (23) at just 5-10