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Women?s Hoops Travels to #2 South Carolina

Women?s Hoops Travels to #2 South Carolina

Game Information:

  • Who: CLEMSON TIGERS (2-0) at #2/3 SOUTH CAROLINA (1-0)
  • When: Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7 pm
  • Where: Columbia, S.C. (Colonial Life Arena)
  • Watch: SEC Network (Cara Capuano – pbp; Gail Goestenkors – color)
  • Listen: Clemson Tiger Sports Network (Angela Mallen, William Qualkinbush) & Clemson Tigers Official App
  • Next Game: Clemson vs. Furman • Sun., Nov. 23, 2 p.m. • Clemson, S.C. • Tigercast

CLEMSON, S.C. – The women’s basketball team gets its first major test of the year as Clemson heads to No. 2/3 South Carolina for a Thursday night contest at 7 p.m. televised on SEC Network. Clemson (2-0) is coming off an 82-73 victory over Troy, while South Carolina (1-0) opened its season with a win over Southern California.

The Tigers have scored 80 and 82 points in the first two games, respectively, with four players scoring in double-figures in each contest, led by freshman Shelbie Davenport at 17.5 ppg. Clemson enters No. 1 in the ACC in free throw percentage at .833 after going 24-27 from the stripe against the Trojans.

The matchup pits college teammates Audra Smith and Dawn Staley against one another. The two played together at Virginia for four seasons from 1988-92.

Clemson leads the all-time series, 33-26, but has lost four in a row.

Notes (in 140 characters or less):

  • Audra Smith and Dawn Staley were teammates all four years at UVa, going to 3 Final Fours & 2 NCAA Champ. Games
  • Clemson’s last win in Columbia was on 11/19/08, a 52-45 decision
  • 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 67 of 70 career games
  • Lindsay is 2nd in the ACC with 11 assists; Also has just 3 TO in 57 mins
  • Clemson’s 29-point victory over UNCG was its largest in a season-opener since 1998, when the Tigers defeated UNCA, 93-26
  • Clemson scored 80+ in its first two games for the first time since 1994
  • Shelbie Davenport has led Clemson in scoring in all 4 apps. (17, 18, 18, 17)
  • Nelly Perry went for 15 pts, 12 rebs & 5 ast in her 2nd career game
  • Clemson held UNCG to 18-68 (.265) from the floor in the opener
  • Nikki Dixon needs 5 points to move into 16th in school history in scoring
  • Dixon’s 11-13 (.846) mark from the floor is 2nd in the ACC

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