Feb. 23, 2000
UPCOMING ACTION Feb. 24 (Thur.) at Wake Forest – 7:00 p.m. Feb. 27 (Sun.) FLORIDA STATE – 2:00 p.m.
CLEMSON’S RECORD–Clemson has a 16-10 record overall, and a 7-7 mark in the ACC. The Lady Tigers are 8-3 at home this season.
THE SERIES–This will be the 41st meeting between Clemson and Wake Forest on the basketball court. Clemson leads the overall series 33-7. Clemson defeated Wake Forest earlier this year 66-55, at Clemson, SC on January 24. Chrissy Floyd scored 15 points to lead the Lady Tigers in this game.
Duke Downs Clemson 59-44–Lauren Rice scored 17 points, including 13 in the first half, to lead eighth-ranked Duke to a 59-44 victory over Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum Monday, February 21. Duke improved to 22-4 overall, 11-3 in the ACC, while Clemson lost its third in a row against a ranked team, and is now 16-10 overall, 7-7 in the ACC.
It was Duke’s first win at Clemson since the 1995-96 season. The win gave Duke a sweep of the regular season series.
Clemson scored just 44 points in the game, its low total of the regular season. Clemson’s previous low was 51 points at Durham in the first meeting between the two teams.
Clemson shot just 23.1 percent from the field for the game, its second lowest single game field goal percentage in history and worst since 1977. Clemson made just 1-11 three-point goals, while Duke made 7-19 and thus had 18 more points from three-point scoring. The Lady Tigers stayed in the game with a 14-25 advantage in turnover margin.
Rice had the double-double to lead Duke. The senior from Peru, IN had 17 points and 11 rebounds. Rochelle Parent had just two points, but also had 13 rebounds. Georgia Schweitzer had 14 points to help Rice. LaNedra Brown had nine points, all in the second half for the Blue Devils, who out-rebounded Clemson 46-38.
Clemson was led by Chrissy Floyd added 10 points.
Clemson trailed by just five points at 45-40 with six minutes left, but Duke went on a 14-4 run to end the game.
Duke took a seven-point lead at intermission. Rice was the top player in the first half for both teams. The Duke forward made 3-4 three-point shots and scored 13 points. Georgia Schweitzer contributed six more as Duke outshot Clemson 43.5 percent to 22.6 percent.
Clemson was led in the first half by Batth, who scored 10 points on four field goals and a pair of free throws. Clemson stayed close by hitting 7-8 free throws.
Duke opened to a 10-2 lead in the first five minutes of the game. Rice scored five of those 10 points. She then guided Duke to a 18-8 lead 10 minutes into the half by scoring five more points in succession.
Clemson made just four of its first 17 shots from the field, contributing to the 10-point Duke lead.
Clemson battled back to 24-20 with just a minute left before intermission behind Batth, who scored above her season average of nine points within the first half. She also contributed six first-half rebounds.
VIRGINIA’S DEADLY SHOOTING DOWNS LADY TIGERS–Svetlana Volnaya scored 22 points, including 4-4 three-point shots leading #22 Virginia to a 72-63 women’s basketball victory over Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum Thursday, January 17. Virginia, which has won 16 of its last 18, improved to 20-6 overall, 11-2 in the ACC. Clemson fell to 16-9 overall, 7-6 in the ACC.
Virginia made 11-16 three-point shots on the night, tying a school record for number of three-point goals in a game. It tied for the second most three-point goals ever scored against Clemson, highest total ever by an ACC team. The .688 percentage was alos the third best percentage against Clemson in history. It was also the top percentage of the season for Debbie Ryan’s team. They entered the game shooting just 28 percent on three-point shots in ACC games and had made just 13 of 50 three-point attempts over their last three games.
In addition to Volnaya’s outburst, Lisa Hosac and Telisha Quaries each had 3-5 three-point shooting and scored in double figures. Hosac had 14 points, while Quaries added 11 and had four assists and four steals. Starting center Schuye LaRue had 13 points and 13 rebounds.
Clemson was led by Erin Batth and Joanie Mungro scored eight apiece. Batth made just 2-11 field goal attempts for the game and missed her last eight attempts.
Virginia did an outstanding job defensively, especially in the second half when the Lady Tigers made just 10-37 shots from the field. They held Clemson leading scorer Chrissy Floyd to just seven points in 28 minutes.
Virginia shot 53 percent for the game overall, at least 50 percent in each half. It was the top field goal percentage against Clemson this year, just the second time the opposition had made at least half its shots. Clemson won the rebounding 38-35 and had just 11 turnovers, but the Lady Tigers shot 36 percent for the game.
It did not start out that way for Jim Davis’s team. Clemson made 5 of its first 6 shots from the field and led 12-8 at the first media timeout. It was a seesaw first half as there were four ties and six lead changes. Virginia jumped to a 28-21 lead at the five minute mark of the first half on a three-point shot by Hosac.
But, Clemson battled back behind the play of Scott and Joanie Mungro. Clemson went on a 15-5 run and took a 36-33 lead with 31 seconds left on a layup by Mungro. Virginia tied the count at intermission on a three-point goal by Quaries.
Virginia continued its hot shooting in the second half, while Clemson’s faultered. The Cavs went on a 17-5 run to open the second half to take a 53-41 lead. Hosac had eight points in that spurt. The lead grew to 14 points on a three-point shot by Volnaya from the left corner with 5:30 left before Clemson mounted a comeback in the final stages. A driving shot by Scott brought Clemson to 67-60 with two minutes left.
Clemson had three possessions and three shot attempts to take the margin to five or four points, but the shots never fell. Virginia kept Clemson in the game until the final minute by making just 7-15 shots from the line in the second half, but the lady Tigers could not convert offensively.
CLEMSON LADY TIGERS, 16-10 Overall, 7-7 in the ACC
Head Coach Jim Davis’s Clemson Record–275-126 in 13th season Career Record–294-134 in 14th season
CLEMSON LEADERS–Clemson is led in scoring by freshman sensation Chrissy Floyd as she is averaging 12.4 ppg. The Lady Tigers are led in rebounding by Erin Batth with a 7.6 rpg. mark. Erin Batth is the Lady Tigers’ second leading scorer with a 9.2 ppg. average. Krystal Scott leads the Lady Tigers in assists with 82 or 3.2 assists per game.
GIANT KILLERS–The Clemson Women’s basketball team defeated 15th-ranked North Carolina, 60-59, on January 10. On January 13, the Lady Tigers defeated third-ranked N.C. State, 71-56.
DAVIS VS. RANKED TEAMS–Under Head Coach Jim Davis’s, the Lady Tigers have a 28-20 record against Associated Press-ranked teams at Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum.
UPCOMING ACTION–Clemson will play at Wake Forest on February 24, at 7:00 p.m. The Lady Tigers will play host to Florida State on Sunday, February 27, at 2:00 p.m. in the last regular season game before the ACC Tournament.
ANGIE COSSEY HAS SCORED 45 POINTS IN LAST FOUR GAMES–Angie Cossey has scored 45 points in the last four games. She scored a career-high 19 points in the N.C. State game on 2-13-00. Also in the last four games, she is 6-17 from the three-point line.
BATTH IS CLEMSON’S CURRENT CAREER SCORING LEADER–Erin Batth is Clemson’s current career scoring leader with 558 points. She is averaging 6.5 ppg. during her career. Batth also has 429 career rebounds and has averaged 5.0 rpg. during her career.
JOANIE MUNGRO IS BALANCED IN REBOUNDING–Joanie Mungro has 126 offensive rebounds and 135 defensive rebounds in her career at Clemson. The senior was a junior college transfer. For her career at Clemson, she is averaging 5.0 rpg.
CLEMSON IS YOUNG TEAM–Clemson has only three players who have played in 70 or more career games at Clemson. Chrissy Floyd has averaged more than 20 minutes per game. Floyd is averaging 29.5 minutes per game.
MUNGRO OVERCOMES OBSTACLES–Clemson’s Joanie Mungro had a pacemaker inserted in December. She has a rare, non-life threatening heart ailment that required a pacemaker. So far this season, she is averaging 23.3 minutes per game and has started 19 of the 20 games she has played. Mungro is the Lady Tigers’ second leading rebounder this season with a 6.0 rpg. mark. Mungro leads the Lady Tigers in field goal pct. this season as she has hit 52-99 field goals for a .525 mark. For her career at Clemson, she has hit 113-228 from the field for a .496 pct.
CLEMSON’S REBOUNDING–Clemson has been outrebounded by its opponents 11 times this season. When Clemson outrebounds its opponents, the Lady Tigers are 12-2 this season. When the opponents outrebound Clemson, the Lady Tigers are 3-8. Wake Forest and Clemson tied in rebounding 35-35 on January 24. This year, Clemson is averaging 37.4 rpg. while the opponents are averaging 38.4 rpg. The Lady Tigers have never finished a season being outrebounded by its opponents under Head Coach Jim Davis’s.
FLOYD, A FRESHMAN SENSATION–Freshman Chrissy Floyd is Clemson’s leading scorer with a 12.4 ppg. average. This season she has hit 138-300 from the field for a .460 pct. She is also averaging 3.0 rpg. She is also the Lady Tigers’ leader on defense as she has 48 steals or 1.8 spg. This year, Floyd is averaging 29.5 minutes per contest. This year, she has led Clemson in scoring in eight games this season, including the Lady Tigers’ 71-56 upset win over N.C. State. The last freshman to lead Clemson in scoring at the end of a season was Kerry Boyatt as she averaged 15.3 ppg. her freshman season in 1989-90, 10 years ago. That season Boyatt was named ACC Freshman-of-the-Year.
KRYSTAL SCOTT HAS BECOME STARTER THIS SEASON–Krystal Scott has more than tripled her playing time this season compared to her playing time last year. This year she has played 740 minutes, and last year she played 155 minutes the entire year. She is averaging 8.6 ppg. this season and leads the squad in assists with 82. She is also a 75% free throw shooter this season. In Clemson’s upset win over North Carolina on January 10, Scott scored a 16 points. Against Virginia on February 17, She scored a career-high 18 points.
VS. ACC FOES–Chrissy Floyd has averaged 13.1 ppg. in Clemson’s ACC games this season. Erin Batth is also averaging 7.9 rpg. in Clemson’s ACC outings. Clemson is shooting 316-798 vs. ACC foes for a .396 pct.
LEONARD NAMED TO THE ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM–Amirah Leonard was named to the All-Tournament team at the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament on November 24 & 26. Leonard scored a career-high 25 points vs. Old Dominion and had 15 points in the Kentucky game.
HEAD COACH JIM DAVIS HAS 275 WINS AT CLEMSON–Head Coach Jim Davis’s has a 275-126 record at Clemson as he is in his 13th season. During his NCAA Division I career, he has a 294-134 record. Davis spent one season, 1986-87, at Middle Tennessee State and compiled a 19-8 record with the Lady Raiders that season.
CLEMSON HEAD COACH OVER THE CENTURY MARK IN ACC WINS–Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis has a 119-79 record against ACC foes during the regular season. He is the fourth winningest coach in the history of the ACC with the 119 league victories.
CLEMSON’S JIM DAVIS IS 8-6 IN OVERTIME GAMES DURING HIS CAREER–Head Coach Jim Davis’s is now 8-6 in overtime games during his career at Clemson. He has also guided the Lady Tigers to five wins in the last seven Clemson overtime games.
CLEMSON’S RECORD VS. RANKED TEAMS–Coach Jim Davis’s has defeated 43 top 25 teams since his arrival at Clemson in the 1987-88 season. At Littlejohn Coliseum, he has a 28-20 record vs. Associated Press Top 25 teams. In 1998-99, he was 5-6 vs. top 25 teams. This season he is 2-6 vs. AP top 25 teams. He has 11 top 25 wins over Virginia in his career, more than any other school.
CLEMSON’S DEFENSE–Under Coach Jim Davis’s, the Clemson Lady Tigers have held opponents to 50 points or less 58 times and have never allowed an opponent to reach the 100-point plateau. All 58 games have resulted in Lady Tiger victories. The Lady Tigers have only been held to 50 points or less three times during Davis’ tenure.
FIRST HOME GAME RECORD–Clemson now has a 22-3 record over the years when playing its first home game of the season. The Lady Tigers also have a 19-6 record over the years in season-opening games.
ALL-TIME HOME RECORD–Clemson has a 260-75 record when playing in Littlejohn Coliseum for a .781 mark. Clemson won its 250th game in a 69-41 win over Georgia Tech on February 11, 1999.
100% GRADUATION RATE–Since the beginning of the women’s basketball program at Clemson in 1975-76, 100% of the players staying for four years have graduated.
CLEMSON ON TELEVISION–Clemson has won 12 of its last 17 games that were shown on television.
JIM DAVIS’ NON-CONFERENCE RECORD–Head Coach Jim Davis’s has a cumulative 143-41 record vs. non-conference teams during his Clemson career.
DAVIS IS THE FIFTH WINNINGEST COACH IN ACC HISTORY–Head Coach Jim Davis’s is the fifth all-time winningest coach in the history of the ACC with 275 victories. He is also fourth for most victories in ACC games with 119. He is also the third all-time winningest coach in the ACC by percentage, (.689). Davis is also fourth for the best winning percentage in the ACC Tournament with a .643 figure (18-10).
When a game is five points or less:5-1 When leading at Halftime:12-2 When trailing at halftime:4-7 When tied at halftime:0-1 Shooting 50% or better from the field:1-0 Shooting Under 50% from the field:15-10 Shooting 40% or better from the field:10-3 Shooting under 40% from the field:6-7 Shooting 60% or better from the FT line:15-10 Shooting under 60% from the FT line:1-0 Shooting 30% or better from the 3PT line:10-2 Shooting under 30% from the 3PT line:6-8 One-Point Decisions:1-0 Two-Point Decisions:1-0 Three-Point Decisions:0-1 Four-Point Decisions:1-0 Five-Point Decisions:2-0 Overtime:0-2 Under Coach Davis 1987-88-Present Shooting over .500:70-3
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