@ClemsonWBB Meets Middle Tennessee Sunday at 2 p.m.
By: Clemson Athletic Communications
Who: Clemson Tigers (7-5) v. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (9-3)
When: Sunday, Dec. 29 at 2:00 pm
Where: Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC
Watch: Tigercast at ClemsonTigers.com
Listen: WCCP 104.9 FM (Tom Van Hoy, Dory Kidd) and Clemson Tigers Official App
Next Game: Clemson at NJIT (Newark, NJ); Jan. 2, 7 pm
CLEMSON, SC - The Clemson women’s basketball team returns from a holiday break with a home contest against Middle Tennessee (9-3) on Sunday at 2 p.m. The Tigers (7-5) and the Blue Raiders have not met since 1988.
The game will be broadcast on TigerCast at ClemsonTigers.com and on the radio at WCCP 104.9 FM and in-game updates are available on the program’s official twitter account @ClemsonWBB.
Middle Tennessee holds a 2-1 record in the all-time series and is the fourth opponent that Clemson has played this season that participated in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The Tigers are 2-1 in the previous three. Both teams won at USF, and Clemson defeated Creighton in Vegas.
Clemson has five players averaging 8.0 or more points per game, led by Quinyotta Pettaway at 10.4 ppg. Middle Tennessee’s Ebony Rowe is 10th in the nation in scoring at 23.2 per contest.
The Tigers will play the Blue Raiders before traveling to Newark, NJ to take on NJIT in their final non-conference title. Clemson will travel to top-five Notre Dame to open ACC play on Jan. 5.
Notes (In 140 Characters or Less):
- NCAA Defensive Ranks: FG% D (.366, 68th); scoring D (59.7 ppg, 52th); blks/gm (4.4, 51st) & fouls/gm (17.1, 51st)
- Won 5 games in a row for the 1st time since 2008
- Shot .490 during streak, held opponents to .322 shooting
- Making 2nd-ever trip to Las Vegas (1st was on Dec. 21, 1993)
- 88 pts vs. SC State were most since scoring 89 vs. Ohio on 12/19/09
- The Tigers are 7th in the ACC with 4.4 blocks per game; Jamison-Myers (11), Chatman (10) & Pettaway (11) lead the way
- Tigers averaging just 16.2 turnovers per game & 14.6 during streak
- Tay leads all CU players in pts (109), rebs (75) & stls (13)
- Chancie Dunn needs just one assist for 200 in her career
- Kelly Gramlich set school mark with 8 3-pters made vs SC State
- Quinyotta Pettaway is 15th on CU’s all-time rebounding list with 563
- Chelsea Lindsay ranks 5th in ACC at 33.2 mins/game
- Jamison-Myers set new career-best with 17 pts vs. SC St.
- Clemson signed six players in the early period: Ivy Atkism (6-2 Post, Monroe, GA), Alexis Carter (5-7 PG, Tigard, OR), Shelbie Davenport (6-0 Wing, Murfreesboro, TN), Makayla Johnson (6-3 Post, Columbia, SC), Daneesha Provo (5-11 Wing, Dartmouth Nova Scotia), and Justice Wright (6-4 Post, Warner Robins, GA).