UPDATE: @ClemsonWBB Heads to New Jersey to Take on NJIT
By: Clemson Athletic Communications
***6 PM WEDNESDAY UPDATE - Thursday's game will be played at 5 p.m. instead of the previously announced 7 p.m.***
@ClemsonWBB vs. NJIT Game Time Changed
Jan. 1, 2014
NEWARK, NJ - The Clemson women’s basketball team’s Thursday contest at NJIT has been rescheduled to start at 5 p.m. The contest was originally slated for 7 p.m., but severe weather forecasted in the northeast made it necessary to move the time up in order to allow the Tigers a chance to return home after the game.
The game will air live on WCCP 104.9 FM with Tom Van Hoy and Dory Kidd. Livestats, twitter updates, and a video broadcast will also be available
Who: Clemson Tigers (7-6) at NJIT Highlanders (4-12)
When: Thursday, Jan. 2 at 5 p.m.
Where: Newark, NJ (Estelle & Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center)
Watch: NJITHighlanders.com ($)
Listen: WCCP 104.9 FM (Tom Van Hoy, Dory Kidd) and Clemson Tigers Official App
Next Game: Clemson at #2 Notre Dame, Jan. 5, Notre Dame, IN
CLEMSON, SC - The Clemson women’s basketball team travels to the state of New Jersey for the first time since 2004 as they take on the NJIT Highlanders (4-12) on Thursday night at 5 p.m. in Newark. This will be the first-ever meeting between the programs and Clemson’s (7-6) final non-conference game of the season before opening league play on Sunday at #2 Notre Dame.
The contest will be broadcast on WCCP 104.9 FM in the upstate, and a video broadcast will be available for a fee at NJITHighlanders.com. Fans can also follow live stats or @ClemsonWBB on twitter for in-game updates throughout the contest.
Clemson has dropped three of the last four after a five-game winning streak. The Tigers have won two of three road games this season, winning at USF and at UNCG. Clemson is guaranteed to finish .500 or better in nonconference play for the first time since the 2009-10, when it went 9-8.
Notes (In 140 Characters or Less):
- This is CU’s 1st game in New Jersey since 12/18/04, a 66-51 loss at Rutgers
- With a win, Clemson will be >.500 in non-conf. for 1st time since 2009-10
- NCAA Defensive Ranks: FG% D (.376, 93th); scoring D (60.9 ppg, 68th); blks/gm (4.3, 59th) & fouls/gm (17.0, 52nd)
- Won 5 games in a row for the 1st time since 2008
- 6-0 this season when leading at half, and 4-0 in games decided by < 5
- Tigers are 7th in the ACC with just 15.2 turnovers per game
- The Tigers are 8th in the ACC with 4.3 blocks per game; Jamison-Myers (11), Chatman (11) & Pettaway (12) lead the way
- Charmaine Tay (9.1 ppg, 6.3 rpg) is Clemson’s lone New Jersey native (Irvington, NJ)
- Nikki Dixon has led Tigers in scoring in last 2 games (14 & 21)
- Chancie Dunn tallied the 200th ast of her career last game
- Kelly Gramlich set school mark with 8 3-pters made vs SC State
- Quinyotta Pettaway is tied-13th on CU’s all-time rebounding list with 570
- Chelsea Lindsay ranks 3rd in ACC at 33.7 mins/game
- Jamison-Myers set career-best with 17 pts vs. SC St.; had 10 v. MTU