Clemson Defeats North Carolina 75-57 in ACC Tournament
GREENSBORO, NC -- Marci Glenney scored 18 points and Krystal Scott added 17 in
leading Clemson to a 75-57 win over North Carolina in the quarterfinal
round of the 24th Annual ACC Women's Basketball Tournament at Greensboro,
NC Saturday afternoon.
With the win, Clemson improves to 20-8 overall, while North Carolina falls
to 15-14 this season. Clemson has won five games in a row. The Lady
Tigers are ranked 19th by the USA Today poll and 25th by the Associated
Clemson has advanced to the ACC Tournament semifinals 18 times in the
school's history, 12 times under Head Coach Jim Davis. Clemson will meet
the winner of the N.C. State-Maryland game in the semifinals at 3:30 p.m.
The game will be televised live by Fox Sports South, Home Team Sports and
by Sunshine Sports. Florida State will face Duke in the other semifinal
game at 1:00 p.m.
With today's win, Clemson won its 20th game. In Jim Davis' 14 years at
Clemson, the Lady Tigers have won 20 or more games in 11 seasons. The
other three seasons, the Lady Tigers won 19 games each.
In the first half, the score was tied 10-10 with 10:27 left to play. From
this point, Clemson went on a 13-4 run and built a 23-14 lead with 5:40
remaining. Julie Aderhold had five points in this Clemson run. Clemson
extended its 26-19 lead by outscoring the Tar Heels 9-4 in the final 3:46
of play to take a 35-22 lead at the half.
Clemson built a 17-point lead three times in the second half with the last
time occurring at the 11:55 mark, as Glenney made a layup to make the score
50-33. North Carolina narrowed the lead to nine, 53-44 with 9:10
remaining as North Carolina went on an 11-3 run. Coretta Brown hit five
points in the rally. Clemson responded and built a 14-point lead, 61-47
with 6:15 left. The Tar Heel's Juana Brown hit a three-point shot with
5:02 remaining, bringing the Tar Heels within nine of Clemson's lead
(61-52), This would be the closest the Tar Heels would come, as Glenney
responded with a layup with 4:58 remaining making the score 63-52.
Clemson's largest lead of the game was 18 points as Glenney hit two free
throws with :34 seconds left to make the score 75-57.
For the game, Clemson shot 27-69 from the field for a .391 pct. North
Carolina shot 21-55 from the floor for a .382 mark. Clemson outrebounded
North Carolina 44-38 including a 15-8 edge on the offensive boards.
Julie Alderhold had seven rebounds to lead the way for the Lady Tigers.,
Nuria Forns, Glenney, Erin Batth, and Krystal Scott all had six rebounds each.
North Carolina was led in scoring and rebounding by LaQuanda Barksdale with
16 points and 11 rebounds.
"We were worried about this game, having lost to North Carolina twice this
season," said Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis. "However, we thought it was
our turn. I thought we defended well in both halves. I am so proud of our
team. I told our team that it was a team game and we demonstrated that
today. I thought Marci Glenney did a great job on both ends of the floor."
THE SERIES WITH N.C. STATE-This will be the 59th meeting between Clemson
and N.C. State on the basketball court. N.C. State leads the overall
series 36-22. Clemson and N.C. State split during the regular season as
Clemson defeated N.C. State 67-52 on January 5, at Raleigh, NC. N.C.
State defeated Clemson 56-50 at Clemson, SC on February 4. In this game,
N.C. State went on a 16-0 run to finish the game. Under Head Coach Jim
Davis, Clemson is 18-16 vs. N.C. State. In the ACC Tournament, N.C. State
leads the series 6-4. However, Clemson has defeated N.C. State in the
last four games when the two teams meet in the ACC Tournament. Clemson is
also 3-1 vs. N.C. State when the Lady Tigers are the higher seeded team.
CLEMSON'S RECORD--Clemson is 20-8 overall this season. The Lady Tigers
are 10-3 at home this season. Clemson is 10-6 in the ACC. Clemson has
won five games in a row.
BATTH AND FLOYD NAMED SECOND-TEAM ALL-ACC--Clemson Lady Tiger basketball
players, Erin Batth and Chrissy Floyd were both named second-team All
Atlantic Coast Conference as announced by the Atlantic Coast Sportswriters
Association (ACSWA) Tuesday.
LADY TIGERS ARE SEEDED SECOND IN ACC TOURNAMENT--Clemson is seeded second
in this year's ACC Tournament. This is the second time Clemson has been
seeded second in ACC Tournament history.
BATTH NAMED TO THE ALL-ACC DEFENSIVE TEAM. Erin Batth was named to the ACC
All-Defensive team. She also ranks 10th in the league averaging 0.88
blocks per game and has tallied 233 rebounds this season, including 143
CLEMSON VS. ACC SCHOOLS IN THE ACC
Duke 7-2 32-20
Florida State 1-0 21-1
Georgia Tech 3-1 36-9
Maryland 1-3 20-27
North Carolina 4-6 26-33
N.C. State 4-6 22-36
Virginia 5-3 23-28
Wake Forest 1-0 36-7
CLEMSON IN THE ACC TOURNAMENT--Clemson has an overall record of 26-21 in
the ACC Tournament over the years. Clemson has a 11-3 record in the ACC
Tournament since 1996. The Lady Tigers won the ACC Tournament in 1996 and
1999, and have played in the ACC Championship game in four of the last
five years. Head Coach Jim Davis has a 19-12 record in the ACC Tournament
during his Clemson career. Clemson has a 6-11 record in the ACC
semifinals over the years.
CLEMSON WINS 20th GAME OF THE SEASON-With the 75-57 win over North Carolina
on March 3, Clemson won its 20th game of the season. Clemson has a 20-8
record this season. Head Coach Jim Davis is in his 14th season at
Clemson. The Lady Tigers have won at least 19 games in each of his 14
seasons. In those 14 years, he has coached Clemson to 20 or more
victories in a single season a total of 11 times.
CLEMSON IN OVERTIME GAMES IN THE ACC TOURNAMENT-Clemson is 3-1 involving
overtime games in the ACC Tournament for a .750 pct. The .750 pct. is the
best winningest pct. among the ACC schools.
LADY TIGERS IN THE ACC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME--Clemson has been in
the ACC Tournament Championship game six times, (1982, 1989, 1996, 1997,
1998, 1999). The Lady Tigers won the ACC Championship in 1996 and 1999.
Head Coach Jim Davis has led Clemson to five ACC Tournament Championship
games in his career.
CLEMSON LEADERS--Sophomore guard, Chrissy Floyd leads the Lady Tigers in
scoring with a 17.1 ppg. average. Senior center, Erin Batth is second on
the team in scoring with a 12.3 ppg. mark.
Batth leads the team in rebounding with a 8.6 rpg. mark. Krystal Scott
leads the team in assists with 107 or a 3.82 apg. figure.
HEAD COACH JIM DAVIS REACHES 300 CAREER WINS WITH VICTORY OVER SOUTH
CAROLINA--Head Coach Jim Davis has a 298-136 record at Clemson as he is
in his 14th season. During his NCAA Division I career, he has a 317-144
record. Davis spent one season, 1986-87, at Middle Tennessee State and
compiled a 19-8 record with the Lady Raiders that season. Davis won his
300th career win with a 56-43 win over South Carolina on November 29, 2000.
DAVIS IS THE FIFTH WINNINGEST COACH IN ACC HISTORY-Head Coach Jim Davis is
the fifth all-time winningest coach in the history of the ACC with 298
victories. He is also fourth for most victories in ACC games with 131. He
is the fourth all-time winningest coach in the ACC by percentage (.686),
and he has the third best winning percentage in the ACC Tournament with
a .633 figure (19-11).
CLEMSON VS. RANKED TEAMS--Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis has defeated 48 top
25 teams since his arrival at Clemson in the 1987-88 season. This season
the Lady Tigers defeated third-ranked Duke on December 9, and ninth-ranked
Auburn on December 21. The Lady Tigers also defeated 16th-ranked N.C.
State on January 5, at Raleigh, NC. On January 15, Clemson defeated
BATTH IS ONE OF CLEMSON'S BEST ALL-TIME REBOUNDERS-Erin Batth is one of
Clemson's all-time best rebounders. Currently she has 696 career rebounds
and is eighth on the school's all-time rebounder list.
NURIA FORNS IS ONE OF CLEMSON'S BEST THREE-POINT SHOOTERS--Senior Nuria
Forns is one of Clemson's best ever three-point shooters. She is fourth
on the Clemson career list for most three-point field goals made with 90.
CLEMSON'S DEFENSE-Under Coach Jim Davis, the Clemson Lady Tigers have held
opponents to 50 points or less 62 times and have never allowed an opponent
to reach the 100-point plateau in regulation. North Carolina reached the
100-point mark in a double-overtime game on February 8, 2001. All 62 games
have resulted in Lady Tiger victories. The Lady Tigers have been held to
50 points or less only four times during Davis' tenure.
ERIN BATTH IS ONE OF CLEMSON'S BEST SHOT BLOCKERS--Erin Batth is fifth on
the Clemson career list for most blocked shots in a career.
CHRISSY FLOYD HAS SCORED IN DOUBLE FIGURES IN 27 GAMES--Chrissy Floyd has
scored in double digits in 27 of 28 games this season. She leads the
Lady Tigers in scoring with a 17.1 ppg. average. Erin Batth has scored
in double digits in 21 of the 28 games played this season.
CLEMSON A DANGEROUS TEAM FROM THE THREE-POINT LINE--Clemson has hit 135-372
from the three point line this season for a .363 figure. The Lady
Tigers are averaging 4.82 three-point field goals per game. Nuria Forns
is 33-83 from the three-point arc for a .398 pct. Julie Aderhold is 30-69
from the three point line for a .435 mark. Chrissy Floyd has been
successful from the three point line as she has hit 39-106 three point
field goals for a .368 pct.
CLEMSON IS A GOOD FREE THROW SHOOTING TEAM--Clemson has hit 459-640 free
throws this season for a .717 pct. Chrissy Floyd is 76-93 from the free
throw line for a .817 pct. Nuria Forns is 31-41 from the free throw line
for a .756 figure this season. Clemson has seven players shooting 70% or
better from the free throw line this season. The Lady Tigers lead the ACC
in free throw shooting with a .717 mark.
JULIE ADERHOLD IS CLEMSON'S TOP FRESHMAN SCORER--Of Clemson's four
freshmen, Julie Aderhold is the leading scorer in the group with a 5.9 ppg.
average, sixth on the team. This year, Aderhold has played in all 28
games and is averaging 18.1 minutes per game. She is also averaging 3.0
rpg. She started her first career game in the Wake Forest game on January
KRYSTAL SCOTT LEADS THE TEAM IN ASSISTS--Krystal Scott leads the team in
assists with 107. She has had five or more assists in 15 games this
season. She had a season-high seven assists in the Maryland game on
1-2-01 and in the North Carolina contest on 1-8-01. Chrissy Floyd is
second on the team in assists with 72.
BATTH IS ONE OF CLEMSON'S ALL-TIME CAREER SCORERS--Erin Batth has scored
940 career points. She is 20th on the Clemson's career list for most
points scored. She has scored 332 points this season. Floyd is
Clemson's 26th all-time leading career scorer with 859 points.
THE DAVIS PROGRAM AT CLEMSON--Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis is in his 14th
season with the Lady Tigers. The following are some of his highlights
during his Clemson career:
13 Straight Postseason Appearances
12 NCAA Tournament Seasons
10 Top 25 Seasons
10 Seasons of at least 20 wins
Four NCAA Final 16 Appearances
One NCAA Final Eight Appearance
Five ACC Tournament Championship Game Appearances
Two ACC Championships, 1996 and 1999
Average of 22 wins per season
47 Wins over Top 25 Teams
20 Wins over Top 10 Teams
CLEMSON HAS SHOT 50% OR BETTER FROM THE FIELD IN THREE GAMES--Clemson is
3-0 when shooting 50% or better from the field this season. Clemson shot
31-54 from the field for a .574 pct. vs. Winthrop in the Lady Tigers' best
shooting performance of the year.
Clemson's Record in 2000-01
When Leading at Halftime: 16-4
When trailing at halftime: 3-3
When tied at halftime: 1-1
Shooting 50% or better from the field: 3-0
Shooting Under 50% from the field: 17-8
Shooting 40% or better from the field: 13-4
Shooting Under 40% from the field: 7-4
Shooting 60% or better from the FT line: 19-7
Shooting under 60% from the FT Line: 1-1
Shooting 30% or better from the 3PT line: 16-4
Shooting under 30% from the 3PT line: 4-4
When Outrebounding an Opponent: 11-1
When Opponent Outrebounds Clemson: 9-7
One-Point Decisions: 0-2
Two-Point Decisions: 0-0
Three-Point Decisions: 0-0
Four-Point Decisions: 0-0
Five-Point Decisions: 0-0