Lady Tigers Down Florida St, 63-49
TALLAHASSEE, FL-Chrissy Floyd scored 14 points, while Marci Glenney added
10 in leading Clemson to a 63-49 win over Florida State in a women's
Atlantic Coast Conference basketball game at Tallahassee, FL Thursday
Clemson improves to 19-8 overall, 10-6 in the ACC. Florida State falls to
17-9 overall, 9-6 in the ACC. Clemson is ranked 22nd in the USA Today
poll. Under Head Coach Jim Davis, in his 14 years at Clemson , the Lady
Tigers have won at least 19 games in each season.
With the win tonight, Clemson finishes second in the Atlantic Coast
Conference Standings. Clemson will be second seed in the ACC Tournament on
Clemson won the ACC regular season only one time in the 1980-81 season. At
that time, ACC times played each other only one time. Since ACC schools
started playing each other twice in a single season in the 1983-84 season,
the best Clemson has finish was second in the 1997-98 season, when the Lady
Tigers finished the ACC race with a 12-4 record. Under Head Coach Jim
Davis the Lady Tigers have never finished under .500 in the ACC and have
finished third five times.
In the first half, Clemson took a 21-20 lead with 6:30 remaining in the
first half. From this point, Florida State went on a 10-2 run and built a
30-23 lead with 2:10 left. Clemson outscored the Seminoles 6-2 in the
final 2:00 and Florida State had a 32-29 lead at the half. In the first
half, The Lady Tigers hit 12-30 from the field for a .400 figure, while
Florida State hit 11-23 from the field for a .478 mark.
In the first 12 minutes of the second half, the score was tied five times.
Clemson broke away from a 45-45 tie with 8:30 remaining and went on a 9-1
run and built a 54-46 lead with 2:39 left to go in the game. Nuria Forns
had five points in this Lady Tiger run. Florida State only scored four
points in the final 10:24 .
"I could not be more pleased with the effort of our basketball team," said
Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis. That was one of the most competitive games I
have ever seen. Both teams played their hearts out. Florida State has
been playing so well. I am very pleased with our defensive effort. To
hold a team like Florida State to 49 points speaks well for our defensive
At the half, the rebounding total was tied 18-18, but Clemson won the
battle of the boards 42-28. Nuria Forns had 11 rebounds.
In the second half, Clemson shot 9-26 from the floor for a .346 pct. For
the game, the Lady Tigers shot 21-56 for a .375 mark. Florida State shot
5-22 in the second half (.227) and finished 16-45 for the game for a .356