CINCINNATI, OH - The Clemson women's basketball team will start play in the
NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Friday night at 6:00 p.m. at Xavier's
Cintas Center in Cincinnati, OH.
Clemson is 20-9 overall this season and finished second in the ACC
standings with a 10-6 conference record. Clemson is ranked 19th in the USA
Today poll and 22nd in the Associated Press listing.
The Clemson women's basketball team is appearing in the NCAA Tournament for
the sixth straight year, the 13th time in the last 14 years.
The Lady Tigers are the fifth seed in the Mideast Region. Clemson will
play 12th-seeded Tennessee-Chattanooga in the first round. Fourth-seeded
Xavier and and 13th-seeded Louisville will meet in the second game. The
two winners will meet Sunday in Cincinnati, OH at 1:05 p.m. The Mideast
Regional is in Birmingham, AL.
Tennessee-Chattanooga has a 24-6 record overall and won the Southern
Conference Championship. The Lady Mocs are led in scoring by Damita
Bullock with a 14.2 ppg. average. Tishay Lewis leads the team in
rebounding with a 6.2 rpg. mark.
This is the 14th time the Lady Tigers have been to the NCAA Tournament
since the NCAA first started the women's tournament in 1982. Under Head
Coach Jim Davis, this is the 13th time in his 14 years at Clemson that the
Lady Tigers have participated in the NCAA Tournament. Since 1988, Clemson
is tied for sixth for the most NCAA appearances with 13. Also since
1988, Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis is tied for fourth among Head Coaches
with the most NCAA Tournament Appearances.
Sophomore guard, Chrissy Floyd leads the Lady Tigers in scoring with a 16.9
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 an 8.6 rpg. mark. Krystal Scott
leads the team in assists with 111 or a 3.83 apg. figure.
This will be the sixth meeting between Clemson and Tennessee-Chattanooga on
the basketball court. Clemson leads the overall series 3-2. Clemson
met the Lady Mocs in the NCAA Tournament on March 18, 1992. Clemson and
Louisville have met three times in the series. The Lady Tigers have won
all three games. Xavier and Clemson have met only one time in history.
The two teams met in the 1993 NCAA Tournament and Clemson defeated Xavier
70-64 on March 17, 1993.
CLEMSON LADY TIGERS PROBABLE STARTERS RECORD: 20-9 Overall, 10-6 in the ACC
No. Player Ht Yr Pos PPG. RPG
12 Krystal Scott 5-8 JR G 10.0 ppg. 2.4 rpg.
32 Chrissy Floyd 5-9 SO G 16.9 ppg. 3.6 rpg.
22 Erin Batth 6-4 SR C 12.3 ppg. 8.6 rpg.
10 Nuria Forns 6-1 SR F 7.9 ppg. 5.2 rpg.
15 Marci Glenney 5-11 JR F 10.0 ppg. 3.8 rpg.
TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA PROBABLE STARTERS, 24-6 Overall, Southern Conf. Champs
12 Damita Bullock 5-10 SO G 14.2 ppg. 6.0 rpg.
24 Mandy Rollins 5-8 SO G 2.5 ppg. 1.5 rpg.
44 Katarika Banks 6-0 SR C 5.1 ppg. 4.3 rpg.
42 Jennifer Wilson 5-11 SO F 10.5 ppg. 5.1 rpg.
21 Nneka Irons 5-8 SO F 8.7 ppg. 3.7 rpg.
Quotes from Clemson Lady Tiger Basketball Coach Jim Davis and Clemson
Players, Erin Batth and Chrissy Floyd. A NCAA press conference was held at
the Cintas Center on the Xavier Campus in Cincinnati, OH Thursday
afternoon. Clemson will play Chattanooga Friday night at 6:00 p.m. in the
first round of the NCAA Tournament at the Cintas Center.
Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis: "Obviously we are excited and pleased to be
in the NCAA Tournament this season. I am proud of our basketball team and
their hard work this year.
"Chattanooga is a good basketball team. They are quick and are very
athletic. Damita Bullock is a great player. They play uptempo and they
are a very well-coached team. They are fundamentally-sound. They can
break down a defense on the dribble drive.
"Chattanooga likes to shoot the three and at the start of the season, we
were having trouble with our perimeter defense. We improved in this area
as the season progressed, but we will have to be prepared tomorrow night
and be ready with our perimeter defense. "I am concerned about their
three-point shooting ability. We will definitely have to defend well. We
will also have to rebound better, and that has been a problem all year.
Erin Batth, Clemson Center: "A key to tomorrow night's game will be taking
care of the basketball. We may have the height ability, but I think that
whoever takes care of the basketball better will have the advantage. We
will have to step up and play hard."
Chrissy Floyd: "We need to get the ball to Erin. We need to continue to
push the ball and try to get Erin as many touches as possible in the post."
CLEMSON'S RECORD--Clemson is 20-9 overall this season. The Lady Tigers
are 10-3 at home this season. Clemson is 10-6 in the ACC.
CLEMSON WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM RECEIVES NCAA BID--The Clemson women's
basketball team has received a NCAA Tournament bid for the sixth straight
year, the 13th time in the last 14 years.
The Lady Tigers are the fifth seed in the Mideast Region. Clemson will
play 12th-seeded Tennessee-Chattanooga in the first round at the Cintas
Center on Friday in Cincinnati, OH. Fourth-seeded Xavier and and
13th-seeded Louisville will meet in the second game. The two winners will
meet Sunday in Cincinnati, OH. The Mideast Regional is in Birmingham, AL.
THE OPPONENTS--Tennessee-Chattanooga has a 24-6 record overall and won the
Southern Conference Championship. The Lady Mocs are led in scoring by
Damita Bullock with a 14.2 ppg. average. Tishay Lewis leads the team in
rebounding with a 6.2 rpg. mark.
Xavier is making their third straight NCAA Tournament appearance after
winning the Atlantic 10 Tournament in Philadelphia for the second year in a
row. Jennifer Phillips was the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and
Tournament MVP this season. Taru Tuukkanen leads the team in scoring with
a 19.7 ppg. average. Tuukkanen and Reetta Piipari both lead the team in
rebounding with an 8.5 rpg. mark. Xavier is ranked 12th in the
Associated Press poll and 11th in the USA Today poll.
Louisville has a 19-9 record overall. Marju Sober leads the team in
scoring with a 14.4 ppg. average. Shamika Ingram leads the squad in
rebounding with a 6.6 rpg. mark.
14TH NCAA APPEARANCE FOR THE LADY TIGERS--This is the 14th time the Lady
Tigers have been to the NCAA Tournament since the NCAA first started the
women's tournament in 1982. Under Head Coach Jim Davis, this is the 13th
time in his 14 years at Clemson that the Lady Tigers have participated in
the NCAA Tournament. Since 1988, Clemson is tied for sixth for the most
NCAA appearances with 13. Also since 1988, Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis
is tied for fourth among Head Coaches with the most NCAA Tournament
MOST NCAA APPEARANCES SINCE 1988 (By Team)
1. Tennessee 14
La. Tech 14
Stephen F. Austin 14
6. Clemson 13
Old Dominion 13
MOST NCAA APPEARANCES SINCE 1988 (By Coach)
1. Debbie Ryan, Virginia 14
Pat Summitt, Tennessee 14
Leon Barmore, La Tech 14
4. Jim Davis, Clemson 13
Tara VanDerveer, Stanford 13
Geno Auriemma, UConn 13
Wendy Larry, Old Dominion 13
CLEMSON'S NCAA TOURNAMENT RECORD--In Clemson's 13 previous NCAA
Tournaments, the Lady Tigers have a 13-13 record. The Lady Tigers have
been to been to the NCAA Final 16 four times (1989, 1990, 1991, 1999) and
have been to the NCAA Final 8 once in 1991.
Clemson defeated Tennessee-Chattanooga 76-72 in the NCAA Tournament's
first round on March 18, 1992. The Lady Tigers also defeated Xavier 70-64
in the NCAA Tournament's first round on March 17, 1993.
CLEMSON AND TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA TIES--Former Clemson star, Laura Cottrell
is an Assistant Coach at Tennessee-Chattanooga. Cottrell was named the
MVP at the 1996 ACC Tournament, Clemson's first ever ACC Basketball
Championship. She was named first-team All-ACC Tournament in 1996 and
1997. She became the 15th Clemson player to reach the 1,000 point plateau
in a career. She was the fifth player to reach the 1,000 point, 800
rebound club in Clemson history. She is the Lady Tigers' fifth all-time
rebounder with 809 and is 15th on the Clemson career list for most points
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.
Sophomore guard, Chrissy Floyd leads the Lady Tigers in scoring with a
16.9 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.
LADY TIGER RANKINGS--Clemson is ranked 19th in the USA Today poll and 22nd
in the Associated Press listing. Clemson first appeared in both polls on
December 26, 2000.
CLEMSON'S RANKINGS WEEK BY WEEK
AP USA Today
Dec. 26 20 23
Jan. 1 18 23
Jan. 8 16 19
Jan. 15 20 20
Jan. 22 15 16
Jan. 29 17 17
Feb. 5 25 22
Feb. 12 NR 22
Feb. 19 NR 22
Feb. 26 25 19
March 6 23 19
March 13 22 19
CLEMSON NCAA HISTORY
Appearances (14) 1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996,
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Final 16 (4) 1989, 1990, 1991, 1999
Final 8 (1) 1991
BATTH NAMED TO THE ALL-ACC DEFENSIVE TEAM. - The 2000-01 Atlantic Coast
Conference All-Defensive Team spotlights five players representing four
league teams as the top defensive players as selected by the nine ACC
women's basketball head coaches.
Clemson senior Erin Batth currently ranks fourth in the ACC, averaging 8.7
boards per game. She also ranks 10th in the league averaging 0.88 blocks
per game and has tallied 227 rebounds this season, including 139 defensive
CLEMSON LEADERS--Sophomore guard, Chrissy Floyd leads the Lady Tigers in
scoring with a 16.9 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 111 or a 3.83 apg. figure.
CLEMSON AND NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY-Clemson played in the first NCAA
women's tournament in 1982 against Penn State. Because of the day and time
it was played, the Clemson-Penn State game was the first ever NCAA women's
tournament game. The Lady Tigers lost the game 96-75. In the Clemson-Penn
State game, former Lady Tiger assistant coach and Clemson great, Barbara
Kennedy-Dixon scored the first points in the inaugural women's NCAA
basketball tournament in the Penn State game. Kennedy-Dixon hit a
five-foot turn around jump shot from the baseline with 19:20 left in the
first half. Kennedy-Dixon finished the game with 43 points, which still
ranks third for a single-game scoring performance in the NCAA tournament.
HEAD COACH JIM DAVIS REACHES 300 CAREER WINS WITH VICTORY OVER SOUTH
CAROLINA--Head Coach Jim Davis has a 298-137 record at Clemson as he is
in his 14th season. During his NCAA Division I career, he has a 317-145
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 .612 figure (19-12).
JIM DAVIS' NON-CONFERENCE RECORD--Head Coach Jim Davis has a cumulative
153-44 record vs. non-conference teams during his Clemson career.
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
THE SERIES--This will be the sixth meeting between Clemson and
Tennessee-Chattanooga on the basketball court. Clemson leads the overall
series 3-2. Clemson met the Lady Mocs in the NCAA Tournament on March
18, 1992. Clemson and Louisville have met three times in the series. The
Lady Tigers have won all three games. Xavier and Clemson have met only
one time in history. The two teams met in the 1993 NCAA Touranment and
Clemson defeated Xavier 70-64 on March 17, 1993.
FLOYD NAMED ACC PLAYER-OF-THE-WEEK--Clemson's Chrissy Floyd was named ACC
Player-of-the-Week as announced by the league's office on January 22.
Floyd, a sophomore guard for the Tigers, earns ACC Player of the Week
recognition after leading Clemson to three league victories over Virginia,
Georgia Tech and Florida State. For the week, the Laurens, S.C., native,
averaged 18.3 points and 5.3 rebounds while connecting on 23 of 50 (.460)
shots from the floor.
Against the Cavaliers, Floyd scored 20 points and tallied 11 rebounds for
her first career double-double. She was also 9 of 18 from the floor and 1
of 3 from behind the arc while recording three assists in 36 minutes of play.
BATTH NAMED ACC PLAYER OF THE WEEK--Erin Batth was named ACC Player of the
Week on December 11, for her performance in the Duke game on December 9.
In the Duke game, She scored 14 points and had 10 rebounds. She also had
two blocked shots in the game.
BATTH IS ONE OF CLEMSON'S BEST ALL-TIME REBOUNDERS-Erin Batth is one of
Clemson's all-time best rebounders. Currently she has 702 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 91.
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 28 GAMES--Chrissy Floyd has
scored in double digits in 28 of 29 games this season. She leads the
Lady Tigers in scoring with a 16.9 ppg. average. Erin Batth has scored
in double digits in 21 of the 29 games played this season.
CLEMSON A DANGEROUS TEAM FROM THE THREE-POINT LINE--Clemson has hit 136-381
from the three point line this season for a .357 figure. The Lady Tigers
are averaging 4.69 three-point field goals per game. Nuria Forns is
34-86 from the three-point arc for a .395 pct. Julie Aderhold is 30-71
from the three point line for a .423 mark. Chrissy Floyd has been
successful from the three point line as she has hit 39-109 three point
field goals for a .358 pct.
CLEMSON IS A GOOD FREE THROW SHOOTING TEAM--Clemson has hit 468-656 free
throws this season for a .713 pct. Chrissy Floyd is 77-95 from the free
throw line for a .811 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 .713 mark.
MARCI GLENNEY IS LADY TIGERS' THIRD LEADING SCORER--Marci Glenney is the
Lady Tigers' third leading scorer this season with a 10.0 ppg. average.
The transfer from Connecticut has 70 assists and 35 steals this season .
She is also averaging 3.8 rpg. She has started 22 games this season.
She had a career-high 21 points in the Virginia game on January 15.
CHRISSY FLOYD SHOOTING .450 FROM THE FLOOR--Chrissy Floyd has hit 187-416
from the field this season for a .450 pct. She has extended her range this
season as she is 39-109 from the three-point line this year for a .358
BATTH'S DOUBLE-DOUBLES--This season Erin Batth has reached double digits in
both scoring and rebounding in the same game 10 times.
Erin Batth's Double-Doubles
East Carolina 16 12
Alcorn State 14 10
Furman 22 10
Duke 14 10
Wofford 19 12
North Carolina 14 13
Wake Forest 10 10
Virginia 14 11
Maryland 10 10
North Carolina 19 14
Chrissy Floyd's Double-Doubles
Virginia 20 11
Nuria Forn's Double-Doubles
Georgia Tech 13 10
JULIE ADERHOLD IS CLEMSON'S TOP FRESHMAN SCORER--Of Clemson's four
freshmen, Julie Aderhold is the leading scorer in the group with a 5.8 ppg.
average, sixth on the team. This year, Aderhold has played in all 29
games and is averaging 18.2 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 111. She has had five or more assists in 14 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 75.
BATTH NAMED DEFENSIVE ALL-AMERICAN--For the second consecutive season, Erin
Batth was named to the Women's Basketball Journal's Defensive All-America
Second-Team as announced by the magazine on March 6.
BATTH IS ONE OF CLEMSON'S ALL-TIME CAREER SCORERS--Erin Batth has scored
953 career points. She is 20th on the Clemson's career list for most
points scored. She has scored 345 points this season. Floyd is
Clemson's 25th all-time leading career scorer with 870 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:
14 Straight Postseason Appearances
13 NCAA Tournament Seasons
11 Top 25 Seasons
11 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
AGAINST THE ACC--Chrissy Floyd is averaging 17.8 ppg. vs. the Atlantic
Coast Conference. Erin Batth is averaging 10.9 ppg. vs. the ACC.
Batth is also averaging 9.1 rpg. vs. ACC teams this season. Krystal Scott
is averaging 4.06 assists per game in ACC contests.
REBOUNDING NEEDS TO IMPROVE--Clemson has outrebounded only 12 opponents
this season. This season the opponents have outrebounded Clemson 38.7 to
37.2. In the ACC, league opponents have outrebounded Clemson 38.3 to 37.5
CLEMSON PLAYERS IN THE ACC STATS--Chrissy Floyd is third in the ACC in
scoring with a 16.9 ppg. average. She is also sixth in field goal pct.
with a .450 mark. Floyd is first in free throw pct. with a .811 figure.
Erin Batth is fourth in the ACC in rebounding with a 8.6 rpg. mark.
Krystal Scott is fourth in assists with a 3.83 mark. Chrissy Floyd
is seventh for most steals per game with a 1.93 figure, while Erin Batth is
seventh for most blocked shots with a 1.00 figure. Batth is also fourth
for most offensive rebounds with a 3.36 average.
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: 3-4
When tied at halftime: 1-1
Shooting 50% or better from the field: 3-0
Shooting Under 50% from the field: 17-9
Shooting 40% or better from the field: 14-5
Shooting Under 40% from the field: 6-4
Shooting 60% or better from the FT line: 19-7
Shooting under 60% from the FT Line: 1-2
Shooting 30% or better from the 3PT line: 16-4
Shooting under 30% from the 3PT line: 4-5
When Outrebounding an Opponent: 11-1
When Opponent Outrebounds Clemson: 9-8
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
CLEMSON WINS 20th GAME--With the 75-57 victory over North Carolina in the
ACC Tournament quarterfinals, Clemson won its 20th game of the season.
This is the 11th time that Clemson has won 20 or more games in a season in
Head Coach Jim Davis' 14-year career at Clemson. The Lady Tigers won 19
games in each of the three seasons the Lady Tigers did not reach the 20-win
NUMBER OF WINS BY YEARS UNDER COACH JIM DAVIS
19 Wins-1993, 1997, 2000
20 Wins-1989, 1994, 2001
21 Wins-1988, 1992, 1995
22 Wins-1990, 1991
26 Wins-1999 *School Record for most wins in a single season.