Women's Basketball Visits Clemson Tonight
Nov. 14, 2007
DUQUESNE (1-0) at CLEMSON (1-1)
Live Stats: www.GoDuquesne.com
The Duquesne women's basketball team is looking to open the Suzie McConnell-Serio era 2-0 as they visit Clemson out of the Atlantic Coast Conference tonight at 7:00 p.m.
Kristi Little and Keri Pryor had a career-highs with 19 points each in the Dukes 69-52 season-opening victory over Morehead State Nov. 10. Little added nine steals, the most for a Duke since Korie Hlede had 11 Jan. 26, 1995.
Clemson split their first two games - defeating Maine 72-59 in their season-opener Nov. 9 and falling to Western Carolina 62-53 Nov 11.
DUKES AND TIGERS: This is the second meeting between Duquesne and Clemson ... the Dukes and Tigers met last season at the Palumbo Center, a 77-74 win for Clemson ... last season, the Tigers were 12-18 last season and return four starters and seven letterwinners from the 2006-07 team ... Clemson is coached by Christy McKinney who is 21- 40 in her third season with the Tigers ... Clemson's statistical leaders are Christy Brown (11.5 ppg) and Lele Hardy (11.0 rpg and 11 steals).
DUQUESNE LATELY: The Dukes win over Morehead State Nov. 10 ended an 11-game losing streak that dated back to Jan. 21 last season as well as a 10-game road losing streak that began Nov. 28, 2006 ... the win was the largest season-opening win since DU defeated Robert Morris 80-45 Nov. 15, 1997 ... the win also marked the first-ever collegiate coaching victory for McConnell-Serio.
NOT PRETTY AGAINST THE PALMETTO STATE: Duquesne has not faired well against teams from South Carolina, sporting a 1-3 record. The Dukes only win came against the University of South Carolina 67-65 Dec. 10, 2000. DU has one loss against Clemson, Furman and South Carolina.
ACC-YA: Duquesne has a 2-4 record against teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Dukes have a pair of wins over Florida State and one loss against Clemson, Duke, North Carolina and Virginia.
LOOKING AHEAD: After tonight's game, Duquesne will be traveling to Cincinnati Nov. 19 for the first-ever meeting between the Dukes and Bearcats.