Lady Tigers begin week on the road against Virginia on Sunday

Clemson is trying for third ACC road victory of the season

Women's Basketball - Nikki Dixon

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Women's Basketball - Nikki Dixon

The Clemson women’s basketball team plays the first of two straight road games when they take on Virginia in Charlottesville on Sunday at 2:00 pm in John Paul Jones Arena. Virginia (17-8, 5-6 ACC) escaped with a 54-47 win in Clemson earlier this season over the Lady Tigers (6-16, 2-9 ACC).

Live video is available for a fee at VirginiaSports.com, and live stats are available for free at the same location. The game starts the home stretch for the Lady Tigers, with just five regular season games remaining before the ACC Tournament from Mar. 1-4.

Clemson is in the midst of a stretch with four of five games on the road. They have split the first two on the road, with a win at Virginia Tech and a loss at No. 7 Miami. Clemson has also played four of its last five against ranked teams, with three teams in the top ten.

Clemson is in search of a third ACC road win of the season, as they defeated No. 21 North Carolina in Chapel Hill earlier in the season before knocking off the Hokies.

Three-time ACC Rookie of the Week Nikki Dixon leads Clemson offensively at 12.9 points per game, including 17.5 over her last four games. The freshman from Alpharetta, GA is also in the top five in the ACC with 2.5 steals per game.

Chelsea Lindsay ranks sixth in the conference at 33.9 minutes played per game, tops among all league freshmen, and her 3.9 assists per game are also tops among league freshmen. Kelly Gramlich had 15 points to lead Clemson in the last game against the Cavs.

Clemson has been one of the best shot-blocking teams in the league at 6.1 per game, which has helped them to .374 field goal percentage defense.

The Lady Tigers head to Boston College on Thursday after returning from Virginia.

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