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Chronological History

September 7, 1975-It was officially announced that Clemson would compete in Women’s Basketball as a varsity sport for the 1975-76 season.

December 6, 1975-Clemson played and won its first game with a 55-51 win over Davidson at Clemson, SC.

January 10, 1976-Cookie Blackney had a school record 25 rebounds against South Carolina.

January 17, 1976-The Lady Tigers won their first-ever overtime game with a 68-66 win over Baptist College.

May 28, 1976-Annie Tribble was named Head Coach of Clemson.

February 12, 1977-Donna Forester had a school-record 25 rebounds in the Columbia College game.

February 26, 1977-Clemson scored a school-record 136 points against Gardner-Webb.

March 12, 1977-Clemson claimed its first win over a ranked opponent. The Lady Tigers defeated 16th-ranked Memphis State 79-72 in the AIAW Region II Tournament in Memphis, TN.

Dec. 12, 1977-Donna Forester hit 12-12 from the field against Claflin. The perfect game from the field is a school record.

January 14, 1978-Clemson won its own Lady Tiger Invitational at Clemson, SC, with a win over South Carolina, 79-66 in the championship game.

January 11, 1979-The Lady Tigers won their own Lady Tiger Invitational at Clemson, SC, with a 61-60 win over East Carolina.

January 17, 1979-Drema Greer had a school-record 17 assists in the Wake Forest game.

January 23, 1979-Clemson appeared in its first Associated Press poll. Clemson was ranked 20th with an 11-5 record.

December 20, 1979-Clemson won the Carolina Christmas Classic with a 80-77 win over host North Carolina in the championship game.

January 9, 1980-Clemson defeated Duke 111-56 in front of 9,000 fans at Littlejohn Coliseum, the largest crowd to see a Lady Tiger home game.

January 12, 1980-Clemson won its own Clemson Lady Tiger Invitational with a 94-74 win over the University of Mississippi for Women.

February 23, 1980-Clemson won its 100th all-time game with a 77-69 win over the College of Charleston.

February 24, 1979-Barbara Kennedy scored a school record 45 points against Claflin.

March 20-22, 1980-The Lady Tigers participated in the NWIT in Amarillo, TX. Clemson won one game and lost two in the tournament.

January 10, 1981-Clemson won its own Lady Tiger Invitational at Clemson, SC. The Lady Tigers defeated Alabama, 79-72 in the championship game.

February 2, 1981-The Lady Tigers defeated Duke, 67-54, which made Clemson the regular season champions of the ACC with a 6-1 league record.

February, 10, 1981-Clemson defeated second-ranked Old Dominion, 73-64, at Clemson.

February 12-14, 1981-The Lady Tigers played host to the Fourth Annual ACC tournament. Clemson defeated Wake Forest in the opening round and lost to N.C. State in the semifinals.

March, 26 1981-Clemson finished 20th in the final Associated Press Poll, its first top 20 ranking in a final poll.

November 28, 1981-Clemson defeated Missouri, 68-52, in the championship game of the Wayland Baptist Queens Classic at Plainview, TX.

December 19, 1981-Clemson won the South Florida Invitational at Tampa, FL with a 74-59 win over Miami in the championship game.

February 28, 1982-Maryland defeated Clemson, 93-81, in the Championship game of the ACC Tournament.

March 12, 1982-Clemson played in the inaugural NCAA tournament. The Tigers lost to Penn State at University Park, PA. This was the first women’s NCAA tournament game ever played.

Barbara Kennedy played in her last game as a Lady Tiger and scored 43 points against Penn State in a first round NCAA loss at University Park, PA. Kennedy completed her career with 3,113 points and and 1,252 rebounds. The 43 points against Penn State is still the second most points scored in a NCAA tournament game. Kennedy also led the nation in scoring with a 29.3 ppg. average for the 1981-82 season. Kennedy also scored the first points in the history of the women’s NCAA tournament.

March, 1982-Barbara Kennedy is named First-Team All-American by Kodak, Women’s Basketball Coaches Assoc., and Basketball Weekly.

April 17, 1982-Barbara Kennedy had her Jersey #42 retired at ceremonies at the annual Orange-White Spring football game.

January 5, 1983-Peggy Caple became the first player in ACC and Clemson history to finish a game with a triple-double. Caple had 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 blocked shots vs. Kansas State.

November 26, 1983-Clemson won the Wayland Baptist Queen’s Classic at Plainview, TX with a 95-75 win over S.F. Austin in the championship game.

March 22-24, 1984-Clemson participated in the NWIT at Amarillo, TX. The Lady Tigers finished in third place.

November 23-24, 1984-The Lady Tigers defeated Nebraska, 99-84, in the championship game of the Nebraska Invitational, in Lincoln, NE. Clemson shot a school-record .642 (43-67) from the field.

December 7, 1985-The Lady Tigers won their 200th all-time game with a 62-61 win over South Carolina at Clemson, SC.

January 11, 1986-Melinda Ashworth made 18 free throws (attempted 20) against Virginia. The 18 made free throws and the 20 attempted free throws are both single-game school records.

January 22, 1987-Annie Tribble announced her decision to retire as Head Coach of the Lady Tigers effective at the end of the season.

February 21, 1987-Clemson defeated Wake Forest, 95-83, in Annie Tribble’s last home game as Head Coach of the Lady TIgers. This was also her 200th win at Clemson.

February 28, 1987-Annie Tribble coached her last Clemson game. N.C. State defeated the Lady Tigers, 79-58, in the ACC tournament. Tribble finished her career with a 200-135 record at Clemson and a 355-168 record as a Head Coach.

April 1, 1987-Jim Davis was named Head Coach of the Lady Tigers.

November 28, 1987-Clemson won the Georgia Southern Thanksgiving Classic at Statesboro, GA with a 64-52 win over Georgia Southern in the championship game.

March 19, 1988-James Madison defeated Clemson, 70-63, in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Harrisonburg, VA.

March, 1988-Clemson finished 20th in the final USA Today poll.

December 30, 1988-Clemson defeated St. Peter’s, 67-63, in the championship game of the St. Peter’s Tournament at Jersey City, NJ.

January 6, 1989-The Lady Tigers defeated fifth-ranked Maryland, 69-67, at Clemson.

March 18, 1989-Clemson defeated Georgia, 78-65, in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Clemson, SC. The Lady Bulldogs were ranked number-10 in the country.

March 23, 1989-Auburn defeated Clemson, 71-60, in the semifinals of the Mideast Regionals in the NCAA tournament at Auburn, AL.

March, 1989-The Lady Tigers finished 13th in the final USA Today poll.

December 30, 1989-Clemson defeated Montana State, 80-53, in the championship game of the Brigham Young Invitational.

March 14, 1990-Clemson defeated Manhattan in the first round of the NCAA Tournament’s East Regional.

March 17, 1990-The Lady Tigers won over Connecticut, 61-59, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament’s East Regional.

March 22, 1990-Tennessee won over Clemson in the semifinals of the East Regionals in the NCAA tournament at Norfolk, VA.

March , 1990-Clemson finished 19th in the final USA Today poll.

Nov. 25, 1990-Clemson won the Kansas State Invitational at Manhattan, KS. The Lady Tigers defeated Kansas State, 68-61, in the championship game.

January 2, 1991-Clemson defeated second-ranked N.C. State, 82-73, at Clemson.

January 8, 1991-The Lady Tigers were ranked 12th in the Associated Press poll. This was the highest Clemson has ever been ranked in this poll.

February, 22, 1991-Lady Tiger Head Coach Jim Davis won his 100th career game. Before arriving at Clemson, he coached one year at Middle Tennessee State and had a 19-8 record in 1986-87.

March 3, 1991-Clemson upset number-one ranked Virginia, 65-62, in the semifinals of the 14th annual ACC Tournament, Clemson’s first win over the number-one ranked team in women’s basketball. Cheron Wells scored 26 points to lead the Lady Tigers.

March 4, 1991-N.C. State defeated the Lady Tigers, 84-61, in the championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

March 16, 1991-Clemson defeated Providence, 103-91, in the second round of the East Regional.

March 21, 1991-Clemson’s Peggy Sells scored the winning basket at the game-ending horn to give Clemson a 57-55 win over James Madison in the semifinals of the East Regional in the Palestra in Philadelphia, PA.

March 23, 1991-Connecticut defeated Clemson, 60-57, in the East Regional Finals. This was the farthest Clemson had ever advanced in a women’s postseason tournament. Cheron Wells was named to the NCAA East Regional All-Tournament team.

March, 1991-Clemson was ranked eighth in the final USA Today poll and 21st in the final Associated Press poll.

November 22, 1991-The Lady Tigers won their 300th game with a 66-54 win over UNC Charlotte in the Vanderbilt Tournament.

December 16, 1991-Shandy Bryan was named National Player-of-the-Week by Sports Illustrated for the period of December 9-15. The issue with Bryan as the Sports Illustrated National Player-of-the-Week was dated December 23rd.

December 21, 1991-Clemson defeated South Florida, 90-83, in the championship game of the South Florida Tournament, in Tampa, FL. Shandy Bryan went 12-12 from the floor in this game.

February 12, 1992–Clemson Head Coach Jim Davis won his 100th game at Clemson with a 81-69 win over South Carolina.

February 15, 1992-Clemson upset number-one ranked Maryland, 72-55, at Clemson.

March 18, 1992-Clemson defeated Tennessee-Chattanooga, 76-72, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament’s East Regional.

March 22, 1992-West Virginia defeated Clemson, 73-72, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament’s East Regional.

March, 1992-Clemson finished 19th in the final USA Today poll and 20th in the final Associated Press poll, the first time Clemson has been ranked in the final top 20 in both polls.

December 27, 1992-Dana Puckett scored 22 points and had the game-winning buzzer shot as the Lady Tigers defeated 11th-ranked Texas 78-75 in the first round of the Rutgers/Bell Atlantic Classic.

December 29, 1992-Jessica Barr scored on a 16-foot shot with 3.8 seconds left to give the Lady Tigers a win over Rutgers and the Rutgers/Bell Atlantic Championship.

March 12, 1993-Shandy Bryan was named to the District III Kodak All-American team.

March 17, 1993-Tara Saunooke tied a NCAA Tournament record for three-point goals made in a game in leading Clemson to a 70-64 victory over Xavier (OH) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Clemson, SC. She hit six in the contest.

March 21, 1993-Stephen F. Austin defeated the Lady Tigers 89-78 in the second round of the Midwest Regional in the NCAA Tournament.

February 25, 1994-Clemson broke the school record for the most ACC wins in a season with a 55-51 win over Georgia Tech.

March 2, 1994-Jessica Barr was named Atlantic Coast Conference Player-of-the-year.

March 16, 1994-Clemson defeated19th ranked Florida International in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

March 19, 1994-Number-one ranked Tennessee defeated Clemson in Knoxville, TN 78-66, in the second round of the NCAA tourmament.

March 24, 1994-Jessica Barr was named Division III Kodak All-American team.

April 1, 1994-Jessica Barr was named to the Kodak All-American team.

April 4, 1994-Clemson finished 22nd in the final USA Today poll.

Nov. 27, 1994-Clemson began its 20th season of women’s basketball with a 94-86 double-overtime loss to Western Kentucky at Murfreesboro, TN.

Dec. 17, 1994-Head Coach Jim Davis won his 150th game at Clemson with a 99-59 win over East Carolina.

Dec. 19-21, 1994-The Lady Tigers defeated Army, Providence and UCLA in winning the Northern Lights Invitational in Anchorage, AK. This was the first time the Lady Tigers have played outside the continental United States.

Dec. 29, 1994-Tara Saunooke broke the Atlantic Coast Conference record for most three-point field goals made in a career in the S.C. State game. She concluded her career with 252 three-point field goals.

March 23, 1995-Northwestern State defeated Clemson 80-64 in the first round of the National Women’s Invitational Tournament in Amarillo, TX.

March 24, 1995-Clemson defeated Pacific 80-75 in the consolation semifinals of the NWIT.

March 25, 1995-Clemson shot .603 from the floor, seventh best in school history, as the Lady Tigers defeated East Tennessee State 107-66 in the consolation finals of the NWIT.

Nov. 28, 1995-Clemson overcame a 12-point deficit in the last 1:35 in regulation to tie the score to claim a 77-74 overtime win over UNC-Charlotte.

Dec. 19, 1995-The Lady Tigers defeated Texas-Arlington 85-72 in the championship game of the Texas-Arlington Tournament in Arlington, TX

March 1, 1996-Clemson claimed its 400th all-time victory with a 67-49 win over North Carolina in the ACC Tournament.

March 1-3, 1996-Clemson defeated North Carolina 67-49 in the first round of the ACC Tournament. Th e Lady Tigers defeated Virginia 75-67 in the semifinal round. In the Championship game, Clemson defeated Duke 71-54. Laura Cottrell was named Tournament MVP.

March 11, 1996-The Lady Tigers finished 14th in the Final Associated Press poll.

March 16, 1996-Clemson defeated Austin Peay in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Clemson, SC.

March 18, 1996-Stephen F. Austin won over Clemson in the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 93-88 overtime margin.

March, 26, 1996-Dory Kidd won the Robin Roberts/WBCA Sports Communications Scholarship Award.

April 2, 1996-Clemson finished 17th in the final USA Today poll.

Dec. 22, 1996-Clemson defeated Florida 52-50 in the championship game of the Boise State Tournament in Boise, ID.

Dec. 29, 1996-The Lady Tigers won over Hofstra 69-59 in the championship game of the Dartmouth Tournament in Hanover, NH.

Jan. 11, 1996-Head Coach Jim Davis became Clemson’s all-time winningest Women’s Basketball Coach with 201 wins at Clemson with a 74-63 victory over Florida State.

March 2, 1997-North Carolina defeated Clemson 62-58 in the championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

March 10, 1997-Clemson finished 21st in the final Associated Press poll.

March 15, 1997-Marquette defeated Clemson 70-66 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Baton Rouge, LA.

April 1, 1997-Clemson finished 25th in the USA-Today poll.

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