CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s basketball team begins its 44th season in the Atlantic Coast Conference on Thursday, Jan. 3 when the Tigers host Syracuse to open conference play. Five top 25 opponents, including reigning National Champion Notre Dame, highlight Clemson’s ACC schedule, as announced by the league on Tuesday.
Season tickets are on sale today for both adults ($60) and youth/seniors ($40). Children 12 and under are free.
Fourteen of Clemson’s 16 conference games will air on ACC Network Extra, while two games have been picked up as RSN contests.
The Tigers are just four conference wins shy of 250 program wins against ACC opponents. Under the direction of first-year head coach Amanda Butler, Clemson looks to improve on the 1-15 mark the Tigers posted in ACC play a season ago.
Following the conference opener against Syracuse, Clemson hosts ACC foe Virginia for a 2 p.m. game on Sunday, January 6.
The Tigers open the road conference schedule with a trip to the Sunshine State to take on Miami at 11 a.m. (1/10), before heading to Tallahassee to faceoff with the first 2017-18 ranked opponent of the season, Florida State (1/13).
Returning to Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson hosts Georgia Tech for the first of a pair of games against the Yellow Jackets. The game, slated for a 7 p.m. tipoff (1/17) will be a rematch of the First Round game in the 2018 Tournament, a contest that saw Tech take a 9-point victory over the Tigers to advance in the Tournament.
It’s back to the road for the Tigers as the team heads to Pittsburgh to take on the Panthers on Jan. 20. Clemson looks to repeat their last trip to Pittsburgh, which saw the Tigers coming away with a 54-46 victory.
Clemson travels down the eastern seaboard to square-off with NC State on Jan. 24 before returning home to host the reigning National Champion, Notre Dame. The Tigers are looking for their first-ever victory over Notre Dame as Clemson was narrowly edged, 84-80, when the Fighting Irish last visited Littlejohn.
At the halfway point in the season, the Tigers meet their second top-5 opponent in as many games, hosting Louisville on Saturday, Feb. 2. Clemson held the Cardinals to 65 points in 2017-18, just one of seven teams to keep Louisville under the 65-point mark.
The Tigers make a quick jaunt up to Winston-Salem to take on Wake Forest on Feb. 7 for their first RSN game of the season, before returning to Clemson for a pair of home contests. North Carolina comes into town on Feb. 10, followed by Florida State on Thursday, February 14.
Just two days later, Clemson heads to Chestnut Hill, Mass. on Feb. 16 for a showdown with Boston College, a rematch of a double-overtime game earlier this year. The Tigers emerged victorious, 65-61 after a grueling 50-minute battle in Littlejohn.
Staying on the road, Clemson faces Georgia Tech for the second time of the season on Feb. 21 before hosting Virginia Tech for an RSN game on Feb. 24. Tipoff against the Hokies is slated for 1 p.m.
The Tigers close out the ACC regular-season slate on the road against ACC foe Duke on Feb. 28. The Blue Devils finished the 2017-18 season ranked 12th in the postseason USA Today Coaches Poll, marking the fifth ranked opponent that the Tigers will face in conference action.
The ACC Tournament is set to take place March 6-10 in Greensboro, N.C.
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